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RC&D Staff


Allison Burnett

Executive Director


Caroline King

Program Director

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Denitra Brawner

Administrative Associate

Jessica McGlinsey

Program Assistant

Charlie Olmsted

Chesapeake Conservation and Climate Corps Member

Valinda Clark
NRCS Grant Employee -
Program Support Specialist 

Valinda Clark was born in North Carolina and came to the Washington, DC area at 3 months old. She has spent most of her life growing up and living in Prince George’s county. She moved to southern Maryland in 2009. She has 40 years of experience in the clerical and administrative fields. She attended Strayer University in Washington DC and Alexandria VA. She also has a young son that keeps her busy. Valinda joined the Southern Maryland RC&D team in January 2017 and she is based out of the La Plata NRCS office. 

Kimberly Reynolds
NRCS Grant Employee -
Program Support Specialist
Kelli Tyler
NRCS Grant Employee -
Program Support Specialist 

Kelli Tyler is an Annapolis native who transplanted to the Eastern Shore in the 1990s. She is working on her bachelor's degree in history and will pursue a master's 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, as well as 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 joined Southern Maryland RC&D in July 2017. She is based in Wicomico County. 

A native of Talbot County, Kimberly attended Towson University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in communications. Returning to the Eastern Shore to spend more time with her family, Kimberly worked for many years at a local title company, assisting buyers, sellers, realtors, and lenders with finalizing real estate transactions and loan closings. She later chose to change career paths, helping those with special needs obtain service funding through federal, state and non-profit programs. Kimberly looks forward to supporting NRCS participants and staff in Caroline and Talbot County.

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