Lutheran Health – Chief Operating Officer

Year Joined Fort Wayne Trails Board: 2016

Board Positions: Resource Development Committee

Why Did You Join the Fort Wayne Trails Board?

I feel a strong trail system is important to individual and community health. I am passionate about the trails, so joining the board was a logical place for me to focus my energy.

What Does our Trail System Mean to You?

Having a safe place to exercise, encourage activity across the area, and connect communities.

How Do You Use the Trails the Most?

I live in Huntertown, so running from Life Bridge Church or the YMCA on Dupont Road. I occasionally will ride my bike on it to avoid busy roads. Looking forward to the day it is connected in Huntertown so I have easy access via my bike.

What Excites You Most About FWT’s Mission?

I have seen the success the trails have on local communities across the country. I am so pleased when I go for a run on the trails and it is busy. This community is really getting engaged in the trail system.

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

Our trail system has a significant impact on our community, economy, and quality of life. But is doesn’t just happen. It takes years (decades) of time and the community support.

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: