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Meet Washington's Civil Rights Program Area Representatives

Paul Majer

Central Area Representative

Hello! My name is Paul Majer and I am the Central Area Representative for the Civil Rights Advisory Committee (CRAC).  I will do my best to bring your concerns to the committee and represent the Central Area on all civil rights matters.

I started working for NRCS in 2004 as an engineer for the Central Area.  I have been in Ephrata my entire career.  I earned my Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Washington State University in 1994.  Go Cougs!  In my spare time I enjoy playing a round of golf or two.  Coincidentally, I happen to own a house on a golf course!  I have been married for a little over 4 years and have two wonderful step-daughters, one finishing up college and the other a senior in high school.

I look forward to representing the Central Area and helping the teams with their civil rights outreach goals. 

Please e-mail me with any questions or concerns.

Kristi Horn

East Area Representative

Hello, my name is Kristina Horn (Kristi), and I am the new Washington East Area representative for Civils Rights advisory committee.  I look forward to representing your interests on the committee and will do my best to be a voice for your concerns and those of our customers, both internal and external.. Civil rights is an important passion for me, as it affects all of us in so many ways of our lives, more than we realize.

I have been with NRCS for several years:  before that I was a seasonal firefighter for the Forest Service in Eastern Oregon. I am an Eastern Oregon cowgirl, and happiest on my horse and let loose out in wide open spaces.  I am the Northeast Team Range Management Specialist for the Colville/Ferry and Pend Oreille counties, and actively work with the Colville and Spokane tribes on tribal projects. I have Dual degrees in Range Science with Animal Science minor along with another degree in Crop/Soil Science with a Biology minor. I try my best to learn more and be the producers advocate in their farming projects, whether it be a small farm, Organic farm or a larger range operation.

My husband and I have 4 children: one SURPRISE still at home. Jordan is 10 and in 5th grade, and keeps his parents actively lost with AAU basketball and All-Star baseball. My husband Jeff, works in Alaska for BP/CH2Mhill. We all like to spend many hours involved in outside activities in the mountains and on the water: such as fishing, snowmobiling, horse riding and sports. Jordan and I really enjoy competing in gymkhana and I coach soccer, basketball and horse 4-H.  In addition, I am actively involved in the Stevens County Woman Agricultural Coalition, Woman in Ag and the Farmers Market.

 I am hoping as the East Area representative, I can assist the East Area Teams with their civil rights outreach, and internal and external concerns.  So please do email me any questions, issues, and point of concerns that might help us all in our lives as conservationist in the field. 

Please e-mail me with any questions or concerns.

Bob Jarrett

West Area Representative

Hello. My name is Bob Jarrett, and I am the new Washington West Area Representative for the Civil Rights Advisory Committee.  I look forward to representing your interests on the committee and will do my best to be a voice for your concerns and those of our customers, both internal and external.

It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been with NRCS for over five years now.  I spent 30 years in the Army and Air Force, and that service helped me understand the importance of embracing diversity as a way of enhancing the mission.  My observation has been that this is even more important with the conservation mission we are all a part.  I hope that I can represent the West Area so as to help ensure that our services are available to any qualifying customer who approaches us, regardless of their background.  I also hope that our personal work experiences will be positive and that we can all feel valued for what we bring to the job.  These are stressful times, and it seems there is just never enough time to do what needs to be done, but if we are able to find joy and satisfaction in what we’re doing, it seems to make the stress a little easier to manage.

Please contact me any time you have suggestions, questions or concerns that you feel should be addressed by the Civil Rights Advisory Committee.  I also encourage you to participate in as many of the activities as possible that the committee sponsors throughout the year.  Who knows, you might learn something new and useful!

Please e-mail me with any questions or concerns.