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Bob Clark – Technical Program Lead
Bob has a BS in Outdoor Recreation (Forestry) from Utah State University with a minor in plant taxonomy. He also did graduate level studies in land use planning at the University of Montana. Bob is a board member of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts Plant Materials Center.  The 2008 Washington Association of District Employee of the Year, Bob assists the District Manager with the coordination of all District technical programs, helping to coordinate projects, working with cooperating individuals, agencies, and other partners. He is responsible for implementing the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and Irrigation Efficiencies programs and assisted with the Okanogan Watershed Planning project.  He is also responsible for all District GIS development and management. Bob has been with the District since December 2001. Email: BobC (at) okanogancd.org. Phone extension: 122
  Bob Clark

Kirsten Cook- Education and Outreach Coordinator
Kirsten has a BA in Human Ecology from Connecticut College and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington. Involved in conservation education since she was an undergraduate, she has developed programs for people of all ages, with a focus on hands-on learning and habitat restoration. She is responsible for education and outreach programs and has been with the District since May 2011. Email: KirstenC (at) okanogancd.org. Phone extension: 100
   

 


Leslie Michel - Conservation Planner

Leslie has a BS in Soil Resource Management from Oregon State University. She has worked on farms throughout Oregon and Washington working with a wide variety of crops, including a couple of those years working with irrigation and focused on improving water efficiency. Leslie interned at the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District in Oregon and volunteered with the NRCS. Leslie currently works with farmers and ranchers helping to develop conservation plans and projects. Leslie has worked for the District since July 2012. Email: LeslieM (at) okanogancd.org. Phone extension: 126

 

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Craig Nelson – District Manager
Craig has a BA in Geography with a minor in Environmental Studies and has been in this role since December 1996. In this position, he coordinated the development of the Okanogan Watershed Water Quality Management Plan, facilitated and coordinated the Okanogan Watershed Plan under RCW 90.82, and oversees all District programs and project staff. Craig supervises a diverse conservation program on a day-to-day basis while coordinating with multiple partnering agencies and non-governmental organizations. Craig has extensive grant management experience. Email:CraigN (at) okanogancd.org. Phone extension: 110
  Craig Nelson

Kim Simpson – District Treasurer
Kim has a BA in Public Administration and has been processing grant vouchers and payment requests for the District since January 1999.  She was instrumental in developing and implementing an improved grant and voucher tracking system that has allowed the Okanogan Conservation District to go from quarterly vouchers to consistent monthly vouchers.  Kim is responsible for the timely and accurate submission of vouchers for the project. Email:KimS (at) okanogancd.org. Phone extension: 111

 

 

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Terri Williams - Conservation Planner

Terri has a BS in Landscape Management/Horticulture from Brigham Young University, and also attended Arizona State University. She has worked in conservation horticulture, retail and wholesale nursery management, landscape design and garden education, but her real passion is for farming. She currently works directly with local farmers and ranchers, developing conservation plans and helping arrange funding for farm/ranch conservation projects. Terri has worked for the District since February 2012.  Email: TerriW (at) okanogancd.org. Phone extension: 105