About Porter County
Meet Our Team
Annetta is a graduate of Purdue University. Her teaching specialty is Family Resource Management, which she teaches in Porter County and 3 additional counties. During her tenure she has created and implemented numerous money management programs. She also teaches programs on nutrition, food safety, and human development.
Nikky has been with Purdue Extension since May 2007. She started in Lake County and transitioned to Porter County in 2018. She is the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Coordinator in Porter County and works with those in the green industry as well as farmers. While in Porter County, she has become a certified drone pilot, including an aerial applicator drone that will be used for test plots and demonstrations.
Gina joined the Porter County Extension team in 2022, as a Community Development Educator.She is passionate about cultivating relationships and is mission driven. She has 20+ years of sales and marketing experience in both profit and non-profit sectors. Formerly, she served as an Associate Director of Northwest Indiana Area Health Education Center at Purdue University Northwest. She received her B.A. in communications with a concentration in public relations and a minor in marketing, from Purdue University Northwest.
Jennifer joined the Purdue Extension - Porter County team in June 2023 as the 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator.
She was a former 4-H'er from Northeast Indiana where she showed poultry and took on as many Exhibit Building projects as possible. She earned her Bachelor's in Marketing and Digital Publishing from Ball State University and then continued her education to receive her Master's in Agricultural Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is not new to Extension as she was a 4-H Program Coordinator with Michigan State University Extension prior to coming back to her roots here in Indiana. She has a drive to help the youth thrive in the community while also building awareness on the importance of agriculture in our daily lives.