More in-depth than the short biographies on our Staff and Executive Committee page, this is where you can find out more about many of the Sierra Club staff and committee members working across Indiana. More coming soon!
Amanda Shepherd - Chapter Director
Rebecca Dien-Johns - Chapter Coordinator
I was born and raised in north Wales, growing up in a place called Penmaenmawr, which translates into English as Head of the Great Stone. It is a small town, nestled in the foothills of that great stone mountain next to the sea... read more here.
Wendy Bredhold - Senior Campaign Representative for Indiana and Kentucky Beyond Coal
Senior Campaign Representative, Indiana and Kentucky: Wendy Bredhold
Wendy (Knipe) Bredhold is the senior campaign representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in Indiana and Kentucky. Previously she served as Beyond Coal Campaign rep for the Ohio River Valley; was Indiana organizer for Moms Clean Air Force; worked in media relations and taught communications at the University of Southern Indiana; and wrote for various newspapers and magazines in Indiana and Kentucky. She is a Climate Leader in Al Gore’s Climate Reality Corps (2012) and served on the Evansville, Indiana City Council from 2009-2012. She lives in Evansville with her daughter Beatrice Rose and cats, Pearl and Pinky. She loves live music, kayaking, writing, reading and rabble-rousing.
Ashley Williams- North West Indiana Organizing Representative for the Beyond Coal Campaign
Beyond Coal Organizing Representative: Ashley Williams
Growing up in Ottawa, Illinois, I was like any young person with a penchant for creativity. I spent most of my time enthralled with my imagination, creating works of art inspired by my surrealist heroes. I planned to pursue a career in art. However, in 2012, my entire life changed course. Read more here.
Megan Anderson - Senior Organizing Representative for the Beyond Coal Campaign
Beyond Coal Organizing Representative: Megan Anderson
Megan is from Bloomington, IN where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs- Nonprofit Management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington. Megan volunteered with the Sierra Club’s IU Beyond Coal Campus Campaign during her time in college. Megan organizes primarily in Muncie, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Indianapolis with local leaders of the Beyond Coal Campaign. Megan also engages individuals, organizations, and community leaders in supporting state and federal initiatives regarding clean air and water policies, renewable energy, energy efficiency and the environment. You can contact her on 317-222-1146 or email@example.com
Ashlyn Devine - Fellow
Julie Lowe profile on national Sierra Club website
Julie Lowe- chair of Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter, and chair of our Winding Waters Group, is featured on the national Sierra Club site:
...The Lowes joined the Sierra Club in 2011, not realizing that local groups existed, let alone that there was one in Columbus. Julie was surprised when the local group mailed postcards inviting residents to a picnic in 2014. She and Morgan attended, enjoying what she recalls as a “wonderful day.” Arriving home she told Mark, “I found our friends! I know where they are now, and it’s going to be OK because there are people like us!” After living in Columbus for four years without making close friends, they were thrilled. “We didn’t realize how much we wanted a tribe until we found them,” Julie says.
Marilyn Bauchat- Vice Chair of the Executive Committee
I grew up in Lincoln Park, Michigan, just south of Detroit. Our family of eight lived in a house that backed up to a forest where my siblings and I led the neighbors in daily adventures. We took this small piece of paradise for granted until the day the trees were cleared and replaced by a doughnut shop. Read more.
Roxanna Caldwell - Executive Committee member
Hi. I’m Roxanna Caldwell.
I’m a lifelong Hoosier from northern Indiana and I’ve lived in Indianapolis for over 20 years. I currently reside in Garfield Park where I’m learning about native flowers to attract pollinators to my growing gardens, and you can usually find me taking care of a foster cat or two around the neighborhood. I’ve worked in Non-profit media for over 20 years and have been studying Environmental Sustainability Policy & Management to help me understand how to do more to combat the climate crisis in my community.
Richard Hill- Executive Committee member
I grew up on a family farm in southeastern Indiana. Spent time planting, harvesting, and weeding (ugh) in between. And then there was gathering eggs – we had lots of chickens. But, there always seemed to be time for fishing, baseball and basketball. As you can see, I spent a lot of time outdoors and thoroughly enjoyed it. Read more here.