Brian White, Development Director
Brian joined the Fort Wayne Trails team in August of 2021 and brings with him over 30 years of non -profit and local government experience. Brian has served in a variety of professional roles ranging from Transportation and Neighborhood Planning to grant administration and non-profit leadership and development. Brian has a B.S. in Public Administration from Indiana University at Fort Wayne, is a Leadership Fort Wayne graduate, and has a Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from the Indiana University Lily School of Philanthropy.
Brian has also volunteered for countless groups across Allen County and served on several non-profit boards. In his spare time, Brian likes to walk about the 07 including Foster Park, play golf, listen to music, and spend time with his wife, kids, and grandkids.
James Holm, Community Engagement Manager
James joined FWT’s staff in August of 2019. James is a Fort Wayne native with a passion for cycling, running, and all things outdoors. He comes to us after being a regular partner and collaborator through his work at Summit City Bicycles and Fitness. In that position, he worked frequently with customers, and organizations throughout the community and has a love for building relationships. For almost a decade James built community partnerships and created media content for Summit City Bicycles & Fitness, a store that has been selected as a TOP 100 by the National Bicycle Dealers Association 8 years in a row. James is extremely passionate about the positive growth and progress of Fort Wayne.
W. Joy Lucas, Administrative Assistant
Joy Lucas joined FWT’s staff in July 2014 as its Administrative Assistant. Her background is in Office Administration which she puts to good use by handling all of the day-to-day organization, reporting, paperwork, and office correspondence for FWT. Joy has worked in or near downtown Fort Wayne for several years serving as a volunteer in the Mentoring Department at Early Childhood Alliance, as an IT Assistant for VBOS Inc. and employee for the Carole Lombard House as Tour Guide and Registered Food Handler. She also served as the Administrator for the Phillips Team Real Estate firm for several years and is a former Beauty Consultant for Merle Norman Luxe Day Spa and Salon.
Joy enjoys working with her husband as a volunteer minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Fort Wayne area. They devote about 80 hours a month to Bible educational work. Together they enjoy gardening/landscaping, walking, biking, traveling, and cruising. Her time alone is spent drawing, painting, reading, writing poetry. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family at dinner parties, coffee shops, and tea parties in person or via Skype or Hangouts.