2012 Proposed Board Members
A Noble County resident since early 2011, Tracyis currently the Communications Manager for the In-diana-Ohio Blood Services Region and Northeast In-diana Chapter of the American Red Cross. While heroffice is located in Fort Wayne, she travels the North-ern half of Indiana as well as parts of NorthwesternOhio for her work. She has been a dedicated volunteerwith the Gene Stratton-Porter Memorial Society since2008, when her husband was named as Site Manager.During that time, Tracy has assumed responsibilityfor many of the promotion and marketing activitiesfor the Society including the quarterly newsletter, Fa-cebook page, email messages to visitors, updating thenew GSP Memorial Society website and other pro- jects as needed.Her education and work experience are heavilyfocused on public relations, marketing, and communi-cations but also include event planning, public speak-ing and training, retail management and fundraising.Tracy recently graduated from Leadership FortWayne. Tracy was recently appointed to the Board of the Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureauand is a member of the marketing committee for thatcounty-wide organization. Prior to moving to NobleCounty, she served on the Amos W. Butler AudubonSociety Board. Tracy has also volunteered locallywith the Rome City Chamber of Commerce, assistingwith Facebook and website development.
Born and raised in LaGrange County and currentlyresiding in Steuben County, Darci has lived in North-east Indiana all her life. She is married with four chil-dren and is currently working as a volunteer on sever-al projects in the area. For the past seven years, Darcihas worked for and been involved with several non-profits, primarily the United Way. Her work with the-se organizations has given her appreciation for collab-oration and partnership…teamwork is key! Throughher work, Darci has developed strong relationships inthe tri-county area. She enjoys history, reading, traveland volunteering.Darci is proficient in Microsoft Office applica-tions, social media and QuickBooks and has extensiveexperience in event planning and written communica-tions. She has previously served with the followingnon-profit organizations: Steuben County LiteracyCoalition, 21
Century Scholars, Steuben CountyIndustrial Guild, Steuben County Chamber Associ-ation, LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce, andArts United. She currently serves as an officer for theAngola Elks Lodge 2398, 4Ever Friends ScholarshipFund and the Noble County Convention and VisitorsBureau.
Alexandra Maxwell is a resident of Noble CountyIndiana. She attended IPFW where she graduatedwith a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Public Commu-nications. She is actively committed to non for prof-its, working for the American Red Cross in DonorRecruitment. She also worked for Black Pine AnimalSanctuary where she still volunteers and holds a spoton their Fundraising Committee.Alex enjoys the performing arts and volunteers asan actress for the Fort Wayne Civic Theater, her lastperformance was in Chicago the Musical, in whichshe was nominated for an Anthony Award. She has
held many titles including; Miss Noble County 2005,
Miss Limberlost 2008, and an ambassador for the In-dianapolis 500 and 500 Festival as a 500 FestivalPrincess.
Andrea is a junior history major at IPFW with aconcentration in historic preservation. Last fall sheworked as an intern with ARCH Fort Wayne, a histor-ic preservation firm. Andrea worked under the direc-tion of experienced historic preservation profession-als, where together they organized and planned fund-raising events. She learned how to take historic photo-graphs, record electronic surveys of historic places forthe Indiana DNR Historic Preservation Survey of Al-len County, in addition to expanding her knowledgeabout architectural styles and features. Andrea wasresponsible for researching and giving West CentralHome Tours to elementary students of St. John’s Lu-theran School.Andrea has received a number of awards andscholarships during her time at IPFW. She has beennamed to the Dean’s List and semester’s honors listfor five consecutive semesters. She received the Wal-ter S. Penfield Scholarship, which is granted to thestudent who exemplifies leadership skills, as well asthe IPFW Caldwell Scholarship, given to the studentwho excels academically, and in the area of designand architecture. Andrea also works part-time at DeK-alb Health in the Emergency Room.