Our Staff

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Staff Bios

Office

Jim Blair

President

Jim is passionate about three things: God, his family, and water. He enjoys working with mission organizations around the world to bring drinking water to needy people. As a deacon in his church, Jim is involved in many ministry projects serving the local community. Jim and his family enjoy fishing, swimming, and hiking together. At work, Jim likes to take on new challenges. He will find a way to fix a well that is not functioning or get a pump out that other companies can’t. When someone says it can’t be done, Jim takes that as a challenge.

Jim Blair (Lic. 54416 CKMPW) is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a Water Well Driller with designations in water wells, monitoring wells, and closed loop geothermal wells, and as a Pump Installer with designations in single phase and three phase pumps. Jim has been in the water well business since September of 1993.

Christy Cahela

Director of Operations

Christy’s background is in media production where she produced talk shows in the radio industry, such as Point of View and Daybreak. An opportunity with SXSW brought her and her husband David to the Austin area. Christy and David have Biblical Counseling and Christian Education degrees, respectively. She is involved in her church and Christy’s passion is working with young ladies and helping them discover their purpose and calling. Christy is a certified Ministry Insights counselor.She also has a love for music which she continued to develop when she lived in Nashville, TN. Christy is always improving herself and making huge strides for the company here at Bee Cave Drilling. Her editing skills can be seen in our videos. Christy, David, their pug, Lemmy and their french bulldog Gismo, reside in Austin.

Melanie Johnson

Project Administrator

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Going to the Beach, Riding motorcycles with her husband, working with her church, and being Mimi to her grandkids
Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind (She was named after the character Melanie)
Favorite Local Restaurant: Austin Pizza Garden
Other Interesting Facts: Melanie was born on Christmas day and has met John Travolta, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Spacey, and Willie Nelson
Work History: Melanie has been working in dispatch and customer service for 30 years

Annette Pike

Assistant Project Administrator

Interest/Hobbies: Going to the lake; hanging with our family and 3 grandkids; crafting; puzzles
Favorite Movie: “Willow” – a classic I will watch over and over – and “Field of Dreams” or pretty much any Kevin Costner movie.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Mesa Rosa
Other Interesting Facts: Native Austinite. Use to work at a rental company and we rented equipment to film crews. One time we went to watch them shoot the film and Clint Eastwood sat on my car while directing his movie!!

Abby Evans

Director of Creative Marketing

Interest/Hobbies: Hiking, Spending time at the beach, Boating, Painting, and Photography
Favorite Movie: The Choice
Favorite Local Restaurant: Chuys

Alex Thompson

Director of Service Customer Relations

Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, hunting, leather working, chainmail, and blacksmithing.
Favorite Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Favorite Local Restaurant:Spoon and Fork in Belterra Village.
Other Interesting Facts: I was in the US Army for 6 years, and I have been in the water well industry since 2012.

Project Managers

Kevin Langford

Director of Project Management

Kevin worked for Bee Cave Drilling in the summer of 1997 right after college as a “grunt” helping to drill wells and set pumps. Kevin returned to Bee Cave Drilling in January 2012 as a Project Manager and now serves as the Director of Project Management. Kevin is married with one son. He loves getting away into the mountains, telling people about Jesus, and working with the great crew at Bee Cave Drilling.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in water resources from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister and served in churches in Texas and Nevada from 1994-2012.Kevin is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a Water Well Driller and as a Pump Installer with designations in single phase and three phase pumps (Lic. 60368 KPW).

Favorite Sports: UT Football, UT and Kentucky Wildcats Basketball, and UT and Rice Owls Baseball.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Bill's Burgers in Burnet.

Greg Svetlik

Project Manager

Greg is a true renaissance man. Like Jim, he knows the water well business forwards and backwards and is somewhat of a savant at remembering the details of every well he has drilled or worked on. He is also involved in a popular Czech polka band called The Czechaholics (www.czechaholics.com). (Click here for a video of Greg playing with his band). This keeps him busy most weekends playing dance halls, church picnics, and family reunions across the state. When not providing people water or playing with the band, Greg and his family enjoy fishing, swimming, and biking together. At work, Greg can design you a water well system to match your needs no matter how small or large or find a way to fix a well system that seems beyond hope.

Greg Svetlik (Lic. 56008 CKPW) is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a Water Well Driller with designations in water wells and closed loop geothermal wells, and as a Pump Installer with designations in single phase and three phase pumps. Greg has been in the water well business since April of 2003.

Lyle Williams

Project Manager

Interests/Hobbies: Love sailing and doing bareboat charters, Restoring an old sailboat, Golf, Painting
Favorite Movie: White Squall & Tombstone
I like spending time with my grandkids and teaching them how to sail. Nobody to blame when we do something wrong on the boat but ourselves.

Ross Johnson

Project Manager

Interests/Hobbies: Shooting, Hunting, building anything I can figure out how to.
Favorite Movie: John Wick 1 & 2.
Favorite Local Restaurant: iNoz in Wimberly.
Favorite Animal: Badger.
Other Interesting Facts: I was born on an Air Force base that has since been destroyed by a volcano.

Tony Stewart

Project Manager

Interests/hobbies: mineralogy, lake life, golf, softball, being a swim Dad, veteran volunteer, honoring God, defending the Republic
Favorite movie: Bullitt
Favorite local restaurant: Mantle’s #7
Other Interesting Facts: Coach Lou Holtz personally gave me the “never say can’t” speech

Daniel Champeau

Project Manager

Interest/hobbies: Spending time with my family and cooking is what we do the most.
Favorite Movie:  Blazing Saddles.
Favorite Restaurant: Loco Coyote Grill near Glen Rose
Other Interesting facts about you: I have owned numerous businesses over the past 20 years. We used to build hot rods (Gas & Diesel). I have run equipment since I was six years old and have been around all kinds of construction all of my life. We love taking trips to Colorado mainly for sightseeing and a little hiking. 

Jeannine Amos

Project Manager

Interests/Hobbies: Taking day trips with Mark (my husband) and Bama (our Rhodesian Ridgeback). Doing almost anything related to the arts. Learning and practicing Tai Chi.

Favorite movie: The Hangover (and a lot of other comedies). 

Favorite restaurant: Too many to name!

Favorite sports teams: Texas Longhorns and Pittsburgh Steelers

Other interesting facts: Of the many places I have lived, worked and visited, my favorite place to be is the Texas Hill Country.

Steven Luther "Luther"

Burnet Store Manager

Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family.
Favorite Movie: Pulp fiction, Boondock Saints 1 and 2.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Sal’s pizza cafe in Henderson TX.
Other Interesting Facts: My family was one of the 1st settlers in Rhode Island and we have 4 city streets named after us called the Luther Corners.

Inventory

Frank Nessmith

Warehouse Manager

Interests/Hobbies: Fly fishing and traveling. (simultaneously)
Favorite Movie: Tombstone.
Favorite Local Restaurant: The Leaning Pear (Wimberley).
Favorite Sports Team: K. C. Chiefs.
Other Interesting Facts: I refuse to grow up.

Michael Scott

Warehouse Assistant

Interests/hobbies: Camping, Fishing, Traveling
Favorite movie: Saving Private Ryan
Favorite local restaurant: Flores
Other Interesting Facts: I remember when Dripping Springs, TX had Just one blinking light.

Drilling Crew

Mike Scott

Director of Drilling

Licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a Water Well Driller and as a Pump Installer with designations in single phase and three phase pumps (Lic. 59719 KPW). Mike has been in the water well business since 2011.

Interest/Hobbies: Working on classic cars and hanging out with my family.
Favorite Movie: Cars.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Oak Creek Cafe.

Matthew McGovern

Driller

Interest/Hobbies:Paintball, Motorcycles, Hunting, Fishing.
Favorite Movie/TV: Tombstone.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Tia’s Kitchen.
Other Interesting Facts:I strongly dislike cabbage, it borders on an obsession.

Jared Wenkheimer

Driller

Interests/Hobbies: Anything competitive.
Favorite Movie: The Mask of Zorro.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Pluckers.
Interesting Facts: Played college baseball.

Austin Cook

Driller

Interest/Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing.
Favorite Movie:Yellowstone.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Proof and Cooper

Drilling Apprentices

Kyle Woytasczyk

Driller Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: Hunting, shooting, and working on water wells.
Movie: Any western movie or hunting show.
Restaurant: Any restaurant that offers exotic meats and I also like sushi.
Other Interesting Facts: I love to play with my yellow lab named Sugar.

Marty Holmes

Drilling Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: Motorcycles
Favorite Movie: Green Mile
Favorite Local Restaurant: El Reys Mexican Food
Other Interesting Facts: I like solitude and bad penmanship

Morgan McGovern

Drilling Apprentice

Interests/hobbies: Swimming, and watching movies
Favorite movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Favorite local restaurant: Pig Pen
Other Interesting Facts: I am afraid of spiders

Dillon Kopacz

Drilling Apprentice

Interest/Hobbies: Fishing, Boating, and Karaoke.
Favorite Movie: Wunderlust.
Favorite Local Restaurant: La Cabana.
Other Interesting Facts: I have three kids.

Service Crew

Kyle Page

Director of Service Crew Development

Licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a Pump Installer with designations in single phase and three phase pumps (Lic. 60690 KP). Kyle has been in the water well business since 2017

Interests/Hobbies: Animals, farming, aquaponics, irrigation design, hiking, camping.
Favorite Movie: The Art of Flight.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Chess Club Cafe in Blanco.
Favorite Sports Team: Texas A&M football team.
Other Interesting Facts: I went bungee jumping in Australia. I’m an Eagle Scout. I enjoy spending time with family. I have 3 dogs, 1 cat and several chickens.

Diagnostic Technicians

Barry Dunlap

Diagnostic Technician

Interests/Hobbies: Bee keeping and candle making.
Favorite Movie: Batman.
Favorite Local Restaurant: My house.
Favorite Sports Team: Whatever team my kids are on!
Other Interesting Facts: Father of 2 girls.
Work History: 7 years in retail management.

Hunter Comstock

Diagnostic Technician

Interests/Hobbies: EDM Concerts, golfing and shooting range.
Favorite Movie: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Bill’s Burgers at Old Oak Square in Marble Falls.
Favorite Sports Team: Jordan Spieth-Golf.
Other Interesting Facts: Double jointed in 13 places.
Work History: I worked for Bee Cave Drilling for 13 months straight out of high school then I worked for Horse Shoe Bay Resort for 11months. I left the resort and have been back at Bee Cave ever since.

Chris Wilson

Diagnostic Technician

Favorite Restaurant: Sumo’s in Longview, TX.
Favorite Movies: Catch Me If You Can and The Maltese Falcon.
Hobbies: Playing guitar, watching movies, playing video games and listening to music.

Zach Hernandez

Diagnostic Technician

Interest/Hobbies: Video Games and Forging knives
Favorite Movie: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Hat Creek Burger Company.
Other Interesting Facts: Although my last name is Hernandez I do not speak Spanish.

Pump Installers

Galen Buerschinger

Pump Installer

Hobbies: Hunting/Fishing.
Movie: 300.
Restaurant: El Rey.
Interesting Facts: I’m an army vet and family man. I strive to excel in all facets of my life.

Tanner Logan

Pump Installer

Interest/Hobbies: Frisbee Golf.
Favorite Movie: Yellowstone.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Lee’s by the Lake.
Other Interesting Facts:I am a Marine Corps Reservist.

Justin Young

Pump Installer

Interests/hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, and Soccer
Favorite movie: Tombstone
Favorite local restaurant: Verde’s
Other Interesting Facts: I’m a pilot

Ethan Perry

Pump Installer

Interests/Hobbies: Gun collecting, and cooking
Favorite Movie: Days of Thunder
Favorite Local Restaurant: Opie’s BBQ
Other Interesting Facts: I am really tall and everyone makes sure that they let me know.

Storage Tank Installers

Dante Molina

Storage Tank Installer

Interests/Hobbies: Playing with my puppies
Favorite Movie: Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny
Favorite Local Restaurant: Mod Pizza

Service Apprentices

Artie Rickman

Service Apprentice

Interest/hobbies: Cars
Favorite movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Favorite Local Restaurant: Route 12 Filling Station

Sean Herrington

Service Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: Baking and working outside
Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious
Favorite Local Restaurant: Hill Country Pizzeria
Other interesting Facts: Hard Working, I like building things with stuff nearby.

Ranon Hefner

Service Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: I like animals, especially my dogs and hunting hogs with them.
Favorite Movie: The man from snowy river
Favorite Local Restaurant: Hunan chef cedar park
Other Interesting Facts: I was bitten by a western diamond back rattlesnake. It got me good. I had to be administered 20 plus vials of antivenin.

Anthony Daidone

Service Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: Mountain biking,computers, collecting retro video games.
Favorite local restaurant: Majors burgers
Favorite movies: Bullitt, Gone in Sixty seconds.
Interesting fact: I own a Great Dane. 

Sean Joiner

Service Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: I like playing video games and floating the river with my wife
Favorite Movie: Moonlight
Favorite Local Restaurant: Ramen Tatsuya
Other Interesting Facts: I can hold my breath for two minutes. 

Ryan Donnell

Service Apprentice

Hobbies/Interests: In my free time I really enjoy playing golf and spending time with my kids.
Favorite Movie: My favorite movie would definitely have to be Armageddon
Favorite Local Restaurant: My favorite local restaurant would be Oak Creek Cafe.
Other Interesting Facts: An interesting fact about me is that I love to experiment with cooking with my wife. 

Tim Anderson

Service Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and most outdoor activities
Favorite Movie: All the John Wicks
Favorite Local Restaurant: La Posata
Other Interesting Facts: Married with 4 kids

Seth Lage

Service Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: I like to play video games, go hiking, and going to water parks
Favorite Movie: Avatar
Favorite Local Restaurant: Ghengis Grill
Other Interesting Facts: I am a twin

Danny Garton

Service Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: Fishing
Favorite Movie: Ace Ventura Pet Detective
Favorite Local Restaurant: Oak Creek Café
Other Interesting Facts: I am inventive and love to eat

Jadon Hatley

Service Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: Making Movies
Favorite Movie: There Will be Blood
Favorite Local Restaurant: Amaya’s Taco Village
Other Interesting Facts: I won the highest achieving award in the Texas oil one-act competition while in high school.

Fleet Mechanic

Nathan Del Vicario

Fleet Mechanic

Interests/Hobbies: Shooting, diving and fishing.
Favorite Movie: Firefly.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Leaning Pear.
Favorite Sports Team: Los Angeles Kings.
Other Interesting Facts: My cat rules the dark side. All hail Jack Bauer!
Work History: Edelbrock Racing, ILWU Longshore Mechanic.

Mike Horn

Assistant Mechanic

Interests/Hobbies: Computers, machines, micro-breweries.
Favorite Movie: 2001 Space Odyssey.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Home.
Other Interesting Facts: I worked on the last oil fired aircraft carrier. USS JFK CV67.