Meet the Board

 
  Aryn Schounce - President    Aryn Schounce   moved to Garfield Park in 2012 and has been privileged to live on both the north and south side of the neighborhood. She and her husband, Nick, bought their first home on Hervey Street, then bought a larger home on the southside where they welcomed their son, Atticus, in 2015. And in September of 2018, they will move to their forever home on Southern Avenue, facing Garfield Park. Aryn’s professional background is in nonprofit management and community development, which are both experiences she brings to her work with the Board. She serves as Board President, and has leadership roles on the Education, Diversity, and Governance Committees for GPNA. She also serves as the Vice Chair for the SoIndy Advisory Board and co-chairs the SoIndy Shelby Street Action Team.   As the founder of Shelby Street Social Club, she is proud to have brought many neighbors together over the years through good food, cold beer, and lots of laughter.

Aryn Schounce - President

Aryn Schounce moved to Garfield Park in 2012 and has been privileged to live on both the north and south side of the neighborhood. She and her husband, Nick, bought their first home on Hervey Street, then bought a larger home on the southside where they welcomed their son, Atticus, in 2015. And in September of 2018, they will move to their forever home on Southern Avenue, facing Garfield Park. Aryn’s professional background is in nonprofit management and community development, which are both experiences she brings to her work with the Board. She serves as Board President, and has leadership roles on the Education, Diversity, and Governance Committees for GPNA. She also serves as the Vice Chair for the SoIndy Advisory Board and co-chairs the SoIndy Shelby Street Action Team. As the founder of Shelby Street Social Club, she is proud to have brought many neighbors together over the years through good food, cold beer, and lots of laughter.

  Steve Guichelaar - Vice President    Steve Guichelaar is GPNA’s Vice President and bought his first home in Garfield Park in 1999.  He has since gotten married and moved into a larger home and brought his family to live in the neighborhood.  Steve is committed to eliminating abandoned and blighted housing in the city.  He enjoys buying and rehabilitating homes in Garfield Park area.  He works as a mental health nurse practitioner at Community Health Network on the Southside of Indianapolis.  Steve also enjoys music and can often be seen playing the big upright bass at local venues.  #soindy.

Steve Guichelaar - Vice President

Steve Guichelaar is GPNA’s Vice President and bought his first home in Garfield Park in 1999.  He has since gotten married and moved into a larger home and brought his family to live in the neighborhood.  Steve is committed to eliminating abandoned and blighted housing in the city.  He enjoys buying and rehabilitating homes in Garfield Park area.  He works as a mental health nurse practitioner at Community Health Network on the Southside of Indianapolis.  Steve also enjoys music and can often be seen playing the big upright bass at local venues.  #soindy.

  Rose Shingledecker - Treasurer    Rose Shingledecker has lived in Indianapolis since 2005, and recently became a resident of Garfield Park. She still can’t quite believe her luck that she lives next to the most beautiful park in the city! Rose has a passion for libraries, parks, and other public institutions that anchor our communities and enrich our lives. She believes the GPNA plays a vital role in creating opportunities for civic engagement in our neighborhood, the south side community, and our city as a whole. She is honored to serve as the GPNA Treasurer in 2016.

Rose Shingledecker - Treasurer

Rose Shingledecker has lived in Indianapolis since 2005, and recently became a resident of Garfield Park. She still can’t quite believe her luck that she lives next to the most beautiful park in the city! Rose has a passion for libraries, parks, and other public institutions that anchor our communities and enrich our lives. She believes the GPNA plays a vital role in creating opportunities for civic engagement in our neighborhood, the south side community, and our city as a whole. She is honored to serve as the GPNA Treasurer in 2016.

 
  Lezza Harman-Lineback - Secretary    Lezza was born and raised in Southport, but has many connections to Garfield Park. Her family frequented this area while attending church and visiting her grandmother who lived in the neighborhood for 15 years. Lezza's father is a firefighter who worked for many years in the park at Station 29. Since 2003, she has worked just down the street at the University of Indianapolis. So Garfield Park was a natural choice for Lezza and her husband, Chris, to call home. They both love live music and enjoy all of the activities that the park offers. Lezza volunteers at the Garfield Park Farmer's Market, for the Community Building team of the SoIndy Quality of Life plan and as a member of the Garfield Park Walkability and Beautification team. She loves the Garfield Park neighborhood and thinks it's been one of the best kept secrets in the city.

Lezza Harman-Lineback - Secretary

Lezza was born and raised in Southport, but has many connections to Garfield Park. Her family frequented this area while attending church and visiting her grandmother who lived in the neighborhood for 15 years. Lezza's father is a firefighter who worked for many years in the park at Station 29. Since 2003, she has worked just down the street at the University of Indianapolis. So Garfield Park was a natural choice for Lezza and her husband, Chris, to call home. They both love live music and enjoy all of the activities that the park offers. Lezza volunteers at the Garfield Park Farmer's Market, for the Community Building team of the SoIndy Quality of Life plan and as a member of the Garfield Park Walkability and Beautification team. She loves the Garfield Park neighborhood and thinks it's been one of the best kept secrets in the city.

  Michelle Salinas - Assistant Secretary    Michelle is a lifelong South Indy resident.  She has lived in Garfield Park since 2006 with her husband and 4 children.  Michelle loves being an active member of her community through various nonprofit organizations and GPNA, of course!  She has had a diverse background which includes degrees and work in Environmental Design of Urban Planning, Nonprofit Management and Elementary Education.  She currently works at IN United Ways and she has also recently taken the position of Garfield Park Farmer’s Market Master.

Michelle Salinas - Assistant Secretary

Michelle is a lifelong South Indy resident.  She has lived in Garfield Park since 2006 with her husband and 4 children.  Michelle loves being an active member of her community through various nonprofit organizations and GPNA, of course!  She has had a diverse background which includes degrees and work in Environmental Design of Urban Planning, Nonprofit Management and Elementary Education.  She currently works at IN United Ways and she has also recently taken the position of Garfield Park Farmer’s Market Master.

  Dee Alderman    Family is most important to Dee. She has been married to Jerry for 14 years. They have four children, three adult daughters and one younger son. She is a proud grammy to five grandkids. She originally comes from Belle Union in Putnam County. She has lived in Garfield Park for 15 years and considers herself very lucky that her husband already owned a home in this beautiful community. Dee spends her weekdays as the Director of TRIO Student Support Services at Ivy Tech Community College. The role is important to her as she is passionate about helping students overcome obstacles that would otherwise prevent them from achieving their educational goals.       Dee has been more involved in the neighborhood for the past 7 years (through the Farmer's Market, getting alleys fixed, etc). She looks forward to representing the East Side of Shelby Street at the Garfield Park Neighborhood Association.

Dee Alderman

Family is most important to Dee. She has been married to Jerry for 14 years. They have four children, three adult daughters and one younger son. She is a proud grammy to five grandkids. She originally comes from Belle Union in Putnam County. She has lived in Garfield Park for 15 years and considers herself very lucky that her husband already owned a home in this beautiful community. Dee spends her weekdays as the Director of TRIO Student Support Services at Ivy Tech Community College. The role is important to her as she is passionate about helping students overcome obstacles that would otherwise prevent them from achieving their educational goals.

 

Dee has been more involved in the neighborhood for the past 7 years (through the Farmer's Market, getting alleys fixed, etc). She looks forward to representing the East Side of Shelby Street at the Garfield Park Neighborhood Association.

 
  Dale Bowell    Born in Chicago, Illinois. Spent teen years in LaPorte, Indiana. Moved to Indianapolis in 1961 when my husband Dave reported for duty as an Army 1 st Lieutenant at Ft. Benjamin Harrison. Our children, Debbie and Mark were born while at Ft. Harrison. Lived several other locations over the years and in July 1971 moved back to Indianapolis to assist in the formation of Indianapolis Baptist High School. Lived on Napoleon Street. Later worked on Bill Hudnut’s staff for five years. There were many exciting happenings during those years in the growth of Indianapolis. One of the most interesting work experiences was being on his staff when the Hoosier Dome was built and the Colt’s arrived. Leased our house while living in Washington, DC.       Arrived back in Indianapolis permanently in 1999. Began assisting Friends of Garfield Park at that time. Over these years it has been a most interesting experience living, and seeing the growth of the best neighborhood in Indianapolis - Garfield Park.

Dale Bowell

Born in Chicago, Illinois. Spent teen years in LaPorte, Indiana. Moved to Indianapolis in 1961 when my husband Dave reported for duty as an Army 1 st Lieutenant at Ft. Benjamin Harrison. Our children, Debbie and Mark were born while at Ft. Harrison. Lived several other locations over the years and in July 1971 moved back to Indianapolis to assist in the formation of Indianapolis Baptist High School. Lived on Napoleon Street. Later worked on Bill Hudnut’s staff for five years. There were many exciting happenings during those years in the growth of Indianapolis. One of the most interesting work experiences was being on his staff when the Hoosier Dome was built and the Colt’s arrived. Leased our house while living in Washington, DC.

 

Arrived back in Indianapolis permanently in 1999. Began assisting Friends of Garfield Park at that time. Over these years it has been a most interesting experience living, and seeing the growth of the best neighborhood in Indianapolis - Garfield Park.

  Kevin Dolen    Originally from South Dakota, Kevin Dolen has lived in Indianapolis since 1993 and in Garfield Park since 1999. His father was in the first graduating class from Manual High School. A 1991 Purdue grad, Kevin is the Vice President for Ameriprise Financial and lead advisor for Dolen & Assoc. Financial Group. He is also the owner of Downtown Comics, an active board member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon House Board and Regional Province as well as a past GPNA President (2003-2005). Kevin lives on Garfield Park with his wife, Julie, and daughters, Kylene, who attends IUPUI, and Katie, who attends Christel House Academy.

Kevin Dolen

Originally from South Dakota, Kevin Dolen has lived in Indianapolis since 1993 and in Garfield Park since 1999. His father was in the first graduating class from Manual High School. A 1991 Purdue grad, Kevin is the Vice President for Ameriprise Financial and lead advisor for Dolen & Assoc. Financial Group. He is also the owner of Downtown Comics, an active board member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon House Board and Regional Province as well as a past GPNA President (2003-2005). Kevin lives on Garfield Park with his wife, Julie, and daughters, Kylene, who attends IUPUI, and Katie, who attends Christel House Academy.

  Scott Faletic    Scott grew up in Cloverdale, Indiana before going on to attend Ball State University where he received his BFA in Painting with a minor in Geology.  While at BSU, Scott worked at the school newspaper, The Daily News, and as a facilitator for a Graduate course for High School Journalism teachers from all over the country. During this time he also developed his interests in politics, debate, design, art, film, music, craft beer and disc golf.  Having lived in neighborhoods throughout the city since moving to Indianapolis in 2003, Scott and his wife, Elizabeth decided to make Garfield Park home when they purchased their first house in 2010.  They recently purchased a new home in the area where they reside with their two dogs Linus and Louie.

Scott Faletic

Scott grew up in Cloverdale, Indiana before going on to attend Ball State University where he received his BFA in Painting with a minor in Geology.  While at BSU, Scott worked at the school newspaper, The Daily News, and as a facilitator for a Graduate course for High School Journalism teachers from all over the country. During this time he also developed his interests in politics, debate, design, art, film, music, craft beer and disc golf.  Having lived in neighborhoods throughout the city since moving to Indianapolis in 2003, Scott and his wife, Elizabeth decided to make Garfield Park home when they purchased their first house in 2010.  They recently purchased a new home in the area where they reside with their two dogs Linus and Louie.

 
  Shauta Marsh    Shauta Marsh is a co-founder of Big Car. From 2011-2015 she was executive director of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art ( iMOCA ). There she curated and/or organized more than 40 exhibitions including  LaToya Ruby Frazier and Tony Buba:Inheritance , Trenton Doyle Hancock: Mound At Large, Richard Mosse:Fermata, etc. She returned in March 2015 as a commissioning curator and program director for Tube Factory artspace.

Shauta Marsh

Shauta Marsh is a co-founder of Big Car. From 2011-2015 she was executive director of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA). There she curated and/or organized more than 40 exhibitions including LaToya Ruby Frazier and Tony Buba:Inheritance, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Mound At Large, Richard Mosse:Fermata, etc. She returned in March 2015 as a commissioning curator and program director for Tube Factory artspace.

  Scarlett Martin    Scarlett moved to Indianapolis from New Orleans in 2015 when her husband, John, matched into a surgical residency at IU Health. Soon after their move, she was offered a unique professional and personal opportunity to lead the development of the South Indy Quality of Life Plan. During her time as the Community Builder for the plan, she fell in love with the history, culture, community assets, and residents of Garfield Park, and the decision to purchase a home in the neighborhood was an easy one. Now the couple lives in a quirky pink bungalow with their three dogs and are experiencing all the joy and hardship of home renovations.    Scarlett now works for the City of Indianapolis in the Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett as a project manager for community and economic development. She is intrigued by creative and community-driven solutions to make neighborhoods more diverse, accessible, and beautiful.

Scarlett Martin

Scarlett moved to Indianapolis from New Orleans in 2015 when her husband, John, matched into a surgical residency at IU Health. Soon after their move, she was offered a unique professional and personal opportunity to lead the development of the South Indy Quality of Life Plan. During her time as the Community Builder for the plan, she fell in love with the history, culture, community assets, and residents of Garfield Park, and the decision to purchase a home in the neighborhood was an easy one. Now the couple lives in a quirky pink bungalow with their three dogs and are experiencing all the joy and hardship of home renovations.

Scarlett now works for the City of Indianapolis in the Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett as a project manager for community and economic development. She is intrigued by creative and community-driven solutions to make neighborhoods more diverse, accessible, and beautiful.

  Andrew Nelson    Andrew Nelson is a life long Indianapolis native, and has called Garfield park his home since 2005. He and his wife started their family in 2011 when they brought their crazy little wonder daughter Coraline home from the Community North NICU.     Andrew has been a digital artist and video game developer for over 10 years and in 2015 started his own Game Studio: Half Full Nelson. HFN designs and produces award winning games for learning and impact across Mobile, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality experiences. Their office is in Garfield Park as well and employs two other GP neighbors. https://hfnelson.com

Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson is a life long Indianapolis native, and has called Garfield park his home since 2005. He and his wife started their family in 2011 when they brought their crazy little wonder daughter Coraline home from the Community North NICU.

Andrew has been a digital artist and video game developer for over 10 years and in 2015 started his own Game Studio: Half Full Nelson. HFN designs and produces award winning games for learning and impact across Mobile, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality experiences. Their office is in Garfield Park as well and employs two other GP neighbors. https://hfnelson.com

 
  Corey Robinson       A Garfield Park resident since 2011, Cory chose the neighborhood for the amazing green space, proximity to downtown and the wonderful community. A former mechanical engineer, he recently took his passion for rehabbing homes and is a real estate agent at the local Cityplace Realty office on Shelby Street helping others discover the area and opportunity that exists.  Cory enjoys running, motorcycles and bringing people together to play soccer for Garfield Athletic, the neighborhood club.  He is very honored to serve on the GPNA Board and represent the community to improve housing and business opportunity in the neighborhood.

Corey Robinson

 

A Garfield Park resident since 2011, Cory chose the neighborhood for the amazing green space, proximity to downtown and the wonderful community. A former mechanical engineer, he recently took his passion for rehabbing homes and is a real estate agent at the local Cityplace Realty office on Shelby Street helping others discover the area and opportunity that exists.  Cory enjoys running, motorcycles and bringing people together to play soccer for Garfield Athletic, the neighborhood club.  He is very honored to serve on the GPNA Board and represent the community to improve housing and business opportunity in the neighborhood.

  Keelee Slack    Keelee Slack first came to Indianapolis in 2008 as a student at Butler University and immediately fell in love with the city. Years later, when she and her husband Michael began looking for a house in Indianapolis, Garfield Park was an obvious choice thanks to the engaged community, proximity to downtown, and the area's beautiful greenspaces. Keelee enjoys using her background in communications to help promote the exciting developments in the neighborhood and is proud to serve on the GPNA Board.

Keelee Slack

Keelee Slack first came to Indianapolis in 2008 as a student at Butler University and immediately fell in love with the city. Years later, when she and her husband Michael began looking for a house in Indianapolis, Garfield Park was an obvious choice thanks to the engaged community, proximity to downtown, and the area's beautiful greenspaces. Keelee enjoys using her background in communications to help promote the exciting developments in the neighborhood and is proud to serve on the GPNA Board.

  Matt Wakefield    Garfield Park resident since buying a home here in late 2015. Moved to Indy in spring of 2014 to work at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful where I’m Director of Community Engagement. Originally from the Chicagoland area before going to school in Minnesota and serving in the Peace Corps in Morocco. I’m an active member of IndyCog and the cycling community in general. I spend my time volunteering with IndyCog and the GPFM and walking my dog in the park.

Matt Wakefield

Garfield Park resident since buying a home here in late 2015. Moved to Indy in spring of 2014 to work at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful where I’m Director of Community Engagement. Originally from the Chicagoland area before going to school in Minnesota and serving in the Peace Corps in Morocco. I’m an active member of IndyCog and the cycling community in general. I spend my time volunteering with IndyCog and the GPFM and walking my dog in the park.