Staff and Board

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 Wood

Executive Director

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.

Expertise: Media Inquiries, Major Gifts

Aaron Stump

Habitat Programs Manager

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.

Expertise: Native Plants, Education, Sustainable Campus, Certified Wildlife Habitats

Jenny Blake

Sustainable Trails Coordinator

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.

Expertise: Sustainable Trails, Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors

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.

Rick Cockrum

President | NWF Representative
With IWF Since: 2018
Expertise: Government Affairs

Craig Carpenter

Vice President
With IWF Since: 2020
Expertise: Law

Stacy Cachules

Treasurer
With IWF Since: 2015
Expertise: Nonprofit Conservation

Brent Taylor

Secretary
With IWF Since: 2015
Expertise: Law

Quentin Collins

Board Member
With IWF Since: 2020
Expertise: Law

Carl Drummer

Board Member
With IWF Since: 2021
Expertise: Public Affairs

Chip Garver

Board Member
With IWF Since: 2020
Expertise: Law

John Goss

Board Member
With IWF Since: 2020
Expertise: Asian Carp

Terry Houin

Board Member
With IWF Since: 2021
Expertise: Veterans Affairs

Tina Mahern

Board Member
With IWF Since: 2020
Expertise: Event Planning

Danny McNulty

Board Member
With IWF Since: 2019
Expertise: Finance

Coralie Palmer

Board Member
With IWF Since: 2018
Expertise: Biological Sciences

Dean Shadley

Board Member
With IWF Since: 2020
Expertise: Public Relations

Jim Wagoner

Board Member
With IWF Since: 2014
Expertise: Finance

Dan Weiss

Board Member
With IWF Since: 2016
Expertise: Environmental Affairs