Community Ambassadors

Looking to meet new people in the community? Want to learn more about what’s going on around Fishers from those who work, live, and play here? Meet Fishers’ Community Ambassadors—residents who love this city and want to help you get connected. Whether you’re looking for a new restaurant in town, a hidden gem you didn’t know existed, or ways to volunteer, connect with them below and find out what’s happening #AroundFishers.

Meet Us at the Community Meetup Tent

This June, get connected with the Ambassadors at the Community Meetup Tent at the free Tuesday night concerts. Grab a lawn chair, meet fellow residents, and enjoy music with new friends at Fishers Community Concerts, every Tuesday night in June from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (NPD AMP). Look for the blue Community Meetup Tent opening at 6 p.m. No RSVP is required, just swing by and say hello! See the concert lineup for more info.

Community Meetup Tent Dates:

  • Tuesday, June 7: Cool City Band, sponsored by Heritage Christian
  • Tuesday, June 14: Mike & Joe, sponsored by Bose McKinney Evans, LLP
  • Tuesday, June 21: White River Wind Symphony
  • Tuesday, June 28: Dave & Rae, sponsored by Boomerang Development
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Amanda Merriweather

A wife and mother of five, Amanda works as a lifestyle blogger. You can find her exploring Fishers parks, frequently visiting the library, and shopping locally at a quaint coffee shop or charming boutique store. She resides on Fishers’ east side and enjoys working on fun DIY projects around the home. 

Ask me about: 

  • New to Fishers  
  • Parenting – Toddler to Teen 
  • Fishers parks 
  • Fishers library 
  • Family fun

    

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Kelsey Helstrom

Kelsey has called Fishers her home since 2020. A previous resident of three other states, she loves the vibrant culture and community-focused feel of this city. When not attending a happy hour or trying out a new restaurant, she can be found at a local concert, community event, or one of Fishers’ many dog parks. 

Ask me about: 

  • Nightlife in Fishers 
  • Local entertainment 
  • Day and weekend trips 
  • Fishers with dogs 
  • Young professional lifestyle

     

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Bethann Buddenbaum

A native Hoosier, Bethann moved her family from Los Angeles to Fishers more than a decade ago. Drawn to Fishers by the outstanding schools, diverse green spaces, and quiet living, she has enjoyed watching the town grow into a vibrant suburban city. She is an avid gardener who enjoys walking and volunteering in her free time. 

Ask me about: 

  • Gardening 
  • Fishers parks and trails
  • Arts & culture 
  • Volunteering 
  • Multicultural dining

     

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    Travis Brown

    As the founder and chief executive officer of Mojo Up Marketing + Media, Travis leads a diverse and talented team of marketing professionals. Located in downtown Fishers, Mojo Up Marketing + Media is a full-service brand marketing agency that works with business owners and executives. Married with three kids, Travis attends Heartland Church. 

    Ask me about: 

    • Geist living 
    • Dining with kids 
    • Golf
    • Youth sports 
    • Entrepreneurship 
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      Hye Jin Kalgaonkar

      Hye Jin is the chief executive officer and founder of The Hot Room, a chain of boutique studios specializing in hot yoga and heated fitness. The flagship studio location, The Hot Room Fishers, operates in the Fishers District. When not in a studio, she enjoys spending time out in nature with her family and two daughters. She loves exploring local businesses and connecting with other small business owners.

      Ask me about: 

      • Active lifestyle  
      • Yoga 
      • Coffee 
      • Parenting – Pre-teen 
      • Cultural Events
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      Kelly Yale

      Kelly has lived on various sides of town in her 20+ years as a resident. She is a frequent contributor to the This is Fishers blog as well as a local social media content creator. Her husband, toddler, and preteen keep her busy and active in the community, attending kids outings, community events, and trying the newest restaurants. Her favorite parts of town include the Nickel Plate District and The Yard at Fishers District.

      Ask me about: 

      • Central Fishers
      • Sustainable lifestyle
      • Vegetarian & vegan living in Fishers
      • Parenting – Infants to toddlers
      • Day and weekend trips

          

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      Jay Eiteljorge

      A Fishers resident for over 15 years, Jay is an avid runner and a member of the Fishers Running Club, a volunteer, not-for-profit club for runners and walkers. In his free time, he also enjoys local dining, checking out the local art scene, going to events around the city, and exploring Fishers parks and trails.  

      Ask me about: 

      • Fishers Running Club 
      • Fishers parks and trails 
      • Conner Prairie 
      • Fishers Test Kitchen 
      • Hiking

         

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        Roz Harris

        A resident of Fishers for the past nine years, Roz is the owner of Fit Chicks, a boutique personal training studio. As the leader of a community of women committed to living healthy, and happy, she believes in wellness and enjoying life. Her other interests include binge-watching cooking shows, searching for great ingredients, and traveling to restaurants off the beaten path.

        Ask me about: 

        • Local business resources 
        • Single life in Fishers
        • Local spas 
        • Multicultural dining & cooking 
        • Health and wellness 
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          Rocio Kirby

          Rocio has worked as an administrative assistant in customer experience for the City of Fishers since 2020. As a new mom, she and her family enjoy going to Fishers parks and trying new restaurants. Her other hobbies include buying too many plants at the local gardening center and Target runs. 

          Ask me about: 

          • Local food and drink 
          • Cooking 
          • Family fun 
          • Cultural events 
          • Parenting – Infant

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          Scott Spillman

          Scott grew up in Fishers and is a proud graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School. Since 2017, he has worked as the executive director of Mudsock Youth Athletics. Mudsock Youth Athletics offers competitive and recreational sports opportunities for children in Fishers and the Hamilton Southeastern school district. In his free time, he enjoys visiting the Fishers Parks system and volunteering for local organizations and events like Spark!Fishers. 

          Ask me about: 

          • Work in Fishers 
          • Mudsock Youth Athletics 
          • Adult sports 
          • Volunteering  
          • Long-time resident 

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          Molly Connolly

          Molly moved to central Fishers in 2016 and enjoys spending time kayaking or paddle boarding on the Geist Reservoir. As a Purdue University graduate, she’s an avid Boilermaker sports fan and loves to catch games at local restaurants. You can also find her attending concerts at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater with her young family or visiting local boutiques with friends. 

          Ask me about: 

          • Catholic Schools 
          • Watersports 
          • Local shopping 
          • New to Fishers 
          • Parenting – Elementary 

                 

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            Rachel Cho

            Rachel Cho has been a Fishers resident for seven years. Her favorite things to do in Fishers are eating at local restaurants and visiting the Fishers Farmers Market. She loves sushi and Korean bbq, trying out and recommending the newest restaurants, photography, and true crime podcasts. She is also a stay-at-home mom to toddler triplets, and she and her husband make a pretty great team wrangling three toddlers and two dogs. 

            Ask me about: 

            • Local food and drink
            • Multicultural dining
            • Dining with kids
            • Family fun
            • Date night dining

               

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            Sierra Sieracki

            Sierra Sieracki has been a Fishers resident for nearly 20 years and currently lives in the Geist area. She is a food, drink, and travel blogger and loves to travel and check out the best local spots. You can find her around Fishers checking out all the new breweries, bars, and restaurants that have opened in recent years with her husband and two dogs named Luke and Leia.

            Ask me about: 

            • Local food and drink 
            • Nightlife in Fishers
            • Longtime resident
            • Fishers with dogs
            • Cocktails