Staff

LaPorte County Soil & Water Conservation District - Beautiful Wetland

Chris Havens, District Administration Manager
chavens@laportecounty.org

Chris is a lifelong resident of La Porte County, and is a graduate of Indiana University.  He is responsible for leading the daily office operations of the District, as well as assisting in the community during various District events and programs.  Chris lives in La Porte with his wife and 2 boys.

Nicole Messacar, Education Coordinator  
nmessacar@laportecounty.org

Nicole has been the Education Coordinator for the LaPorte County SWCD since January of 2007. She has a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University with a major in Environmental Management and minor in Geography. She lives in LaPorte with her husband and three children. She was named IWF 2012 Conservation Education of the Year (for more information click here).  Currently, Nicole is coordinating the District’s watershed planning efforts in the Trail Creek watershed. She is also working in schools throughout the county on various conservation programs.

Elizabeth Standerski, Office Assistant
elizabeth@laporteswcd.org

Elizabeth Standerski graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in both Fine Arts and Art History. She is passionate about making positive strides in the local community, and she loves finding creative solutions for difficult situations. Outside of the office, Elizabeth can be found either in the garden, hiking, or visiting local fairs and festivals with her husband, seven-year-old son, and their two dogs.


Partner Staff

Randall Dickson
NRCS District Conservationist
randall.dickson@in.usda.gov

Rick Brown
MS4 Coordinator
rbrown@laportecounty.org