Meet Our Team

Julie Borgmann

Executive Director

Julie Borgmann is the Executive Director for Red-tail Land Conservancy. Her passion is connecting people to nature for conservation and wellbeing.

Kelley V. Phillips

Assistant Director

Kelley V. Phillips is the Assistant Director for Red-tail Land Conservancy. With her love of storytelling, she works to inspire excitement and wonder in nature through immersive experiences.

JoAnna Darda

Outreach Coordinator

JoAnna Darda is a maker and community advocate with a professional background in nonprofits and the arts. She is passionate about nature, art, and Muncie’s enthusiastic and engaged community.

Emily Grant

Stewardship Coordinator

Emily Grant is a Stewardship Coordinator who focuses on land protection for Red-tail Land Conservancy. As a Muncie local, she is eager to preserve and protect the native habitats that inspired her love of wildlife so they may continue to be a source of beauty and safety for the communities that need them.

Natalie Grant

Stewardship Coordinator

Natalie Grant is the Stewardship Coordinator who focuses on managing nature preserves for Red-tail Land Conservancy. Her passion is caring for the land and working to make it as healthy as it can be through diligent stewardship and lasting protection.

Board of Directors

John Taylor – President
Land Manager for Field Stations & Environmental Education Center, Ball State University

Marsha Gratner, CPA – Vice President

Cindy Sollars, CPA – Treasurer
Retired, Whitinger & Company

Sheryl Myers – Recorder
Retired Science Teacher, Anderson Community Schools

Bill Buskirk, Ph.D.
Retired Professor, Earlham College

Phil Clay
Manager of Physical Education Athletic Grounds & Facilities, Ball State University

Jaime Coon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology & Environmental Sustainability, Earlham College

John Craddock
Retired Director Emeritus, Bureau of Water Quality- Muncie

Michael Galliher
Retired, Boyce/Keystone/Komputrol

Jack Henricks
President, Carrara Industries

Blake Janutolo
Retired Professor, Anderson University

Rich Nicholson
Retired, Indiana-American Water, Co.

Julie Smiley
Science Department Chair & Teacher, Winchester High School

Doug White
Executive Director, Animal Rescue Fund, Inc. and Retired, First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors

Linda Winchester
Retired, Henry County Recorder, Assessor