About Us

Experience You Can Trust, Established in 1986.

Clear Heart Drilling Personnel


Gary M. Soden – Owner

Gary has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from UC Berkeley. He also has an Engineering Contractor’s license and C-57 Well Drilling license and added drilling services to his company in 1986. He is a member of the National Groundwater Association and has a NGWA well certification. Gary was presented with California Groundwater Association Humanitarian Award in 2005 for tsunami relief efforts in Thailand.

Pablo Gonzalez – Driller Supervisor

Pablo operates the DR10K High Torque Limited Access Rig, the DR5K long stroke auger rig and the horizontal rig for wells and drains. He has been a driller for Clear Heart for 14+years.

Pat Olson – Office Manager

Pat has worked for Clear Heart for more than 9 years. She started as an assistant and has worked very hard to learn all aspects of the business. We feel lucky to have found Pat.

Ricky Vaetoe – Driller

Ricky operates our High Torque DR8K Track limited access rig, Morooka all-terrain track rig, and Portable Remote Access Drill Rig. He has been employed with Clear Heart since 2007.

Health and Safety:


All personnel have current 40-hr OSHA health and safety training and participate in a medical surveillance program. We provide our own PPE.

Qualifications and Insurance