Meet the newest member of Environmental Sustainability’s Green Team, Todd Hunsdorfer!
In his new post as Environmental Services Supervisor, Hunsdorfer will coordinate stormwater compliance activities for the City, including overseeing the business and construction site inspection programs. Prior to joining the department, Hundsorfer, who has worked with stormwater permitting for more than 8 years, worked in Seattle, Washington as a Water Quality Program Manager for King County and a Conservation Analyst for the City of Kent.
When asked what prompted this East Coast, Boston native to leave his Seattle home for the last 10 years and move to Ventura, Hundsdorfer smiled and answered, “the weather.”
“Ventura’s climate just can’t be beat,” said Hunsdorfer. “Seattle gets only 60 days of sunshine a year. Moss literally grows on everything. In Ventura, on average, there are 273 sunny days per year. So, needless to say, it’s truly a pleasure to live here.”
Outside of the office Hunsdorfer is admittedly, “hooked on distance trail running,” and enjoys hiking, white water canoeing, and making his own brand of homemade beer. Growing up with a love of the natural environment, Hunsdorfer gets great pleasure in his work, living sustainable at home, and “making an impact doing positive things for the community.”
When asked what drew him to a career in stormwater, Hundsdorfer explained that living in small Northwestern towns, where communities rely on tourism and fishing, he began to notice an opportunity to improve on stormwater practices to help the health of marine life, which in turn, becomes a benefit to the local community.
“In the North West there are a number of flagship marine species, orca whales and salmon, and the health of those populations directly impact the sustainability of those communities,” said Hunsdorfer. “When I saw opportunities to improve on operating practices, I was motivated to do what I could to make a difference.”
Hunsdorfer holds a Biology degree from Colby College and an Environmental Science Master’s degree from Antioch University. He and his wife, Katherine, are happily anticipating their first children (identical twins) in June.
To contact Todd, email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org