Directors and Staff
Board of Directors:
, Public Director
, Public Director
, Farmer Director
Steve, a native of Bedford County, joined the Elk County Conservation District as the District Manager in 2011. Prior to coming
to Elk County, Steve served as the Resource Conservation Specialist at the Blair County Conservation District for 8 years and
served as the Resource Conservationist at the Clinton County Conservation District for 2 years. He also spent some time residing
in Maryland and Colorado. Steve is a certified professional in erosion and sediment control (CPESC) and has a bachelor’s of science
degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where he studied Geology & Environmental Science. He is also active in the
community and serves on the Ridgway Heritage Council and the TriCounty Rails-To-Trails board.
Kim, a native of Elk County, joined ECCD in the spring of 2005 after holding the same position at the Warren County Conservation
District. She attended Penn State Dubois Campus to earn an Associates Degree in Wildlife Technology and then went on to Clarion
University to study biology where she received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology with a concentration in Freshwater
Ecology. Kim enjoys the many aspects of her job such as environmental education, working with local watershed groups and other
conservation organizations, but her true passion is working on the beautiful headwater streams throughout the county; trying to
protect and conserve our most required natural resource, water.
Kate Yetzer: Resource Conservation Technician
Kate, a native of Elk County, joined the Elk County Conservation District as the Resource Conservation Technician in 2014.
Prior to working for the District, Kate worked for the Army Corps of Engineers at East Branch Lake and earned her Bachelors of
Science degree with a concentration in Geology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Kate enjoys spending time in the PA Great
Outdoors and volunteering her time at the Elk County Visitor Center.
Amanda Stoltzfus: Resource Conservation Technician
Amanda, a native of Berks County, joined the Elk County Conservation District as a Resource Conservation Technician in 2014.
She previously was employed by the Dauphin County Conservation District. Amanda received her bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania
State University in 2008 in Agriculture Extension Education. She enjoys many outdoor activities such as running, gardening, and
David Stubber: Solid Waste Enforcement Officer
Dave Stubber was hired as the Municipal Waste Enforcement Officer in 2000. He also was the West Nile Virus Coordinator for Elk County.
He now splits his time as the Municipal Waste Enforcement Officer and working at the Community Recycling Center in St Marys. Dave is
a retired DWCO with the PA Game Commission he also is very active at Elk County Catholic High School where he coaches varsity football.
Diane has been employed by the County of Elk since April of 2010. Her duties are split between the Conservation District and the
Elk County Solid Waste Authority / Recycling Office. She provides all secretarial, accounting, and payroll services to the District.
A lifelong resident of Elk County, she is a graduate of Jamestown Business College and has served in the U.S. Air Force as a ground
equipment technician. Prior to starting employment at the County, she worked as a financial assistant for North Central PA
Planning & Development Commission for 18 years.
Allegheny National Forest (ANF)
PA Association of Conservation Districts
PA Department of Agriculture
PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR)
PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
PA Fish & Boat Commission
PA Game Commission
PA State Conservation Commission
Penn State University Center for Dirt & Gravel Road Studies
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Fish & Wildlife Service
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Western PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy