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Joseph is a Caltrans Project Manager in District 5 working on the reconstruction of Highway One at Big Sur.

Bachelors of Science | June 2006 | California Polytechnic State University

Project Manager | California Department of Transportation | September 2016 to Present

  • Ensure assigned projects to improve the State Highway System are delivered and completed in accordance with their individual approved scopes, schedules and budgets.   Elevate major issues to the District 5 Deputy of Project Management when necessary.  

Transportation Engineer | California Department of Transportation | January 2006 to September 2016

  • Preformed engineering work involving plans, design, and details of the State Highway System.  Used innovative design processes, produce complex calculations, specifications, and review work prepared by others.   Provide technical guidance while designs are being developed.  

Lecturer | CALIFORNIA Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo | March 2015 to June 2015

  • Instructed CE 422 Highway Geometrics and Design course lab section within the University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. 


  • Mud Creek Emergency Project – Coordinated efforts to respond to 5.5 million cubic yard landslide on the Big Sur coast.  Lead multifunctional team in analyzing the scope and appropriate solution to reopen State Route 1 in a safe, economic and efficient manner.  
  • Cow Cliffs Viaduct – Developed project to restore full access to Route 1 near Big Sur as a result of erosion beneath the highway.  
Joseph Erwin
May 02, 2018
May 04, 2018 6:00 PM
Mike Cicinato
May 09, 2018
May 11, 2018
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Cheryl Tolan
May 16, 2018
May 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Brandon Downing is marketing and creative services director at KSBY-TV, Cordillera’s NBC affiliate in the San Luis Obispo-Santa Barbara, CA, television market. He began his broadcasting career fresh out of high school as an intern in the stations promotion department before quickly being hired in news, where he served as production manager and director of the top-rated evening newscasts for 12 years, prior to his current roll. Downing has helped KSBY remain the dominant station in the market by strategically utilizing limited resources and effectively marketing news and station programming, as well as commercial clients and community projects.

Brandon’s skills in editing, writing, producing and directing have earned him numerous recognitions, including multiple regional Emmy Awards.

He spent most of his childhood in the small coastal town of Cambria and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. He and his wife Shannon, live in Arroyo Grande with their 6-year-old son, Carter. 

Brandon Downing
May 23, 2018
May 31, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Taylor Matheson was born and raised in south Florida. His parents being avid outdoors people raised Taylor and his siblings in the sun. Naturally Taylor spent most of his time in youth exploring all Florida had to offer. From diving fresh water springs and coral reefs to hiking and hunting the Everglades Taylor grew up with nature.

At 23, when Taylor’s high school sweetheart came back to town for a visit, she offered that he return with her to California. A week later he boarded his first commercial flight. After seeing the Mountains on final approach to L.A.X. he knew there was no turning back. He spent his first five years in the city of Los Angeles hiking and Volunteering in the local Mountains before moving to the Central Coast to start a family. It was there that his love of the outdoors and passion for helping the environment and those people within it coincided. He stumbled into a career doing drought tolerant landscaping, he found that this combined his lust for digging holes with the ability to help people get outside and enjoy their own yard in a way they never thought was possible. Taylor has been working in drought tolerant landscaping for the better part of two years and founded Native Touch Landscapes in 2017. His mission is to create a landscape that will get you to spend more time outside, whether that be cooking and enjoying a meal, making sure that your lawn is water efficient, or enjoying the local wildlife in while sipping a nice chardonnay. -Native Touch Landscapes- (805) 723-0916 

Taylor Matheson
Jun 06, 2018
Jun 06, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Stephanie Teaford
Jun 13, 2018
Jun 19, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Our Mission is to save lives through the healing power of the human canine bond. New Life K9s teaches and places service dogs for Veterans and First Responders (Firefighters, Police Officers, Emergency Medical Services) with post traumatic stress free of charge.  More than 22 veterans commit suicide every day, 1 in 3 combat veterans that seek treatment are diagnosed with PTSD, and 1 in 3 homeless in the US are veterans. Our service dogs will prevent suicides, enrich relationships, reduce homelessness, save community resources, and decrease the need for medications. New Life K9s utilizes inmates at two state prisons to teach the dogs, this not only benefits New Life K9s by cutting staffing costs, it also benefits the lives of the inmates. 
Jack Gould
Jun 20, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
12:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Jun 22, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Second Lieutenant Amy Rasmussen
Jun 27, 2018
Aug 23, 2018
12:30 PM – 6:00 PM