Nadine is the Assistant Director of Advancement Services at Manchester University where she has worked for over 3 years. She graduated in 2006 from Grace College with degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Following graduation she worked with youth at several residential and independent living programs for over six years. It was there she first became involved in team building and low and high ropes facilitation. Nadine loves the impact that team building and ropes courses have on the lives of individuals and groups.
Nadine lives in North Manchester with her husband Tim. Together they love to try new things, restore old items, work on various projects, and have fun.
Skye Berger is a Creative Transition Coach. She graduated from Purdue where they thought she was cool enough to be student of the year at some point. Skye loves to explore, learn, and create and is passionate about the process of guiding and educating others to live at the edge of awesome. She absolutely loves taking part in the development of leaders and witnessing a human being realize the significance of their existence and deploying the power within them. Skye is married to Eric and is the mother to five awesome people that God has entrusted her to guide into living as their best true selves. If Skye could grasp the concept of free time she would invest it in crafting, reciting poetry, and singing.
Jason has almost 20 years of experience in education, non profit leadership and entrepreneurship. He holds a B.S in Secondary Education from Taylor University as well as an M.S Ed from Indiana Wesleyan University. Hi experience includes middle and high school teaching, university adjunct instruction, non profit development, higher education administration as well as soloprenuership. In his free time he enjoys being with his family and volunteering.
Jamie Johnson is currently the Vice President of the Indiana Afterschool Network and has been a professional youth worker for over 20 years. She started her career as a classroom English teacher and later served as an assistant principal focusing on curriculum and instruction. Her commitment to quality education and innovation led her to Walt Disney Development as the Director of Curriculum and Learning.
In 2002, Jamie moved to Indiana and served as Chief Creative Officer for Inquisitive Kids, an educational nonprofit that served over 70,000 free resources to schools and afterschool programs. Jaime has been an educational consultant for the Indiana Department of Education, Learn More Indiana, College Mentors For Kids, and other youth serving organizations.
Jaime and her husband Patrick adopted their son, Sasha, from Russia. She doesn't eat anything blue unless it is grown that way in nature and Jaime loves winter because she used to be a downhill ski instructor.
Consideration of people’s needs, hopes and dreams is what helps Denise maintain perspective as she addresses any aspect of each day. Denise served the LEAP program, a community-based literacy agency, for many years as a member of the Board of Directors, the Chief Operating Officer, and most recently as the Director. Under Denise’s leadership, LEAP served the educational needs of over 1500 Noble County children and adults each year. Denise prides herself in being a “life-long learner” as she continues to gain information and insight from co-workers, business peers, community partners, family and friends.
Denise is proud to have assisted with many of her children’s schools’ programs and projects particularly and she has served as a volunteer for several Northeast Indiana not-for-profit organizations including the Albion Tri Kappa sorority, the Blessed Sacrament Church Parish Council, the Albion Rotary Club, the Noble County Community Foundation, and Parkview Noble Hospital. In addition, faith, family, and friends are at the heart of all of Denise’s interests. Denise and her husband, Dr. Mike Lemmon, enjoy working, traveling, and playing with their four children and in-laws, and their seven grandchildren.
Brad and his wife, Kari, live and minister in downtown Marion, Indiana. They met through a little known (as a dating service) church program called Wesleyan Bible Bowl. Brad was once reported to have said, “If you can’t beat ‘em, marry ‘em.” (The ‘em in beating was the Bible quiz team from Hartford City and the ‘em in marrying was Kari.) Kari teaches Chemistry at Marion High School and is the science department chairperson. Brad, besides working for National Network of Youth Ministries, is a collector of part-time jobs: substitute teacher, RV trailer puller, corporate textbook buyer and wedding DJ. Their children, Rachel (14), Daniel (9), Sarah (7) and Andrew (4) are adorable... and smart... and mostly likeable. The whole family likes to hang out in the attic. It is there that you can find video games, board games, video capabilities and a sewing space. They also like to play in the park, dance, hit balls with bats and swim.