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The Southern Maryland RC&D staff team includes a full-time Director and Administrative Associate employed by the Board of Directors and one project-funded contractor working closely with our partners.

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 Southern Maryland RC&D Staff

Denitra Brawner

 Denitra Brawner is Southern Maryland RC&D’s Administrative Associate. A native of Charles County, Denitra comes from a large family of ten children. Denitra first came to Southern Maryland RC&D in 1992, while still a high school student, through a program called Maryland’s Tomorrow. Since then, Denitra has continued to grow and learn from her experience with the RC&D. The work has been challenging and Denitra’s efforts have been much appreciated. Contact Denitra

Cindy Greb

 Cindy Greb is the Southern Maryland RC&D's Executive Director. She serves as a program facilitator and liaison between our project, our committees, and our Board of Directors. Cindy’s resume includes over 30 years of experience in environmental analysis; contract review, negotiations and enforcement; development and entitlement management and coordination of agency liaison and inspections for residential and commercial development. Cindy also has over 25 years of working on various Boards and Committees in the Southern Maryland area. Contact Cindy 


Valinda Clark 

 Valinda Clark is NRCS' new Program Support Specialist. She was born in North Carolina and came to Wash. DC at 3 months old and then to P.G. County, MD at 5 years old. Valinda moved back to Charles County in 2009 after a brief stay in the late 1980’s. She has 25 years of experience in the clerical and administrative fields and looks forward to putting her skills to work. Valinda has a 5-year-old son that really keeps her busy. She is really excited to be here and looks forward to working with everyone. Valinda joined the Southern Maryland RC&D team in January of 2017 and she is based out of the La Plata NRCS office.


 Gene Kibler

 Gene Kibler grew up on a small farm in Caroline County where his family has a produce stand. He attended Delaware State University and received his Bachelor's Degree in General Agriculture. While attending college he worked at the research farm assisting in graduate students research projects. After graduating he went to work at Amick Farms as a poultry flock supervisor for 5 years. Gene started working with Southern Maryland RC&D as a Soil Technician based in Queen Anne County in August of 2016. 


 Michael Montillo 

 Mike Montillo is a native of St. Mary's County graduating from Chopticon High School. He grew up on a small farm in Chaptico and went away to college in 2003. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Salisbury University in 2007 and returned home several years later. Mike worked for a construction firm where he gained drafting skills and learned many phases of building custom homes. Mike is an avid landscape and nature photographer along with being a volunteer in the Conservation of Birds of Prey. His love for capturing the beauty of the environment to share with others is one of the many reasons that he has been drawn to the conservation of our natural resources. Mike joined the team at Southern Maryland RC&D as a Soil Technician based in La Plata in August of 2016.  


 Kelli Tyler 

Kelli is a Annapolis native, who transplanted to the Eastern Shore in the 90's. She is currently working on completing her Bachelor's Degree in History and then will be moving onto her Master's Degree in History concentrating on the Chesapeake Colonial Era and Archaeology. Kelli volunteers as a grant writer and artisan spinner/dryer/weaver at local historic sites and works part time as an Educator at the local Salisbury Zoo. Kelli's prior work experiences include Grant Writing and Administration, Educational Program Development and Implementation for various historic sites. She has also worked as a Program Specialist for the Trio program at Wor-Wic Community College. Kelli's primary goal as a grant specialist has always been to give people the means and opportunity to achieve their goals and/or provide them with the opportunity to learn about our historic and shared past. She looks forward to being able to use her skills in supporting our Agricultural community with their conservation efforts. Kelli started working for Southern Maryland RC&D as a Program Support Specialist based in Wicomico County in July of 2017.  


Ryan Poe  

 Ryan is a Maryland native and longtime Eastern Shore resident. He joined Southern Maryland RC&D in July 2017 as a Soil Conservation Technician for the Lower Shore. Before starting with Southern Maryland RC&D, he earned a Bachelor of Science, Biology degree from Salisbury University, did easement monitoring work with the Lower Shore Land Trust, and was the Greenhouse Manager at a family owned garden center in Salisbury, MD. Ryan serves on the Town of Delmar Parks and Recreation Commission and as Secretary for the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus. He has tended a vegetable garden since 2002 and thoroughly enjoys spending time outdoors. His other interests include live music, table top and role playing games, literature and art in a variety of media.   


Amber Cook 

 Amber Cook is the 5th generation to be raised on her family’s farm in Dorchester County MD. After graduating high school, with a certificate of completion in horticulture, she continued her formal education by attending Delaware Technical Community College(DTCC, Georgetown, DE) and earning an Associate in Applied Science for Applied Agriculture Production as well as a certificate in plant & soil science. During that time Amber also worked with the University of Delaware as a seasonal field research intern (Georgetown, DE) and Black Gold Farms as an agronomy intern (Rhodesdale, MD). Seeking a change in scenery, She then took on a summer job in Carroll County MD for Black Rock Orchard as an field laborer and farmer’s market attendant (Lineboro, MD). She spent the next four years working for the Reisterstown Lumber Co. as an Accounts Receivable Bookkeeper (Reisterstown, MD) and earning a Bookkeeping Certificate from Carroll Community College (CCC, Westminster, MD). In January of 2017 she and her fiancé made the decision to return to the eastern shore in order to be closer to family and friends. So now Amber is working alongside RC&D and NRCS as a Program Support Specialist for the lower four counties and hoping to complete a bachelor’s degree for AgriBusiness at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES, Princess Anne, MD). Amber joined the team at Southern Maryland RC&D as a Program Support Specialist based in Caroline County in January of 2017.    




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Phone: (301) 475-8427 ext. 6      Fax: (301) 475-8391