Our Staff

Administrative

Timothy Riley

District Coordinator

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Tim began working with the District in October 1991. Tim manages all District related programs, such as, human relations, finance, stormwater program, engineering, etc.

Alisa Bentley

Administrative Coordinator

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Alisa began working with the District in January 2015. She is the District’s liaison to the Board of Supervisors.

Gayle Wills

Accountant

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Gayle began working with the District in October 1994. Gayle manages all human relations and accounting functions for the entire District as well as accounting responsibilities for the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD), is Treasurer for the Delaware Envirothon and Delaware Conservation District Employees Association (DCDEA).

Stephanie Walt

Grants Manager

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Stephanie began working with the District in August 2022. Stephanie spends her time researching and applying for grant funding for conservation programs for the District. She tracks the deliverable grant requirements and files the necessary reports for the awarded grants.

Beverly Darling

Receptionist

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Beverly began working with the District in September 2001. As the receptionist, Beverly is the primary contact for all customer relations. She spends her days assisting clients, either in person or via telephone, by providing information regarding the District’s programs.

Nutrient Management

Virginia Grimm

Conservationist

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Virginia began working with the District in February 2023. Virginia works with our farmers on nutrient management planning, cover crop programs, and works with USDA-NRCS to implement federal programs. Virginia is a certified nutrient management planner.

Shannon McCall

Conservationist

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Shannon began working with the District in the fall of 2023. Shannon works with our farmers on nutrient management planning, cover crop programs, and works with USDA-NRCS to implement federal programs.

Joseph Jones

Conservationist

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Joseph began working with the District in January of 2024. He works with our farmers on nutrient management planning, cover crop programs, and works with USDA-NRCS to implement federal programs.

Sediment & Stormwater

Jared Adkins, P.E.

S & S Program Manager/Engineer

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Jared Adkins graduated from the University of Delaware in Agricultural Engineering and is a Delaware Registered Professional Engineer. Prior to joining the Kent Conservation District, he worked for several local consulting firms providing geotechnical and environmental engineering, construction inspection and project management services. Since 1999, Jared has served as the Program Manager.

Kate Owens

Stormwater Engineer

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Kate began working with the District in October of 2020. Kate meets with Engineering Firms wishing to submit Stormwater Management Plans for review and approval.

Roland “RW” Kelly

Engineering Inspector

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RW began working with the District in April of 2014, his main task as an Engineering Inspector is to monitor active construction sites. You may see RW on his way to a site in the southern portion of Kent County.

Gary Gerardi

Engineering Inspector

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Gary began working with the District in February of 2022, his main task as an Engineering Inspector is to monitor active construction sites. You may see Gary on his way to a site in the northern portion of Kent County.

Sean Miller

Urban Conservationist

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Sean began working with the District in August of 2016. As the Urban Conservationist, he performs post construction inspections on Stormwater BMP’s. A large portion of Sean’s day is spent coordinating with Home Owner Associations wishing to join the Kent County Stormwater Maintenance District.

Kelly Wilson

Project Administrator

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Kelly previously worked with the KCD as an Engineering Inspector and Urban Conservationist from September 2005 until June of 2016. In March of 2023 Kelly returned to assist the Stormwater Program and manage the Stormwater Construction Bond Program.

Tax Ditch/Drainage Assistance

Gene Vanderwende

Field Coordinator

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Gene began working with the District in May 1983. Gene manages the Tax Ditch Program, coordinating all maintenance activities for tax ditches throughout Kent County. He is the District’s liaison to the DNREC Tax Ditch Section and responds to calls received from the public regarding tax ditch drainage issues.

Daniel Tartt

Drainage Planner

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Danny began working with the District in October 2021 and is involved in a variety of tasks for drainage improvement projects as well as assisting the Stormwater Program with plan review. He is also our resident photographer and licensed drone operator.

Drainage Assistance - State of Delaware

Mike Biggs

Resource Planner

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Mike has been an asset to the team since April of 1990. He manages and approves projects to improve drainage in Kent County and at times assists the tax ditch program.

Erik Foraker

Drainage Planner

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Erik began working with the District in October 2021. Erik responds to calls received from the public about drainage concerns and assists the Drainage Team on design and construction projects.

USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service

Kent Field Office Staff

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James Dick
Program Assistant
Jacob Urian
 Soil Conservationist
Tim Ross
Soil Conservationist
Suzy LinSoil Conservationist Technician
Justin FordActing District Conservationist

Virginia Grimm

Conservationist

Virginia began working with the District in February 2023. Virginia works with our farmers on nutrient management planning, cover crop programs, and works with USDA-NRCS to implement federal programs. Virginia is a certified nutrient management planner.