Fort Wayne Parks & Rec. – Recreation Coordinator

Year Joined Fort Wayne Trails Board: 2018

Board Positions: Resource Development Committee

Why Did You Join the Fort Wayne Trails Board?

I joined FWT board because I believe trails and greenways provide our community with the total package of benefits, including public health, economic and transportation benefits, as well as a sense of community pride and identity. Joining and helping in any way I can means a great deal to me.

What Does our Trail System Mean to You?

Trails to me mean: connection, community, pride, growth and identity. Tying together major parks, nature areas, and neighborhoods and making it easy for residents and visitors to experience nature and to spend time being outside is important. Quality-of-place amenities play a key role in economic growth and our Trails are a big part of that.

How Do You Use the Trails the Most?

Running and Cycling

What Excites You Most About FWT’s Mission?

The Future. In the short time I’ve been involved I’ve witnessed the mission in action numerous times. I believe the future of FWT’s is bright and exciting!

What Do You Want People To Know About Fort Wayne Trails?

There’s over 100 miles to explore! Get out there and enjoy!

Join us for the 11th Annual Pufferbelly Run, Walk, and Stroll, NOW WITH A VIRTUAL OPTION!

We are excited to announce that after careful consideration, we have determined that we can move forward with the 2020 Pufferbelly Run/Walk/Stroll IN-PERSON. While following the Governors guidelines and CDC recommendations, we will still provide a fun and safe event for all of you. Of course, your safety is paramount and as we get closer to July 18th, if we feel we cannot provide you with a rewarding and safe experience we will make any necessary changes. Keep in mind that in addition to a fun morning on the trails, every registration goes directly to supporting trail growth and development right here in our city. We thank you all for using and supporting Fort Wayne Trails.

More information and registration links can be found here: