LFW Spotlight: Rachelle Reinking
Jun14

LFW Spotlight: Rachelle Reinking

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 Editor, Rachelle Reinking!   What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? – I’m the Editor and a contributing writer for Living Fort Wayne. I joined the LFW team because I love writing and, having lived in Fort Wayne my whole life, I wanted to help showcase the hidden gems our city has to offer.   Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc). – I’m a pole dancing, meathead yogi. In my down time, I lift weights and pole dance at Fort Wayne Aerial. I’m a yoga teacher (I earned my 200 Hour RYT this past year!) and teach aerial yoga, power, and all levels at Studio Seva.   If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why? – Either Salt Lake City, Utah or Dublin, Ireland. When I visited SLC, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the mountain scenery surrounding an urban city. Plus, the people had some Midwestern hospitality in them. I adored the culture in Dublin, and I am so intrigued by its rich history. Beautiful city in a beautiful country!   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, so many things! I would make a couple days out of exploring Downtown Fort Wayne. Awesome coffee shops, fantastic locally owned restaurants, my go-to shop Black Anvil Tattoo, drop-in pole fitness class at Fort Wayne Aerial, fun music scene and nightlife – that’s a solid weekend in my book.   If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? – Let it be known, I’m a singer by trade, and would probably sing multiple times well after you’re sick of seeing me go up on stage 😉 I love me some Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, and Lana Del Rey, but I’ll also willingly (read: shamelessly) sing anything from The Lion King soundtrack.   Stay tuned next month for another glimpse...

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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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