Our Board Members

Meet our board
members

Every Conservation District in Kentucky has up to seven supervisors. BCCDKY is thankful to have a Board made up of scientists, arborists, naturalists, financial gurus, farmers, and county workers.

 

 

Board Members 2018
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Rebecca Ortwein

Chairman

rebeccaortwein@bccdky.org 

Rebecca has always been involved with the outdoors, from fishing in Alaska after school,  to training children and horses in 4-H in Kentucky - her life has been rooted in nature. A B.A. in Biology with an Environmental minor from NKU, she is determined to grow stewardship among the youth in our community, from 5-75. She works for ORSANCO's F.O.R.E., leads Boy Scout Troop 727, and also Venture Crew 727!

Matt Wooten

Vice Chairman

mattwooten@bccdky.org

A native of Eastern Kentucky, and residing with his family in Boone County for nearly 20 years, Matt is an Aquatic Ecologist with a professional career spanning more than two decades.  Holding both BS and MS degrees in biology from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, he spent time with the US Geological Survey in West Virginia and ORSANCO in Cincinnati, OH as a biologist before coming to the Northern Kentucky Sanitation District No. 1 (SD1) 2006, where he remains today as an Environmental Program Manager.  An avid outdoorsman as well, he is passionate both professionally and personally about conservation, preservation and water resource protection.

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Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson

Treasurer

mikewilson@bccdky.org

Mike grew up in Boone County, Kentucky and has always had a passion for the outdoors. Upon graduate from Conner High School, Mike attended Northern Kentucky University and obtained his degree in Aviation Administration. After spending time in the Army as an Engineer Officer he returned to Boone County to continue his career in public service. He previously worked as the Purchasing Agent for Boone County Schools and is now the Supervisor of Boone County Solid Waste Division. When he’s not helping coach his kids’ wrestling team, he can be found exploring the trails, woods, and waterways of Kentucky!

Debra Waller-Messer
debrawaller@bccdky.org

Debra Waller grew up in Boone County on a farm raising tobacco and cattle! She has a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Plant Physiology. She worked at UK for a few years in plant physiology and continued her teaching experience in Boone County. Her passion is conservation and she loves being a liaison for the Conservation District. She has been involved with the Board for 14 years and loves the direction it is going in! Fun fact: she has been every position on the Board at least once!

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Jason Roberts
jasonroberts@bccdky.org

Jason Roberts has been a Boone County resident his whole life.  Jason graduated from Boone County High School in 1997 and obtained a Horticulture degree from Cincinnati State.  Jason became a Certified Arborist in 2008, and a Municipal Arborist in 2011.  He currently works for the City of Covington as a Forester maintaining city trees and Devou Park.  Jason enjoys anything outdoors including hunting and fishing.  Jason also sits on several boards, including Boone County Tree Commission, Northern Ky Urban and Community Forestry Council, and Covington Tree Board.

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Interested in joining our Board? We have a spot for you! Contact info@bccdky.org with your information (name, phone number, email, etc.) and let us know why you would be a great Board Member.

Board Committees 2020
  • Executive Committee

    Chair: Rebecca Ortwein
    Vice Chair: Matt Wooten
    Treasurer: Mike Wilson

  • Education Committee

    Chair: Debra Waller
    Susan Brown
    Megan Clere

  • Budget Committee

    Chair: Mike Wilson
    Matt Wooten
    Mark Jacobs

  • HR Policy Committee

    Chair: Debra Waller
    Rebecca Ortwein
    Susan Brown

  • Land Use Committee

    Chair: Mike Wilson
    Jason Roberts
    Rebecca Ortwein
    Mark Jacobs

  • Eagle RC&D Representative

    Debra Waller