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2020 Officers and Directors

President - Pat Naugle
Watershed Address: Stevens Run
Pat retired from PECO Energy as the Plant Manager, Conowingo and Muddy Run Hydroelectric Plants.  He was a charter member of the Watershed Alliance of Adams County, and is an Associate Director, Adams County Conservation District. Pat serves on several committees related to water resources including the Potomac Regional Water Resources Committee (State Water Plan/Act 220), and chairs the Gettysburg Municipal Authority Source Water Protection Steering Committee.  Pat has contracted with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission for project review.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania (Active-Retired Status).

Vice President - Joan Horak
Watershed Address:  Conewago Creek
Joan graduated with a degree in Biology. She participated from 2002 until 2016 in medical research with Tufts University, Auburn University and New York University Medical Center raising sheep for studies and development of gene therapy for Tay-Sachs Disease in children.  She has been active in the Gettysburg community since arriving here in 2013, acting as Volunteer Coordinator for CARES, with the Adams County Housing Authority and Affordable Housing, as a Gleaning Gardener for the SCAAP Gleaning Project and is the Chair for the Environmental Committee of the Gettysburg Garden Club.

Secretary - Mark Berg
Watershed Address: Middle Creek
Mark D. Berg is a former President of the Watershed Alliance. He organized Keep Adams Green, which led to the Adams County Water and Land Protection Bond Referendum which the voters approved, authorizing the commissioners to spend up to $10 million “…for the purposes of financing land conservation and preservation efforts, including protection of drinking water sources, stream water quality, wildlife habitat, farmland, open space and recreation lands…”

Treasurer- Jim Gockowski
Watershed Address: Plum Run
Jim Gockowski is an agricultural economist with a PhD from the University of Florida and a B.Sc. in Conservation and Resource Management from the University of Maryland. He worked for over 30 years in West and Central Africa on development issues; most recently, on the trade-offs between rural development and environmental services for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. Now retired with a residence at Lake Heritage in Gettysburg his current interests lie with environmental education and the promulgation of best management practices at the local level.

Director - Larry Bullis
Watershed Address: Marsh Creek
After retirement until 2015, Larry and his wife Judy lived on a 50 acre farm in Gettysburg where they raised purebred Simmental cattle. Since Larry's childhood, he has been aware of proper water and soil conservation practices and employed them on their farm. He fenced the cows out of the floodplain and maintained a raparian buffer to keep his cattle away from the creek as well as fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides.His post-high school education was a BS in civil engineering that he earned at the US Military Academy (West Point).

Director-  Steve Zimmerman
Watershed address: Marsh Creek
Steve is the owner of Zimmerman’s Azalea Gardens and landscape construction company located in Gettysburg. He is also an organizer of the Gettysburg Green Gathering.

Director-  Michelle Kirk
Watershed Address: Conewago Creek
Michelle was formerly a farmer raising beef cattle with her husband on 145 acres near Biglerville where they instituted many best management practices including streambank fencing and riparian buffers.  Michelle currently works for PA Farm Link assisting farmers with things such as succession planning, beginning farming and linking farmers with available land to farm.  She also serves as a Farm Director on the Board of the Adams County Conservation District.

Director-  Cliff Frost
Watershed Address:  Middle Creek
Cliff is a retired network engineer and telecommunications executive, with a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and a Master’s in Biostatistics from the University of California.  He has been active in conservation efforts his entire life.  His wife’s family have lived on a farm on Middle Creek since the mid-1960s.  Cliff and his wife have been active in local historical and ecological conservation efforts in Adams County since moving here in 2014.  Cliff is particularly interested in assisting efforts to collect and maintain data that can be used to drive fact-based conversations, decisions, and actions.

Director - John Messeder Jr
Watershed Address: Willoughby Run
John is a freelance journalist and environmental columnist. He has hunted, hiked and camped in several states and experienced first hand the results of collisions between human needs and water conservation efforts.