Our Staff

Administrative Assistant

Sarah Fleming
Office Line: (540) 465-2424 ext 5

Senior Conservation Specialist

Dana Gochenour
Office Line: (540) 465-2424, ext. 110
Work Cell Phone: (540) 325-8409

Conservation Specialist

Sam Truban
Office Line: (540) 465-2424, ext. 112
Work Cell Phone: (540) 325-8414

Conservation Specialist

Alison Sloop
Office Line: (540) 465-2424 ext. 111
Work Cell Phone: (540) 325-5180

Education & Program Support Specialist
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer

Allyson Ponn
Office Line: (540) 465.2424, ext. 104
Work Cell Phone: (540) 325-5330

Conservation Specialist

Nick Livesay
Office Line: (540) 465.2424, ext. 102
Work Cell Phone: (540) 325-8403

Conservation Specialist

Madison Coffey
Office Line: (540) 465-2424 ext 107
Work Cell: (540) 481-5121

Technical Support Contractor

Sheryl Ferguson
Office Line: (540) 465-2424 ext 100

Join Our Team! 


The Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District headquartered in Strasburg, Shenandoah County, VA, is seeking a full-time Conservation Specialist. This is a contract position for a term not to exceed

three years. Applicants should have, at a minimum, a BS degree in an agriculture or natural resources related field, or equivalent agricultural experience. Responsibilities will include farmer contact, promotional efforts regarding Chesapeake Bay non-point nutrient reduction goals and the writing of contracts for the installation of related agricultural Best Management Practices.  Work will be assigned within Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah and/or Warren Counties.  Potential candidate must have knowledge of computers and Microsoft programs, be a self-starter and willing to work in a team

environment.  Must have excellent communications and organizational skills.  Pay level will be commensurate with knowledge and experience.  Health, retirement and leave benefits provided.  Valid Virginia driver’s license, vehicle, liability insurance and background check required.  Work will require use of employee’s own vehicle with work related mileage reimbursed at State rate.  Please send a resume with two references and a letter describing your interest in the position to: LFSWCD, 722-B East Queen Street, Strasburg, VA  22657.

Applications may be emailed to the Administrative Specialist at sarah.fleming@lfswcd.org  For further information, please call 540.465.2424, ext. 5. 

Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  Position is open until filled.

LFSWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.