I started in 2004 as a technician and was appointed as DPA in 2011. I look forward to serving the Ohio employees through the Association. The past ten years have allowed me to work with many partners throughout the state and I hope to bring some of those relations to the table to help out SWCD’s throughout the state.
The knowledge base, dedication and work ethic never ceases to amaze me when I work with other SWCD employees. I have been an SWCD employee for over 20 years and this is my second chance to serve on the OASWCDE Board. I am proud to be a Director of the Employees Association to help support the effort and professionalism of the hard working SWCD employees across the state.
Nikki Hawk is the District Administrator/Education Specialist for the Mercer Soil & Water Conservation District where she has worked for 13 years. Nikki graduated from The Ohio State University in 1997 with a BS in Agricultural Education. She also earned her Masters’ Degree from OSU in 1999 in Ag Ed.
Nikki provides leadership to a large District staff who works with challenging issues including Harmful Algal Blooms, the Distressed Watershed Designation and a strong interest in District operations from media and the public. She prides herself on the strong relationship between the county, state and federal staff working in the Mercer Field Office.
Although born and raised in Butler County, Nikki lives in Fort Recovery with her husband, Joe, and 3 children, Isaac, Olivia and Elijah. She affectionately refers to her homestead as the Hawk Funny Farm. Nikki is very excited to share her passion for her job and serve as a Director of the Employees Association.
As a new SWCD member and treasurer to the association, I am looking forward to networking with district staff throughout the state. Our desire is to support all employees in their quest to provide the best natural resource information possible. We encourage you to share your ideas and to get involved.
Amy Roskilly has been with the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District since May of 2007 as the Conservation Education Specialist. Amy is responsible for managing the District’s Conservation Education Program including designing and providing education programs to cities to evoke change and keep compliance under the Clean Water Act.
Programs include presentation and workshops, water quality monitoring, storm drain stenciling, stream clean ups and educational activity days. Additionally, Amy is certified in several curriculum including Project WET, Project Wild, Project Learning Tree, Earth Partnership for Schools and many more.
Before joining the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, Amy was the Education & Outreach Coordinator at the Housing Research & Advocacy Center. She has a Bachelor of Science in Interpersonal Communication from Ohio University and a Master of Arts in Environmental Studies from Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.
In her spare time, Amy enjoys being outdoors as much as possible, hiking in the Metroparks, playing tennis, golf or swimming, photography, and traveling any chance she can. She has been keeping honeybees for over 10 years.
Julie Lause joined the Wood SWCD in August 2011 as the Administrative Assistant. She works with the staff in a variety of ways – bookkeeping, newsletter publication, website maintenance, and planning education and outreach programs.
Julie attended Bowling Green State University and received a BA in Business Communication from Defiance College. She is a graduate of OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, a 4-H advisor, member of the Wood County 4-H Committee, and an active member in her parish.
Julie, her husband, Eric, and daughter, Olivia, live in rural Wood County. She enjoys traveling and gardening and does her share to ‘help’ with their small, family grain farm.
Katie Day began her role as Program Manager of Monroe SWCD in December. She is a resident of Belmont County and has an extensive background in agriculture. Katie graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agricultural Education and is very passionate about the industry and the local area.
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