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!

Brewed IN the Fort is Fort Wayne Trail’s largest annual fundraiser. At the 2019 event, we were able to raise $23,000 for trails in Allen County. Like so many things this year, Brewed IN the Fort has been
canceled, but not all is lost. One part of this fun festival that we have been able to take virtual is the auction. Please help us raise money for expanding and connecting trails in Fort Wayne and Allen County
by bidding on some amazing food, fun, and experiences. The items are now available for preview and the bidding will kick off 12 Noon on Wednesday and will end 5 pm Sunday.