Staff & Board



  • Chairman - Tom Wensink
  • Vice Chairman - Kurt Heyman
  • Secretary - Jim Neill
  • Fiscal Officer - Frank Hill
  • Public Relations - Tom Krumwiede

The Erie Conservation District Board of Supervisors will conduct their regular monthly board meetings on the second Wednesday of each month, starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Erie County Services Center, 2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio. All meetings are open to the public.

* Please contact the office to verify time and location of monthly meetings you are planning to attend.


Eric Dodrill

Eric Dodrill brings 25 years of engineering experience, in both the public and private sectors, to the position of District Director of the Erie Conservation District. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at West Virginia University and is a Registered Professional Surveyor and Engineer in the State of Ohio. Working in Erie County, Ohio for most of his career, he has a broad knowledge of governmental processes, public policy, drainage, conservation, and public engineering.

Eric and his wife Gail live in Huron Township with their children, Colleen and Alex. Eric works hard to balance his time between work, attending kids’ sporting events, home improvement projects, and occasional fishing trips to local wildlife areas or Lake Erie.

Breann Hohman

Breann Hohman is a Sandusky native who received a Master of Science in Biological Sciences from Wright State University. Her formal background is in plant ecology and with research related to invasive species impacts and control.  At the Erie Conservation District she is a grant writer and project manager for watershed improvement projects to reduce sediment and nutrient pollutants.  She also coordinates a volunteer stream monitoring program and volunteer clean-up and restoration activities.  As a watershed coordinator of mainly agricultural watersheds, she has assisted local farmers with conservation education, data collection, and transitioning through land stewardship changes.

She is also active in the community as a board member for the Soil and Water Conservation Society - Ohio Chapter, Back to the Wild, Sandusky Bay Cycles, and as a member of the Sandusky Tree Commission. Bre is an avid boater and all around nature enthusiast: “any day outside is going to be awesome!”

Tim White

Tim White is the Wildlife Specialist and has been with the District since 1996. As the Wildlife Specialist, he has assisted landowners throughout the county with regard to nuisance wildlife issues, crop damage site investigations, Deer Damage Control Permits, wildlife habitat evaluation/enhancement recommendations, and numerous school and adult education programs.

Tim has also served as the District Urban Stream Specialist from 1998 to 2002, assisting with various stream restoration projects and other programs in an effort to create a public awareness and the proper stewardship of the area’s natural resources. Tim provides assistance and training for the National Archery in the School Program (NASP) and the Ohio Hunter Education Course, as well as maintaining a partnership with numerous conservation agencies and organizations such as National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, and Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry.

Spending time in the outdoors, riding the scenic back roads on his Harley, and sharing memorable moments with his family are among life’s experiences Tim enjoys the most.

Valerie Sasak

Valerie Sasak started as an AmeriCorps Member serving at the District in 2019. At the completion of her service year, she was hired as the Conservation Program Assistant in October 2020, and has just recently assumed the role of Stormwater Program Coordinator. Valerie is a proud graduate of Cleveland State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science with a biological focus.

As the Stormwater Program Coordinator, Valerie assists the communities in Erie County through public education, EPA regulation implementation and guidance for local stormwater management projects. Valerie enjoys spending her free time doing anything outside and caring for her extensive collection of houseplants.

Angie Lorensen

Angie Lorensen

Angie arrived in the District in the fall of 2019 with a unique educational background of both agriculture and library science.  After many years in various library settings, she finally found her way back to her agricultural roots as the Administrative Assistant for the Erie Conservation District.  Angie is responsible for all fiscal aspects of the District and assorted administrative tasks.

Angie resides in Oak Harbor on the family farm with her dogs and cats. Winter months mean hibernation, but during the summer she enjoys competitive trapshooting and camping.  She also serves on the Ottawa County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Banquet Committee.

Emma Farahay

Emma Farahay began her service to the district as an AmeriCorps member in 2020. She was then hired as the District Technician at the completion of her service year in 2021. Emma graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Environmental Science with a GIS Certificate.

As the District Technician, she assists with GIS data collection, project management, education programs, volunteer stream monitoring, and more! In her free time, Emma enjoys playing hockey, playing her tuba, and exploring the outdoors.