Board of Directors


Effective January 26, 2021



Eric Richert – President

Term of Office:  12/2017 to 12/2021 (Seat 3)

Eric Richert has been a member of the District’s Board of Directors since December 2009. Eric is a retired architect and enjoyed a twenty year career in a private architectural practice and eighteen years as a VP at Sun Microsystems. Eric and his wife, Sandy, share their time between their homes in Menlo Park, CA and Kirkwood, CA.   Eric can be reached at or (650) 380-2008.


Bob Epstein – Vice President

Term of Office: 12/2017 to 12/2021 (Seat 4)

Bob Epstein, a Board Member since 2012, is an entrepreneur and engineer with a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a co-founder of five companies: Sybase, New Resource Bank, GetActive Software, Zight, and Britton-Lee. Bob currently splits his professional time between his roles as co-founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs, Director of New Resource Bank and Trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Bob is Vice Chairman of California’s Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee for AB 32. Bob’s community activities are focused on the environment, public education and opera.  Bob can be emailed at


John Schroeder

Term of Office:  01/2021 to 12/2023 (Seat 2)

John joined the District’s Board of Directors in January, 2021. John was an entrepreneur and executive serving as CEO of several technology companies. John now does private investments and advisement. John and his wife, Cathy, share their time between Saratoga and Kirkwood, CA. John can be emailed at


Peter A. Dornbrook – Secretary

Term of Office:  12/2017 to 12/2021 (Seat 5)

Peter Dornbrook is the only original member of the Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District’s Board of Directors.  He has been in office since 1985, and has lived and worked in Kirkwood as a welder since July 1977.  Cross country skiing, hiking and metal sculpting are his hobbies.  Peter can be contacted at


Bertrand Perroud – Assistant Secretary (Seat 1)

Term of Office: 12/2019 to 12/2023

Bertrand Perroud joined the District’s Board of Directors in December 2019.  While he worked at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, he got a doctorate in microbiology from Université Diderot, Paris.  For almost four decades, Bertrand has been a researcher in both, academia and the biotech industry, during which his career evolved into bioinformatics.  Bertrand discovered Kirkwood 20+ years ago where he and his wife Agnès built a green cabin.  Bertrand is also a botanist that enjoys fast (downhill) and slow (back country) skiing, as well as ocean passage, or simply sailing across Silver Lake in a dinghy with one of his grandchildren.  Bertrand can be reached at


Contact Person:  Erik M. Christeson

District General Manager


Revised 01/2021