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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...

Renee Bouldin

Chapter and Community Builder

Renee Bouldin is the chapter and community builder of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. She is responsible for chapter outreach and support. Renee also assists with event planning and execution. She started her work with SWCS as the Executive Director of the Southern New England Chapter in 2019.

Erika Crady

Membership Director

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

Emma Harper

Communications Coordinator

Emma Harper is the communications coordinator at SWCS. She is responsible for creating and implementing marketing and communications content to promote SWCS and our mission via social media, website, press releases, email, and other communication mediums.

Joe Otto

Special Projects and Partnerships Director/Historian

Joe Otto is the special projects and partnerships director at SWCS. His role is managing SWCS’s current grants and developing grant and partnership opportunities. In addition, he is also the historian. He is archiving and organizing the Society’s documents and historical records. He is also building interpretation of the Society’s...

Rachel Owen

Senior Advisor

Rachel Owen is the SWCS Senior Advisor, focused on policy, grants, and overall strategy for the Society. Rachel is a soil scientist who has built a career in policy and social entrepreneurship. She received a PhD in Soil Science from the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources, holds an...

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...