LFW Spotlight: Susan Tsai
Apr19

LFW Spotlight: Susan Tsai

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 Editorial chair, Susan Tsai. What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? I am currently the Editorial Chair for LFW. However, I initially joined LFW as a copy editor because I used to copy edit for the Indiana Daily Student when I attended IU, and wanted to get back into it!   Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc). Outside of LFW, you’ll find me working at Lincoln Financial Group or Club Soda. Needless to say, I don’t have much time for anything else, but I like coloring books, music and watching movies, and anything else that allows me to relax.   If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why? NYC! I love the hustle and bustle of the big city with a never-ending list of things to do. And the food! There are some things you can’t find anywhere else except NYC…like soup dumplings from Chinatown.   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? Downtown Fort Wayne. Can I categorize that as one thing? But if I had to narrow it down, it would probably be a baseball game at the TinCaps stadium, or a Saturday morning at the farmer’s market.   If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? I’ve never done karaoke, and probably never will because I never know the words to any songs! So… I would probably be singing something by Andrea Bocelli or Josh Groban in my living room. 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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LFW Spotlight: Travis Bartlett
Mar23

LFW Spotlight: Travis Bartlett

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 (info@livingfortwayne.com) or reach out to...

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Living Fort Wayne Spotlight: Jade Kelsey
Feb17

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. 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 (info@livingfortwayne.com) or reach out to us on Social Media: @LivingFortWayne facebook.com/LivingFortWayne We’re always interested...

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