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Meet the Team!


Lindi Kocher, Executive Director

A native of Illinois, Lindi has her Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural and environmental communications and education from the University of Illinois. She later received her master's in agricultural education from the University of Illinois.

Lindi taught high school agriculture in Illinois and Indiana. She has served in the role as the Program Leader for Indiana Agriculture in the Classroom.

We are very excited to welcome her to the CEC team as our new Executive Director, welcome Lindi!

You can reach Lindi at [email protected] or (217) 446-0500 ext. 124.

Mindy Nichols, Business Manager

Mindy has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Eastern Illinois University and is passionate about taking care of the customer. She has lived in Central IL her entire life among the corn and bean fields, the granddaughter of a farmer. 

Mindy began her career in Customer Service & Production Planning in manufacturing. While raising her daughters, she chose to work part-time and came to work for MyCAERT in 2009. You can ask her anything about the functionality of the website and she can likely answer it. 

You can reach Mindy at [email protected] or (217) 446-0500 ext. 133.

Callie Schorfheide, Marketing Manager


Coming from a farm in Southern Illinois, Callie has been around agriculture her whole life and gained an interest in agriculture education through her experiences in 4-H and FFA.


Callie joined the team as an intern in August of 2021 during her senior year at the University of Illinois where she completed a degree in Agricultural Communications. Upon graduation in May, Callie joined the team full time and has been traveling to conferences and presenting workshops to in-service and pre-service teachers.


You can reach Callie at [email protected] or (214) 446-0500 ext. 134.


Kim Romine, Digital Typesetting Specialist
Kim was born and raised around agriculture in the Central Illinois area. She currently lives on a fourth-generation Centennial Farm.
She received her degree in Desktop Publishing and began working in the Typesetting/Editorial Department of Interstate Publishers Inc. in 1992. This transitioned into working with Pearson Education, CAERT Inc., and finally CEC Inc.
You can reach Kim at [email protected] or (217) 446-0500 ext. 136.

Tim Shelton, Production Support
Tim grew up on a farm and has lived in East Central IL his entire life. He received his Associate Degree in Computer Communications & Networks while attending Danville Area Community College.
Tim generally assists with the production of lesson materials and getting them posted to the MyCAERT website upon completion. He started working for MyCAERT back in 2003.
You can reach Tim at [email protected] or (217) 446-0500 ext. 125.


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