New Staff

Coastland continues to grow to keep pace with the needs of our clients and communities.  The following is an introduction to the people hired recently.

Srishti Thakur

Assistant Engineer

Srishti Thakur recently joined Coastland's Fairfield office as an Assistant Engineer.  She brings over 4 years of experience in the civil engineering field and her experience incorporates a variety of engineering and drafting responsibilities with an emphasis on the development of transportation and drainage projects.  At Coastland she performs engineering design, plan review and general design assistance for capital projects.
Prior to joining Coastland, Srishti was a Design Engineer at Mark Thomas, where her responsibilities encompassed designing and modeling drainage systems on highways and creating roadway plans and profiles.  She also created quantities and plans for water pollution control, erosion control and analyzed sanitary storm systems using GIS.  Srishti has been involved in a variety of projects including the City of Santa Clara Aldercroft Heights Road Rehabilitation & Bridge Replacement Project, the Caltrans District 4 San Mateo 101 Express Lanes Project and the City of Sacramento Franklin Boulevard Complete Streets Project.

We are excited to grow our Fairfield Office's Engineering Department with such a talented engineer! 


Sergio Fuentes

Assistant Engineer

Sergio brings over five years of experience in the industry with expertise in a variety of land development and capital improvement projects. His experience includes all aspects of civil engineering, including plan checking, grading and drainage, utility layout, storm water management and ADA compliance. He has also assisted in hydrology, hydraulic, sanitary sewer and fire flow calculations.  His first assignments at Coastland include assisting with the Rohnert Park State Farm & Commerce Water Line Replacement Project and the Country Club Dr. Pavement Rahab Project.  We are so happy he chose to work for Coastland! 


Ernie Leporini

Supervising Engineer

Ernie brings over 40 years of professional experience providing critical insight to help agencies overcome challenges in their water, wastewater, and parks infrastructure projects, from planning, design, construction management and operations.
Water system projects include source development, pumping, storage, treatment, and distribution facilities.  Wastewater projects include collection, pumping, treatment, and disposal facilities.  Parks/recreation area projects include campgrounds, trails, restroom facilities, roads, drainage and maintenance facilities.
His experience includes time in public agencies and consulting firms, in environments ranging from sub-alpine (Truckee) to desert (Death Valley); from City (downtown Sacramento) to remote (rural areas of the Navajo Indian Reservation).
His first assignments at Coastland include a water system reliability project and wastewater pump station/force main project.   

Monica Jones

Construction Management Administrator

Monica Jones recently joined Coastland as the Construction Management Administrator in the Santa Rosa office. Previously, Monica was the Director of Operations at The Terraces at Quarry Vineyards, a family owned winery and vineyard in Napa Valley.  At The Terraces, Monica managed sales, hospitality, and winery and farming operations. With diverse experience in administration, Monica brings knowledge of accounting, human resources, safety compliance, and logistics to Coastland while taking on a new challenge in the field of Construction Management.

Monica has earned the Level Three Advanced Award with the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust and continues to follow her passion for wine.

Peter Carlos

CAD Technician

Peter Carlos recently joined our Auburn office and brings over 12 years of experience in the industry.  He has experience in the production of construction documents, maps, roadway design, estimating, traffic control, and exhibits.   Peter has been involved in many phases of project development, including land surveying, planning, cost analysis, design and construction management. Throughout his career he has worked with numerous cities in Northern California, including Elk Grove, Sacramento, Vacaville and Woodland.

Prior to Coastland he spent several years as Civil Design Engineer, where he drafted plans for various utility, roadway, land development and grading plans using AutoCAD Civil 3D software. 

His first assignment at Coastland is the Slater Street and Lewrosa Way Sanitary Sewer and Water Improvements Project, City of Santa Rosa.

It’s an honor to welcome Peter and expand skills of our Engineering Department in Auburn!