Board Member Biographies


Steven Gill, President                                                                                               Elected March 2010

  • Resident of Camarillo since 1988.  Married with three children and seven grandchildren.

  • Occupation: 30+ years as a vegetable farmer for Rio Farms, LLC.  Over 30 years in food processing with Gills Onions, LLC.

  • Education:   Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS Crop Science



Sol Chooljian, Vice President                                                                                  Elected March 1996

  • Resident of Camarillo since 1975. Board member since 1995; shareholder since 1987.  Volunteered with the Camarillo Boys and Girls Club, Ventura County Boy Scouts, Camarillo Eagles Youth Soccer Club, Ventura County Fair Junior Livestock Auction Committee, California State University Channel Islands, and Regional Chair for UCLA Chancellor’s Associates.

  • ​Occupation:  Management consultant over 40 years specializing in business planning and control, marketing, and product management.  Prior management positions with large and small business concerns.

  • Education:  MBA – UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management

  • BS – UCLA


Doug Off, Treasurer                                                                                                  Elected March 1996  

  • Resident of Camarillo since 1976.  Married with two children. Active on a volunteer basis with the California State University Channel Islands Business Advisory Council.

  • Occupation:  Management of Ojai Oil Company (40+ years), which is involved in oil production, property management, communications, and farming.

  • Education:  Stanford University, Petroleum Engineering - UCLA, Economics


 Roger Whitlock, Secretary                                                                                     Elected April 2014

  • Resident of Ventura County since 1938.  Crestview Mutual Water Company shareholder since 1970.  Married with four daughters.

  • Occupation:  Retired engineer for the Naval Weapons Center, Pt. Mugu (40+ years).  Experience included environmental testing, reliability, Trident Program Manager, and Range Safety Officer.

  • Education:  BSME – University of California - MSIE – Stanford University


Steve Lourenco                                                                                                         Appointed November 2019

  • Ventura County resident since 2018; Crestview Mutual Water Company shareholder since 2018.

  • Member of the Tulare Dairy Herd Improvement Association from 1987 to 2008; served on the Board of Directors for 12 years.

  • Served on People’s Bliss Ditch Board of Directors from 2001 to 2018. Served as a Board Member for the Consolidated People’s Ditch from 2002 through 2018.

  • Occupation: Farmer/Commercial Property Owner

  • Education: Graduate - Cerritos High School



                                   Crestview Management



Robert Eranio, Consulting General Manager

  • Hired: September 1995

  • Resident of Ventura County since 1990

  • Occupation: President, Robert’s Associated Water, Inc., Consulting General Manager, Crestview Mutual Water Company

  • Served on the Board of Directors for United Water Conservation District and Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency

  • Served in the United States Navy


Professional Associations

  • SWRCB Operator Certification Advisory Committee – Small Districts, 2017 – Current

  • Montalvo Community Services District – Vice- President and Board Member, 2017 - Current

  • Las Posas Basin Users Group, Mutual Water Company’s Representative, 2012 through 2017

  • Ventura County AWA Disaster Response Coordinator Camarillo, Las Posas Valley

  • AWWA CA/NV Small Water Systems Committee Member, 1996 through 2000

  • President of Channel Counties Water Utilities Association, 1997 and 2010

  • Chairman Ventura County AWA Small Systems Committee, 2006 through 2011

  • Chairman Las Posas Basin Users Group, 2012 through 2014

  • AWWA Member


Professional Certifications

  • CA Water Treatment Operator Grade 5

  • CA Water Distribution Operator Grade 5
  • CA/NV AWWA Cross-Connection Control Specialist

  • Ventura County Certified Backflow Tester

  • Santa Barbara County Certified Backflow Tester

Crestview Mutual Water Company

328 Valley Vista Drive

Camarillo, CA 93010

(805) 482-2001