About Us

The Wayne SWCD (Soil and Water Conservation District) is governed by five board members that are elected from the populous of Wayne County. Each board member serves a three year term as public officials and serve without pay. They are protected from liability by laws which indemnify all SWCD supervisors from personal liability in any civil actions arising from involvement with the SWCD.

Board members provide locally led input and guidance to the programs and services provided by the Wayne SWCD.

Staff provide the daily services and programs on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.

Wayne SWCD Board of Supervisors

Left to Right:

Matt Peart, Secretary

Dustin Ramsier, Fiscal Agent

John Redick, Vice Chairman

Scott Stoller, Public Relations

Jeff Gochnauer, Chairman

Wayne SWCD Staff


Left to Right:

Taylor Gilmore, Water Resources Specialist

Kathy Burley, Secretary

Kelly Riley, Education Specialist

Rob Kastner, Water Management Engineer

Stacey Hiller, Administrative Assistant

(Not Pictured) Trish Nuskievicz, District Program Administrator

(Not Pictured) Luke Nussbaum, No-till Specialist

NRCS Staff

(The NRCS office is no longer housed together with Wayne SWCD)

They are located with the FSA office at 2375 Benden Drive in Wooster.

Left to Right:

Jeff Lefever, Civil Engineering Technician

Ray Rummel, Agriculture Conservation Experienced Service Employee

John Knapp, District Conservationist

Colin Nugent, Area Engineer

(Not Pictured) Scott Kenreich, Resource Conservationist

(Not Pictured) Al Bonnis, Agriculture Conservation Experienced Service Employee