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 one of our dear writers, Travis Bartlett.
What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog?
I am a contributing writer for Living Fort Wayne. I decided to join Living Fort Wayne because I was seeking a creative outlet that also sheds light on the Fort Wayne community. LFW has helped me break out of my routine and meet new people that are impacting Fort Wayne in a great way.
Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, family, pets, hobbies, etc.)
Besides working my mundane retail job, I am also a photographer. I enjoy working with people on portraits and am currently working on a few projects. I am loving my life living in East Central with my boyfriend and a cat named Buffy.
If you could live any other place in the world, besides Fort Wayne, where would you live and why?
If I could live anywhere besides Fort Wayne, I would live in my hometown of Kalamazoo, MI! The city is very comparable to Fort Wayne and the brewery scene is also growing. Plus, I’d be closer to my family that I rarely get to see.
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 Fort Wayne?
Usually I take my friends to a variety of Fort Wayne favorites when they visit, but I always make the first stop JK O’Donnell’s. From there I take them to Fort Wayne sights like the MLK bridge or inside the Grand Wayne Center.
If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing?
To the people who have the misfortune of hearing me sing, they would have to listen to “I’ve Got Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks about a couple of times throughout the night. Sorry in advance.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
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!