Rogue Valley Sewer Services has a great management team consisting of:
Carl Tappert, General Manager. Carl earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University. He served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa, and worked five years for an engineering consulting firm in Tillamook County before coming to RVSS in 1998. Carl served as District Engineer until December, 2010, earning a Master of Business Administration from Portland State University along the way. In January, 2011 Carl was promoted to General Manager.
Shane Macuk, Operations Manager. Shane started with Rogue Valley Sewer Services as a Maintenance Worker on our construction crew in July, 2003. He soon obtained his Oregon Inspector Certification and Limited Plumbing Inspectors license. Shane was promoted to Inspector in 2006. He successfully earned his Building Official certification and was promoted to Building Official in 2011. In December, 2014, Shane was promoted to Operations Manager.
Brenda Baldovino, Finance Director. Brenda earned her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Southern Oregon University. She has been the Rogue Valley Sewer Services Finance Director since August of 2007, receiving many awards for budgeting and financial reporting.
Carole Balzer, Network Administrator. Carole earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University. She worked at the Jackson County Administrator’s Office and Jackson County Health and Human Services prior to being hired in 1991 as the Executive Secretary to the General Manager. In 1998 she was promoted to Administrative Assistant in Engineering. In 2003 she was promoted to GIS Specialist in the Engineering Department. Then in December of 2005, Carole was promoted to Network Administrator.
Jennie Morgan, PhD, PWS, Stormwater Program Manager. Jennie earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Biology from Portland State University and went on to earn a Master of Science in Natural Resources and a Doctorate in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University. She has four years of experience working as a wetland scientist and has extensive experience sampling streams and rivers and managing non-native species. Jennie has managed the stormwater program for RVSS since 2012.
Nicholas R. Bakke, P.E., District Engineer. After attending the University of Oregon for three years, Nick earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology in 2005. Nick has worked as a design engineer in Southern Oregon since, splitting his career between the public and private sectors. He was hired as District Engineer in April of 2016.
William Kevin James, Treatment Manager. Kevin's employment in the wastewater industry dates back over thirty years. He worked in Alaska, Utah, and Oregon performing a variety of wastewater related duties within both the public and private sectors. He earned both an AAS in Water Reclamation and a Bachelors of Science in Technology Management from Utah Valley University. Additionally, he has earned the highest licensures available in Oregon for both Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment. His District service began in 2012 when he was hired as Treatment Supervisor, supervising operations at the Shady Cove Wastewater Treatment Facility. Later, he was promoted to Treatment Manager, managing operations at the White City Lagoons, Shady Cove and Gold Hill Wastewater Treatment Facilities.