Derek Haines

Derek is the Conservation Technician in the John Redmond Reservoir Watershed and works closely with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Derek brings a unique blend of skills and experiences to his work at KAWS.  He has over a decade of agricultural Co-op management experience, time with law enforcement and in fleet maintenance, and most notably served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He has transformed the Conservation Technician role into a full-service conservation program offering everything from brush clearing to interseeding cover crops.

When not at work, you can find Derek with his family, working on the farm, or indulging in his love of classic cars.