We are dedicated to helping people sustainably manage natural resources. We recognize that fresh water is one of humanities most important resources and believe that water and ecosystems should be managed to improve social and environmental health. We are committed to working towards a future of responsible environmental stewardship.
Blue Tomorrow was founded in 2013 by Alex Dragos and Eric Hopkins. Alex and Eric started Blue Tomorrow after graduating from the UCSB Bren School for Environmental Science and Management. Our team has since grown to include other environmental scientists. We actively collaborate with university faculty and environmental professionals to bring additional resources and expertise to project teams. We have always strived to provide clients with valuable information, communicate effectively, and efficiently execute every project.
Alex Dragos – Founder
Alex Dragos is a founder and managing member of Blue Tomorrow, LLC. At Blue Tomorrow, Alex oversees the company’s operations, business development, and project execution. Alex has served as the primary project manager on most Blue Tomorrow projects since the company was founded including the Arvin Air Quality Project, Hydrologic Considerations of Drill Site No. 7 in Santa Paula Creek, LPNF Stream Condition Inventory Project, and Northern Ventura County Coastal Watershed Project.
Alex has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in Business Economics (2008). Alex also earned a Master’s degree from the Bren School at UCSB in Environmental Science and Management with a specialization in Water Resources Management and focus in Eco-Entrepreneurship (2013).
Prior to founding Blue Tomorrow, Alex worked on project teams in both public and private sectors that designed electrical systems, developed feasibility studies, and performed environmental assessments. Alex successfully managed several million dollars of federal funding for various projects, overseeing financial, environmental, and other regulatory compliance.
Eric Hopkins – Founder
Eric’s experience prior to Blue Tomorrow includes working on field data collection projects for the U.S. Forest Service, Tejon Ranch Conservancy, and the Earth Research Institute. For the Forest Service, he worked on forest road and stream condition inventory projects which involved collecting water samples, performing water quality tests, surveying stream channels for sediment load, and surveying for riparian and aquatic habitat. He has surveyed hundreds of miles of roads to identify problems relating to erosion and road drainage that may compromise road integrity, aquatic habitat, or water quality.
At Blue Tomorrow, he acts as lead scientist and field work coordinator. He develops project sampling plans, subcontracts with labs to perform the required analysis, and works with staff to ensure proper collection of samples, field data, and analysis of the collected data. He collaborates with the project team to clearly communicate technical analysis for final reports and project deliverables. In addition to water quality, erosion, and habitat assessments, he coordinates the development of Blue Tomorrow’s air monitoring networks and air monitoring unit construction. He works with Blue Tomorrow staff and subcontractors to develop new sensor calibration algorithms and data visualizations for Blue Tomorrow’s custom air monitoring networks.