Evening Reporting





Employee List



Below are pictures and brief profiles of each of the staff at the Evening Reporting Center.



Allen Criger

Allen Criger, ERC Coordinator

Before joining the ERC, Allen spent over ten years serving the City of Springfield as a Workforce Development Specialist and a Police Services Representative. Allen also worked with the Greene County CASA program as a volunteer coordinator/case manager. Allen is a 2000 graduate of Drury University with a degree in Criminology and Sociology with minors in Psychology and Global Studies. Allen is very dedicated to helping the youth of Greene County reach their goals and become responsible and productive members of the community. Allen enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and hobbies include fishing and camping.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Identified Strengths:Competition, Achiever, Activator, Analytical, Significance.



Mercedez Nielsen

Mercedez Nielsen, Youth Specialist

Before joining ERC, Mercedez spent time working in the Greene County Juvenile Detention Center as a Detention Youth Leader. Mercedez graduated from Missouri State University in May 2014 with a major in Criminology and a minor in Public Law. She has past experience volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Missouri and Robberson Community School. Mercedez is dedicated to helping youth and is currently participating, as a volunteer, in the GEMS program.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Identified Strengths: Restoration,Responsibility, Belief, Consistency, Futuristic.



Kelsey Kincade

Kelsey Kincade, Youth Specialist

Kelsey Kincade is currently a senior at Missouri State University and will be graduating in December with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and a Bachelor of Science in Spanish. She is also currently in the accelerated master's program in Criminology at MSU and plans to complete that degree in May of 2016. She is originally from the Kansas City area but moved to Springfield to attend MSU. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family or watching a good movie.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Identified Strengths:Adaptability, Command, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Belief