BIO - Debby Hight joined the Yountville team in August 2014. Prior to that she served as the St. Helena Assistant Public Works Director for 4 years with 10 months as its Acting Public Works Director. She came to Yountville with 25 years of private development civil engineering design experience, 10 years of which were running the Napa branch office of a medium sized civil engineering firm. Debby graduated from UCLA and began her engineering career in the Southern California aerospace industry working for Hughes Aircraft on the design of aircraft and space-based radar systems. Along the way she spent a few years as a flight test engineer on the B2 Stealth Bomber’s radar system at Edwards AFB in the desert of California. In 1989 she had a change of direction and joined the civil engineering firm, Triad/Holmes Associates in Mammoth Lakes CA to begin her civil engineering career. Obtaining her civil engineering license she gained experience designing residential and commercial development projects. She also spent 4 years performing structural engineering of residential and light commercial buildings in snow country. Triad moved Debby to the Napa Valley in 2000 to open and run the Napa branch office for the next 10 years. Debby enjoys travelling with her daughter, skiing, golfing, hiking, camping and most outdoor activities.
Jacob Solis - Engineering Technician
BIO - Jacob started working for the Public Works department on his Birthday in 2010. He attended St. Mary's College, majoring in Mathematics, and Washington University in St. Louis earning a degree in Civil Engineering and minor in structures. He was born and raised in Yountville and has a large extended family all over the Napa Valley. His interests include camping, hiking, mountain biking, music festivals, and reading.
John Draper - Civil Engineer