2020 Board of Directors & Staff

Brian Huggett, 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 District board and community positively since becoming a board member.

Kent VanSickle, Treasurer

Kent VanSickle continues the tradition of family farming and responsible stewardship, in a  seven generation family  committed to land located in Marengo Township.  He serves on several boards including the local fire department and MarLee Elementary School board.  His knowledge of  land management enhances conservation awareness, and serves as a role model for others in the field of agriculture.

Linda Kubiak, Director

Linda Kubiak resides in Clarence Township and continues to  serve as a trustee on the Township Board.  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. 

Maureen Reed, Manager
Maureen Reed began her career in conservation and education when she and her husband managed Michigan Audubon Society's Baker Sanctuary while raising their two sons. With a background in scholarship/grant coordination, grant writing and administration, she brings  program/mentoring experience and appreciation for land protection to the District office.


Gregory Fountain Vice-Chair/Secretary

Greg Fountain and his family own and operate a corn and soybean farm in northeast Calhoun County.  He is dedicated to conservation efforts and has served on the District board for more than 20 years. His business skills and familiarity of the community offers a broad knowledge and understanding of local conservation and agricultural initiatives. 

Paul Egnatuk, Director

Paul Egnatuk grew up in the Marshall area and has been active in conservation practices and watershed initiatives, including the River Country Heritage Water Trails.  Elected for a four-year term at the September 2019  Annual Meeting, his past experiences and new ideas will bring a positive approach to Calhoun County conservation efforts.

Jeremiah Swain, a graduate of Michigan State University's Agribusiness Management Program has for the past five years has served as MAEAP Technician for Calhoun and Jackson Counties.  His background studies in agriculture and natural resources serves the communities well.   Click here to learn more about the MAEAP program. jeremiah.swain@macd.org