Clare Lindahl


Clare Lindahl is chief executive officer of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Clare is in charge of public affairs, program development, governance, and special projects. Clare became the CEO of SWCS in August of 2017. She previously served as the executive director for Conservation Districts of Iowa and as...

Courtney Allen

Event and Professional Development Director/Executive Assistant to the CEO

Courtney Allen is the event and professional development director of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the executive assistant to the CEO. Courtney is the lead staff person for the SWCS Annual Conference and also manages the special conferences, workshops, distance learning, and other professional development opportunities with regional...

Annie Binder

Director of Publications/Editor

Annie Binder is director of publications at the Soil and Water Conservation Society and editor of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. She is responsible for the journal, SWCS book publishing, Web site, Conservogram newsletter, and other communications.

Erika Crady

Membership and Chapter Coordinator

Erika is the membership and chapter coordinator for SWCS. She provides and processes information on membership, chapters, subscriptions, and book orders.

Catherine DeLong

Special Projects and Policy Director

As special projects director, Catherine’s primary role is managing SWCS’s current grants, seeking out new opportunities, and also contributing to and enhancing SWCS’s advocacy and communications.

Autumn Mohler


Autumn is the summer 2019 intern for SWCS. This summer, Autumn is lending support to student chapters and exploring ways to engage the next generation of conservation professionals. She is an undergraduate student at Slippery Rock University studying Geology, Leadership, and Geographical Information Science.

Joe Otto


Joe Otto is the historian of SWCS. He is archiving and organizing the Society’s documents and historical records. He is also building interpretation of the Society’s past accomplishments for consumption by both members and general audiences.

Jody Thompson

Editorial Assistant

Jody (JT) is the editorial assistant at SWCS. She is in charge of manuscript tracking for the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation and puts together the monthly SWCS newsletter. JT also edits accepted research manuscripts, assists with SWCS book publications, and makes Web updates. In addition to her editorial...