About Us

Children biking on TowpathFort Wayne Trails, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to act as a community partner and advocate with our municipal partners in the development of a connected, multipurpose system of trails in Allen County, Indiana.

Contact us at:

Fort Wayne Trails, Inc.
300 E. Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone:  260-969-0079
Fax:  (260) 969-1689
Email:  [email protected]

Fort Wayne Trails Staff


Megan McClellan, Executive Director

The Fort Wayne Trails board of directors recently named Megan McClellan its new executive director. McClellan joins Fort Wayne Trails after serving nearly five years as Executive Director for Trails at the Syracuse – Wawasee Park Foundation.

Fort Wayne Trails board chair Marty Pastura said that McClellan is well positioned to help Fort Wayne Trails build on its significant momentum.

“Thanks to our staff and volunteers, Fort Wayne Trails has been extremely successful in recent years,” Pastura said. “Accordingly, we set the bar very high for our new executive director. Megan met that standard based on her unique combination of leadership, governmental relations, fundraising, and project management skills. That, plus her passion for trails, makes her an ideal choice.”

 Prior to joining the Syracuse – Wawasee Park Foundation, McClellan served in the Peace Corps in West Africa, as the communication and outreach coordinator for the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail in New York, and as a research assistant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is a graduate of Earlham College and Bard College.

“I appreciate the opportunity provided to me by the Syracuse – Wawasee Park Foundation and thrilled that I can continue working with those who advocate for trails in northern Indiana,” she says. “I’m looking forward to meeting all the board members, volunteers, staff, and community partners who have helped Fort Wayne Trails grow and thrive.”

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Angie Quinn, Sustainability Director

Angie Quinn joined FWT’s staff in March, 2015, bringing almost 20 years of non-profit administration and programming experience. From 1996 to 2011 Angie served as Executive Director of ARCH, Fort Wayne’s historic preservation organization. During that time she directed and managed many engagement activities, guided walking tours of downtown and large events such as historic home tours. Angie has her MA from Indiana University in Anthropology, and is an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne. She completed undergraduate degrees at IPFW. When not at work at Fort Wayne Trails, Angie works as co-owner of the Pembroke Bakery & Café, Northern Indiana’s award-winning vegan and gluten-free friendly bakery and café, with her husband.

Angie serves on the board of ACRES Land Trust. In her spare time she walks and rides the trails near Foster Park, grows heirloom plants in her small urban garden and volunteers for the Little River Wetlands Project.

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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.

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Joy Lucas, Administrative AssistantStaff - Joy Lucas

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.

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2019 Board Members

Kristi Abel
Realtor/Broker
21st Century Bradley

Adam Bartrom
Partner
Barnes & Thornburg

Jon Bomberger
Partner
Faegre, Baker, Daniels

 

Rhonda Breischaft – FWT Board Secretary
Community Volunteer

Margi Brooks
Manager
Brooks Construction

Greg Galecki
President
Galecki Financial

Tim Hall
General Manager
Don Hall’s Guesthouse

Mark Hisey
VP – Facilities Planning, Design & Construction
Parkview Health

Amy Houston
Recording Secretary
UAW Local 2209

Anthony Juliano – FWT Board Vice President
Vice President \ General Manager
Asher Agency

Eden Lamb
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation

Ben Langel
Financial Advisor
Phillips Financial

Matt Lehn
Community Leader

Aaron Lybarger
Vice President of Operations
API

Greg O’Daniel
Owner
O’Daniel Automotive

Marty Pastura – FWT Board President
President / CEO
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne

Brian Schackow – FWT Board Treasurer
Vice President – Finance
Fort Wayne TinCaps

Paul Spoelhof
Director of Planning and Policy
City of Fort Wayne

Robin Strasser
Director of Administration and Finance
Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority

UAW Local 2209 and the Fort Wayne Trails presents the 4th Annual Monster Dash 5k Fun Run & Walk to benefit The Fort Wayne Trails!