Provost & Pritchard Continues to grow with addition of four new employees

FRESNO, CA:  The Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group team continues to grow with the addition of four new staff members: Sean Smith, PE, QSD/P, a senior engineer, and Taylor Pinkerton, an assistant engineer, will be working in the firm’s Clovis office; Raul Lopez-Martinez, an assistant engineer, will be based in the firm’s Los Banos office; and Markus Nygren, an assistant engineer, will work in the firm’s Bakersfield office.


“We are very pleased to add these four individuals to our talented team of professionals,” said Ronald Samuelian, Provost & Pritchard’s president.  “Sean brings many years of water resources experience to augment our services to our clients. Taylor, Raul and Markus will also help strengthen our water resources and municipal engineering teams.”


Smith has more than 10 years of professional experience, having spent the past six years with Madera Irrigation District, and the last four as the district engineer.  He has been involved with projects related to all aspects of water such as canal structures, pipelines and long crested weirs. As the district engineer he was one of the key contacts for the compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), and prepared and administered several grant programs.


Pinkerton is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University where she earned master and bachelor of science degrees in biological and agricultural engineering. While at Texas A&M, she also worked as a graduate teaching assistant and a student research assistant with an emphasis in water resources engineering.


Raul-Lopez graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with his degree in bioresource and agricultural engineering in 2015. Before joining Provost & Pritchard, he spent more than two years designing irrigation systems.


Nygren also graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with his bachelor's degree in bioresource and agricultural engineering. His coursework focused on agricultural structures, irrigation surveying and water hydraulics.


Press Release:  October 3, 2018

Sean Smith, PE, QSD/P
 Senior Engineer (Clovis)

Taylor Pinkerton, EIT

Assistant Engineer (Modesto)

Raul Lopez-Martinez, EIT

Assistant Engineer (Los Banos)

Markus Nygren, EIT

Assistant Engineer (Bakersfield)

Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group, 2019