Central Coast Regional Board
Dr. Jean-Pierre Wolff - Chair
Dr. Wolff, Ph.D., of San Luis Obispo, has been the owner and vintner of Wolff Vineyards since 1999. He was an independent consultant providing technical consulting services for privately held corporations from 2000 to 2002, senior vice president for Global Energy Services, a division of Emerson Electric from 1998 to 2000 and Vice President and corporate officer for Electro-Test from 1981 to 1998.
He is a member of the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District and the Agriculture Liaison Advisory Board, Cal Poly Center for Sustainability, Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science, Dean's Executive Advisory Board, Central Coast Salmon Enhancement, San Luis Obispo Vintners Association and the Central Coast Wine Growers Association.
- Term Expires: 09/30/2023
Jane Gray - Vice Chair
Ms. Jane Gray, of Goleta, is a regional planner and project manager and has been working at Dudek since 2006. She was a planner at the Santa Barbara County Long Range Planning Division from 2004 to 2006, a policy planner for planning and environmental services for the County of Fresno from 2003 to 2004. Ms. Gray, was an English-language arts and English as a Second Language teacher for private language schools in the US and Germany. She earned a Master of Science degree in regional planning and management from the Technical University of Dortmund.
- Term Expires: 09/30/2022
Dr. Monica S. Hunter
Dr. Hunter, Ph.D., of Los Osos, is the central coast Senior Program Advisor for the Planning and Conservation League Foundation and since 2005 has conducted numerous stakeholder processes in support of sustainable coastal watershed resource management. Dr. Hunter was a consultant to the Morro Bay National Estuary Program in 2001, and a former member of the Executive Committee, serving on the Education and Stewardship Committee. She is currently on the Executive Board of the Carmel River Watershed Conservancy and a member of the Carmel River Task Force. In 2012-13, she served on the Governor's Drinking Water Stakeholder Group.
- Term Expires: 09/30/2020
Mr. Johnston, of Watsonville, is currently a consultant for Teamsters Local 948 and the California Teamsters State Council of Cannery and Food Processing Unions. He was a campaign coordinator at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 2006 to 2009, and a business representative for Teamsters Local 890 from 1988 until 2005.
- Term Expires: 09/30/2023
Mr. Young, of Santa Barbara, is a practicing attorney and focuses on small business and regulatory matters related to the aquaculture industry in California. He is a former owner and operator of Pacific Seafood Industries Inc., a small company that grows oysters and mussels in the Santa Barbara Channel. Mr Young is a member of the Morro Bay Technical Advisory Committee to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. He also serves on the Sewer Testing and Maintenance Committee of Project Clean Water for the county of Santa Barbara and the cities of Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.
- Term Expires: 09/30/2021
Matthew T. Keeling - Executive Officer
Matthew T. Keeling has been the Executive Officer for the Central Coast Water Board since April 2020. Prior to coming to the Water Board in 1999, he worked in the private sector as a consultant. Matthew has worked for the Water Board in various programs in both technical and management capacities and he was most recently the Assistant Executive Officer between 2018 and 2020 after managing the Water Board’s Active Oil Field Regulatory and Land Disposal Programs. Prior to this he developed and managed the Water Board’s Groundwater Assessment and Protection (GAP) Program and participated in several regional and statewide technical working groups and advisory committees focused on addressing groundwater contamination and associated environmental justice issues. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University, and is a Professional Civil Engineer.
Thea Tryon – Assistant Executive Officer
Ms. Thea Tryon has been the Assistant Executive Officer for the Central Coast Water Board since April 2020. Prior to joining the Water Board family in 2001, she was an environmental consultant and specialized in the investigation and cleanup of groundwater pollution. Ms. Tryon has worked for the Central Coast Water Board for the past 16 years in various programs in both the technical and management capacities. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) and a Master of Science degree in hydrogeology from the University of Waterloo (Canada).
Tammie Olson - Executive Assistant – Clerk to the Board
Tammie Olson is the Executive Assistant for the Central Coast Water Board and moved to the central Coast from the San Bernardino Mountains in 1990. Once here she worked for the Auto Club for a number of years. She started with the state in 2007 as an office technician for the Department of Juvenile Justice Paso Robles. She quickly promoted and eventually came to the Water Board in 2014.