Craig M. Kolodge

Business Development and Sustainability

Dr. Kolodge (aka Dr. K) is the former academic advisor, field plant pathologist and county director for the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in Santa Clara county. He also served as the superintendent of the UC Bay Area Research and Extension Center (BAREC) and was instrumental in developing the City of San Jose’s green waste utilization program focused on re-purposing recycled organics to deliver agricultural and ecosystem benefits. Dr. K served as statewide chairman of the U.C. Small Farm Program and was a founding member of the UC Sustainable Agriculture Working Group where he promoted the principles of regenerative agriculture and soil health.

Dr. K currently serves on the Board of Directors for California’s Association of Compost Producers (ACP). He is a US Composting Council (USCC) Certified Compost Operator, a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and a Trainer of Record (ToR) for California’s Storm Water Industrial General Permit and the Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP) certification. He is also a member of the Strategic Carbon Alliance which promotes Zero Waste, RegenOrganic, and Carbon Negative principles.

Dr. K resides in San Diego county and is available for compost demonstration site development and consulting on the practical application of compost-based Sustainable Management Practices (SMP’s) including Sustainable Landscaping installations for watershed protection, urban regenerative agriculture, construction storm water management, post-wildfire damage mitigation, and land conservation and land restoration.

Craig is an avid organic gardener when he is not working. He also loves being outdoors, hiking in the hills of Carlsbad and snorkeling along the Pacific coastline. 

His favorite SPVS’ product is the “manure-based” Valley’s Best Compost® because it is a unique and value-added product that sets San Pasqual Valley Soils apart from all the other compost manufacturers in the region.