Our Team

chief officers


David J. Peterson, P.E., SWD

President | CEO

B.S. Civil Engineering with a concentration in Water Resources from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Founded the firm in 2004 after 10 years of experience in the watershaping industry. Licensed professional engineer in half of the country.


Laurie J. Howard, Esq.

Vice President | CFO

B.A. Economics from U.C. Berkeley and Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall, Berkeley. Laurie's accounting proficiency, organizational adroitness, and legal expertise are used with skill for accounting, taxes, contracts, and general legal advice.


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Dirk "Jake" Jansse, P.E.

Project Manager

B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada at Reno. Jake leads all structural design and engineering and is a licensed civil engineer in California and Nevada. He is proficient in several structural analysis applications.


Richard C. Kremer

Lead Designer

Currently pursuing B.A. in Architecture. Richard leads our drafting standards, AutoCAD and Revit workflows. He has designed everything from basic pools and fountains to complete resort complexes with multiple pools, ponds, and water features.


Bernardo P. Hernandez

Field Labor

Pedro began working for David at Polaris Pool Systems in 1998. He was the first employee of this firm, joining shortly after we opened for business, and he continues to support the team with field operations and construction services.


Krista M. Flores

Office Manager

B.S. Business Management from San Diego State University. Krista worked in the banking industry prior to joing the firm in 2012. Armed with that customer service and financial experience, she handles proposal writing, accounting, and everything else we throw at her.


Crystal I. Trenkle

Creative Director | Graphic Design

Currently pursuing B.A. in Photography and Digital Media. Crystal has been supporting the firm since its inception. Her expertise in graphic arts and design helped get the company off the ground and she continues to make us fly.