Staff

Professional, well-trained staff are the foundation for the success of the Fulton County Conservation District.  Meet our staff:

 

Seleen Shives, District Manager

Seleen has been employed at the Fulton County Conservation District since April of 2002.  A native of Fulton County, Seleen grew up in McConnellsburg and after obtaining a Masters degree in Geoenvironmental Studies from Shippensburg University in 2002, moved back to Fulton County and accepted a position at the Conservation District.  Seleen began her career at the District as the Erosion Control Specialist and then became District Manager in 2005.  In addition to her managerial duties and responsibilities, Seleen also administers the Farmland Preservation Program.  She resides in McConnellsburg with her husband Tony, and their two children, Bodie and Blaire.

Phone:  717-325-6093          E-mail:  seleen@fultoncountyconservationdistrict.org

 

Denise Mellott, Administrative Assistant     

Denise came on at the Fulton County Conservation District in 2005.  Also a native of Fulton County, Denise grew up on her family farm in Needmore and after working in the County Commissioners Office for nearly 30 years, the District was very fortunate to have her transferred to our office.  The administrative skills Denise developed in the Commissioners Office and as Secretary for Ayr Township, make her a huge asset to the smooth day-to-day operation of the office.  Denise resides in McConnellsburg.                                            

Phone:  717-325-6088          E-mail:  denise@fultoncountyconservationdistrict.org

 

Scott Alexander, Watershed Specialist

Scott has been employed at the Fulton County Conservation District since October of 2001.  Although a native of Huntingdon County, Scott has very strong family ties to Fulton County.  After obtaining a Masters degree in Stream Ecology from the University of Michigan in 1999, Scott found his way back to the family farm just outside the Borough of McConnellsburg.  Scott is responsible for the District's Watershed and Dirt & Gravel Roads Programs.  Scott possesses many valued personal traits and his contributions to the success and continued growth of the Conservation District are many.  He is passionate and dedicated to protecting and restoring the streams of Fulton County.  Scott resides on the Alexander Farm with his wife Val, and their two children, Olivia and Henry.

Phone:  717-325-6090          E-mail:  scott@fultoncountyconservationdistrict.org

 

Greg Reineke, Environmental Education Specialist

Greg came on at the Fulton County Conservation District in 2004.  Greg grew up in Middletown, MD and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Education from Northern Illinois University.  Environmental Education is Greg's passion.  He has dedicated his life to teaching children, students and adults about the importance of protecting our environment.  Greg is responsible for the District's Environmental Education and Recycling Programs.  Greg lives near Needmore with his wife Maxine.

Phone:  717-325-6092          E-mail:  greg@fultoncountyconservationdistrict.org

 

Eric Cromer, Agricultural Specialist

Officially employed by the District on January 1st, 2011, Eric is responsible for the Chesapeake Bay and Nutrient Management Programs.  Even though he has only been employed here for a short time, Eric is no stranger to the District.  Prior to his employment, Eric served as Director of the Conservation District for three years.  Also a native of Fulton County, Eric has plenty of "on-the-farm" experience, having grown up on the Cromer Family Farm in Dublin Township.  Eric obtained a Bachelors degree in Agribusiness from Delaware Valley College in 2005.  He resides in the northern end of the county with his wife Kayla, and their two children, Blakely and Coulson.

Phone:  717-325-6089          E-mail:  eric@fultoncountyconservationdistrict.org

 

Brian Jaymes, Program Specialist

In February 2016, the District recently welcomed technician Brian Jaymes, in a part-time specialist position, to provide additional support through the expanded Dirt & Gravel Road Program.  Brian is a graduate of James Madison University and holds a professional certification through the Nation Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies.  Brian is a resident of the Hill Valley in Huntingdon County and worked for Cumberland County Conservation District for 25 years, prior to his recent retirement.  Brian has experience with both the Dirt & Gravel Road Program and the Erosion & Sediment Control Program.  We are pleased to be putting him to work closer to home.  Brian has fit right in with the District staff and is already meeting with township officials.

Phone:  717-325-6094          E-mail:  brian@fultoncountyconservationdistrict.org

 

Jesse Swope, Erosion Control Specialist

Jesse, a Fulton County native, graduated in May 2017 from Muskingham University in Ohio with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Minors in Biology and Criminal Justice.  Jesse started with the District shortly after graduation.  He will be reviewing all Erosion & Sediment Control Plans and NPDES Permit Applications, conducting site inspections and responding to all erosion and sediment-related complaints.  In addition, Jesse will be conducting the farm inspections required by the Chesapeake Bay Program.  In his spare time, Jesse enjoys fly-fishing for trout in the spring, fishing rivers for smallmouth bass in the summer, archery hunting, kayaking and helping his father with his masonry construction business.  

Phone:  717-325-6098     E-mail:  jesse@fultoncountyconservationdistrict.org