The full-time Tualatin SWCD staff work closely with a team of seasonal specialists and NRCS employees to provide a number of technical and educational programs throughout the District.
Get to know some of the faces you will see around the office and in the field!
Lacey Townsend, District Manager
Lacey has been with the District since May 2006. In addition to managing the District, she writes conservation plans for landowners, provides technical assistance, write grants, and assists with outreach activities. In her spare time, Lacey likes hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Nicole coordinates the District’s riparian restoration programs through outreach to private landowners, partner collaboration, and project management. She enjoys District conservation work because we are able to provide high quality fish and wildlife habitats with our restoration projects while maintaining working lands and valuable partnerships.
Autumn Bryant, Restoration Program Manager
Judy Marsh, Administrative Assistant
Judy manages the office’s secretarial work, as well as the ECREP & VEGBACC accounting. She has lived on a dairy farm all of her life. She milked cows for 25 years before returning to town for an office job!
Jennifer oversees and implements the District’s direct outreach campaign through website and social media management, events, and landowner engagement. She moved to Oregon after completing her graduate thesis on water quality management in the Tualatin Basin and now torments her friends by identifying invasive species while hiking.
Laura monitors native plant health and weeds at our restoration sites. She is also a volunteer crew leader for Friends of Trees’ Green Space Initiative.
Diane assists our staff with updating and creating new maps for District’s Restoration Program, perform map data analysis, and update project databases. She worked in the Hillsboro field office as an student trainee many moons ago and says it’s fun to be back!
USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Staff
Dean Moberg, PhD, MAT, BS, District Conservationist for USDA-NRCS
Dean works for the United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). His agency has a strong long-term relationship with the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, helping farmers and foresters voluntarily conserve natural resources on their land. Dean administers the NRCS programs for Washington County. His early years prepared him well for this career as he worked his way through college on farms in California, Illinois and upstate New York.
Amy Fischer, Soil Conservationist
Amy assists Dean with the planning associated with NRCS’s cost-share programs and work with the district to develop and implement plans for our riparian projects.