District Staff

Sharon H. Wilmot

Minidoka Administrative Assistant:

 

Sharon was born in Utah, moved to Idaho when she was almost 8 and has lived in the Mini-Cassia area since.  She has worked for the Minidoka Soil & Water Conservation District since August 2016.   It has been a natural fit, as she has worked in various aspects of Ag most of her life.  As a child, she rolled bales of hay for her father and as a teen she would get out of school to pick potatoes.  She worked 15 years as a farm hand, with her own cattle and brand, and even drove short haul semi for many years.  She served on the Albion City council 11 years and of that time 4 1/2 years were as Albion City Mayor.  Just for fun she was the “Witch of the Manor” at the Albion Haunted Mansions for 10 years.

 

In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, gardening, quilting, painting, singing with a local group of ladies (the Variations). Sharon has 4 children and 14 grandchildren and her first Great grandchild in 2021. 

Rachelle Osterhout

East Cassia & West Cassia Administrative Assistant

West Cassia Boat Station Financial Assistant

Rachelle grew up in Mackay Idaho. After graduating, she moved to Pocatello, Idaho where she attended The College of Technology and received an Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate.  Rachelle met Winn and they were married in May 2001.  Rachelle and Winn have made our home in Declo, Idaho.  They have 3 children.  Quincy, age 22, is attending Idaho State University, and working for the BLM during the summer.  Dawson age 19 is attending Weber State University and working in Alaska at a fishing lodge during the summer.  Aspen attends Declo High School and is active in school sports activities. 

Rachelle enjoys all of the seasons.  In the winter they snow machine and ski.  In the Spring, you will find Rachelle working in her yard and planting flowers.   In the Summer, they hike, kayak, camp, ATV ride, and go on picnics.  Many Summer evenings are spent hanging out on their front patio.  Rachelle enjoys the changing of seasons and in the fall it’s time to slow down and enjoy cooler nights and Friday night football games.  Rachelle’s favorite holiday is Christmas.  Her favorite food is any dessert.  Rachelle enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, sunsets, and most of all making memories with her family.

Rachelle is excited to be working for the SWCD.   She loves all of the different seasonal aspects of the job as well as having some normal daily/ monthly tasks.  It definitely keeps her on her toes!  Rachelle appreciates the many opportunities to get involved with the community and make our corner of the world a better place.

Doreen McMurray

East Cassia and West Cassia  Information and Education Specialist

Doreen started working for the East Cassia and West Cassia Soil and Water Conservation Districts in February 1993, being with the districts now for over 25 years. (Yes, she started back when we kept address cards in file boxes and when computers were new and we still used electric typewriters for many tasks.)   

 

Her greatest accomplishments have been managing the Idaho State FFA and 4-H Land & Soil Evaluation Career Development Event and working with the Mini-Cassia Direct Seed & Cover Crop Project (with focus on the CIG grant, working with the committee, and organizing Educational Tours and Workshops.   She managed the Seedling Tree sale for many years, working with landowners and giving school presentations where she became known as "The Tree Lady".   

 

Doreen says the best thing about working for the Soil Districts is the Supervisors.   Doreen & her husband Kerry have 6 children and 6 grandchildren.  Her hobbies include gardening, organizing things, bird watching, sewing & quilting, and grandchildren.

Megan Heward

East Cassia and West Cassia District Project Assistant

 

Megan began working for East & West Cassia in 2011.  Her work has included all office administrative work including finances and Quick Books, board meetings, and office business and records.  She now focuses on the seedling tree sale. 

 

Megan loves being a Mom and is a hair stylist in her spare time.  Megan and her husband Trevor have 3 daughters.

 

Betty Carlson

Invasive Species Boat Station Manager

Betty began working at the boat station as an inspector in 2012 when the station was managed by the County Noxious Weed Department.  She has worked as Inspector, Assistant Manager, and is now the Manager overseeing all on site equipment, activities, and personnel issues and scheduling.  

Betty enjoys working at the boat station and seen many improvements to the station including their building advancements and electricity which allows them to run 24 hours.  Betty enjoys the out doors, meeting people, gardening, quilting, hand work, and Sunday dinners with family.  

Melanie Nebeker

Tri-District Soil Conservationist

Melanie is excited to be working with NRCS and the Soil Districts assisting with developing conservation plans and providing support with ARC View and Customer Service Tool Kit.  She will conduct surveys and assist with District activities and NRCS programs.  

Melanie is the mother of 3 children and in her spare time she loves to play and coach volleyball, ride horses, play piano, cello, and sing.  

NRCS Personnel

District Conservationist: 

David Mabey

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ISWCC Ag Program Specialist: 

Carolyn Firth

Soil Conservationist: 

Dinah Reaney

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Pheasants Forever: 

Samantha Lange