The Southern Maryland RC&D staff team includes a full-time Director and Administrative Associate employed by the Board of Directors and one project-funded contractor working closely with our partners.
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Denitra Brawner is Southern Maryland RC&D’s Administrative Associate. A native of Charles County, Denitra comes from a large family of ten children. Denitra first came to Southern Maryland RC&D in 1992, while still a high school student, through a program called Maryland’s Tomorrow. Since then, Denitra has continued to grow and learn from her experience with the RC&D. The work has been challenging and Denitra’s efforts have been much appreciated. Contact Denitra
Cindy Greb is the Southern Maryland RC&D's Executive Director. She serves as a program facilitator and liaison between our project, our committees, and our Board of Directors. Cindy’s resume includes over 30 years of experience in environmental analysis; contract review, negotiations and enforcement; development and entitlement management and coordination of agency liaison and inspections for residential and commercial development. Cindy also has over 25 years of working on various Boards and Committees in the Southern Maryland area. Contact Cindy
Valinda Clark is NRCS' new Program Support Specialist. She was born in North Carolina and came to Wash. DC at 3 months old and then to P.G. County, MD at 5 years old. Valinda moved back to Charles County in 2009 after a brief stay in the late 1980’s. She has 25 years of experience in the clerical and administrative fields and looks forward to putting her skills to work. Valinda has a 5-year-old son that really keeps her busy. She is really excited to be here and looks forward to working with everyone. Valinda joined the Southern Maryland RC&D team in January of 2017 and she is based out of the La Plata NRCS office.
Gene Kibler grew up on a small farm in Caroline County where his family has a produce stand. He attended Delaware State University and received his Bachelor's Degree in General Agriculture. While attending college he worked at the research farm assisting in graduate students research projects. After graduating he went to work at Amick Farms as a poultry flock supervisor for 5 years. Currently, Gene is working with Southern Maryland RC&D as a Soil Technician based in Queen Anne County.
Mike Montillo is a native of St. Mary's County graduating from Chopticon High School. He grew up on a small farm in Chaptico and went away to college in 2003. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Salisbury University in 2007 and returned home several years later. Mike worked for a construction firm where he gained drafting skills and learned many phases of building custom homes. Mike is an avid landscape and nature photographer along with being a volunteer in the Conservation of Birds of Prey. His love for capturing the beauty of the environment to share with others is one of the many reasons that he has been drawn to the conservation of our natural resources. Mike joined the team at Southern Maryland RC&D as a Soil Technician based in La Plata in August of 2016.
Jennie Powell grew up on a small family farm with a vegetable garden, horses, rabbits and chickens in Somerset County, MD. She attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) where she worked as a student research assistant while working on her Bachelor's Degree. She graduated from UMES in 2008 receiving her degree in General Agricultural Studies. After college she has worked many positions as a agricultural field scout, nutrient management planner, Conservation Planner and she is a Certified Energy Data Collector for EnSave, Inc. She volunteers with many organizations such as Maryland Coastal Bays, Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Assateague Coastal Trust, Master Gardeners and NRCS - Earth Team. Jennie joined Southern Maryland RC&D in June 2016 as a Soil Conservation Technician based in Wicomico County, assisting Maryland's lower eastern shore counties (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester).
Brennan Tarleton is a Southern Maryland native who grew up on a farm in California, Maryland. He attended Salisbury University where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Environmental Land Use Planning. He previously served as an intern through the Student Conservation Association with the Patuxent River Naval Air Station's Department of Wildlife and Heritage Branch. Currently, Brennan is working with the Southern Maryland RC&D as a Program Support Specialist II based in Caroline County.
Amber JohnsonAmber Johnson is the 5th generation to be raised on her family’s farm in Dorchester County MD. After graduating high school, with a certificate of completion in horticulture, she continued her formal education by attending Delaware Technical Community College(DTCC, Georgetown, DE) and earning an Associate in Applied Science for Applied Agriculture Production as well as a certificate in plant & soil science. During that time Amber also worked with the University of Delaware as a seasonal field research intern (Georgetown, DE) and Black Gold Farms as an agronomy intern (Rhodesdale, MD). Seeking a change in scenery, She then took on a summer job in Carroll County MD for Black Rock Orchard as an field laborer and farmer’s market attendant (Lineboro, MD). She spent the next four years working for the Reisterstown Lumber Co. as an Accounts Receivable Bookkeeper (Reisterstown, MD) and earning a Bookkeeping Certificate from Carroll Community College (CCC, Westminster, MD). In January of 2017 she and her fiancé made the decision to return to the eastern shore in order to be closer to family and friends. So now Amber is working alongside RC&D and NRCS as a Program Support Specialist for the lower four counties and hoping to complete a bachelor’s degree for AgriBusiness at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES, Princess Anne, MD).
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