Kris Gertz - Office Coordinator
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Kris Gertz. My last position was with the Arthritis Foundation in the nonprofit world. I have lived in Hamilton County for the past 10 years. We moved around for a bit so I have lived in a few other states as well. I have 3 amazing daughters, one is at Purdue, one at Indiana Academy in Muncie, and one at West.
Ellie Karst - Noblesville High School Intern
Our local SWCD office is happy to have Ellie here in house working with us for her Senior Internship with Noblesville High School. Ellie has committed to play golf at Taylor University in 2021 and she plans to Major in Environmental Science where she hopes to eventually become a land manager for federal lands.
While with us the next few months, Ellie is filming educational videos on various conservation topics for the Hamilton County IN Soil and Water YouTube channel. Be sure to click here to subscribe to see these videos when they're released soon.
Diane Turner - Conservation Technician and Outreach Assistant
I would like to introduce myself and express my excitement to be the new CTOA for Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. I have over 14 years of experience with Conservation programs with Purdue University and NC State University. I look forward to working with Hamilton County farmers and landowners to improve their conservation practices. My husband Jim, a beef nutritionist with CHR Hansen, and I have 2 daughters and 2 Australian shepherd furbabies that keep us busy.