Meet the Crew

Our Top Leadership Team

The day-to-day business operations of the Harbor District are administered by a CEO and Port Director and professional staff.


Kristin Decas

CEO & Port Director


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Andrew Palomares

Deputy Executive Director, CFO/CAO


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Main Phone Number: 805-488-3677

Harbormasters(24/7): 805-488-4615

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Austin Yang

Director of Finance & Accounting

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Gabriella Sabo

Accounting Manager

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Julie Johnson

Fiscal Technician I

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Paul Lydiate

Financial Analyst

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Christina Birdsey

Chief Operations Officer

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KJ May

Engineering Manager

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Mike Morrison

Operations Manager

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Giles Pettifor

Environmental Engineer

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John Wood

Facilities Supervisor

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Commercial & Public Affairs

Dona Lacayo

Chief Commercial & Public Affairs Officer

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Letitia Austin

Public & Government Relations Manager

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Miguel Rodriguez

Community Relations Manager

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Becky Haycox

Marketing & Communications Specialist

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Alejandra Lopez

Business Analyist

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Drew Rodriguez

Community Outreach Representative

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Michelle Kinnun

Office Administrator & Clerk of the Board

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Robin Campos

HR Management Specialist

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Sandra Cruz

Executive Assistant

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Vanessa Navarro

Administrative Assistant

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