WCCB Staff


There are four full-time employees that work at the Winnebago County Conservation Board. 

Robert Schwartz, Director
As the Director of the Winnebago County Conservation Board, Robert's duties include administrative work such as budgeting and personnel matters, as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Conservation Board. He is also responsible for new land acquisitions.
He has been with the WCCB since 1989 and can be reached at rschwartz@winnebagoccb.com. 

Lisa Ralls, Naturalist
Lisa manages the WCCB's Environmental Education Program. She develops and presents environmental programs for school and youth groups, as well as the general public. In addition, she publishes "The Prairie Country Quarterly" (the WCCB's public newsletter), issues press releases, writes a monthly column for county papers, and manages the WCCB websites and social media feeds. 
She has been employed with the WCCB since 1985 and can be reached at lralls@winnebagoccb.com.

Richard Lillie, Natural Resource Manager
Rick's job duties include managing the parks and wildlife areas, including their day-to-day maintenance, as well as conducting habitat improvement projects. He is also in charge of the WCCB's Roadside Management Program. 
Rick has been employed with the WCCB since 1999 and can be reached at rlillie@winnebagoccb.com.

Nicole Templeton, Natural Resource Technician
Nicole assists with the management of our parks and wildlife areas including their day-to-day maintenance, implementation of habitat improvement projects, county roadside spraying and control, and helps with education and outreach. 
She spent four summers with the WCCB and then became a full-time employee in 2020. She can be reached at ntempleton@winnebagoccb.com.