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2023 Board of Directors & Staff

Treasurer  

Greg Fountain 

Greg Fountain has been a long-time board director and past chairman for the Calhoun Conservation District. His family-owned Double Eagle Farms, located in Marengo Township,  is a  large producer
of beans and corn production. His agricultural and conservation knowledge has benefitted the Calhoun Conservation District for many years.

Brian Huggett

Board Chair

Brian Huggett comes from a farming family who has resided  in Calhoun County for more than 150 years.  He has worked for state and national parks in Michigan and California, as a hydrologist and cartographer. His expertise with grant-funded aquatic and watershed projects has served the board and community positively. Currently Brian serves as  Watershed Technical Advisor, in addition to his role as Chair for Calhoun Conservation District.

Sheryl Proteau

   Director

Sheryl Proteau brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board from her experience as Clarence Township Clerk.  She has developed skills in planning meetings, elections, and communicating with the public. 

Linda Kubiak

Director

Linda Kubiak resides in Clarence Township and was recently elected as Clarence Township Supervisor. She has provided guidance to the Duck Lake Association for their watershed management plan. Linda and her husband operate a farm producing corn, soybeans, and hay. She has served on the District Board over 20 years; contributing first-hand knowledge of the agricultural community and local government. 

Chris Corgan - NRCS

District Conservationist 

Open Seat

Director

Kayla Bradford

Farm Bill Biologist

Branch & Calhoun Counties

Originally from S/E Wisconsin, she graduated from UW-Whitewater with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She is an avid hunter, angler and a certified firefighter. She also is pursuing numerous conservation based certifications in 2024 such as wetland delineation, herbicide application, conservation planning, and wilderness first aid. ​

Ryan Reincke

Executive Director

Ryan Reincke attended Kellogg Community College and Michigan State University earning his Bachelor's degree. He studied Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism & Environmental Studies and Sustainability. Growing up and living in the county; he enjoys recreating the counties plentiful natural resources. He also is a board member for the Calhoun County Trailway Alliance. 

Joselyn Ralph

MAEAP Technician

Jackson & Calhoun Counties

Joselyn Ralph earned her bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Michigan State University, where she researched berry pest management under Dr. Rufus Isaacs. She has worked on projects with a variety of conservation groups, including the Michigan Audubon Society and the Howell Nature Center Wildlife Clinic. Joselyn’s background in both agricultural and natural resource management provides her with a unique perspective for recruiting farmers to MAEAP.

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