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1861 Knoll Drive, Ventura, California 93003


Padre was established in 1996 and is headquartered in Ventura, California. Three of the firm’s founding principles are based in Ventura and oversee day-to-day operations of the office as well as the company as a whole. Additionally, our human resources and accounting functions are based in Ventura.

The Ventura office is staffed with a broad range of professionals in the geoenvironmental and environmental fields. Our key focus is on coastal and offshore infrastructure projects many of which are for the energy sector. This office also specializes in geographic information system (GIS), water, drainage, road, and wastewater infrastructure projects.






Jerome K. Summerlin, C.E.G., C.Hg., R.E.A. II

Mr. Summerlin is a founding Principal and President of Padre Associates, Inc. He is responsible for the firm’s geoenvironmental practice (soil and groundwater assessment and remediation).


Jeffrey T. Damron, P.E., G.E.

Mr. Damron is a founding Principal and Secretary of Padre Associates, Inc. Mr. Damron works in the fields of geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering and remediation, civil engineering, and construction monitoring and is responsible for the firm’s geotechnical practice.




Simon Poulter

Mr. Poulter is a founding Principal and Vice President of Padre Associates, Inc. Mr. Poulter is in charge of the firm’s environmental sciences practice.



Ryan M. Zukor, P.G.

Mr. Zukor is the lead principal geologist in the geoenvironmental group at the Padre Ventura office.  He is a California Professional Geologist who specializes in soil and groundwater assessment and remediation and facility abandonment projects.





Ed M. Francisco

Mr. Francisco is responsible for the firms human resources functions. 



1861 Knoll Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
805.644.2220 phone