Susan Cutrell (General Manager): Susan joined Parkland Light & Water July 2001as administrative assistant, in 2007 Susan was promoted to Controller, in 2008 to Manager of Finance and Administration and in 2016 to General Manager. Susan has an Associate of Science degree, Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and her Masters in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University. Susan and her husband has lived in Pierce County since 1982 and have four children. Susan has had the privilege of coaching youth baseball with her husband, for fifteen years, leading Girl Scout troop 411 and holding numerous PTA board positions. For fun, Susan enjoys working out and spending time with her family.

    General Manager
  • Dale Butcher (Electric Superintendent)
    Dale Butcher served in the U.S. Army for five years, both state side and overseas. In 1990, he came to the Northwest and after completing his apprentice training he worked as a journeyman lineman for various construction companies across the Northwest including California, Oregon and Washington. During that time, he worked all aspects of the electrical industry, including building substations, transmission lines; both steel towers and wood structures and distribution lines both overhead and underground. In 1999, he went to work for Parkland Light & Water. While his duties began as a lineman, in time he was promoted to lead-lineman, followed by foreman and general foreman. Dale also served on the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, and in 2016 accepted the Electrical Superintendent position.

    Electrical Superintendent
  • Dale Budzinski (Water Superintendent) is the Water Superintendent and has been with Parkland Light and Water Company since 1990. Dale recieved two Associates and Applied Science degrees from Green River Community College, one degree in Water Technology and the second in Waste Water Treatment. He holds his Washington State Certification as a WDM III, CCS, and WTPO II.

    Water Superintendent
  • Alex Anderson(Manager of Finance and Administration): Alex joined Parkland Light & Water in August 2015. She is a seasoned professional with 17 years’ experience in controller and finance manager positions. Alex has considerable experience with managing teams, team development, and goal setting. She continually strives to provide exceptional customer service.

    Manager of Finance and Administration
  • Joe "Zeek" Swanson(Assistant Engineer): Joseph “Zeek” Swanson has been a lifetime resident of East Pierce County. His youthful ambitions took him to the Soviet Union as a student ambassador in the early 90’s, involved him in various local non-profit community service groups as well as a few political action campaigns. In 1994 he took his first utility job in the public water distribution field and accepted a position with Parkland Light and Water in 1999. Over the next 17 years he held various positions including foreman of the water dept. construction crew and union shop steward until accepting the assistant engineering position in 2016.

    Assistant Engineer