FRESNO, CA

Kirk Barron

“I am excited to support efforts that provide clean, reliable and sustainable water to people while also working to create solutions that address the environmental and economic impacts of those projects.”

Kirk Barron

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Kirk applies his journalism background to communicate complex information to various audiences in effective ways.

Kirk spent the first 10 years of his career as a newspaper reporter covering local government, military and sports throughout California’s Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys. He joined WSC in 2007 as a marketing coordinator responsible for developing proposals, business development strategy and supporting outreach communications for clients. Kirk’s experience as a journalist enables him to understand complex water issues and opportunities, clearly and simply convey complex technical information and write compelling messages that connect with a variety of audiences.

On a personal note

Every resident in California is unavoidably connected to our state’s complex water story. My connection with California’s water began as a child swimming in the Sacramento River and camping along the Feather River in Northern California. In high school, I ran cross country races that finished feet from the Oroville Dam spillway. Fifteen years later, I evacuated my home when that same spillway nearly failed. My wife’s connection to California’s water story began more than a century ago when her ancestors settled near Sites. The proposed Sites Reservoir will flood the valley where they are buried.

All these experiences contribute to my interest in building a better water future. California is an incredible place to live but we have a lot of work to do to improve the way we interact with our water resources. I am excited to work for a company that is focused on providing clean, reliable and sustainable water to people while also working hard to create solutions that address the environmental and economic impacts of those projects.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Marketing

Business development

Journalism

EDUCATION

BA, Journalism, California State University, Chico, CA

BA, Psychology, California State University, Chico, CA