Our staff is dedicated to providing excellent services to our customers in a reliable, fiscally responsible manner.
Patrick Kaspari, PE - General Manager
Mr. Kaspari began work with MCSD on June 1, 2020. He is a registered civil engineer that has worked for the engineering consulting firm Winzler & Kelly/GHD in Eureka for the past 21 years. He has 30-years of water and wastewater design and operations experience. He has a long relationship with MCSD, having worked on several projects including the Ramey Pump Station Upgrades and the current Water/Sewer Master Planning efforts for replacement of MCSD’s water and sewer infrastructure, the 4.5 MG water tank project, the new Treatment Plant Microgrid project and the new Highway 101 Sewer Crossing project.
Mr. Kaspari can be reached for all matters of the District at (707) 839-3251 or email@example.com.
April Sousa, CMC - Board Secretary
Ms. Sousa came to MCSD on July 22, 2019 after a 5-year tenure as the City Clerk of the City of Blue Lake. Along with a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Humboldt State University in Music Performance (Flute/Oboe) she has obtained her Certified Municipal Clerks Designation (CMC) through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, is currently working towards the Master Municipal Clerks Designation (MMC) and is currently attending Claremont School of Theology for a Masters of Divinity Degree. Ms. Sousa is a member of the Humboldt County Clerks Association, and is a member of the Board of the City Clerks Association of California (CCAC), an association not just for City Clerks, but all municipal clerks (Special District Clerks/Secretaries and County Clerks alike), in the state of California. As the Board Secretary, Ms. Sousa is responsible for ensuring the democratic process through transparency, records management and acting as the compliance officer for the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act and the Public Records Act.
James Henry - Operations Director
Mr. Henry has worked for MCSD for the past 25 years. He holds a Wastewater treatment 4, Water Treatment 2, Collections 3 and Water Distribution 4 state certifications as well as Pesticide Applicator certification and other minor certifications affiliated with water and sewer, such as trenching, shoring, and confined space.
Mr. Henry is the Safety Officer for MCSD and has worked his way up through the various positions of the Operations Department to Operations Director, a title he now holds. He is the Vice President of the North Coast Section of California Water Environment Association (CWEA).
Nicole Alvarado, CPA - Finance Director
Ms. Alvarado joined MCSD on April 1, 2022. She is a Certified Public Accountant that previously worked as the Finance Director for the City of Kechi, Kansas where she oversaw accounting functions, coordinated the annual budget process, and managed state and federal grants. She has also worked as an auditor for two CPA firms Allen, Gibbs, and Houlik and Adams Brown where she specialized in city, county, and special district financial statements.
Ms. Alvarado holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Wichita State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Humboldt State University.
Lesley Frisbee - Parks and Recreation Director
Ms. Frisbee came to MCSD 16 years ago, starting as a part-time Recreation Worker at the Kids' Club After School program and quickly moving through the ranks. In 2015, she was promoted to the Recreation Director, leading and overseeing the overall operations of the Department.
Ms. Frisbee holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Humboldt State University in Cultural Anthropology and has extensive training in leadership. She uses this training as a leadership coach and staff/organizational development process consultant and facilitator. She also serves on the boards of both the McKinleyville Family Resource Center and The Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods.
Joey Blaine – Incoming Board Secretary
Mr. Blaine started with the District on April 9, 2012 as a Customer Service Representative. He has gained a wealth of experience through his time with the District while working in various positions in the Finance and Administration Department, handling internal IT functions, and developing the ability to field a variety of advanced inquiries. He is currently working towards the Certified Municipal Clerks Designation (CMC) through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Mr. Blaine is a member of the City Clerks Association of California (CCAC), an association not just for City Clerks, but all municipal clerks (Special District Clerks/Secretaries and County Clerks alike), in the state of California. As the Board Secretary, Mr. Blaine is responsible for ensuring the democratic process through transparency, records management and acting as the compliance officer for the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act and the Public Records Act.