Living Fort Wayne Spotlight: Tim Zink
May03

Living Fort Wayne Spotlight: Tim Zink

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 committee co-chair, Tim Zink. What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? I started off just writing for Living Fort Wayne before becoming co-chair. I have always enjoyed the opportunities to talk to people I wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to talk to and to go to places I wouldn’t otherwise get to go to. I’m sure the people who end up talking to me feel the same about having the opportunity to talk with me. Right? (Please say “yes”). Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc.) I don’t have a life outside LFW – that was one of the requirements – just kidding. But seriously – one of the hobbies I have (but don’t do as much I used to) is just going out with my camera and getting photos around downtown or the old industrial areas. Those areas have a ton of character and have a story to tell. If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why? Grand Rapids, Michigan – I like cities about the size of Fort Wayne, plus I also like the Great Lakes. Even though it’s not on Lake Michigan, it’s pretty darn close. The only other option for being next a large body of water without moving is manipulating the waterways to reform ancient Lake Maumee, which used to be next to Fort Wayne. I have a feeling people would frown on that, though. 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? This might seem boring to some since it’s not really social (hey, looking at trees is kind of my thing). I grew up around Cedar Creek just north of Fort Wayne – one area I love a lot is around the Devil’s Hollow area. The way the land looks in that area is unlike any other part of this area. If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song...

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Living Fort Wayne Spotlight: Ashley Stoneburner
Mar15

Living Fort Wayne Spotlight: Ashley Stoneburner

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 up, we’re spotlighting one of newer volunteers, Ashley Stoneburner! What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? Wanted to get involved and sounded fun! Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc). I teach fitness classes and dance If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why? Florida-warm and sunny 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? Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the FW Children’s Zoo If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? Toxic by Brittney Spears 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 through Twitter or 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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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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Living Fort Wayne Spotlight: Sarah (Pine) Verpooten
Feb03

Living Fort Wayne Spotlight: Sarah (Pine) Verpooten

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. This week, I’m pleased to introduce you to our Living Fort Wayne social media guru, Sarah Pine! What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? My role within Living Fort Wayne is to take the articles written by all our amazing LFW writers and get them out to the people through our Social Media outlets. I have been a part of the Living Fort Wayne Team since the very beginning. I was approached by the pioneers of the site, Mike King and Matt Graves, to help them with the initial steps of getting the site up and going. LivingFortWayne.com is such a fun community-based site that really gives readers an intimate glimpse into this amazing city we call home. Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc). I am not originally from Fort Wayne but after being here for four years I am now a proud homeowner which officially makes me feel like a Fort Wayne resident! I live there with my fiancé Curtis and our dog Shelby, and we are in the midst of planning our wedding for June of this year! If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why? I’m not exactly a world traveler so I don’t know if there is anywhere outside of the United States where I’d want to live. Plenty of places I’d like to visit, but not live. I would love to live in Nashville, TN if I didn’t live in Fort Wayne. I love everything that city has to offer and the people are genuinely nice. 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? I am all about a chill night that involves going out and getting some drinks with friends. I would take my friend to either JK O’Donnell’s or Deer Park which are two of my favorite local pubs. If it were during the summer I would also consider taking my friend to Two EE’s or...

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