Meet Our Staff
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WICD's Natural Resource Planners provide no-cost technical assistance for all Whidbey Island residents and landowners.
Do you need assistance on your property with a natural resource challenge or goal?
Please note that we are currently undergoing some staff transitions, so may have a few weeks delay in response to your request. We appreciate your understanding and patience in this matter, and encourage you to explore the resources on our website in the interim.
Current Staff Profiles
Shared Regional Technical Specialists
Whidbey Island Conservation District is one of 45 conservation districts in Washington state that serve its 39 counties. We are part of the 12 Puget Sound Conservation Districts and, as such, have access to technical specialists, including engineers and foresters. These technical specialists focus on providing services to landowners in multiple conservation districts areas, but are vital parts of the localized conservation district team.
Thank You for Your Years of Service!
Erin Borden - For nearly 2 years, Erin served as the District's Farm Planner, and retired in May 2020 to spend more time with family.
Matt Zupich - After nearly five years serving two years as a Natural Resource Planner and two years as District Manager, Matt Zupich has moved on to the next phase in his career as of March 2021.
Shannon Bly - For nearly 2 years, Shannon has served as the District's Outreach Coordinator, but has taken her passion project to the next level as the new Food Hub Manager of the Whidbey Island Grown Cooperative as of March 2021.
Sandy Welch - After nearly 15 years of dedicated service to our District, Office Administrator, Graphic Designer, and Native Plant Sale Manager retired in April 2021 to pursue the next stage in her life's journey.
We thank Erin, Matt, Shannon, and Sandy for their time and contributions toward helping achieve the Conservation District mission and wish them well!