Bruce is a resident of Aptos and is a research geologist/oceanographer. He received his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Masters in Oceanography at the University of Washington. Bruce has over 30 years of professional experience in water-related sciences and is an executive committee member for Nisene2Sea Open Space Alliance.
Bruce has been a board member since 2002. He also serves as the District representative on the Zone 5- Santa Cruz County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, on the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency Board, and an alternate on the Public Outreach Committee.