The Team.

Protecting Earth’s Natural Resources for More Than 50 Years.

The Team

SSEC APEX operates like a large extended family.

We’re proud of our reputation for professionalism, reliability, and responsiveness, and we’re committed to keeping it.

Teamwork, dedication, hard work, and loyalty run deep. Everyone in the organization — from the top down — is willing to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to get your project done, regardless of their experience or job title. Many employees have been with the organization for 10 years, 20 years, or more.

Key members of the leadership team include:


Jay R. Selby


Son of SSEC’s founder, Jay W. Selby, Jay literally grew up in the industry and the company. He became full time partner straight out of school in 1995, gradually expanding his role and eventually becoming President of SSEC in 2000. As President / CEO of three companies - SSEC, Selby’s Soil Erosion Control & SSEC Apex, Jay spends his time across the Pacific Northwest managing offices in CA, ID & WA. In addition, Jay works hard to educate and train the next generation of erosion and sediment control professionals.

Over the years Jay has worked in every aspect of the company. Notable projects include recovery efforts after the 2007 Angora Fire in Tahoe, 2007 San Diego Firestorm, Rim Fire in Yosemite, Santa Rosa Fires, Oroville Dam Recovery and most recently the Camp Fire. He’s also worked on the I-65 Bypass Freeway in Lincoln Ca, Vasco Wind Farms in Livermore Ca, Sacramento Southport Levee, and the Emigrant Gap I-80 15-mile widening project.

Vice President, QSP, CESSWI

Brandon Coppedge


Sharing the values of the company’s founders, Brandon joined the company in 2011, bringing a wide range of career experience. As part of the SSEC team and elsewhere, he’s worked on the Oroville dam, Folsom dam, Bass Lake dam, Hwy 50 Slide, Interstate 80 Tahoe replacement, Southport levee, Hwy 65 bypass Phase 1 and 2, Interstate 5 widening, Golden Hills Wind Farms North and South, Solano Wind Farms, Camp fire, Carr fire, Butte fire, Rim fire, Lake fire, Mendocino fire, Wind complex fire, Clayton fire, Treasure Island, Yerba Buena island, Candle Stick park, the Apple 2 Campus, Bay Bridge, Richmond bridge, Sacramento International Airport,  Oakland International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport.

Brandon was honored with the Caltrans Gold Award in Partnering for projects greater than $50 million for his role in the Golden State Hwy 99 Rehabilitation Project. He is a Certified Erosion Control Sediment & Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), and Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP). His experience, knowledge, and dedication have been instrumental in the recent growth and success of SSEC, as well as its clients and partners.

Chief Financial Officer, CESCL

Trevor Robertson


With more than a decade of experience in public accounting, Trevor has focused specifically on the construction industry. He has worked with organizations large and small, providing assurance, tax, and consulting services. He’s also done extensive work in data analytics with the goal of making construction companies more efficient and profitable through the use of new technologies. Today he oversees the financial department at SSEC. Trevor is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a member of both CalCPA and AICPA. He also serves on the leadership teams of several volunteer organizations, including Western Nevada County Recreation Services, Rotary Club of Grass Valley South, and RECON Nexus.

General Manager / Partner, QSP, CESSWI, CESCL

Andrew Rewinkle


Andrew runs day-to-day operations in our Idaho office, including estimating, scheduling, and maintaining ongoing work relationships with general contractors. He grew up in a construction household, spending summers helping his father in landscape and irrigation work, and later entered the erosion control industry in 2004. His experience covers a wide variety of projects ranging from large to small and from commercial to residential.

From humble beginnings pulling materials in warehouses, Andrew worked his way to the top, serving as a delivery driver, laborer, foreman, project manager, and superintendent before joining SSEC APEX in November 2019. He takes a multidisciplinary approach to landscaping and erosion control, combining skills from both disciplines to create complete, integrated projects. He holds a Class A license, CESSWI certification #354, QSP certification #0001, and OSHA 30 certification, as well as certification in First Aid and CPR.

Andrew also served in the Army as a combat engineer and studied forestry at the college level.

SSEC APEX Operations Manager

Jorge Esparza


Jorge joined SSEC in 2020 to oversee operations, bringing more than two decades of landscape construction experience on numerous notable projects. A licensed contractor since 2011, his expertise will aid our SSEC APEX team in scheduling projects, and providing proper training, materials, and tools to ensure safety protocols are followed and quality control is adhered to.

Residential Division Manager

Jeff Volz


Jeff Volz, the Residential Division Manager at SSEC APEX, holds a BS in Botany from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; he serves as the Residential Division Manager at SSEC APEX, bringing enthusiasm for learning new equipment and embracing innovative methodologies. Adept at fostering a lighthearted yet professional work environment, Jeff specializes in developing the Residential/Light Commercial Hydroseeding Division. His responsibilities include expanding the residential market and cultivating contractor relationships to name a few. With his dedication, Jeff aims to establish SSEC-APEX as a comprehensive hydroseeding and erosion control company in North Idaho, capable of handling projects ranging from small front lawns to extensive mine reclamations.

SSEC APEX Office Manager, Idaho

Jayne Richardson


Jayne manages the SSEC APEX office in Clarkston, Washington. She began working in the industry in 2001, handling a wide range of tasks, including estimating, logistics management, truck licensing and permits, payroll, contracts, and a great deal more.

Jayne has an associate’s degree in business from Bellevue College, earned certification as a legal assistant from Renton Vocational-Technical Institute (now known as Renton Technical College), and has received Dale Carnegie leadership training. Outside the office, she serves as a volunteer fundraiser for the Special Olympics.