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Daniel “Rock” Rockholt

Daniel “Rock” Rockholt

Land Use Planner

Daniel “Rock” Rockholt

Services & Specializations


525 B Street, Suite 2200, San Diego, CA 92101

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Daniel “Rock” Rockholt is a seasoned urban, educational and military facilities planner with over 25 years experience working in both the public and private sectors for urban, regional, military and educational facilities master planning. The depth of his knowledge is rooted in his widespread experience and ranges from resiliency, climate-action planning (in relation to urban and transportation systems), educational facilities planning, and operational planning. Rock currently holds a Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

In addition to his highly successful career as a master planner, Daniel’s impressive military background includes serving as Deputy Director of Intelligence Operations, Situational Awareness Room (SAR), and RS HQ. In his over 30 years of service, “Rock” was a monumental leader in his held positions as Assistant Chief-of-Staff, Department Head, Division Officer and Intelligence Federation Manager.

Daniel is also an established artist as an award-winning photographer specializing in architectural, nature, landscape, and fine art photography with works in galleries and museums in California and abroad.

  • North County Transit District, Principal Planner, September 2015 – December 2016, North San Diego County

  • MIG, Project Manager / Urban Planner, December 2013 – September 2015, San Diego / Riverside / Los Angeles / Orange County

  • Parsons Corporation, PACOM Targeting Training Program Manager, 2010 – 2013, Greater San Diego Area

  • County of Riverside, Principal Planner, Waste Management Department, 2008 – 2009, Moreno Valley, CA

  • University of California, Riverside, Senior Educational Facilities Planner & Education Facilities Planner, 2003 – 2008, Riverside, CA

  • Educational Facilities Planner, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Office of the Dean
    • Projects include: Environmental Health & Safety (EHS); Culver Center forthe Arts/UCR ARTSblock; Psychology Building; Chancellor’s Committee for Sustainability
  • City of Corona, Redevelopment Project Manager, RDA, 1998 – 2003, Corona, CA
    • Projects include: Dos Lagos Redevelopment Project; Temescal Canyon Redevelopment Project Area formation; Downtown Parking Improvement Area management
  • City of Downey, Associate & Contract Planner, 1996 – 1998, Downey, CA

  • City of Big Bear Lake, Assistant Planner, 1995 – 1996, Big Bear Lake, CA

  • City of Downey, Assistant Planner, 1990 – 1995, Downey, CA

  • California State University-San Bernardino
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), Public Administration, 1995 – 1997
  • U.S. Naval War College, 2014 – 2016
  • California State University-Dominguez Hills
  • BA (Geography), 1985 – 1990
  • U.S. Administration for International Development (USAID)
  • Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, 2017


  • Defense Support for Civil Authorities II, 2017