Meet the Staff!

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    Jeff Smeenk

    District Manager

    Jeff has  BS in Agronomy and his graduate work was in Plant Pathology and Sustainable Agriculture.  

    He is our primary agricultural consultant, is a certified pesticide applicator, project manager and researcher.

    His interests include primarily sustainable agriculture, Farm management and Economic Analysis and Application of Conservation Techniques.

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    Louisa Branchflower

    Natural Resource Manager

    Louisa has a background in Earth Science and is the districts GIS specialist.  She has been with the district since 2012 and works with grant administration, GIS mapping, Salmon habitat restoration, Invasive plant management, district IT and outreach.  She enjoys farming, composting, playing outside, playing with her family, volunteering in the community and skiing.

  • Jesse Godbold

    Conservation Manager

    Jesse brings to the PSWCD team a background in environmental science and education, agriculture, construction, and outdoor tourism leadership. His work has taken him across the country where he has partnered with tribal, federal, state, local, and private entities in fish and wildlife restoration and research, farm and ranch operations and development, ecological and endangered species monitoring, wetland and habitat assessment, trail development, and general contracting services.  As Conservation Manager, he enjoys working closely with both private and public entities in providing ecologically-appropriate land management services, agricultural consulting and design, fish and wildlife investigations, environmental analysis, and natural resource planning.

  • Kelly Strawn

    Natural Resource Manager

    Kelly has been with the district since 2008.  She has a background in Environmental Science.  She has experience with salmon habitat and restoration, salmon monitoring, water quality work, outreach campaigns, has worked with numerous projects and partners throughout the years with the district.

  • Scott Wolfe

    Natural Resource Manager

    Scott has a background in Wildlife Biology.  He has extensive experience as a research biologist and brings many skills to the team.  He is passionate about the outdoors and gathering, collecting and analyzing data.  

(907) 357-1440

1508 E. Bogard Rd.
Wasilla, AK 99654

PalmerSWCD@gmail.com

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