LFW Member Spotlight – Alex Modarressi
Aug06

LFW Member Spotlight – Alex Modarressi

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Living Fort Wayne are? 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. Today we are spotlighting Living Fort Wayne’s Vice Chair of Community Engagement, Alex Modarressi! What is your role with Living Fort Wayne and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? My role at Living Fort Wayne is Vice Chair of Community Engagement. I believe Fort Wayne has many great local businesses and there are some wonderful people who live here. I wanted to attribute to an organization with values that were for the betterment of communities in and around Fort Wayne. Tell us one thing about your life outside of Living Fort Wayne I am looking forward to taking an Entrepreneurial leap soon. I find myself inspired by the people here who are willing to help others succeed and the programs that foster entrepreneurship within this region of Indiana and beyond. If you could live any other place in the world, besides Fort Wayne, where would you live and why? I would consider living in New Mexico or Southern California even though I have never visited either. People say they love the weather, that people are more social and not as socially inhibited.. 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? There are so many fun things going on in Fort Wayne that t makes this is difficult question. If I had to choose one thing I would suggest we attempt to ride all 25 miles of the Rivergreenway or bike around town! If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? Whatever someone would wanna sing with me. Keep your eyes peeled for the next spotlight with another 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 at info@livingfortwayne.com or reach out to us on Twitter and Facebook. 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...

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Alex Modarressi – Why Did You Stay Here?
May18

Alex Modarressi – Why Did You Stay Here?

Alex Modarressi, Vice Chair of Community Engagement, Living Fort Wayne A few years back I was debating with myself “Why would I choose to live here” and “Why would I choose to move”.  What reasons should I move for…. my career, better income, personal growth, or maybe a greater sense of belonging…?  I felt if I could answer why I would chose not to live here that it might help answer what I should be looking for somewhere else. During this time of reflection, I found community experiences such as local art and culture had not been explored and that my lack of involvement would not be a reasonable enough excuse for me to leave the region or state. So I started looking for ways to become involved and opening myself to opportunities to help our communities.  This is when Living Fort Wayne and Wunderkammer started posting their need for volunteers.  I started to attend local events and seeing needs that I could fulfill and had conversations about how to become more involved.  One thing led to another and to me being a part of local organizations I believe in such as YLNI, Rotaract, Pine Hills City Church, and others like Clyde Theatre and Fort Wayne SOUP. YLNI’s Living Fort Wayne Committee wants to know your answers to one or both of these questions. “Why Did You Move Here?” or “Why Did You Stay Here?” Email your one-two paragraph answer to one of these questions to Tim Zink at timz@ylni.org. There are two photo options – you may include a professional headshot with your answers (quickest) or you can set up an appointment to have your photo taken later this summer. Please include your preferred name and title. Your photo and response may be used on YLNI’s Living Fort Wayne website, Facebook, Twitter, and/or...

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