Meet Our Staff

Conservation District Staff

  • Kim Sinclair, Administrator (administrator@vanburencd.org, 269-633-9042)
    • Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Office and Events Administration
  • Emilly Hickmott, Deputy Administrator and Recycling Coordinator (269-633-9054)
  • Erin Fuller, Watershed Coordinator (watershed@vanburencd.org, 269-218-0199)
    • Grant Management, River Management, Data Analysis, Natural Shoreline Specialist, Native Plant Specialist, Bird Specialist, Community Outreach and Education, Website Technical Resource
  • Kyle Mead, MAEAP Technician (maeap@vanburencd.org, 269-205-3377)
    • Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP), Conservation Cover Crop Equipment Rental Management, Irrigation Specialist, Small Fruit Specialist, Farmer/Grower Resource
  • Colleen Forestieri, Conservation Technician (agconservation@vanburencd.org, 269-218-0119)
    • Grant Management, Data Analysis, Cover Crop Specialist, Agricultural Communication and Education Specialist, Farmer/Grower Resource
  • Alex Florian, Invasive Species Coordinator for SW x SW Corner CISMA, covering Berrien, Cass, Van Buren Counties, (invasivesed@vanburencd.org, 269-633-9044)
    • Invasive Species Management, Outreach, Education, and Coordination, Native Plant Specialist
  • Lucas Hartman, Conservation Technician (agtechnician@vanburencd.org, 269-633-9057)
    • NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service) Landowner Resource, Butterfield Drain and Haydon Woods Property Management, Wildlife Specialist, Hunter Resource
  • Abbie Bristol, SW x SW Corner CISMA Strike Team Coordinator (invasivesmgmt@vanburencd.org, 269-633-9058)
    • Invasive Species Treatment Specialist, Outreach, Education, and Coordination, Native Plant Specialist
  • Jacob Diljak, Outreach Coordinator (outreach@vanburencd.org, 269-633-9052)
    • Outreach, Financial, Office, and Events Administration, Resource Recovery Support, Volunteer Services
  • Andrew Michalek, SW x SW Corner CISMA Strike Team Crew Member
  • Daniel Brown, SW x SW Corner CISMA Strike Team Crew Member
  • Hannah Hudson, Conservation Associate
  • Lia Will, Administrative Associate
  • Patrick Gordon, Produce Safety Technician covering Southwest Michigan (patrick.gordon@macd.org)
    • Safe Food Growing & Harvesting Practices Specialist, Grower Resource
Kim Sinclair
Erin Fuller

Kyle Mead
Colleen Forestieri
Alex Florian
Emilly Hickmott
Lucas Hartman
Abbie Bristol
Patrick Gordon