Our Staff

David Geers, Farm Manager & Market Manager

David started at GPI in 2020. He has helped us grow by managing day-to-day farm operations and running our summer and winter farmers' markets.

Shalise Lee, Director of Community Impact

Shalise got involved with Growing Places in 2021 as a Grow Getter. She loved the program so much that she returned in June 2022 as our Director of Community Impact.

Katie Anderson, Content Creator Intern

Katie joined the team at GPI in January 2022. She works to enhance our digital marketing efforts, specifically our social media platforms.

Board Members

Melanie Priest

President
Director of Grants, Hedges

Germaine Willett

Secretary
Senior Counsel, Ice Miller LLP

Stacia Buechler

Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Laura Henderson

Growing Places Indy Founder
Program Manager, Big Green Indianapolis

Lyndsay Crespo

Director of Grants, John Boner Neighborhood Centers

Lauren Day

Owner, CityStrategies, LLC

Charlie Redd

Owner & Creative Director, Haven Yoga Studio

Ryan Hunley

Owner & Art Director, Second Street Creative

Candace Boyd Wiley

Food Creative, Board Member

Danielle M. Dove

Director of Marketing & Sales, Indiana Repertory Theater

Tonya Sisco

Project Director of External Diversity Initiatives at Cummins

Our Partners

We could not do the work we do without the generous support of our partners. We thank them for their continuous support and attempt to recognize them as often as possible.