The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District staff consists of certified vector control technicians and other professionals who are dedicated to safeguarding the health and comfort of the residents of San Mateo County.
To to learn more about your city’s Vector Control Technician, please click on their name.
A District native, Casey began his career with San Mateo Mosquito
and Vector Control District in 2008 as a seasonal Vector Control
Technician. Later that year he was hired as a permanent Vector
Control Technician and subsequently promoted to his current
position as Field Operations Supervisor. Casey is a graduate of
California State University Chico, where he received a Bachelors
degree in communications.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and an
Associate of Arts in Wildlife Management. Before joining the
District in 2012, David owned a snake removal and consultation
company which he operated in Northern California and
Arizona. David’s other professional experience includes
herpetological conservation projects in South Africa, primate
linguistics research, public education, and wildlife/natural
Stephanie Busam has worked at San Mateo County Mosquito and
Vector Control District as a Vector Control Technician since
January 2005. While she has covered a variety of zones in the
county, she is currently working in Belmont and Foster City.
A Bay Area native, Walter began his career with the District in
the spring of 2015 as a Vector Control Aide II working with the
Aedes aegypti team. He was hired on as a permanent
Vector Control Technician in October 2015.
Walter’s public sector background includes several years with the
Alameda County Agriculture Pest Detection Program and as a
park ranger with San Mateo County Parks. In the private
sector he worked in video production/multi-media, and he has
extensive marine-related experience.
Eric has worked for the District since 2014, first as a seasonal
Vector Control Technician before being hired for a permanent
position. He has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from San
Francisco State University, and worked in environmental
microbiology before joining the District staff.
Eric is a native of San Mateo County, and a die-hard 49ers fan.
Sean worked for the District as a seasonal Vector Control Aide in
2015. He joined the staff as a permanent employee in October 2015
providing service in Burlingame and Hillsborough. Sean is a
lifelong resident of San Mateo County.
Kim has worked with San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control
District since 2004. She studied entomology and acarology in
university and has worked in that field for Archbold Biological
Station in Florida and San Mateo County Department of
Agriculture/Weights and Measures in California.
Devon worked for the District as a Seasonal Vector Control Aide
during the 2016, 2017, and 2018 seasons. He joined the District
staff as a permanent Vector Control Technician in 2019. Devon is
a life-long resident of the Bay Area. He graduated from San Mateo
High School in 2012. He attended Lone Star College in Montgomery
County, Texas, in 2014. He has a background in residential
construction. Devon enjoys being outdoors and spending time with
his friends and family.
Evan started with the district as a Seasonal Vector Control Aide
in the Summer of 2018. At the end of the season he was hired
full-time as a Vector Control Technician. Evan was born and
raised in San Mateo County and graduated from Cal State East Bay
with a Bachelor of Arts in English with the Creative Writing
option. Outside of work he enjoys various outdoor activities such
as hiking, rock-climbing, fishing, and going to the beach.
Ryan Thorndike started with the District in May of 2014 as a
seasonal employee helping to eradicate the Aedes aegypti
mosquito (also known as the Yellow Fever mosquito) in West Menlo
Park. He was hired as a full-time technician in January of
2015. His zone includes Redwood City, Emerald Hills, and
parts of unincorporated Redwood City. Ryan is a lifelong resident
of San Mateo.