Jenna Pollock – Director

Jenna is a native of Clayton County and former seasonal employee of Clayton County Conservation. A 2008 graduate of Valley Community High School of Elgin, Jenna went on to graduate with her Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College in Decorah. She has spent three years serving as Naturalist for Emmet County Conservation in Northwest Iowa. Jenna has a deep-rooted love for nature born from her experience in agriculture.  Email Jenna



Marty MulfordOperations Supervisor

For over twenty years Marty has worked with the Clayton County Conservation Board. Before coming to this area he was a self-employed farmer raising cattle, pigs, corn and two kids. Marty received his degree in Animal Science  from Hawkeye Community College and before that he graduated from East Buchanan High School in Buchanan County. Marty enjoys working in the outdoors and hopes to stay in this area for many years to come.

Molly Scherf, Office Manager

Molly is a native of Clayton County and resides in her hometown of Elkader. She graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Horticulture. Molly and her family love spending time in the outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking, and exploring.  In her free time you can find her coaching youth teams in various sports.

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Abbey Harkrader, Naturalist

Abbey grew up in Adel, Iowa before finding her way to Northeast Iowa. She graduated from Upper Iowa University with a degree in Conservation Management in 1998 and worked that spring as a Seasonal Naturalist with Clayton County Conservation and then the following two winters working weekends in the office. She took a position at Effigy Mounds National Monument as a Park Ranger in 1999 where she worked more than nine years in addition to doing two Americorp terms with the DNR as the Regional Naturalist for Eastern Iowa. Abbey enjoys fishing, wildflowers, forests, and introducing kids and adults to the natural world. Email Abbey


KennyKenny Slocum, Naturalist

Kenny grew up in LeClaire, Iowa and attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL graduating in 2009. After a season cutting trail with the Montana Conservation Corps, he spent five years working seasonally for the National Park Service at Effigy Mounds, Carlsbad Caverns, Wind Cave, Zion, and Yellowstone. The further he got from Iowa the more he appreciated its unique treasures, and is thrilled to call beautiful Clayton County his home. He enjoys any activity that means a full day outside –fishing, running, climbing, skiing, etc. – but more than anything, he loves helping others find their own way to connect with nature.   Email Kenny


Tammie Kraus, Administrative Assistant-Gift Shop Buyer

Tammie is the Administrative Assistant and buyer for the Iowa Room, she has been at CCCB since 2008. Tammie grew up in Clayton county, she and her husband Marv live in Strawberry Point and are the parents of three grown children. Email Tammie




Tucker Anderson, Special Operations Park Ranger

Tucker is our fulltime Park Ranger for Clayton County Conservation. Tucker came to northeast Iowa from Monroe, Iowa. He received his degree from University of Northern Iowa and Hawkeye Community College. His main job duties are patrolling and maintenance of our county parks.  If you see him in the parks, please stop and say hi.

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Deron Hakert, Maintenance Technician

Deron grew up in Clayton County; he spent his college years working summer maintenance and Junior Naturalist at Clayton County Conservation. Deron has been in Education for close to 20 years, and is currently teaching High School Science at Monticello Community Schools.

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