David J. Peterson, P.E., IWI

David J. Peterson, P.E., IWI



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David J. Peterson, P.E., IWI is the President/CEO of Watershape Consulting Inc. – a company he founded in San Diego, California on April 7, 2004.

He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 31 states and travels frequently to meet with clients and review projects in construction.


B.S. Civil Engineering – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Engineering Management Certificate – UCSD Extension

Bernardo P. Hernandez

Bernardo P. Hernandez


Pedro joined the firm on day two of official operations in 2004 and continues to support us in the field with construction services and our Event Pool.

While Dave was Vice President Engineering at Polaris Pool Systems (now a part of Fluidra), Pedro worked under him within the facilities department, maintaining the building. The executive team at Polaris had known about Dave’s resignation for 4 months but the rest of the company had been kept in the dark about it – including Pedro – until the final two weeks.

On the first day of Dave’s absence (a Friday), Pedro abruptly, and without even discussing it with Dave, quit his job at Polaris and called Dave.

“Well, what do you want me to do?” Pedro asked.

“What do you mean?” I replied.

“I quit. I want to come and work for you.” Pedro explained.

It was a surprise as we had never even discussed employment but it’s in my nature to help people and I couldn’t say no. I’ve never regretted it.

“Uhhhhh. I wasn’t planning to hire anyone yet. But, come to my house Monday and I’ll get you started on our first construction project!”

Pedro has a great sense of humor and keeps me laughing.

One more funny thing about Pedro: his birthday is the same as my son’s and my birthday is the same as his son’s. Pedro’s son, Omar, has also worked for me for years!

Yvonne Rice

Yvonne E. Rice

Administrative Assistant


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Yvonne joined the firm in 2019 and is an Administrative Assistant helping with communications, managing the constant flow of RFPs, and working with our clients through phone and email to get the answers they need from our team.


Associate of Science in Accounting – currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree

MiraCosta College – Oceanside, CA