District Administrator, Gerhardt Hubner, was born and raised in Southern California. He attended Cal Poly Pomona for Civil Engineering and graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences, emphasis in Engineering Geology. He is Professional Geologist licensed with the State of California.
Gerhardt began his career at the Los Angeles Regional Board where he was involved with Basin Planning and Standards development, and creation of the 1994 Basin Plan.
In 1995, he transferred to the Central Coast Region where he worked 10 years as Senior Engineering Geologist, supervising all surface and groundwater water quality permitting within coastal SLO County and all of Santa Barbara County. He was also involved with several high profile projects including cleanup of Avila Beach, the Buena Vista and Klau mines in northwest San Luis Obispo County, and the Los Osos Wastewater Project.
Until accepting the position with the District , Gerhardt worked for the County of Ventura, Watershed Protection District as Deputy Director of Public Works overseeing the Water and Environmental Resources Division.