La Habra Heights County Water District

La Habra Heights County Water District La Habra Heights County Water District La Habra Heights County Water District
Joe Matthews

Joe Matthews

General Manager / Secretary

Began employment with the District in September 2004 as a Utility Worker I. He was promoted to Utility Worker II in September 2005. Joe attended Mt. San Antonio College, taking classes in water technology, treatment, and distribution. He attained his State of California Department of Public Health Water Distribution and Treatment Grade 3 certifications. In August of 2006 Mr. Matthews was promoted to Utility Worker III and in January 2017, he was promoted to Superintendent. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in April 2022 from Los Angeles Pacific University. In May 2024 Joe became the General Manager of the District.

Tammy Wagstaff

Tammy Wagstaff

Treasurer / Office Manager

Worked in the water industry since 1989. Hired in 1994 as Treasurer/Office Manager. In 1984, Ms. Wagstaff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at Southern Illinois University and attained her Certified Public Accountant certificate.

Ivan Ramirez

Ivan Ramirez

Superintendent

Has worked at the District since April 2018. Ivan was promoted to Superintendent in April of 2024. Mr. Ramirez has achieved various State of California water certifications. He has the Orange County Backflow Testing, State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment Grade 2, and Water Distribution Grade 4 certifications. Mr. Ramirez studied Water Utility Science at Santiago Canyon College.

Michelle Abud

Michelle Perez

Management Assistant / Accountant

Started employment as a temporary employee in August 2002 as Data Entry Operator. She was hired as a regular employee in March 2003. In August of 2005 Michelle was promoted to Management Assistant/Accountant. In 2006, Michelle earned an Associate of Science in General Studies from Rio Salado College and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Leslie Contreras

Leslie Contreras

Customer Service / Account Clerk

Started employment as a temporary employee in September 2005 as Customer Service /Accounting Clerk. In January 2006 Leslie was hired as a regular employee.

Matt Cerda

Matt Cerda

Utility Worker III

Has worked at the District since June 2018. Matt was prompted to Utility Worker III in April of 2024. Mr. Cerda achieved his State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Grade 2 and Water Treatment Grade 2 certifications

Michelle Savage

Michelle Savage

Utility Worker II

Has worked at the District since February 2018. Michelle was promoted to Utility Worker II in March of 2024. She has taken various water-related courses at Fullerton and Citrus College. Ms. Savage achieved her State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Grade 2 and Water Treatment Grade 2 certifications.

Dale Snooks

Dale Snooks

Utility Worker I

Began employment with the District in July 2003 as a Utility Worker I. Dale attended Rancho Santiago College and achieved his State of California Department of Public Health Water Distribution Grade I certification.

Ayden Briseno

Ayden Briseno

Utility Worker I

Has worked at the District since September 2022. He has taken various water-related courses. Mr. Briseno achieved his State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator Grade 1 certificate.

Julias Cervantes

Julias Certantes

Utility Worker I

Has worked with the District since January of 2024. Mr. Cervantes achieved his State of California Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Grade 2 and Water Treatment Grade 2 certifications.