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To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana's wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.

Indiana Wildlife Federation Staff

Erin Baird Wade - Executive Director

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Erin joined the Indiana Wildlife Federation as Program Manager and Intern Coordinator in August of 2013 and was promoted to Executive Director in April of 2015. Erin is a native of Michigan but came to Indiana after spending 6 years in the mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado. While in Colorado, Erin managed the internship program for a nonprofit outdoor education center that provides outdoor learning experiences for people of all abilities. Erin holds degrees in Marine Geology and Geochemistry from the University of Michigan and in Therapeutic Recreation from Eastern Michigan University. In her free time, Erin loves hiking, running, reading, getting outdoors and spending time with family and friends. 

Allison Tischler - Communications Manager

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Allison originally joined the Indiana Wildlife Federation as an intern in the summer of 2014 and was brought on as the Habitat Programs Coordinator in October of 2014.  A native Texan, Allison has lived in numerous places including California, Missouri, Argentina, and France.  She received her Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked in the advertising field for some years before transitioning to conservation. Allison recently completed her Masters in Environmental Management and Sustainability from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and now resides in Lafayette with her husband.  She loves spending her free time hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, reading, and traveling.  

Aaron Stump - Habitat Programs Coordinator

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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.