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California State Government October 7, 2003 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Cheryl Ann Bly-Chester

Candidate for
Recall of Gray Davis; State of California

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Cheryl Bly-Chester

I am a small business owner, an engineer and professional problem solver. I have a career, credentials and/or experience in areas of California's most challenging issues including business ownership and management, energy and the environment, homeland security and emergency response, infrastructure design and construction, education, and earthquake studies.

I was born in San Francisco, California in 1957, the second of five children, to a father whose great-grandparents were all California pioneers (including one who was a forty-niner goldminer) and a mother who immigrated to this country in 1953. I couldn't tell you which one taught me to love California more. I have traveled in more than 80 countries gaining an appreciation of diverse cultures and religions. Whatever intolerance I may have had did not survive the journey.


University of California, Davis: B.Sc. Civil Engineering, 1979.

American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird Campus, Glendale, Arizona: MBA/MIM, With Distinction, 1984.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Postgraduate Certificate in Nuclear Power Reactor Safety Systems, 1986.


California Basic Educational Skills Test (2002).

Professional Civil Engineer: California, No. 34358 (1982).

Professional Civil Engineer: Virginia, No. 18375 (1988).

Certified Environmental Manager: Nevada, No. EM-1355 (1993).

Registered Environmental Assessor-: California, No. 1002 (1989).

OSHA 8 Hour Refresher and Supervisor Training (1988).

OSHA 40-Hour Hazwhopper Training: 29CFR 1910.120 (1988).


1997 - Present, Rosewood Environmental Engineering, Principal Engineer, Roseville, California.

1997 - 1999 Tetra Tech, Inc, Program Manager/Associate Engineer for the Center for Federal Operation and Maintenance Services, Roseville, California.

1991 - 1997, Levine -Fricke -Recon, Inc., Manager of Government Marketing, Senior Engineer, Roseville, California.

1989 - 1991, Kleinfelder, Inc., Manager of Environmental Assessment Group, Senior Engineer, Walnut Creek, California.

1988 - 1989, Dames & Moore, Subgroup Leader within the Geosciences Group, Senior Project Engineer, San Francisco, California.

1985 - 1988, ERC International, Energy and Environment Group, Senior Consultant, Fairfax, Virginia (formerly IEAL of Washington D.C. and subsequently Ogden Energy and Environment Group).

1983-1984, Nurse Aide and Amanuensis to a fellow grad-student and quadriplegic.

1979 - 1983, CALTRANS, Structures Design and Structures Construction Section, Transportation Engineer, Sacramento, California.

1979-1984, Whitewater kayak instructor and river guide.

1978 - 1979, Dr. Farhat Siddiqui - Consultant, Soils Laboratory Assistant, Davis, California.

1976 - 1979, California Department of Water Resources, Earthquake Engineering Section, Engineering, Assistant for Seismic Section and Survey Section, Sacramento, California.


Director and Past President of the Sacramento Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (during Y2K readiness ramp up).

Vice President of the Bay Area Ready Room of the Tailhook Association.

Past President of the Sacramento Chapter of the Professional Environmental Marketers Association.


American Society of Civil Engineers.

Rotary (Dublin, California).

Building Industry Association (Placer County Environmental Committee).

American Society of Testing and Materials, (E-50 Committee).

American Bar Association (Sacramento County Environmental Section Associate Member).

National Ski Industry Association (Environmental Committee).

California Ski Areas Association.

American Nuclear Society.

American Whitewater Association.

Friends of the River.

California Scholastic Federation.

Who's Who of California

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