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 in Fort Wayne, great businesses and people.  I want to help interact with people and make community better. Tell us one thing about your life outside of Living Fort Wayne I am inspired by other entrepreneurs in area and want to take that Entrepreneurial leap soon. If you could live any other place in the world, besides Fort Wayne, where would you live and why? I would live in New Mexico or Southern California. I love the weather, people and the social aspect. 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? I would show them my favorite places like the Dash In. It has good food, beer and my favorite bartender. If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? I would not sing, no matter what. 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 Member Spotlight – Victoria Sarjeant
Jul06

LFW Member Spotlight – Victoria Sarjeant

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 Chair, Victoria Sarjeant! What is your role with Living Fort Wayne and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? My role with Living Fort Wayne is Chair. I decided to volunteer because I was already a blogger and I thought it would easily fit into my current personal activities. I also wanted to get involved with YLNI for a while and this seemed like the perfect area to get my start. I started as a writer in July of 2017 and became Vice Chair in November of 2017. I became Chair in early June 2018. Tell us one thing about your life outside of Living Fort Wayne  I love to stay busy volunteering, blogging, or making crafts. I am active with the Emerging Leaders Alliance and Big Brothers Big Sisters. If I am not working with any of those things, I am probably watching Netflix with my cats, Jacob and Amber. If you could live any other place in the world, besides Fort Wayne, where would you live and why? If it was a different country, I would have to say Norway. That fits since most of my heritage is in the Scandinavian countries. If I went to any other city in the US, it would have to be Boston or Seattle. I am obsessed with Revolutionary War era history and Boston is full of it. I love Seattle because I love the scenery around the city and the atmosphere. I also love Maine! 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? I would most likely take a visitor out to eat at a local restaurant or bar. Normally I take people to Wine Down, Hoppy Gnome, or JK O’Donnell’s. People don’t come somewhere and expect to go to a chain. I think those are all great examples of the unique places we have to offer. I also have friends that come just to go to DeBrand Fine Chocolate. Growing up in central Indiana, we didn’t really have a place like that...

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LFW Member Spotlight – Alexandra Sauer
Mar29

LFW Member Spotlight – Alexandra Sauer

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 one of Living Fort Wayne’s Contributing Writers, Alexandra Sauer! What is your role with Living Fort Wayne and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? I grew up in Fort Wayne, but left the city after high school to explore the world.  Thirteen years later, I’m back and am always looking for ways to become more involved in the community while learning about my new (again) city.  Being a writer for LFW has been a huge help in getting to know Fort Wayne and meeting new people. Tell us one thing about your life outside of Living Fort Wayne I work as the Community Relations & Events Manager for our local non-profit organization, the Positive Resource Connection.   If you could live any other place in the world, besides Fort Wayne, where would you live and why? I love Fort Wayne, but wouldn’t mind avoiding the harsh winters in a more temperate location near a beach. 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? One thing?  That’s a tough one!  I think I would have my friend visit in the summer so we can take a long bike ride along the River Greenway stopping at The Deck for a drink, a picnic at Headwaters, and ending at a TinCaps baseball game.  That’s one thing, right? If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? “Gold Dust Woman” – Fleetwood Mac 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 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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Quiz – Do you think you know Fort Wayne?
Feb27

Quiz – Do you think you know Fort Wayne?

Our team at LFW has gotten to know Fort Wayne pretty well over the past five years. Our volunteer-managed team of writers has covered many of the interesting people, events, resources and attractions our area has to offer. Take this quiz to see how much you know about Fort...

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LFW Member Spotlight – Rachel Stephens
Feb21

LFW Member Spotlight – Rachel Stephens

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 Managing Editor and Blogger, Rachel Stephens! What is your role with Living Fort Wayne and why did you decide to volunteer with us? I am the managing Editor and a blogger with Living Fort Wayne. I love writing and I love Northeast Indiana so volunteer for Living Fort Wayne seemed like a perfect fit. Tell us one thing about your life outside of Living Fort Wayne. I love to cook! When I am not working or writing I am surfing Pinterest and whipping up new recipes in the kitchen. If you could live any place in the world, besides Fort Wayne, where would you live and why? If I had to take up residence elsewhere, I would dream big and permanently live at the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora. While I have never been to Bora Bora, the idea of waking up in paradise next to the ocean everyday is enough to sell me. If you had a friend come in from out of town, what is the one can’t miss thing you would show them or do with them in Fort Wayne? If I had a friend come in the summertime, I would have to show them the YLNI Farmers Market on Barr Street. Strolling downtown, picking up local produce and ordering lunch from a food truck is the perfect Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon experience, What is the most interesting place you’ve been in Fort Wayne that you don’t think many people know about? Over the summer I had the chance to tour the Electric Works campus. I am sure by now everybody knows about this exciting project, but it was a cool experience to see the old GE campus and hear about its former operations and how that history will be preserved in its renovations.   If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? “Remix to Ignition.” No doubt about it. 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...

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