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.
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, canoeing and ice skating on the lakes in the northern part of our watershed.
Jennifer and her husband, Tony, are the parents of three children and they especially enjoy summers on Loon Lake. Their wrinkly and cute-but-serious Shar Pei, Finn, loves the family, but does not share their enthusiasm about the lake.
In addition to her 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, is a watercolor artist, writer and photographer, serves as president of the Columbia City Arts Commission and serves as publicity chair for the Fort Wayne Artists Guild. She was recently appointed to the Third District Congressional Art Committee. She is the owner of Indigo Studio, with studio locations for adults and children to experiment with a variety of art mediums in downtown Fort Wayne and downtown Columbia City.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, enjoying live music, creative endeavors, writing 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).