Meet Our Staff

John Switzer, Executive Director:
John started in June 2007.  He graduated from Michigan Technological University with a BS in Forestry and has a  background in GIS. Switzer has served as Forester, Watershed Coordinator and MAEAP Technician for the district before taking the role of Executive Director in 2012.
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John  Bauer, Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI) Specialist:
John joined the Clinton Conservation District in March 2015.  He is the CTAI Specialist for the Clinton Conservation District assisting NRCS with implementation of Farm Bill programs in Clinton, Ionia and Eaton Counties. Bauer has a BS in Forestry from Michigan Technological University. He has childhood roots from Tuscola County, MI and his background also revolves around agriculture, vegetation management, and electrical utilities
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Lindsey Martin, MAEAP Technician: 
Lindsey is the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program Technician, starting with the Clinton Conservation District in June 2014. She has a degree in Animal Science with a specialization in Agribusiness Management from Michigan State University. Lindsey has a strong dairy background and works on the MAEAP program helping farmers in Clinton and Gratiot Counties achieve MAEAP Verification.
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Kelcie Sweeney, Watershed Coordinator:
Kelcie is the Clinton Conservation District’s newest employee starting in July 2016.  She graduated from Central Michigan University with a BS in Hydrogeology.  Prior to coming to the Clinton Conservation District, Kelcie served in the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program as Land Steward for the Little Forks Conservancy in Midland.  She is responsible for coordinating the 319 Upper Maple River implementation grant and the Upper Looking Glass River planning grant. Contact Kelcie

Linda Klooster-Smith, Administration/Bookkeeper:
Linda assists with bookkeeping and administrative duties.  She also helps ensure the semi-annual tree sales run smoothly.  Linda started with the District in May of 2016.