Meet Our Staff

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Sherry Blaszak

District Manager

Sherry started with Missaukee Conservation District in May 1991 and became a Missaukee County employee in 1993. She’s proud of the District’s accomplishments in those 30+ years and is looking forward to where it’s heading.  

She'll be working in this capacity Monday through Friday 5:30 to 8:30 pm and will be unavailable for Conservation District duties during the hours of 8:30 am-5:00 pm.
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Larry joined the District staff in June of 2016.  He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in forestry from Virginia Technological University and brings with him a variety of forestry experience in both the public and private sector.  Larry enjoys assisting landowners with improving the health and quality of their forests and woodlots. He is available to work with landowners in both Wexford and Missuakee Counties to assist them in actively managing their woodlands.  

Jodi Dehate

MAEAP Farm Technician

Jodi grew up on a dairy farm near Marion and now with her husband Kevin raise vegetables on their 5 acres for farm market sales. She's been with the Missaukee Conservation District since May, 2009 as the recycling educator and has been a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program technician since November 2011. 
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Lynnette Ramsey

Soil Conservationist

CTAI Technician

Lynnette began working for the Missaukee Conservation District in July of 2020. She works with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) out of Cadillac to provide technical and financial assistance to farmers and landowners with resource management concerns including but not limited to soil health, water quality, and wildlife habitat. Lynnette holds a Master of Environmental Sustainability from Indiana University focusing in Sustainable Natural Resource Conservation and Management.
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Andrea Mayer

Education Coordinator &

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Agent

Andrea started working for the district in Oct 2018. Andrea has been involved in agriculture and natural resources since childhood. She grew up in some of our National Parks and lived on a dairy farm for 15 years. Andrea believes that getting kids outside and engaged in nature is the key to managing our resources in the future.
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Jeff Fewless

NRCS District Conservationist

Jeff is a certified conservation planner able to assist local landowners alleviating resource concerns on the land. He's a graduate of Ferris State University and has taken coursework at Oregon State University online in crop and soil sciences.

Brooke Daly,

Conservation Technician &

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Agent

Brooke grew up in Southern California with a passion for biology. After receiving a Bachelor's in Ecology from UCSC she earned a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. She is currently finishing up her Master's thesis on bat ecology at EMU. Brooke is excited to work with MCD and believes that conservation of native habitat is key to a healthy ecosystem.
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Vicki Sawicki

Invasive Species Coordinator​

Vicki has been working in invasive species since her master’s thesis on purple loosestrife, completed in 1992 at Binghamton University in New York. She worked in invasive species control and habitat restoration for the U.S. Forest Service in Baldwin, before becoming the coordinator for NCCISMA, a six county invasive species management organization.