Lambert was hired in July, 2005 to be the first Executive Director of the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation. His background is in the field of Parks and Recreation. He previously was the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for the City of Richmond, IN for 11 years, and prior to that was the Department Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Greencastle IN. Lambert has worked on the following corridor projects:
- Whitewater River Gorge Park, Richmond, IN - An urban riverfront corridor park
- Cardinal Greenway Rail Trail - A Five county, 70 mile long rail-trail corridor.
- National Road Heritage Trail - A 150 mile trail along the historic National Road All American National Scenic Byway across IN
He has a BS in Natural Resources from Ball State University, and a Masters in Public Park and Recreation Administration from Indiana University. He is a life long Hoosier, and grew up in Huntington County along the banks of the Wabash River in Markle, IN.
Director, Watershed Projects
Sara Peel, CLM was hired in 2009 to coordinate the watershed and education and outreach efforts of the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation. Sara received her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Alma College and her M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Sara has over 14 years of water quality and watershed management experience. She currently serves as the President for the Indiana Lakes Management Society, is a board member on the Indiana Water Monitoring Council and the North American Lakes Management Society, and is a representative to the Indiana Lakes Management Work Group. Sara is a TogetherGreen Fellow with Audubon’s TogetherGreen program in partnership with Toyota.
Watershed Resource Specialist
Talia Tittelfitz, AICP, joined the WREC team in August, 2013 to lead efforts on the Deer Creek-Sugar Creek Watershed Management Plan and to assist with WREC’s community outreach and education efforts. Talia received her Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Washington. She has six years of experience leading local planning and implementation projects, organizing and facilitating public outreach, and meeting the planning needs of small to mid-sized jurisdictions. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners through the American Planning Association.
Kristen Clason was hired in October 2013 to monitor IDEM Grant Section 319 urban and agricultural projects for the Region of the Great Bend of the Wabash River and additional implementation projects in the Deer Creek-Sugar Creek watershed and Big Pine watershed. Since then, she has taken on an assistant’s role in the Deer Creek-Sugar Creek Watershed project as WREC prepares to launch the flagship cost-share program for this watershed in January 2015. Kristen is an Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs alumni with a BSPA in Environmental Management.