Meet Our Staff

Logo from Sherry.png

Sherry Blaszak

District Manager

Sherry started with Missaukee Conservation District in May 1991. She’s proud of the District’s accomplishments in those 30+ years and is looking forward to where it’s heading.  
Larry Czelusta.JPG
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. 
Lynnette Ramsey.JPG

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.

Michelle Hill

Program Coordinator &

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Agent

Michelle started working for the district in Feb 2019. Michelle has a Bachelor degree in Wildlife Biology and a Masters in Environmental Education. Prior to working at the CD she worked for the Michigan United Conservation Corps. Michelle was the District's first AmeriCorps member and is glad to be working for us again. 
Andrea Bio.jpg

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.
Jeff Fewless.JPG

Jeff Fewless

Acting 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.
Missaukee County Recyling Center.png


Recycling Coordinator

Look for a posting soon for this position.
Vicki Sawicki headshot.jpg

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.

Graham Parks

Conservation Technician & Huron Pines Americorps Member​

Graham grew up in Royal Oak, MI and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Biology/Zoology from Michigan State University. He has a passion for natural resources and environmental education, and when he is not in the field he enjoys kiteboarding and games.
​/Zoology from Michigan State University. He has a passion for natural resources and environmental education, and when he is not in the field he enjoys kiteboarding and games.
Screenshot-20210211-111517-Facebook (1).

Kevin Holmes

Recycling Laborer

Kevin has been with the Missaukee Recycling Center since Octobor 2018. He served in the US Army for 17 years. 

Denny Nebo

Recycling Laborer

Denny has been with the Missaukee Recycling Center since October
 2019. He is retired from the Missaukee County Road Commission where he worked for 33 years. 

Rodney DeCare

Recycling Laborer 

Rodney has been with the Missaukee Recycling Center since October  2019.  Rodney moved here 2.5 years ago after retiring from Durr Industries.  He served in the United States Navy for eight years where he served as an engine repair man and master at arms on a military ship.