Anna R. Hoessle, EIT

Anna’s academic background includes a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.  She has completed a CAD Drafter Certification program and is in the process of earning a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design and Management Certificate from the University of Washington.  Her complete inability to stay in one place has lent itself to working in some incredible locations such as Alaska, Kwajalein Atoll, and Antarctica to name a few.  And with this work she has been lucky enough to apply her educational background in water and wastewater treatment, contaminated site management and remediation, and now in water conservation methods with Sierra Watershed Progressive (SWP). Her next adventure takes her to Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge as a Nature Conservancy Volunteer to perform environmental infrastructure support.

On Staff Since:  February 2017       Email:

In Their Own Words

My Work at SWP:

It is varied! One day I can be mulching irrigation basins or conducting soil percolation and infiltration testing or planting native trees or doing a cost benefit analysis on low impact development infrastructure for local schools on another day. It is never boring and it is always different, and that is a great thing.

Why My Work Matters:

My contribution to the company (this can be said for all of us) is part of such an innovative and cutting edge bigger vision and effort. It is important for the smaller tasks, even as remedial as digging holes, to support the big picture goal of SWP. SWP is making change in California on the policy and regulation level that promotes smarter water use and water conservation. The water shortage issue is not going away and it takes grassroots efforts sometimes to get through the bureaucracy to start instigating change in the bigger system.

My Passions:

Mountains, snowsports, Pilates, building meaningful connections, green infrastructure, off-the-grid living, wilderness.

The Best Advice I Ever Received:

There is good that comes out of everything.

How I Regenerate:

Being in the wilderness and going on solo road trips.