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Board Member Biographies

Frank Mezzatesta, President                                                                               Appointed November 2022 

  • Grew up in Chicago, IL and moved to Glendale, CA in 1979 to work for Walt Disney Imagineering (41 years).  Retired and moved to Camarillo in 2020.  Patent holder for five patents and two Themed Entertainment Association (THEA) Awards.  Married with three children and three grandchildren.

  • Occupation: Electrical/Software Engineer at various companies.  Most recently Walt Disney Imagineering where I led many multimillion dollar projects for various Disney Parks.  Retired 2020 as Executive and Engineer.  More details on my website (

  • Education: Illinois Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering

  • Professional Certification:  State of California, Registered Professional Electrical Engineer



Alma Quezada, Vice President                                                                               Elected April 2021


  • Resident of Camarillo since 2013.  Crestview Mutual Water Company shareholder since 2016.  Married with children.  Experienced environmental professional with specialty in water quality, water supply, hydrogeology,
    and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Former Hydrologist with the County of Ventura in the Groundwater Division. Former Public Works Director, City of Ojai. Licensed Geologist (#9223).

  • Occupation: Assistant General Manager, Ventura River Water District

  • Education: MS - Loyola Marymount University, Civil Engineering

  • BS - UCLA, Geology




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.

  • MSIE – Stanford University

  • Education:  BSME – University of California 


Laurie Bennett, Treasurer                                                                               Elected April 2021

  • Resident of Camarillo since 1992 and Ventura County since 1966.  Crestview Mutual Water Company shareholder since 2012.  Ventura County Contractor’s Association, current board member and Past President (2000-2001). Associated General Contractors of California-Tri-Counties District, current board member.  National Association of Women in Construction - Ventura County Chapter, Past President (1993-1994).  Rotary Club of Camarillo, current board member.  Camarillo Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer.  Habitat for Humanity volunteer.  Ventura County Caregivers Volunteer - Senior Shop & Drop program.

  • Occupation: Construction Contractor, second generation. Co-owner of closely held family businesses Fence Factory and C&W Construction Specialties. Residential, Commercial and Public Works Installation and Retail, wholesale distribution and manufacturing of fence material, highway metal beam guardrail and electronic entry devices.  Currently managing the corporate holding company ARBEE, INC.

  • Education: MBA – California Lutheran University, Organizational Behavior

  • BA California Lutheran University, Business Administration 





Sol Chooljian, Director                                                                                          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




                        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

  • Commissioner, Ventura Water Commission, 2022 - Present

  • SWRCB Operator Certification Advisory Committee – Small Districts, 2017 – 2019

  • Montalvo Community Services District – Vice- President and Board Member, 2017 - 2020

  • 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

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