The Indiana Wildlife Federation's dedicated staff works daily to provide Hoosiers with the education and resources they need to support commonsense conservation. Through workshops, habitat rehabilitation, government advocacy, and our sustainability programs, these individuals are helping to lead Indiana's conservation efforts.
Emily joined IWF as a member and the executive director in June of 2017. A lifelong Hoosier, Emily is originally from Terre Haute, studied wildlife biology at Ball State University in Muncie, and has lived and worked in the Indianapolis area for 15 years. Emily loves hiking, birdwatching, photography, gardening, and is working on restoring a 1986 Chevy Truck.
Aaron joined the Indiana Wildlife Federation in 2016 as a habitat programs coordinator. Born and raised in Indiana, he received a degree in computer graphics from Purdue and moved to Oregon. While there, his love of nature was rekindled and, after 4 years, he and his wife decided to move back home so he could pursue a degree in environmental science from IU. Aaron has worked with field geologists and as an intern for the Indiana government, but his real passion is working for non-profit organizations. He loves to spend his free time hiking, snowboarding, camping, and gardening.
Jenny joined IWF in July 2019 as the sustainable trails coordinator. Although an Indiana native, Jenny ventured out west to pursue a degree in park and recreation management at Northern Arizona University. She spent the next 13 years working as a U.S. Park Ranger for the National Park Service, specifically in bear management for many of those years. Jenny’s Midwestern roots brought her back to Indiana where she enjoys running, hiking, and playing with her pit bull rescue, Cello.
The Indiana Wildlife Federation is governed by a volunteer board of directors, representing all parts of the state and with all different backgrounds. Just like you, our leadership is made up of individuals who want to preserve our environment for future generations of Hoosiers.