Living Fort Wayne Spotlight: Jade Kelsey

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Living Fort Wayne were? Or maybe you’re curious about the different things our team does every day that make Living Fort Wayne the go-to destination for all the great things happening in our city.  In this new spotlight series, we’ll be featuring a few of our amazing volunteers who will share a bit about their contributions to Living Fort Wayne and what they do outside of their volunteer work with us.

Next in our series is our Partnership Development Co-Chair, Jade Kelsey.

Get to Know the Team

What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog?
I love Fort Wayne, and wanted to be a part of a group that showcases all of the cool things there are to see and do in my city. So, my role in Partnership Development is a perfect fit. Jasmine is my Co-Chair, and she is so great to work with. You can usually find us at Fortezza, our unofficial office space.

Our job is the most fun! We get to talk to all kinds of people about their events, activities and plans for the future and then bring them back to our LFW team to write, promote and showcase.

Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc).
I’ve recently fallen in love with my bicycle, to the point that I’ve joined an advocacy group – Bicycle Friendly Fort Wayne. I commute to work, zip around my neighborhood, explore our greenways and even run errands.

If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why?
My parents recently re-located to Memphis, Tennessee, and I miss them very much. My fiancé and I enjoyed visiting some historical sites, museums and great restaurants on our last trip. Plus, you can’t beat Beale Street for drinks and jazz.

If you had a friend coming in from out of town, what is the one can’t miss thing you would show them or do with them in FW?
Oh man, that’s tough. One thing? Probably Wunderkammer, because whatever they have going on will be perfectly local and fantastic. And then we can sneak over to Bravas for patatas.

If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing?
Bohemian Rhapsody, because the crowd would sing along!

Stay tuned next month for another glimpse into one of Living Fort Wayne’s volunteers. If you’d like to learn more about opportunities to help out with our blog, send us an email ( or reach out to us on Social Media:

We’re always interested in meeting with other folks who are passionate about sharing all that’s great about living, working and playing right here in Fort Wayne!


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Leslie Snare

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