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Board and Staff members

Board Announcements:

Board President Announcement - March 2024

President Letter to LRWP Supporters and Volunteers - January 2024

 

Board Members:

Contact for LRWP Board: board@lrwp.org

Dennis White, President

Retired from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources after 42 years of property management experience. Experience included wildlife and hunter management, recreation management and property administration. He previously served on the LRWP board for about 20 years and recently rejoined the board. Dennis serves as Chair of the Executive Committee.

Mark Jordan, Secretary

Associate Professor of Biology at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Mark has expertise in wildlife conservation and serves on the Land Committee. 

Brian Troutt, Treasurer

V.P. Business Banking for Centier Bank, Fort Wayne. Brian serves as Chair of the Finance Committee. 

Becky Cummings

Retired after careers in Human Resources and production support. She is an Indiana Master Naturalist, serves on the Land Conservation Committee, volunteers with invasive removal, trail stewardship, and nest watch monitoring.

Bill Etzler

Director of Business Development at Abonmarche.  He serves on the Finance Committee.

John Goss

Asian Carp Project Coordinator with Indiana Wildlife Federation, retired from Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Todd Laubhan

A Branch Manager with 3Rivers FCU. Volunteer for over 10 years and served on the Finance, Development, and Land Committees. He loves hiking the marsh with his kids and taking wildlife photos.  

Thom Maher
Retired Vice President of Human Resources at BRC Rubber & Plastics, Fort Wayne. Thom has served on the Land Committee for the last 20 years. He enjoys hiking the Berm Trail at Eagle Marsh in hopes to catch site of Eagles. 

Paul McAfee

Founder and original president of LRWP. He was the executive director during the acquisition of the Eagle Marsh property. He also likes to do a little birdwatching. 

Susie Meyer

Retired English teacher who loves bird-watching, gardening, and being outside. Susie serves on the Development Committees. 

Julia Rhoades

Retired Nurse, Lutheran Hospital.  Julia is a long-time volunteer at the Chief Richardville House with the Myaamia People.  Julia serves as the Chair of Development Committee.  

Karen Surguine
Realtor with Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber, Fort Wayne, and an Indiana Master Naturalist. Karen serves on the Development Committee. 

 

Betsy Yankowiak 

Manages 1200 acres at Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation. She is a past staff member who watched Eagle Marsh transition from corn stubble to beautiful wetland restoration made possible by dedicated community of volunteers. She loves witnessing a person discover fulfillment through restoring habitats and sharing that with others. 

Rob Seilheimer

Development Coordinator with the Monarch Joint Venture. Before joining MJV, he served as the Development Manager for the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation (Nonprofit of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources). Robert enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and bird dog. He is passionate about habitat conservation and outdoor education. 

Current Staff

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Cammy Sutter, Executive Director

Cammy joined the LRWP staff in 2024, bringing both a passion for land management and non-
profit leadership. She is a Master Naturalist and holds a BS from PFW with concentrations in
Organizational Leadership and Business. In her free time she enjoys travel, caring for her
woodland property, and volunteering with Woman Within International.

Aly Munger, Wetland Educator

Aly's roots in northwest Ohio, once part of the Great Black Swamp, fostered her love for nature through exploration in her grandparents' woods. Armed with a master’s degree in Environmental Education and a bachelor’s degree in Pre-Art Therapy, she's a passionate and creative educator. 

David Keuhl, Development Administrator

David is an environmental planner specializing in community engagement. With a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, he works to include the public in efforts to conserve the natural environment in the urban setting. As an outdoor enthusiast, he brings a real-world perspective and a passion for nature to his work.

Don Cunningham, Lead Preserve Steward

Don, an IPFW Biology graduate and Indiana Master Naturalist, has been with LRWP since 2009. Prior to joining LRWP, he worked on the maintenance staff at Fox Island County Park. Don's interests include hiking, backpacking, and running.

Eva Curtis, Preserves Steward

Eva holds a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Science, specializing in Environmental Quality and Restoration from Purdue University. Previously, she interned at LRWP and joined our staff in 2023. Passionate about the outdoors, Eva enjoys hiking, camping, and practicing land stewardship.

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