Meet Our Staff

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 at

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 at

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 at

Seth Gibson, Water Resources Coordinator:                                                                                                  Seth started with the 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 at

Rebekah Faivor, CTAI Technician
Rebekah has a bachelors of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Resources and a Masters of Science in Horticulture from Michigan State University. She has a strong background in farmers markets, field crops, vegetable crops, and beef cattle. She has a passion for working with farmers from all sectors of agriculture. Rebekah and her husband also own and operate Faivor Fresh Produce in St. Johns, Michigan. Rebekah has been with the Clinton Conservation District since August 2018 to help with technical assistance and farm bill programs. Contact Rebekah at