Section Officers

PECG River City Section Officers

Karmina Padgett

Director

Karmina is a Water Resource Control Engineer at the California State Water Resources Control Board in the Division of Financial Assistance, Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Section. She has previously served as the Section’s President and Secretary. She also is PECG’s Outreach Committee Chair. Karmina receive a BS in environmental engineering from Columbia University in 2016.

Tim Chow

President Elect

Tim is a Water Resource Control Engineer at the State Water Resources Control Board in the Division of Water Rights, Permitting Section. Before starting his state service, Tim worked as an Environmental Specialist in the Biotech industry and as an Engineer in consulting. He received his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from UC Riverside and is currently pursuing his M.S. in Civil Engineering at CSU Sacramento. He previously served as the Secretary for the PECG River City Section. When not at work, he can be found hiking, traveling, and talking to the monsters under his bed.

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John Isberner

VP Rank and File

John is a Water Resource Control Engineer at the California State Water Resources Control Board in the Division of Water rights Cannabis Regional Instream Policies Unit. Before he worked for Water Rights, he started his career with Atkins working on floodplain management projects. He has previously served as Treasurer and is part of the philanthropy committee. John received a BS in Civil Engineering from California State University-Sacramento.

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Lydia Montgomery

Treasurer

Lydia is a Water Resource Control Engineer at the California State Water Resources Control Board in the Division of Financial Assistance, Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Section. She began in 2019 working as a contract Junior Environmental Assistant for the State in the Division of Financial Assistance in the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund. Lydia received a BS in environmental resources engineering from Humboldt State University.

Kevin Pfeiffer

President

Kevin is an Engineering Geologist at the California Department of Parks and Recreation in the Natural Resources Division. He holds a BS from UC Davis in Geology, and is a licensed PG. He has been a PECG member for 6 years and has served on the River City Executive Board as a Treasurer, and as Chair of the River City Political Liaison Committee. He also serves on the PECG Corporate Political Liaison Committee. Kevin is passionate about protecting and expanding member benefits, particularly in the areas of pensions and paid leave. Some of Kevin’s other interests include world history, foreign languages, travel, food, cleaning, and things that grow.

Moises Lopez

VP Supervisory

Moises has over 25 years of experience working in the telecommunications field with State agencies, private sector and the Navy. He is currently the Microwave Engineering Division Chief, Public Safety Communications Branch in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Moises also serves as Vice President of the Professional Engineers Union River City Section of Supervisors. After 20 years of active and reserve duty in the Navy, Moises is a retired Lieutenant Commander. Moises received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Sacramento State University and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco. 

Emily Cushman

VP at Large

Emily is an Engineering Geologist working for the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Department of Defense Regulatory Unit. She received a B.S. in Soil and Water Science and B.A. in Geology, both from the University of California, Davis. When not protecting water quality, Emily skis, mountains bikes, and hosts dance parties in stunningly beautiful outdoor locales.

KhristinaRae Leyba

Secretary

Khristina is a Water Resource Control Engineer working for the Cleanup Fund at the State Water Resource Control Board. She received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. She began her career in the private sector as an engineer in San Diego prior to starting her state service in Sacramento. A few of her hobbies include mentoring, crabbing, camping, and having random dance-offs with her spouse and kids.