Southern Maryland RC&D Staff

Cindy Greb has served as RC&D’s Executive Director since 2014. Cindy studied Landscape Architecture at Rutger’s University, graduated from St. Mary’s College of MD with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, and studied Urban Land Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Not only did Cindy grow up in St. Mary’s County, it’s where she earned her college degree, and chose to raise her two sons. She has more than 35 years of experience working in the environmental engineering and site development field, contract negotiations, code compliance, and more recently, with NAVFAC on environmental and natural resource projects through RC&D.  Cindy holds several certifications, including the US Army Corp of Engineer’s Construction Quality Management for Contractors.  

Cindy Greb

Executive Director

Caroline King is Southern Maryland RC&D’s Program Manager for land preservation, working closely with St. Mary’s County’s staff, Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program team, and the Navy’s REPI Program team. A lifelong Marylander, she attended the University of Maryland to study natural resources management and the University of Baltimore School of Law, focusing on government and public service law.  Before joining RC&D, she worked as an attorney, writer, and editor.

She continues to serve on various boards and committees, including the St. Mary’s County Planning Commission, and volunteers as a Maryland Master Naturalist. 

Caroline King

Program Manager

Denitra Brawner has been with Southern Maryland RC&D for over 27 years, advancing to the position of Administrative Associate in 2016.  A native of Charles County, Denitra came to RC&D in 1992, while still a high school student, through the Maryland’s Tomorrow program. Since then, Denitra has continued to grow and learn from her experience with the RC&D office. Her dedication and professionalism have been instrumental in RC&D’s success.  Not only is Denitra responsible for managing all human resource issues for the staff and NRCS grant employees, she also provides administrative assistance to the RC&D Board of Directors, Executive Director, and partners.    

Denitra Brawner

Administrative Associate 

Lauren Brown

NRCS Grant Employee -

Soil Technician

Kimberly Reynolds

NRCS Grant Employee -

Program Support Specialist

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.

Chris Zawitoski

NRCS Grant Employee -

Soil Technician

Brian Campbell

NRCS Grant Employee -

Grazing Specialist

Brian Campbell joined Southern Maryland RC&D in January 2018. Originally from Delaware, Brian has worked on several farms and most recently taught agribusiness at a community college. He holds a master's degree in agricultural sciences and is especially interested in grazing management, soil biology, and native grasslands.

Ley Rideout

NRCS Grant Employee -

Forester

Ley Rideout joined RC&D in January 2020 as a forester for Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. Her program focuses on forest health, conservation, and wildlife habitat restoration. Ley earned a degree in forestry with a minor in wildlife from The University of Tennessee. Ley is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys foraging for wild mushrooms as well as hiking with her partner and two dogs.

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 25 years of experience in the clerical and administrative fields. 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. 

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. 

Christopher Zawitoski is a lifetime resident of Maryland. He grew up in Anne Arundel County, graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School, and attended Saint Vincent College is Latrobe, PA, where he studied communication and business administration and played 4 years on Saint Vincent’s football team. After graduationc Chris has worked as a Counselor at Adelphoi in Latrobe, where he provided day-to-day counseling services for at-risk juvenile sex offenders. Before joining the RC&D team, Chris worked for Lipinski Engineering Services Inc. in Gambrills, MD as a Field Utility Survey Technician. When Chris isn’t working, he spends a great deal of his time coaching football and basketball. Chris enjoys playing sports, fishing, and swimming.