In addition to bachelor and master's degrees in civil engineering, Mr. Smith also earned a master's degree in public administration from CSULB. He is currently Director of Recharge and Wetland Operations at the Orange County Water District. He is a California and Arizona certified Professional Civil Engineer, California Water Treatment and Distribution Operator, and a Qualified SWPPP Designer. He has managed the design, construction, and inspection of more than $100 million in capital improvement and repair projects. His projects have included PFAS treatment facilities, injection and monitoring wells, spreading basins, pump stations, pipelines, emergency repairs, recycled water treatment and distribution, grading and site improvements, and culvert transfer tubes. He regularly conducts hydraulic and financial analyses, interagency agreements, regulatory permit compliance, and public presentations. At OCWD, he is responsible for management and oversight of the operations and staff of the forebay (field headquarters) and Prado areas and the administration of the District's non-potable reuse project. He has participated in the ASCE, EWB, and ESW organizations as an adviser and professional member.