Purdue Rainscaping Program Core TeamCo-Chairs

Kara Salazar
Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Purdue University
195 Marsteller Street, FORS Room 308
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033
John Orick
Purdue Master Gardener State Coordinator
Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
625 Agricultural Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010

Team Members

  • Laura Esman, Managing Director, Indiana Water Resources Research Center and Research Associate & Lab Manager, Natural Resources Social Science Lab, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources
  • Jane Frankenberger, Professor and Extension Water Quality Engineer, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension Consumer Horticulture Specialist, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • Kris Medic, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Bartholomew County

Advisory Committee

  • Gina Anderson, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Economic and Community Development Educator, Floyd County
  • Bo Beaulieu, Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development and Assistant Director, Extension Community Development Program
  • Brenda Carton, Purdue Master Gardener Volunteer
  • Phillip Cox, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Vermillion County
  • Jason Donati, Stormwater and Recycling Educator, Muncie Sanitary District
  • Laura Fribley, District Support Specialist, Indiana State Department of Agriculture
  • Ricky D. Kemery, HORT Educator, Allen County
  • Matthew Lake, Executive Director, Merrillville Stormwater Utility
  • Michael O’Donnell, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Delaware County
  • Sara Peel, Director of Watershed Projects, Wabash River Enhancement Corporation
  • Lindsey Purcell, Urban Forestry Specialist, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Amy Thompson, County Extension Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Monroe County
  • Kevin Tungesvick, Restoration Ecologist, Spence Restoration Nursery

Funding for this program was provided by a Purdue Extension Issues-Based Action Team (I-BAT) grant provided in 2014 through Dr. Jason Henderson, Purdue Extension Director.