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Meet Our Staff & Affiliates
Sherry L. Blaszak - District Manager
Sherry has been with Missaukee Conservation District since 1991. She has a passion for our natural resources and relaying information and opportunities to our landowners. Maintaining our county's healthy environment, finding and promoting programs and events that help the public appreciate and respect our natural world is a priority for her.
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.
Kaitlyn Mann -
Outreach Coordinator/SESC Agent
Kaitlyn is a graduate of The University of Michigan with a degree in PitE (Program in the Environment). Since graduation, she has been working on Mackinac Island with horses. When she is not working Kaitlyn enjoys training and hiking with her dog, Sophie. She believes that respecting the natural world begins at a young age and an important aspect of conservation is encouraging children to respect nature.
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.
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.
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.
Larry Czelusta -
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 Missaukee, Wexford and Kalkaska Counties to assist them in actively managing their woodlands.