Promoting Trails &
Greenways in Indiana

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Who we are

Tom Bruns, President, Fishers

Tom Bruns

Tom is a geologist by education (Ball State and Indiana University) and currently serves as the President of Aqua Indiana, a water and wastewater utility serving parts of 14 counties in Indiana. He served as Deputy Director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in the 1980s, and has been active in water issues in the state for nearly 40 years. He was a charter member of the Greenways Foundation when it originally formed in 1991 and is anxious to be involved in energizing greenway efforts in Indiana once again. As a Fishers resident, he spends frequent mornings walking along the Fall Creek Trail at Geist Reservoir. He and his wife, Sandy, have eight grandchildren and are avid world travelers and look forward to new adventures in the years ahead.

Bill Barks, Treasurer, Indianapolis

Bill Barks

As a certified public accountant, Bill brings a wealth of experience and skills to the treasurer’s position. He has extensive experience providing tax, retirement planning and business consulting services for clients of Katz, Sapper & Miller, where he is a partner in the Employee Benefit Plan Services Group. In addition to serving the Foundation, Bill is active with several professional associations.

Angie Pool, Secretary, Muncie

Angie Pool

Angie is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cardinal Greenway, overseeing the development, construction, maintenance and day-to-day operations of this 62-mile rail-trail. Angie, along with her fellow staff and passionate volunteers, also markets and manages the White River Greenway, the Cardinal Equestrian Trail and the Historic Wysor Street Depot. Angie brings more than 30 years of experience in the non-profit arena and volunteer management to her role within the Greenways Foundation board.

Richard Aikman, Indianapolis

Richard Aikman

Richard joined the Greenways Foundation board in 2013, having served on other boards with similar missions including the Eagle Creek Foundation (of which he is a past president and current member emeritus) and the Eagle Creek Park Foundation Advisory Committee (of which he is the current vice chairperson). He is a past president of the Holy Family Shelter Advisory Council and an avid runner and cyclist who especially enjoys running and biking on trails and greenways in local and state parks. Richard is an attorney who has practiced law in Indianapolis for 40 years and is currently affiliated with the law firm of Lewis & Kappes. He and his wife, Judy, (with whom he recently celebrated a 44th wedding anniversary), are the proud parents of two children and equally proud grandparents of four grandchildren. The couple enjoy traveling and have visited all 50 states and five of the seven continents, with plans to visit the remaining two in the next couple of years.

Tabitha L. Balzer, Indianapolis

Tabitha Balzer

Tabitha is an attorney at the law firm of Lewis & Kappes in Indianapolis, where she practices utility law and commercial litigation. She joined the Greenways Foundation because she believes in the power of trails to bring communities and families together, promote tourism and local economies, provide green transportation alternatives, and improve the physical and emotional well-being for users of all experience levels. An avid trail user herself, Tabitha enjoys hiking, cycling, and running. She commutes to work via bicycle whenever possible.

Kent Castleman, Fort Wayne

Kent Castleman

Kent Castleman is the Executive Director of Fort Wayne Trails, which is a partner and advocate for trail development for a multi-purpose trail system in Allen County Indiana. Kent has spent his entire career in the nonprofit sector and is a board governance knowledge leader, nonprofit organization founder, fundraising professional, program outcome creator and professional for nonprofit sustainability. Kent has a business management degree from Indiana University, Fort Wayne and various certifications. He is very involved in economic and community development in Allen County and the Northeast Indiana Region. He serves on various boards and has several appointed committee positions. Outside of his career, Kent enjoys family time with is wife and daughter, gardening and home DIY projects.

Steve Hollander, Westfield

Steve Hollander

Steve is a high potential mechanical engineer and manager with 14+ years program and project management, lean, six sigma, manufacturing, design, development and project engineering experience. His current role is a Program Manager for the Rolls-Royce M250 SGTF (Small Gas Turbine) program, a new series of helicopter engines developed for the next wave of gas turbine engines in the Defense and Commercial aerospace industry. Steve’s educational background includes a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, double majoring in Supply Chain Management and Finance. His personal interests include spending time with his young and growing family, participating in and following several sports. An avid distance runner and trail enthusiast, Steve finds that he is at his best while spending time outdoors, on or near a well-developed trail.

Philip Hooper, Evansville

Philip Hooper

Philip R. Hooper is a real estate broker and development consultant with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Evansville, where he formerly served as the Executive Director of the Department of Metropolitan Development. Prior to moving to Evansville, Philip worked for the City of Indianapolis where he managed community and real estate development projects. Philip is a featured speaker locally and across the state on matters of real estate, architecture, historic preservation, and community development. He graduated from Wheaton College in 2002 and lives with his wife Amanda, son Adian, daughter Ava, and their cat Aslan in the Riverside historic district on the fabulous bend in the Ohio River at Evansville, Indiana.

Justin Kiel, LaCrosse


Bio to come

Megan McClellan, Syracuse

Megan McClellan

Megan McClellan joined the board in 2018. While completing her master's degree in Environmental Policy at Bard College, Megan became interested in community involvement with construction of new parks. During an internship with a rail-trail organization, Megan realized how many new trails were being created and how many benefits trails had for a community. After completing her thesis on trail management techniques, she moved to Northern Indiana to become the Trail Director for the Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation. As the sole employee of the Foundation she gets to wear many hats, in order to maintain the existing 11 miles of trail and continue building trail around Indiana's largest natural lake, Lake Wawasee. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at Loveway, a therapeutic horse-riding center.

Joe Payne, Lafayette

Joe Payne

Joe has been professionally involved with greenways for more than 40 years, serving as the West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Superintendent for 21 years after leading the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ long distance trails and scenic rivers programs for 17 years. Coordinating the development of 27 miles of multi-use trails in West Lafayette, the development of the initial 58 miles of the Knobstone Trail (Indiana’s longest footpath, through southern Indiana’s rugged knobs), and, for many years, the conservation and development efforts for the Blue River and Wildcat Creek State Scenic Rivers and the Wabash River Heritage Corridor were some of his endeavors. After obtaining a Master of Environmental Design – Environmental Science degree from the University of Calgary, he returned to Indiana (where he had received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University) along with his wife to enjoy all the family and friends they had “where they grew up.”

Joe was also active in nationwide efforts to promote greenways, serving on the National Trails Agenda Task Force that prepared the “Trails for All Americans” report to help convince Congress to earmark transportation enhancements in federal transportation legislation. He also was a co-founder of the American Trails organization while serving as President of the National Trails Council and on the first advisory board for the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Now that he’s retired from full time public service, he continues to enjoy all sorts of outdoor experiences throughout the continent, but he still thinks a hike through the woods of one of Indiana’s special places is “just about as good as it gets.”

Jane Santucci, Terre Haute

Jane Santucci

Jane Santucci owns and operates a full service marketing and public relations firm. Her company focuses on the environment and tourism. She formally worked in the television news industry for nearly a decade in Southeast Florida and Indiana. She has spent the last ten years as a dedicated servant leader making people more aware of the fragility of our planet. Her specialty is storytelling in a business framework. She earned her undergraduate degree in Multimedia Journalism from Florida Atlantic University and her Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her greatest ideas come to her when she is exercising on the Heritage Trail in Terre Haute. She is also a hobbyist beekeeper and enjoys trying things that make her feel uncomfortable.

Contact information

Mailing address: P.O. Box 80091, Indianapolis, Indiana 46280-0091

Or you may send email to the Greenways Foundation at any time.