Cuyamaca College skip to content
Ornamental Horticulture > Patrick Crais

Patrick, BWD6, founded BWD on June 17th, 2009 after a successful 9 years of service with our local irrigation manufacturer Hunter Industries as a research engineer. Patrick's key task for BWD is mentoring the other watchdogs. His hobbies include surfing, running on the beach with Wallace, church bible studies, Crossfit and enjoys reading and public speaking and drinking dark and stormy beers.


Patrick Crais

Adjunct Faculty

Contact Information


My Class

OH 278 - Business Management for OH

OH 250 - Landscape Water Management


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering,  US Naval Academy
  • M.B.A. California State University at San Marcos

Certifications & Licenses

  • Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA)
  • Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC)
  • Certified Irrigation Designer (CID)
  • Certified Water Conservation Manager (CWCM)
  • CLCA Water Manager
  • Engineer in Training license
  • C27 License #912735

Past Events

  • Speaker at Master Gardner – Gardening with Class for Irrigation in Gardens Topic: Irrigation Systems for Gardens
  • Speaker at Irrigation Association Show in San Antonio, Texas Water Conservation- Low Flow Nozzles
  • Speaker at Mira Costa College on Water Conservation
  • Speaker at Cuyamaca College on Water Conservation
  • Speaker for EPA Watersense Webinar event
  • Speaker for SDCWA at Flower and Garden Show at SD County Fair WaterSmart Your Irrigation System
  • Attendee at Irrigation Association Faculty Academy
  • Instructor to City of San Diego parks and recreation for irrigation efficiency
  • Speaker at Sustainable Actions Group
  • MBA presentation on Blue Watchdog
  • ASLA ,Irrigation technologies
  • IA Show presenter. Flow sensors
  • CLT Exam instructor for irrigation
  • STMA Speaker
  • Attendee at Irrigation Faculty conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Speaker at CAC meetings
  • Speaker at Southwestern College on Water Conservation


  • Water Ambassador Member Award of Merit for promoting water conservation amongst Santa Fe Irrigation District Customers
  • PLANET Competition- 3rd place out of 40 schools for Irrigation Troubleshooting
  • Toastmaster division award for evaluation speech contest – best of 25 clubs.
  • Toastmaster division award for inspirational speech contest – best of 25 clubs.

    Interests & Activities

    • Vice President Resources Management, CLC
    • Adjunct professor at Cuyamaca College for Green Business Management
    • President of Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters
Revised  September 26, 2013
To Top