Meet Our Staff

Thank you for your interest in learning more about individuals that make up our ICCD team.

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Doug Beri, Jr.

Executive Director

Although only starting at the District in 2018, Doug has a much longer history of involvement with conservation in Indiana County. He grew up in a small town called Gas Center in East Wheatfield Township and graduated from United School District in 2005. While there, he participated in FFA, the Indiana County Envirothon, and took four years of Vocational Agriculture studies. After graduating from Pennsylvania Highlands Community College with an Associates Degree in Environmental Technology, he worked for a local non-profit as their Projects Manager completing habitat restoration and invasive species control work throughout a five county region that included Indiana County. Later he became a board member, then Vice President of the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy, helping to lead the charge on water quality monitoring, habitat restoration, recreation based economic development, and land conservation initiatives throughout the Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin (a 1886 square mile river basin that includes parts of Indiana County). At the District, Doug provides direction and oversight for the District’s many programs. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and a myriad of outdoor activities including white water rafting, bicycling, hiking, and skydiving.

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Tammie Robinson

Office Administrator &
Envirothon Coordinator

Tammie has spent her entire professional career with the Indiana County Conservation District which began in 1984. She provides administrative support to the staff on programs, projects and human resources. In addition to administrative work, Tammie serves passionately as the Envirothon Coordinator for both Junior and Senior High students. She oversees annual fundraising for Envirothon scholarships that currently has raised nearly $40,000 to assist Indiana County students with post-secondary education costs. In her spare time, Tammie enjoys travelling to state and national parks, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Nancy Clawson

Office Assistant

Nancy began working part time for the District in 2019. She provides assistance for a variety of office tasks. Her interests include nature walks and gardening, as well as reading and yoga. Her idea of a perfect day would include camping in the mountains, horseback riding at dawn, walking trails in the afternoon, and reclining by the campfire at night while gazing up at the stars. She and her husband enjoy camping with family and friends, and they cherish any time they are with their two grandsons.

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Brooke Russick

Conservation Program Manager

Brooke is a homegrown Indiana County girl graduating from Blairsville High School. She started with the District as an Americorps VISTA in 2013 where she supported the Conservation District, Crooked Creek Watershed Association, and Evergreen Conservancy with watershed projects. She joined ICCD as full-time staff in 2014 as the Watershed Specialist, eventually finding her niche in the Dirt, Gravel, Low Volume Road Program in 2018. Brooke provides full administrative and technical support for the DGLVR program for Indiana County. In her spare time, you can find her in the midst of home improvement projects, visiting micro-breweries, hiking, cooking, and enjoying family time.

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Marisa Matlin

Conservation Program Specialist (Ag and Permitting Programs)

Even though Marisa has only been at the District since July of 2021, she has a long history of agriculture involvement. Growing up on her family’s beef operation in Salix, a small town in Cambria County, allowed her to develop a passion for this industry.  While in highschool she participated in 4-H where she showed steers and market lambs.  After graduating, she attended Wilmington College in Ohio and pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy with a minor in Sustainability.  In college, she was actively involved in the Agronomy Club, Collegiate 4-H, Aggies, IHSA Equestrian Team, Agriculture Future of America, and Ag Policy & Law.  Her duties at the District are focused around providing technical support for farmers throughout the county.  In her spare time, she enjoys going on adventures with her friends and spending time with her animals.

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Benjamin (Ben) Wenger

Conservation Program Specialist (Watershed Programs)

Ben is a South Jersey native with a family history in environmental education. Being so close to the Jersey shore, he grew his love for aquatic environments at a young age. Ben further fostered his passion for conservation and education at the Center for Aquatic Sciences in Camden, NJ. In 2020, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in General Biology, as well as a minor in Marine Science, from Pennsylvania State University. Ben then pursued a Master’s in Environmental Education at Slippery Rock University, while also interning as a Field Volunteer at Berks Nature during his last semester. His duties at the District include providing technical support for watershed programs. In his spare time, you can find him playing with his dog, cooking and trying new foods, and traveling.

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Mackenzie Marbain

Conservation Program Specialist (ACAP)

Mackenzie is originally from southeast Virginia, but recently moved back to the east coast to be closer to family after spending four years in Colorado. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Mary Washington (UMW). While attending UMW, she realized her passion for sustainable agriculture and land management, and has spent the last four years working on trail-building crews, a wildland fire crew, and on organic vegetable farms. At the District, she is primarily working with the Agriculture Conservation Assistance Program. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys camping and hiking, going to see live music, practicing herbalism, and traveling.

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Alexis (Lexi) Shank

ACAP Coordinator

Alexis is an Indiana County native. She holds a BS in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, has nearly a decade of farming experience, and for the past 7 year has run an organic, no-till, diversified vegetable farm in Commodore, PA. Alexis has extensive knowledge of plant and soil science, bio-intensive cropping systems, cover cropping, integrative pest management, and high tunnel crop production. In her spare time, you can find her listening to music, hiking, kayaking, reading, cooking, traveling, and working on her farm.

Blake Mauthe

Blake Mauthe

Watershed Project Coordinator

Blake is an AmeriCorps member serving with the Indiana County Conservation District. He is also an avid lover of the outdoors and enjoys sharing that love with all. After an internship at Yellow Creek State Park, he learned his love for teaching about the outdoors, nature, and all that it can provide for us mentally, physically, and economically. He specifically has a love for the water and how important it is to all of us. While receiving a bachelor's degree in ecology and conservation biology at IUP he has learned the importance of management practices, teamwork, community involvement and education, and how these are some of our greatest tools in facing our environmental and social hardships.

Allison Smith

Allison Smith

Conservation Coordinator

Allison is an AmeriCorps member serving the Conservation District and Evergreen Conservancy this year. She received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Saint Vincent College in 2022. Allison spent the past year teaching outdoor education in the California redwoods. She loves seeing students' curiosity in nature. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside hiking, kayaking, or hammocking. 

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Joece Lynn

Watershed Project Coordinator

Joece is an AmeriCorps member serving with the Indiana County Conservation District. In 2019, she received her bachelor's degree from Pitt-Johnstown in Environmental Studies and Geography and is now pursuing her master’s degree in Geography and Environmental Planning from IUP.  She grew up on a small multi-generational family farm in Somerset County and was an active participant in 4-H and FFA showing livestock at the county fair. She is passionate about local agriculture, environmental stewardship, GIS, soils, and hydrology. In her spare time, you can find her hiking with her dog, cooking, kayaking, and hammocking with a good book.

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