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.
Email Brian – [email protected]
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. Prior to joining the FWT staff James was a regular partner and collaborator for over 10 years during his time in the cycling industry. James is a KPC “20 Millennials Making A Difference” award winner, YLNI Leadership Institute graduate, and FAA Part 107 licensed drone pilot. James is passionate about the positive growth and progress of Fort Wayne and is proud to be a part of the growth of the beautiful trail network in Allen County.
Email James – [email protected]
Mo Palmer, Volunteer Coordinator
In the early part of 2023, Mo made the decision to leave a fulfilling career in designing outdoor spaces and managing projects to pursue other endeavors. Those endeavors included learning about and experimenting with regenerative landscapes, and finding a part-time job with an organization that makes our community a better place in which to live. As fortune would have it, at that same time, Fort Wayne Trails was looking to add a part-time volunteer coordinator to their team. Mo joined the Fort Wayne Trails in April of 2023 and brings with her decades of experience as both a volunteer and volunteer leader, and an enthusiasm to be a part of the FWT’s team!
Email Mo – [email protected]
W. Joy Lucas, Administrative Assistant
Joy Lucas joined FWT’s staff in July 2014. She puts her office administrative skills to good use processing donations and providing clerical and event support to the Executive Director, Development Director, and Community Engagement Manager. 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 a Tour Guide and Registered Food Handler. She also served as the Office 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. They devote about 50 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, and writing poetry. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends having coffee or tea and the occasional dinner party in person or via Zoom.
Email Joy – [email protected]