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Lyn Crighton, Executive Director
Many of Lyn’s favorite memories – from childhood, the teenage years, and adulthood – took place on Lake Tippecanoe and surrounding lakes. From learning to water ski from her grandpa at the age of 7 – to getting married on a boat on the lake many years later – these memories have built Lyn’s passion for protecting these unique and beautiful lakes. This passion led her to a Masters degree in Water Resources/Environmental Science from Indiana University. Before returning home to take care of “her” lakes in 2007, Lyn trained volunteer stream monitors through the IDNR Hoosier Riverwatch program for nine years.
Paige Hubner, Office Manager
Paige has lived in the area and worked with the community for many years- serving as a very active member of the Lincoln Elementary PTO. When Paige is not making the office run more efficiently, she enjoys traveling with her husband, three children, and her dog Otto to Brown County in the summer for a stay in the hills of Nashville, Indiana. She is excited to learn more about the watershed, and assist with the daily activities of TWF.
Tamara Drake, Development Director
Tamara Drake is a Warsaw, Indiana, native and graduated from Warsaw Community High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Health Science from Ball State University. Tamara began her non-profit career in Indianapolis and moved back to her hometown in 2011 where she advanced her community involvement as program director at Baker Youth Club.
Tamara has a sincere passion for the integrity of our lakes and streams in the watershed. Growing up on Pike Lake, she was raised to appreciate the preservation of our natural resources.
Tamara continues to enjoy spending time on many of our area lakes with friends and her two children, Andrew and Evan.
Jennifer Romano, Communications Coordinator
A Whitley County native, Jennifer Romano holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Purdue University. With a long career of professional writing, non-profit work, photography, marketing and public relations, Romano is excited to work for an organization with a mission so near and dear to her heart. Growing up, Jennifer spent a lot of time with friends and family fishing, swimming and skating on the lakes in the northern part of our watershed.
Jennifer and her husband, Tony, are the parents of three children, and especially enjoy summers on Loon Lake.
In addition to her new role with TWF, she serves as the Southwest District representative on the Columbia City Common Council, coordinates Whitley County’s annual Christmas Parade and Santa’s House, leading the ArtWorks Creative Connection through Roy G. Biv Creative Space, is a Columbia City Rotary Club member and she is currently working on a series of novels. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, enjoying live music, artistic endeavors and photography.
Caitlin Yoder, Watershed Coordinator
Caitlin Yoder grew up in Warsaw, Indiana. She achieved a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Grace College. She also holds a Certificate in Watershed Management from the Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy at Purdue University. Caitlin grew up very passionate about building community and protecting the environment. One fun fact about Caitlin is that she is a huge fan of bugs. When she is not at work or enamored with insects, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband Vincent and her two sons (Theo, 7 and Fletcher, 2). Together they also have a cat (Sushi) and a golden doodle (Sammy).