Northwest Regional Office Staff

Physical Address:

Northwest regional counties

Northwest Drinking Water Operations
20425 72nd Ave. South, Building 2, Suite 310
Kent, WA 98032-2388

Map with driving directions

Main Phone: 253-395-6750
FAX: 253-395-6760
TDD Relay Service: 1-800-833-6388

Information and Technical Assistance

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please direct all general inquiries to our main line at 253-395-6750. Staff are available to assist with most questions immediately. As necessary, other questions will be referred to the appropriate staff for response.

The Northwest Regional Office regulates and provides technical assistance to over 2156 Group A public water systems serving approximately 4,458,373 people in the following counties: Island, King, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom.

Derek Pell, Regional Manager, 360-236-3165

Supervises the Northwest Regional Office. Supervises the Program Staff.

John Ryding, Assistant Regional Manager, 253-395-6757

Manages Planning and Engineering Staff, Ground Water Under the Influence.

Cynthia Blackwell, Office Manager, 253-395-6753

Supervises the Regional Administrative Staff. Manages office records and public disclosure.

Engineering Staff

Regional Engineering staff are responsible for the implementation of the state's drinking water program in assigned counties. They conduct sanitary surveys and special purpose investigations of public water systems and promote needed water facility improvements. They are the lead reviewer of specifications for system improvements and provide technical assistance to purveyors and local health departments upon request.

Laura McLaughlin, P.E., Whatcom County, 253-395-6761

Brietta Carter, P.E., King County, 253-395-6770

Jolyn Leslie, P.E., San Juan County, City of Everett, Specialty: Disinfection—Surface Water Treatment and Disinfection By-Products, 253-395-6762

PJ Wilkerson, Skagit County, excluding City of Everett, Snohomish County, 253-395-6766

Carol Stuckey, P.E., Pierce County, 253-395-6763

Derek Pell, P.E., Island County, 360-236-3165

Planning Staff

Regional Planning staff are responsible for the implementation of the state's drinking water planning program in assigned counties. They are the lead reviewer of Water System Plans, Small Water System Management Program Plans, Water System Consolidations, Water Use Efficiency, Funding, and they provide technical assistance to purveyors and local health departments upon request.

Richard Rodriguez, King, San Juan, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties, 253-395-6771

Jennifer Kropack, Island, Pierce, and Skagit Counties, 253-395-6769

Program staff

Provide the day-to-day contact for the implementation of the state's drinking water program requirements and compliance, and provide technical assistance to purveyors and local health departments upon request.

Brandon Katz, Coliform Water Quality Monitoring Program, 253-395-6775

  • Coliform sampling results, requirements, and compliance
  • Coliform and E.coli technical assistance
  • Boil water/health advisories
  • Revised total Coliform rule

Steve Hulsman, Chemical Water Quality Monitoring Program, 253-395-6777

  • Nitrate, arsenic, inorganic chemicals, volatile organic chemicals, synthetic organic chemicals and radionuclides, asbestos, and lead and copper
  • Susceptibility assessment, pesticide vulnerability determinations, and waivers for organic and inorganic chemical monitoring
  • Water Quality Monitoring Schedules
  • Groundwater under the influence

Aniela Sidorska, Compliance Program, 53-395-67512

  • Compliance strategies and enforcement
  • Operating permits

Brian Boye, Sanitary Survey Program, 253-395-6778

  • Well-site inspections
  • Technical investigations
  • Complaint tracking and follow-up

Krista Chavez, Water Treatment Program, 253-395-6772

  • Treatment reports
  • Source assessment monitoring
  • Small system Cross-Connection Control

Administrative staff

Mary Rucksdashel, 253-395-6750

Carmen Mena, 253-395-6750

  • Customer assistance
  • Public disclosure
  • Invoices: project review/approval, surveys
  • Complaints
  • Consumer Confidence Reports
  • Publication requests
  • Monthly treatment reports