Meet Our Staff

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.  Contact John B. 

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 County achieve MAEAP Verification.  Contact Lindsey

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. Contact Linda

Kelcie Sweeney, Executive Director:
Kelcie has been with the Clinton Conservation District since July 2016.  She graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Hydrogeology and from Delta College in Global Peace Studies and applied science.  Prior to coming to the Clinton Conservation District, Kelcie served in the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program and held several other field and lab-based positions.  Contact Kelcie

Seth Gibson, Water Resources Coordinator:                                                                                                       Seth started with Clinton Conservation District in October of 2017.  He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife with a concentration of Fisheries Biology and Management.  Before starting with the district, Seth worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s sea lamprey control program as well as several other field and lab technician positions. Contact Seth