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.
Dan joined IWF as executive director in October of 2022. Growing up in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Dan has had a life long love affair with wildlife and wild spaces. After working for the Smithsonian Institution for over a decade he moved to Indianapolis with his wife Katie and two sons. Dan loves hiking, birdwatching, basketball and playing with his two dogs and four chickens.
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.
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.