Happy Friday! Throughout 2022, we will be featuring each of the Lucas SWCD staff members on our blog where they will answer a series of questions to help you get to know them. This month, meet Joey Sink-Oiler, our District Manager!
How long have you worked for Lucas SWCD?
6 1/2 years
What did you do prior to joining the team at Lucas SWCD?
Prior to working at Lucas SWCD as the District Manager, I was a small business owner, the Executive Director of a non-profit, a mediator trained through the Ohio Supreme Court, as well as a volunteer within my local community for 30 years. After obtaining a 2-year certificate in counseling, I attended OSU and Hocking College to get my degree in GeoEnvironmental Science. The diversification of trainings and job experiences I have had have been critical to my success in my current position.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love my job! Picking just one area to be my favorite is difficult. But, if I have to pick just one, it would be what our office does on a daily basis to help people live a better and healthier life each and every day. The best management practices we promote for both the urban and agricultural arenas are scientifically based with evidence supporting our mission. Also, having a highly trained, professional staff increases our effectiveness in teaching these practices. Our office is a GREAT place to work!
What is something you want to share with our readers?
At the Lucas SWCD, we are trying to find a new location for our office as we have outgrown our current space and have other space related issues forcing us to move. We are also seeking other funding streams to support this move. If any of our readers would have suggestions or potential spaces available, I would love to chat with them!
What is something you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love the outdoors, and one way I have of enjoying it is through photography. I am an avid wildlife and landscape photographer and have been for years. I recently had photos chosen to be displayed in an online magazine and in four art galleries in Chicago, IL, Limassol, Cypress, Melbourne, Australia, and Berlin, Germany. (Check out the slideshow at the bottom of the post to see some of Joey's pictures!)
Stop by the office and say hi to Joey! Stay tuned for next month's blog post from Jamie all about conservation at home.