Caitlin grew up in Ohio and crossed the state line to attend college at Indiana Wesleyan University. She lives in Hartford City and loves having a job where she can share about all the great things in east central Indiana.
Erin is a transplant from Los Angeles and has lived in Muncie since 2008. She is a wife, mom, and freelance communication specialist for several local organizations. Her youngest daughter is in the Spanish dual-language immersion program at Muncie Community Schools and benefits from the school system’s resources for special needs. Erin LOVES Muncie for its size, amenities, quality of life, educational opportunities, and creative and committed community members.
Born and raised in Delaware County, Trenton Bush is a graduate of Ball State University and has spent much of his career in New York City working in the fashion industry with designers such as Betsey Johnson and brands INC, Alfani, and Tasso Elba. Upon returning to the Hoosier State, he has parlayed his marketing knowledge to embrace Delaware County and promote Muncie as the Director of Marketing for the Muncie Visitors Bureau. With a knack for branding and attention to detail he is a natural ambassador for the county. Very approachable and friendly he would love to connect with you and discuss what makes Delaware County a great place to live, work, and enjoy life here in Indiana. Whether you are a visitor or planning on moving to Muncie, Trenton is a great resource and his commitment to DE&I allows him to advocate for all people that make up the rich tapestry of the region. Please feel free to reach out and connect with him with any questions that you may have about Delaware County.
Courtney is a healthcare public relations professional, freelance photographer, adventure seeker, and Muncie arts and culture enthusiast.
Abi grew up in Rush County and moved back home after graduating college in 2019 before accepting a position at the Fayette Community Foundation in 2021. She is now a huge advocate for her new community, and especially loves taking her dog to the Bark Park located in the beautiful Roberts Park and enjoying all the scenic views that Fayette County has to offer.
Stephanie is the Talent Connection Manager at Ivy Tech Community College – Marion Campus. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for 22 years with 16 of those years as a Director. Most recently, Stephanie worked for 10 years as the Director of Youth Development at the Grant County Family YMCA. Stephanie has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood from Ivy Tech Community College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Management and will graduate in January 2024. She has been married to her husband David for 8 years, and has 3 children, Zackery, Joseph, and Emily. Her husband has been a farmer for 22 years. They also have two dogs named Charlie & Hazel. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys running, golfing, gardening and traveling anywhere that leads her to the beach. She loves to volunteer in the community that she works in and has built great relationships with community members. She looks forward to supporting and helping Grant County grow into a place where everyone wants to come and raise a family.
Born into a military family, Alicia values servant leadership, straight speak and achieving goals that others might believe are unattainable. She has lived in Grant County since the age of 10. Alicia is a graduate of Marion High School, received her B.A. in Political Science from Manchester University and MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. She spent my first 10 years after her undergraduate degree working for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District Congressman. Alicia led the United Way of Grant County for 10 years before accepting her current position as the Ivy Tech Community College Executive Director of Ivy+ Career Link at the Marion campus. She is married with 2 teenage boys, that keep her involved as a taxi service, driving them from athletic and music practices.
Carrie has served as the executive director of New Castle Main Street since its inception in 2014. Carrie grew up in rural Tipton which instilled a strong sense of community. After graduating from IUPUI (a very long time ago), Carrie spent time in Chicago pursuing a career in marketing and public relations. Her husband, a fellow Hoosier, brought her to New Castle for his career. She spends her days in a general state of mild confusion while volunteering for Main Street, driving her two teenage boys around and running after her two naughty dogs.
Mark grew up in Redkey, and after going to college at IU, moved back and currently lives out in the country between Redkey and Portland. He married his wife Shelli in 2014 and they have 5 kids and several grandkids. Mark and Shelli took the leap of purchasing a building in downtown Redkey in 2017 and opened their store, Redkey Junktion, which has expanded to include a large vendor section. In addition to the Fire Dept, he is currently involved with the Redkey Fun For Kidz, Redkey Festival Committee, Jay County Visitor and Tourism Board, Redkey Economic Development Board, and Jay County Development Corporation Board.
Missy is a long time resident and a Randolph County Councilor who has a passion for Randolph County progress and the county’s history. Missy feels strongly that the small cities of Randolph County are a hidden gem in Indiana. She is a retired Vice President of Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of the Randolph Economic Development Corporation and is a retired educator who served the Randolph Central Schools for 39 years as the Director of Library/Media Services. Missy has also been active in community service with the Randolph County Area Planning Commission, Winchester Redevelopment and works on several area planning committees such as area parks and recreational areas. Missy also enjoys assisting her husband Al with the Winchester Goodrich Park Free Concert summer series which welcomes thousands of visitors each year to Winchester.
Lanett moved to Randolph County in 2002, and she is a WCHS graduate. After high school, she attended IU East and Arizona Global University. Lanett and her husband, Travis, have two little boys, and as a family, they are very involved with community events and their church. She began working for Randolph County United in 2022 as the VP of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives. In addition, Lanett coordinates the Randolph County Internship Program and helps with the Cultivating Community initiatives.
Faith is born and raised in Rush County. Growing up on a farm in northern Rush County grounded her in the love of farm and family. She became a “city” girl moving into Rushville in her teen years and being active in 4-H, sports, and church gave her a full sense of community, spirit, and pride. After retiring from 33 years of teaching Health/Phys. Ed at Rush County Schools, Faith was hired as the Director of the Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation. Now retired, she enjoys volunteering for various community organizations and projects. She spends her time promoting Rush County as chair of the newly formed tourism committee. Faith loves traveling with her family/friends, exploring new places, and creating great memories.
Lisa grew up in Indianapolis and moved to Rush County in 2004 to a farmhouse built by her great-great grandparents in 1916. She is the Marketing & Communications Officer for the Rush County Community Foundation and serves on the board of imagine:nation, the arts & cultural council of Rush County. She and her husband Tyler enjoy live music, hiking, and traveling in their camper van with their two dogs, Ruby and Ginger. Their cats, Leo and Lulu, rule the house – whether they’re at home or not. Lisa loves the ease of being able to make a positive difference in her small community and the peace and quiet of life in the country.
Roxie is a lifelong Wayne County resident. Currently serving as the Director of Membership and Education for the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, Roxie has spent her career working in community development. During her free time, Roxie spends her time with friends at community events, enjoying time with her fur babies, and finding great new restaurants.
Angel was born and raised in Wayne County. With the title of Communications and Social Media Specialist at the Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau, she enjoys utilizing a variety of platforms to bring awareness to everything Wayne County has to offer. Mother of two boys, Angel enjoys spending her free time exploring the outdoors and creating memorable experiences with her children.