Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency

Meet our Staff

Join our Team

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David Lawrence, P.E.

General manager

“BBARWA offers a quality work environment with a world class team committed to our mission, values, and goals. Our most valuable resource is our employees who show dedication to the work we do.”

-David Lawrence, P.E., General Manager

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Jennifer McCullar

Finance Manager

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John Shimmin

Plant Manager

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Sonja Kawa

Human Resources Coordinator/
accounting Technician

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Bridgette Burton

Management Analyst

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Kim Booth

Administrative Assistant

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Troy Bemisdarfer

PlanT supervisor

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Brent Berg

Plant Operator ii

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Sam Essex

Plant Operator ii

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Chris Santillan

Plant Operator ii

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Ryan Connelly

Plant Operator ii

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Justin Ploense

Plant Operator ii

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Tyler Westplat

OPERATOR-IN-TRAINING

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Nikki Crumpler

lABORATORY ANALYST

2019 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Government Financial Officers Association

2019 Small Plant of the Year

California Water Environment Association 
Desert and Mountain Section 

2019 Supervisor of the Year
Troy Bemisdarfer

California Water Environment Association 
Desert and Mountain Section 

2019 Laboratory Person of the Year
Nikki Crumpler

California Water Environment Association 
Desert and Mountain Section 

2018 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Government Financial Officers Association

2017 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Government Financial Officers Association

2017 Distinguished Budget Award

Government Financial Officers Association

2017 Laboratory Person of the Year
Nikki Crumpler

California Water Environment Association 
Desert and Mountain Section 

2017 Outstanding Young
Professional of the Year
Kyle Burnett

California Water Environment Association 
Desert and Mountain Section 

2017 Administrative Support
Person of the Year
Kim Booth

California Water Environment Association 
Desert and Mountain Section 

2017 Mechanical Technician
Person of the Year
Chris Santillan

California Water Environment Association 
Desert and Mountain Section 

2017 McMurchie Excellence in Safety Award - Small Member Category - Special District

Special District Risk Management Authority

2016 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Government Financial Officers Association

2016 Distinguished Budget Award

Government Financial Officer Association

2016 President's Special Acknowledgement Award

Special District Risk Management Authority

2016 Operator of the Year
Kyle Burnett

California Water Environment Association 
Desert and Mountain Section 

2016 Laboratory Person of the Year
Nikki Crumpler

California Water Environment Association
Desert and Mountain Section 

2016 Mechanical Person of the Year
Troy Bemisdarfer

California Water Environment Association 
Desert and Mountain Section 

2016 Administrative Person of the Year
Kim Booth

California Water Environment Association 
Desert and Mountain Section 

2016 Staff Member of the Year
Kim Booth

California Special Districts Association

Contact Info

Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency
121 Palomino Drive
P.O. Box 517
Big Bear City, CA 92314
(909) 584-4018

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