Michelle Wood oversees the day to day operations of the district and the diverse activities offered to promote clean water and healthy soil. With a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a background in communications, she appreciates the conservation district grassroots model which enables the local board and staff to create programs that meet the conservation needs of Holmes County. Michelle is a member of several state and national committees. Contact Michelle at 330-674-2811 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Christner, Water Quality Technician
Joe Christner came to Holmes SWCD in 2001 with experience and knowledge drawn from 20-plus years of dairy farming. He grew up on a small farm near New Bedford, Ohio. His background interest and involvement in agriculture from the time he was a young man give him an empathy and understanding of the needs and concerns of today’s farmers. Joe can assist you with conservation plans for your farming operation, including nutrient management planning and record keeping. Water quality, soil health, and conserving the resources needed for the next generation and beyond is very important to Joe. Contact Joe at 330-674-2811 or email@example.com
John Lorson, District Technician
John Lorson came to Holmes SWCD after having left a career in higher education quite literally for greener pastures. He holds a BS in Biology from The University of Akron where he later worked for ten years, most recently as coordinator of the Wayne College Holmes campus. John also spent 15 years as an engineering technician with the city of Orrville and still serves in his hometown as a city council representative. Local residents may recognize John from his weekly humor column in The Daily Record and Shopper News—a collaboration with his wife, Kristin that is now in its 23rd year. He is thrilled to be working as a technician in the field of conservation—a great crossroad of his education and experience. Reach John with your conservation concerns at 330-674-2811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Gotter, Water Quality Program Assistant
Karen has been with Holmes SWCD since January 2016. She is the newly minted Watershed Coordinator for the Killbuck Creek in Holmes County, thanks to a recently awarded grant from the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Watershed Program. This will allow her to focus on SWCD priorities as well as her own passions: Working with local communities to implement a variety of conservation practices, to ensure our home remains vibrant and healthy into the future.” She can be reached at 330-600-3107 or email@example.com.