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Board Member Biographies


Dave Stephenson, President                                                                                  Elected August 2023

  • Crestview Mutual Water Company shareholder since 2003.  Married with two daughters. 

  • Occupation:  Chief Technology Officer and Board Member of NNA Services, which provides compliance-related products and services to state-licensed professionals across the country.

  • A technology and operations executive with thirty years of diverse, global leadership experience spanning software companies, B2C e-commerce, and higher education publishing.

  • Career highlights include numerous technology start-ups, mergers/acquisitions, and two IPOs, applying strategic planning and technology to drive profits and customer experience for companies of all sizes.

  • Education:  MBA – Graziadio Pepperdine

  • BA – UCLA

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: General Manager, Ventura River Water District

  • Education: MS - Loyola Marymount University, Civil Engineering

  • BS - UCLA, Geology




Laurie Bennett, Treasurer                                                                          Elected April 2021

  • Resident of Camarillo since 1992 and Ventura County since 1966.  Crestview Mutual Water Company shareholder   since 2012. 

  • Volunteer & Organizational Experience: Ventura County Contractor’s Association, current board member and Past President (2000/2001). Associated General Contractors of California-Tri-Counties District board member.  National Association of Women in Construction - Ventura County Chapter, Past President (1993-1994), 30-year member.  Rotary Club of Camarillo, Past President (2022/2023), 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.  Residential, Commercial, Public Works, Highway & Roads Installation and Retail, wholesale distribution and manufacturing of fence material, highway metal beam guardrail and electronic entry devices.  Currently managing the corporate holding company.

  • Education: MBA – California Lutheran University, Organizational Behavior

  • BA California Lutheran University, Business Administration

  • Ventura County Leadership Academy  Cohert XXVI (2002)




Steven Muro, Secretary                                                                                        Elected August 2023

  • Native Californian and resident of Las Posas Estates.  Married with three sons.

  • Community Service: President of a San Fernando Valley Business Improvement District, Chair of AMFB, a non-profit organization working with local government to provide services for the homeless community, and member of Community Advisory Board for Public Media Group of Southern California (KCET).

  • Occupation: Director of Sales & Marketing for L’Oreal, and VP of Marketing for a division of Procter & Gamble. Currently President of a Ventura-based data analytics, research, and marketing agency focused on sustainable, healthy fresh foods.

  • Involved in agriculture and water-related issues for 26 years.






Frank Mezzatesta, Director                                                                               Elected August 2023 

  • 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


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