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Julie is a proud lifelong resident of Columbus. She transitioned to the "Empty Nest" years by exploring her passion for Columbus and becoming involved in many good causes. She is a 2012 graduate of LBC, she serves on the Bartholomew County Extension board as well as the Foundation For Youth board.
I have been a resident of Columbus since 1978. I started my business in '79 and have been running it since. I have been a member of the Chamber for over 20 years and was on the board from 2005 to 2011. I was the Board Chair in 2010. I have been the Membership Director since April of 2013. I married a Columbus native, Jane Yoder, and have been happily married for 27 years. We have two rescue dogs Dolly and Max. I like to garden, hike, read, and bike ride. We bought a camper recently and have been spending some time on the road, real gypsies. I went to Culver Military Academy to High School, an all boys high school, so I never went to a prom!! This is a real learning experience.
I am passionate about our community and it's non-profit & for-profit organizations. They help our community to grow and become better at changing the lives of citizens. When action meets compassion lives change! Making a difference in peoples lives deepens my soul and I will do it until the day I die. Every day, I have the opportunity to help change peoples lives through employment opportunities with Kelly Services. I am blessed to be part of the Columbus community and I look forward to raising money and most importantly, AWARENESS, for CAP Adult Prom!
Jarrod Hoye has been the Managing Partner for the Columbus Texas Roadhouse for the past 5 years. He and his wife are also the owners of Shop Faith Christine, an online women's boutique. In his free time, he loves to golf, workout, and spend time with his two golden retrievers, family, and friends. He is excited to help raise money for child abuse prevention.
Mackenzie graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a degree in Marketing in 2012. During her tenure at UIndy, she worked for the School of Business as the Manager of SEAiT (Student Employment And internship Team), which was responsible for both internships and full-time employment for students in the Indianapolis area. This brief exposure to staffing sparked a passion to help others become their professional best. In her current role as Business Development Manager at Elwood Staffing, Mackenzie is responsible for generating a new client base in the Columbus, Seymour and Clarksville areas. In 2012 she was the first Chairman of Youth for the Jackson County Relay for Life, focusing on children who are effected by and through cancer. Mackenzie is a Columbus Chamber Ambassador, Young Professionals, and a mentor for the School of Business at the University of Indianapolis. After being a participant and Indiana representative for over a decade, Mackenzie joined the staff of National American Miss as a choreographer traveling the country mentoring young girls ages 4-21. She is currently engaged and resides in Columbus, Indiana.
Ian McGriff is the Head Trainer and Director of Fitness at TLAC. A 2006 graduate of Wabash College, Ian played basketball at Wabash and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Ian has been with TLAC since 2006 working to make the community a healthier, more active place through programs, challenges and various opportunities. A nominee for the 2012 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, he has made an impact on, not only the community, but the fitness industry as well. Ian's has worked with QMix on the Biggest Loser contest, SHE Magazine's Strong, Healthy, Empowered contest and helped to develop programs at TLAC such as "Man's Man", "Train to Run", "Body Beauties" and the "HardCORE" series. Ian was a 2011 CYP Top 20 Under 40 award winner and has served on the Board of Directors of Foundations for Youth since 2010. Ian is married to the beautiful Megan McGriff and they have daughter, Grace, who is 8 months old.
Zac has been a resident of Columbus for a little over a year and currently is Market President for Old National Bank. He has been with ONB for 13 years and enjoys community service and involvement. He currently volunteers for the Mill Race Services Board, Book Buddies, YES Cinema Film Society, Columbus Chamber Board, and the Economic Development Board. He and his wife Melitta have one son, Elliott, who is a first grader at Parkside Elementary School.
Jeff lives in Columbus with his wife Kim (a mortgage loan officer at First Financial Bank) and their two children, Gavin and Darby. Jeff moved to Columbus in 1996 and is a partner in the law firm Beck Rocker, PC where he spends his days advising local businesses. For a number of years, Jeff taught law courses at IUPUC, serving as one of the original professors in the masters of business administration program. Since moving to Columbus, Jeff has been active in the local community, currently serving as president of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation. He is a past board member of the Bartholomew County Humane Society, the Bartholomew County Historical Society, the Bartholomew County Bar Association, and the American Lung Association. While Jeff has a great many interests, he has no free time that he is aware of.
Shaundra is the Business Development Manager at Bob Poynter Columbus. She is also a standby employee at Total Fitness of Columbus and volunteers for the Fraternal Order of Police during the summer months. Shaundra was born, raised and currently resides in Columbus with her husband, Brad, and two daughters, Korryn and Makayla Knulf.Since taking her position with Bob Poynter Columbus, Shaundra has partnered with several local businesses and non-profit organizations to build business and community relationships that are centered on giving back to our community. Whether you remember Shaundra as your waitress at Jerry’s restaurant in 1989, the girl who served you popcorn and Coke at what was then Kerasotes Theaters in the early 90’s, or if she was your constant go to at Verizon Wireless , the one thing you will all remember about her is her passion to help people. She plans to bring the same passion to CAP Prom this year, making it not only an event to enjoy but, more importantly, and event that raises funds and awareness to prevent child abuse.
Kelly is a lifelong resident of Columbus. She and her husband of 17 years, Kurt Schwarze, have owned 4th Street Bar for the last 14 years. Kelly and Kurt have one handsome son, Tucker, who is 11. When they get time off work they enjoy watching Tucker in local sports, love to go boating and hosting friends by their pool. Growing up Kelly played Golf and water skied but her favorite sport was Hockey! Kelly was the first girl in Columbus to play hockey at age 5 and she played until she was 14 years old. Kelly previously was a dispatcher at the Columbus Police Department for 6 years. She has also served, for 3 years, on the committee for the Columbus Out of the Darkness Walk which benefits suicide prevention. Through her business at 4th Street Kelly enjoys being involved in community events and fund raisers.