Peter Pumphrey lives near Bishop California. He is a retired attorney, most recently having been a Deputy District Attorney in the Environmental Prosecutions unit of the San Joaquin County Office of the District Attorney. He is currently the chair of the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. He is an advisor to the Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California. He serves as the president of the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society, participates in the Bi-state sage grouse working group and is a member of the Lands Committee of the Eastern Sierra Land Trust. He has worked as a volunteer docent with the Eastern Sierra Institute for Collaborative Education. He enjoys being retired and living in the Eastern Sierra where he works in the household garden, works on art projects and hikes, skis and backpacks in the Sierra backcountry.
Amy Horne, Ph.D., J.D., of Truckee, has been a Board Member of the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board since 2003. She recently earned a Juris Doctor degree at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in law school, Horne interned for Senator Harry Reid in Washington, DC, for the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco, and the Delta Water Master at the State Water Resources Control Board. Dr. Horne has worked more than 30 years on issues of natural resource management and policy, emphasizing water, forestry, sustainable development and dispute resolution. As Research Director at the Sierra Business Council from 1998 to 2005, Horne published an innovative guide to sustainable rural economic development. While a Research Forester at the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station from 1993 to 1997, Horne earned awards for the many articles she published about ecosystem management. Horne earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in forestry and a Master of Forest Science degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Master of Public Administration degree in natural resource policy and management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Horne's term expires on 09/30/2022.
Mr. Jardine, of Alpine County, has been a member of the Alpine County Board of Supervisors for over 21 years. He is currently a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Carson Water Subconservancy District, Alpine County Water Agency, Alpine County Local Agency Formation Commission, Alpine County Board Liaison to the Alpine Watershed Group and Alpine Fire Safe Council and is a member of the Markleeville Volunteer Fire Department. In past years, he has served with Alpine County Search and Rescue and Alpine County Library Commission, and as an Alpine County Reserve Deputy Sheriff and Alpine County Emergency Medical Technician. Mr. Jardine’s term expires on 09/30/2019.
Ms. Cox, of Helendale, was appointed to the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board in July 2013. Ms. Cox has been general manager at Helendale Community Services District since 2007. She was senior management analyst for the City of Victorville from 2003 to 2007 and a water resource specialist for the City of Hesperia from 1999 to 2003. Ms. Cox was a customer service representative at Roadway Express from 1991 to 1999. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree in water resource management from California State University, San Bernardino. Ms. Cox's term expires on 09/30/2022.
Mr. Dyas, of Rosamond, has been an environmental and civil engineer at Edwards Air Force Base for 20 years. Previously, he was an engineer at Occidental Petroleum Corp. He has served on many local boards including, the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency and the Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District. Mr. Dyas served as a director of the Rosamond Town Council. Mr. Dyas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly, Pomona and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fresno State University. Mr. Dyas's term expires on 09/30/2020.
Mr. Sandel, of Truckee, has been a member of the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board since 1992. He is the principal of S.A. Engineering, an electrical engineering firm in Truckee. Mr. Sandel also serves as a member of the Nevada County Elections Board and the Truckee-Tahoe Engineers Association. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Sandel’s term expires on 09/30/2021.