LFW Spotlight: Brittany King
Jun01

LFW Spotlight: Brittany King

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 Communications Liaison, Brittany King! What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog?   I’m the Communication Liaison and currently help manage the events calendar and weekly Fun File. I volunteered for Living Fort Wayne because, being born and raised in the Fort, I love the city and I think it has many amazing things to offer that not enough people know about! I’m a writer so helping Living Fort Wayne promote a city I love through a medium I love is a perfect fit.   Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc).   I have the most wonderful 3-year-old daughter. Her name is Annabelle. She thinks she’s a dog most of the time, but that’s okay because I love dogs (I love animals, really). But really, she’s great. She’s a good excuse to go to the zoo almost daily in the summer, and to watch a ton of Clifford and Magic School Bus with no judgment. If we’re not at the zoo or watching some really great ‘90s cartoons, then we are probably reading books or at the theatre.   If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why?   I want to live everywhere. I can’t even realistically answer that question. I love travel and I love adventure and exploring other cultures.   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?   Uh, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Or honestly, for a more age-appropriate good time, I’d block out a couple days to just explore downtown. People don’t understand how wonderful it is and how many hidden gems we have, not to mention the already well-known things DTFW has to offer. … We’d do a lot of eating.   If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing?   I refuse to do karaoke. To be honest, I really only know the words to show tunes or some...

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Living Fort Wayne Spotlight: Lynn Altevogt
Jan06

Living Fort Wayne Spotlight: Lynn Altevogt

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. First up is our Editorial Chair, Lynn Altevogt: What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? I am the Editorial Chair for LFW. I originally joined Living Fort Wayne as a writer but I loved it so much I just kept doing more! Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc). I have a dog named Liddy. She is (allegedly) half Pointer, half American Bulldog. Whatever breed she is, she’s both extremely agile and quite sassy. I have a 6-foot-tall wooden fence around my backyard and she can climb it in about one bound. If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why? My pie-in-the-sky pick would be Italy. Assisi to be more precise. I went on an art history trip to several cities in Italy when I was in college and I absolutely want to return. It is so beautiful and rich with culture. Assisi is a very unique city – it’s hard to explain. It’s just one of those places you read about but never expect to be as amazing in real life. It is. If I’m being realistic and I had to pick somewhere to actually live other than Fort Wayne, I think I would be happy in Indianapolis. My brother and sister-in-law live there and they have some really cool spots. Plus, I’d really dig running on the Monon Trail every day! 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? Ok, this is totally cheating, but when my cousins and I were kids, every time they’d come to town we’d go to Science Central, the Zoo, and the Botanical Gardens. They would demand it every trip and we would be psyched to go. Every. Single. Time. Honestly, I still get psyched about all three of those places no matter how many times I’ve been! If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? Probably something by The Spice Girls. Yep,...

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