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Meet Our Team

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Craig Simpson, P.E.

Secretary-Manager

Craig Simpson joined the District in 1995 as the District Engineer and has served as Secretary- Manager since 2007. He attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in Washington State.

Craig’s commitment to civic engagement is evidenced through his service as President of Class XXV of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Foundation, and by election to the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association Board of Directors, the Northwest Irrigation Operators Board of Directors, the Washington State Water Resources Association Board of Directors, as co-chair of the Waterpower Taskforce Board, and VP of the National Water Resources Association Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Columbia River Policy Advisory Group.

He enjoys fishing, hunting, gardening, cooking, attending sporting events, and spending time with his family.

Rosa Dekker

Treasurer/Assistant Manager for Administration

Rosa plans, organizes, coordinates, and controls accounting functions at the District, which includes cash management and operations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, treasury, general ledger, payroll, fixed assets, and revenue services. She also oversees many administrative functions of the District. In addition, she acts as Secretary in the absence of the Secretary-Manager.

Rosa is a graduate of Central Washington University, having double majored in Accounting and Business Administration. She also holds a Masters in Accounting from Liberty University and is currently pursuing her CPA licensure. In addition, she serves on the Cities Insurance Association of Washington Board of Directors.

In her spare time, Rosa enjoys traveling, kayaking, playing volleyball, reading and camping.

Nate Andreini

Assistant Manager for Technical Services

Nate oversees District engineering and water quality, with a focus on Columbia Basin Project communications and SCADA monitoring.

Born and raised in central Washington and a graduate of Arizona State University, he is a registered Professional Engineer and graduate of the Ag Forestry class 37, Nate joined the District in 2011.

Outside of District operations, Nate enjoys spending time outdoors.

Jon Erickson

Development Coordinator

Jon brings proven leadership skills and an extensive background in project management to ECBID. As the Development Coordinator, he works with landowner groups throughout the service district to identify needs and facilitate efforts to ensure efficient water delivery and system development. His strong communication skills allow him to work effectively as a liaison between District operations and the landowner groups.

Jon enjoys coaching his kids’ sports teams.  He also sits on many boards and government committees.  Most notably, he is an elected City Councilman.

John McCourtie

Assistant Manager of Operations and Maintenance

A 26-year veteran of the District, John was originally hired as a Canal Maintenance worker, though he has also served as a Ditchrider and Watermaster of the Othello section before assuming his current role in 2015. In this role, he plans, organizes, directs, and supervises the operations and maintenance activities for a variety of departments to ensure District facilities function efficiently and effectively to provide optimal water distribution.

Born and raised in Othello, John is a graduate of Othello High School.

Kristine Robertson

Purchasing Agent

An Othello native, Kristine has served the District for the past 16 years, managing procurement, asset management, and recordkeeping. She is a long-standing member of Beta Sigma Phi.

Outside of the District office, Kristine enjoys reading, and spending time with her family playing card and board games.
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