Team

Dave Downing District Manager & Watershed Tech Specialist

Dave was born and raised in Lane County and has been with the Upper Willamette SWCD since April of 1998. Prior to joining the District as the Watershed Technical Specialist, he was an owner/operator of a family farm north of Eugene. Since joining the District, his primary focus has been to assist ag… Read more

Lily Leitermann Conservation Specialist

Lily joined the Upper Willamette SWCD in September 2015. Her work focuses on water quality protection with the Pure Water Partners Program (drinking water source protection) and the Camp Creek Strategic Implementation Area in the McKenzie Watershed. Lily holds a Masters degree in Natural Resources w… Read more

Clarissa Berndt Administrative Specialist

Born and raised in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country, Clarissa joined the District in November 2017. After attending Lane Community College with a major in Accounting, she moved to the Midwest with her husband. While there, she began working for the local soil conservation district and… Read more

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