Berrien Conservation District

Managing your Natural Resources

Berrien Conservation District Staff

Providing education and technical service

Nancy Carpenter

District Manager
Nancy Carpenter started employment with the Berrien CD in June 2008 as the District Manager. She is responsible for maintaining the district's funding, programs, grants, and overall   conservation efforts. Nancy works closely with the board of directors to achieve the district's goals.  She is available to the community as a resource for questions or concerns regarding conservation.

Lisa Kuntz

MAEAP Technician
Lisa Kuntz started employment with Berrien CD in October 2021. She is the MAEAP Technician for Berrien County. Lisa assists farms who want to become MAEAP verified.  If you are interested and would like additional information about the  MAEAP process please reach out to

Patrick Gordon

Produce Safety Technician
Patrick Gordon joined the Berrien CD in October 2020. He is the Produce Safety Technician and covers four counties: Berrien, Van Buren, Allegan, and Kalamazoo.  Patrick works with produce growers on all aspects of produce safety and compliance questions regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act. He provides  education and works closely with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan State University, and the Produce Safety Alliance to help bring awareness to what is required by the FDA for produce growers.

Nor Serocki

Invasive Species Coordinator 


Covering Berrien, Cass, Van Buren Counties

James Magner

Soil Erosion Inspector

James is a part time employee who works directly with the Berrien County Drain Commissioners office to provide inspections for the Soil and Sedimentation program.