"AND THE WINNER IS..."
April 22, 2017 • The Commons • 7 - 11
A fundraiser for the Child Abuse Prevention Program
Light hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and desserts will be provided.
Megan is a 2nd grade teacher at Clifty Creek Elementary School. She has been a teacher for 8 years in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Cooperation. Megan attended Indiana University Purdue University of Columbus. She was born and raised in Columbus and had the opportunity to grow up on her family’s farm. Megan is married to Columbus firefighter, Kevin Bozell. Together they have 3 sons, Reid, Trenton and Hudson. Life with all boys can be crazy! Megan enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. Megan and Kevin also spend a great amount of time and effort on SIDS research and fundraising, as they lost their son, Reid, to SIDS at 5 months in 2011. Working so closely with students and children daily, makes the cause of child abuse prevention even more near and dear to Megan’s heart. She is excited to be a part of the CAP Adult Prom!
In May Jamie was named the Director of Finance, Operations and Risk for the City of Columbus after spending 7 years as the Director of Business Services for Columbus Parks and Recreation. Jamie has long worked in government financing having also spent over ten years working for the City of Bloomington as Budget Manager and Risk Manager. Jamie and his wife, Jennifer, are very passionate about working with youth as Jamie has over 15 years of experience as an assistant high school track coach (Bloomington North and now Columbus North) and Jennifer is currently the head coach of the local Club Olympia Swim Team and was named Developmental Swim Coach of the Year for Indiana in the spring of 2015. They are the proud parents of Kevin (23) and Michael (17). Jamie is thrilled to be involved in the CAP Adult Prom fundraising event as a way to raise awareness for a terrific organization that works to prevent child abuse.
Joy is the manager of Metabolic Research Center and also a licensed dental hygienist. She and her husband, Danny Brown, are the parents of 2 great young adults, Zach and Noah. They live on Schaefer Lake and enjoy all aspects of lake living. Joy is so proud to be a part of The CAP adult prom. Being a mother has been the greatest joy of her life. She believes all children deserve a safe, loving environment and taking care of all human beings, especially children, is what we are all called to do.
My name is Sean Burton. I am a Columbus native whom attended Columbus East High School. I currently attend Ivy Tech Community College studying Cyber Security. I am a Bartender/Server at Ziggies where I have worked, in some capacity, for 11 years. I am a long time Chicago Cubs fan. In my spare time in enjoy things like being a DJ for wedding receptions and playing poker. I'm completely honored to be a part of the CAP Prom and was a little surprised when they asked! I'm excited to be part of a growing event with such a wonderful cause.
Laura (Voelz) Garrett is the Community Initiatives Lead for Columbus Regional Health’s Healthy Communities Initiative, a broad-based community collaboration with the goal of improving the health and quality of life of all residents in Bartholomew County. Laura works collaboratively with the local government, businesses, schools, and residents to encourage the community to build environments, policies, and programs that support a healthier and happier population. Laura (North, Clemson and IU graduate) and her husband, Clint Garrett (East, Butler, Purdue, and IU graduate; employed by Cummins, Inc.), survived a long distance relationship in college to happily move back to the place they call home. They have two wild and wonderful daughters, Lily (4) and Molly (2). Laura loves being outdoors hiking, biking, and sailing, but may be happiest sitting on her hammock listening to the wind in the trees, feeling the sun on her face, and watching her girls (including a dog and 3 chickens) frolic in the yard. Laura is honored to take part in the CAP Adult Prom fundraising event benefiting an organization that focuses on child abuse prevention and awareness.
Mary Hamlin is a Special Education Teacher and Student Assembly Sponsor at Columbus North High School and a Behavior Consultant for Enhance, Inc. She lives with her boys, Zak (22) and Matt (15) Ruehman. Zak is currently a senior at Purdue University and graduating in May with a degree in Environmental and Ecological Engineering. Matt is a freshman at North and the Freshman Class President. He is majoring in being a great teenager. Mary loves her hometown of Columbus, IN and alma mater, Columbus North. She is on the Board of Directors for Bull Dog Alumni Association and Indiana Council for Exceptional Children. Mary has a passion for educating and empowering children through education and horseback riding. She is honored to be on the CAP Adult Prom Court so she can raise awareness (and money) for Family Service so they too can continue to empower and educate children. As a single mom, she understands the supports needed to raise children to their fullest potential. It takes a village to raise a child, and she is tremendously grateful for her village.
Travis is the General Manager of one of your favorite local downtown restaurant/bars, 4th Street Bar and Grill. In the near decade Travis has worked there, he has developed so many relationships with the citizens of our community and loves to watch the diverse and eccentric city grow from year to year. Travis and his wife, Brittany Breedove-Kesler, met and proudly settled in Columbus 10 years ago, and hope to own their own restaurant/bar in the future. They have created an amazingly beautiful family consisting of three VERY rambunctious yet very sweet and loving boys. Greyson (8), Rowen (5), and Ace (2) help keep their very busy and fast paced lives grounded. Having three small children, representing Family Service, Inc as a face for their fundraiser to raise donations for the awareness and prevention of child abuse comes very easy. Travis is honored and humbled to be able to use this platform to help give back to our community.
Captain Dave Steinkoenig is a long-time resident of Bartholomew County. He is a graduate of Columbus North High School, the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He has served in several capacities with the Sheriff’s Office: Road Division, Detectives Division, and, for 7 years as a Sergeant in the Narcotics Division.
Dave is a firearms instructor, Taser instructor, a member of the Dive and Water Rescue Team, and a member of the Bartholomew County Substance Abuse Council.
Outside of work, Dave enjoys riding his Harley, boating at Lake Monroe, and has coached various age groups of girls softball for over 10 years Dave and his wife Beth have 3 children, Alexis, Alivia and Andrew.
Emily is a native of Toledo, Ohio. A 2005 graduate of Ohio University (go Bobcats!), she moved to Columbus in 2010 and is proud to be a part of such a wonderful, welcoming community. For the past five years, Emily has been a legal assistant at Coriden Glover in downtown Columbus. Despite her best intentions, she has never successfully completed a Pinterest craft, purchased Christmas gifts ahead of time or dusted her baseboards. Emily and her husband Adam are the proud parents of two fantastic sons, Evan and William, who have become the source of much entertainment, pride and hilarity. The journey to parenthood has been both rewarding and eye-opening and has only reinforced Emily’s belief that all children deserve to grow up in a safe, loving and healthy environment. As an avid CAP Prom-goer in years past, Emily has become acquainted with the wonderful work done by Family Service, Inc. and is honored to be a part of this year’s fundraising effort.
Mark is on Columbus Fire Department where he started as a Firefighter and is currently a Battalion Chief. He has been on the Columbus Fire Department for 19 ½ years. He graduated from Columbus East High school in 1985 and played football and ran track. Mark graduated from Eastern Michigan in 1990 with a Masters Degree in Communications. He was also on the football team. Mark and his wife, Michelle Ziegler, met via a blind date set up by their friends. They have been married 17 ½ years and have 3 children, Katie 23 (husband Zach), Cameron 16, and Morgan 14. They also have an adorable Grandson Owen who will be 3 in February. Mark is very involved with the Fireman’s Cheer Fund which has turned into a family event. He enjoys vacationing, hunting, fishing, and watching the kids and their sports. Mark is honored to take part in the CAP Adult Prom fundraising. He and his wife have attended the prom the last 4 years. Raising money that focuses on children is very important to him.