Tony Riggi-District Manager-MDA


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 Nancy Metcalf-District Conservationist-NRCS

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Deborah Minnich-District Secretary-MDA

Debbie1.jpgDebbie has worked for the Queen Anne's Soil Conservation District since October 1994.  She enjoys assisting the public and keeping the office running smoothly. 


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 Donald Dawkins-Soil Conservation Technician-SCD


Donald started working for the USDA Soil Conservation Service in 1956 in Kent County, Maryland after attending Goldey Beacom College.  He moved to the Queen Anne's District office in 1959 and worked for NRCS until he retired from federal service in 1994.  At that time, Donald began working part-time for Queen Anne's Soil Conservation District as a Queen Anne's County employee. 


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Matthew Yoash-Soil Conservation Technician-MDA


Matt started working for Caroline Soil Conservation District as a Soil Conservation Technician in 1979.  He came to work for Queen Anne's Soil Conservation District in 1988 as a Soil Conservation Technician. 


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 Levi Kolakowski- Soil Conservation Planner-SCD



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Sharon Calisto-Soil Conservationist-NRCS


Sharon joined the Queen Anne's Soil Conservation District as a Soil Conservationist for NRCS in 2002.  Previously, she worked for MDA as a Conservation Planner in Prince George's County.  Sharon graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994 with a B.S. in General Agriculture. 


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Donna Smith- Soil Conservation Assistant-SCD

 Donna started working in the Soil Conservation office in May 2014 as a Soil Conservation Specialist.  She had been working in the Planning and Zoning office for the past 9 years as the Agricultural Specialist focusing on land preservation and maintaining county owned farmland.

Prior to Planning and Zoning, she worked at the Farm Service Agency for 24 years.  Her institutional knowledge of the county and farm producers is very helpful when reviewing sediment and erosion plans.

Donna lives in Queen Anne's County with her husband and daughter on their poultry and grain farm.


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Katie Starr-Agricultural Resource Conservation Specialist-MDA

Katie.jpgKatie joined Queen Anne's Soil Conservation District in July 2006 as a Grant Planner for the Corsica watershed. She was hired as a permanent MDA Soil Conservation Planner in May of 2007. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 2004 with a B.S. in General Agriculture with a background in Animal Science.


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  Sarah Harris- Administrative Assistant-SCD

Sarah worked next door at Farm Service Agency for 2 years and has worked in the District Office as an assistant for both NRCS and District programs since 2010. She graduated from Salisbury University in 2005 with a B.S. in Geography and Geosciences. 


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Christopher Davidson-Civil Engineering Technician-NRCS


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Justin Ford-Soil Conservationist-NRCS

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Zach Berry-
Zach recently started working as a Soil Conservation Technician with WMRC&D.  He’s stationed in Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties and is currently working on grassed waterways, grade stabilization structures, and a few shallow water habitat development projects. In addition to working behind the scenes in the design and development aspects of these projects, he will also be working with landowners and contractors in the field, making sure they are receiving benefits of the project and complying with any and all program guidelines.


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Dale Foxwell-



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