I am a Fort Wayne native, an event manager and development strategist by trade, and an unapologetically coffee and donuts fanatic. I call myself a social entrepreneur and thrive when tasked to start something new. I recently moved back from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne, where I learned that the city had taken a new turn. Creatives in this town are growing and evolving the city with their art, strategies, and passions, giving Fort Wayne its own flavor and heartbeat. Eager for growth, I have found myself adrift in a sea of creatives (and yogis), and I’m impatient to let the public see everything that’s happening here.
In my six years of living in Indianapolis, I was a Creative Mornings regular, a co-founder of a water crisis campaign, and an event host for a local fashion magazine known as Pattern. I cannot stay away from connecting people and persuading them to be apart of something bigger than themselves in their town.
Yoga! I'm a local teacher and student. I'm always learning new ways to therapeutically get into the mind and body.
How does one make a cauliflower crust pizza anyway??
Everything — every tree, every blade of grass, all the animals, insects, human beings, buildings, the animate and the inanimate — is always changing, moment to moment. We don’t have to be mystics or physicists to know this. Yet at the level of personal experience, we resist this basic fact. It means that life isn’t always going to go our way. It means there’s loss as well as gain. And we don’t like that. Pema Chödrön
Easy. Scott Harrison. One day decided that he needed to save the world. Narrowed his focus down to a few really important things, and landed on water. Now he's saving the world through an organization called charity: water and is an amazing speaker. I follow his work continuously.
I make REALLY good guac.
574-762-4574. My first boyfriend's home phone #.
How to use a clever dripper coffee maker.
Olivia’s CreativeMornings activity
When something’s beautiful, it often inspires you to create.
Anything that inspires you towards creation can inspire you towards creating more just circumstances.
We should live lives that are deserving of our calling and our purpose.
Fairness isn’t always fair.
You have to notice before you can address.
I hope we can be proud of what we're up to, regardless of the footprint that we make. The joy from our work can come from the reasons of why we love doing it, and not from who's affirming us externally. I hope that you have a word, like the word 'surreal' for me that keeps you in check.