Board of Directors

Adam Barnes — Director since 2013, Executive Director of Friends of Holliday Park and former park manager there, long-time partner with River School, active in tours, cleanups and all outings and programs.

Rick Cockrum — Director since 2009, longtime river resident and member, volunteer for River School, past service on Indiana Department of Natural Resources Commission and Indy Parks Board, activist on legislative/regulatory and policy issues impacting Indiana’s environment and quality of life.

Keith CruzCivil engineering site designer and water enthusiast, serves on Reconnecting To Our Waterways’ Fall Creek Committee, involved with River School and raft tours, and passionate about cleanups/invasive plant removal along waterways.

John Hazlett — Director since 2016, heads Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District, environmental planner, former director of the Office of Sustainability for City of Indianapolis, active volunteer for river tours and cleanups.

Bart Herriman — Rocky Ripple, attorney in private practice, serves on the Indiana Natural Resources Commission.

Cathy Hurt — Director since 2015, Certified Public Account, current FOWR treasurer, resident of Rocky Ripple and past service on its Town Board, volunteer with Girls Rock! Indianapolis, Inc.

A. Joe King — Director since 2003, founder of ongoing clean-up and bank restoration projects on Fall Creek in downtown Indianapolis, active in outdoor mentoring experiences for urban youth, retired insurance professional.

Tom McCain — Director since 2017, Friends web master since 2000, White River Guide app designer, volunteer for River School and cleanups/tours, president of Friends of Broad Ripple Park, volunteer naturalist at Holliday Park.

Sue Reed — Director since 2017, retired attorney and resident of Edgewater neighborhood on White River, training in Hoosier Riverwatch and undergrad degree in biology. Active in river tours/cleanups and re-writing Friends bylaws.

Deborah Stoll — Director since 2014, past deputy director, Midtown Indianapolis, Inc. and member of the Indianapolis Rowing Center. Serves on Reconnecting to our Waterways committees, and involved with numerous community groups as an advocate for neighborhood partnership projects.

Dan Valleskey — Current FOWR president of the Board of Directors, member and volunteer for all Friends education programs, including River School and tours/ cleanups, past president of Hoosier Canoe Club, formerly served on Indiana Trails Advisory Board.

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