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.

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.