Faegre Baker Daniels – Partner

Year Joined Fort Wayne Trails Board: 2018

Board Positions: Governance and Trail User Committees

Why Did You Join the Fort Wayne Trails Board?

I joined the Fort Wayne Trails Board as a representative of one of the organizations that was merged to create Fort Wayne Trails, Inc.   I have been a long-time supporter of Greenway and Trail development in our community as a quality of life amenity and a required community investment for economic development.

What Does our Trail System Mean to You?

The trail system is an important quality of life amenity for our community and it is a necessary investment in our future to attract new businesses and the employees that will work for them.

How Do You Use the Trails the Most?

I am an amateur triathlete and I use the trails extensively in training.

What Excites You Most About FWT’s Mission?

I believe the idea of creating a fully developed and connected trail system that serves the entire community is the mission directive that most excites me.

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

We have done a wonderful job in developing the trail system so far but we have so much more to do.  I wish I could show people what other communities are doing(Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Nashville and others) so that they could see that what we have could be so much more!

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: