Our Team

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.

David Geers, Farm 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.

Kevin Goheen, Assistant Farm Manager

Kevin began his farming journey as a Grow Getter in 2021. He is continuing to learn and master his skills as our Assistant Farm Manager.

Katie Anderson, Digital Marketing Manager

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

Contracted Support

Laura Henderson, Interim Executive Director

Laura is created as the founder of GPI, though it has always been a collaborative effort. Laura held the position of ED until late 2017. Laura continued to facilitate the Summer Apprenticeship Program in 2018 & 2019. Laura transitioned from involvement as a member of the board to Interim ED in July 2022.

Victoria Beaty, Special Projects Manager

Victoria was introduced to GPI through the Summer Apprenticeship Program in 2018. In late 2019 Victoria became Executive Director. Since opening her own business in 2022, Victoria continues to support GPI with the winter market and other projects.

Board Members

Melanie Priest

President
Director of Grants, Hedges

Germaine Willett

Secretary
Senior Counsel, Ice Miller LLP

Lyndsay Crespo

Director of Grants, John Boner Neighborhood Centers

Lauren Day

Owner, CityStrategies, LLC

Candace Boyd Wiley

Food Creative, Board Member

Charlie Redd

Owner & Creative Director, Haven Yoga Studio

Danielle M. Dove

Director of Marketing & Sales, Indiana Repertory Theater

Tonya Sisco

Project Director of External Diversity Initiatives at Cummins

Ryan Hunley

Owner & Art Director, Second Street Creative

Our Partners & Sponsors

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