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Contact Division of Nature Preserves Staff

Name Title Telephone Number E-mail address
Nature Preserves Management
Ron Hellmich Division Director 317-232-8059 rhellmich@dnr.IN.gov
Tom Swinford Assistant Division Director 317-233-4849 tswinford@dnr.IN.gov
Laura Minzes Projects Coordinator 317-232-0207 lminzes@dnr.IN.gov
Gail Riggs Administrative Manager 317-234-1064 griggs@dnr.IN.gov
Cathy Zajdel Administrative Support 317-233-5574 czajdel@dnr.IN.gov
Natural Heritage Program
Teresa Clark Coordinator 317-232-3517 tclark2@dnr.IN.gov
Taylor Davis Data Manager 317-233-2558 tdavis@dnr.IN.gov
Roger Hedge Ecologist 317-232-8062 rhedge@dnr.IN.gov
Scott Namestnik Botanist 317-233-9244 snamestnik@dnr.IN.gov
Matt Wyrick Protection Director 317-232-4078 mwyrick@dnr.IN.gov
Regional Ecologists - View Map of Regions
Andrew Reuter Central Region 317-234-8944 areuter@dnr.IN.gov
Ryan Keller Southwest Region 812-789-5048 rkeller@dnr.IN.gov
Rich Dunbar Northeast Region 260-691-3401 rdunbar@dnr.IN.gov
Tom Post Northwest Region 219-921-6714 tpost@dnr.IN.gov
Taylor Lehman Limberlost and East Central Region 260-368-7594 tlehman@dnr.IN.gov
Emily Stork Grand Calumet Region 219-688-0632 estork@dnr.IN.gov
Jason Larson Southeast Region 812-358-2160
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Derek Nimetz Coastal Region 219-928-3997 dnimetz@dnr.IN.gov
Lake Michigan Coastal Program
Jenny Orsburn Director 219-983-9912 jeorsburn@dnr.IN.gov
Kacey Alexander Operations Manager 317-234-3985 kalexander@dnr.IN.gov
Sheri Moor Grant Specialist 219-250-5401 smoor@dnr.IN.gov
Kathryn Vallis Coastal Resource Planner 219-250-5402 kvallis@dnr.IN.gov
Vacant Special Projects Coordinator    
Vacant Grant Assistant