I'VE GROWN ROOTS IN INDIANA
While I was born on an Air Force base in Texas and raised outside of Chicago, I am a 24-year Hoosier! I have a valuable and wide set of business experience and community leadership. I earned a Masters Degree in Information and Communications Sciences from Ball State University. For 17 years, I worked as a network architect and senior program manager for Accenture, one of the largest global consulting firms. I was involved in network technology installations, program management and budgeting, along with training development.
I'm an entrepreneur who created an international award-winning commercial photography business with my brother in 2001. We've photographed some of the largest events in Indiana over the years. You may also recognize me from the pandemic as I photographed 650 families at their doorstep from the rooftop of my truck. I've led fundraisers that have raised a more than $250,000 for charities I am passionate about: Habitat for Humanity Women's Build, Our Military Kids, Wish Upon A Wedding, Moms Demand Action and Gleaners Food Bank.
CONTRIBUTIONS + LEADERSHIP ROLES
I pride myself on being solution-oriented, collaborative and fiercely resourceful. I have a tremendous amount of energy to represent my community. Leaders should be easily reachable if they truly represent their constituents. I intend to do that throughout the campaign and once elected. Here is a bit more about me.
Along with my brother, I own an international award-winning photography company Nathaniel Edmunds Photography. We've been actively growing our company throughout Indiana for 20+ years capturing some of the largest corporate and community events.
My husband, Tim and I moved to Zionsville from Chicago to bolster his position in the military, grow roots and raise a family. We chose Zionsville because of the village charm, schools, parks and green space, and proximity to the airport - all of which are still important to us.
MOTHER OF FOUR
I am the mother of four young adults. Our life has always been full of activity. Briggs recently began a career in cybersecurity. Gage is a freshman at IU. And our twin girls, Campbell and Emerson are busy at ZCHS with diving and cheer. I am deeply proud of these young adults.
The military has been interwoven into our lives. My husband is an Army Colonel in the Reserves. We've sacrificed for Tim's Army commitments, particularly during his deployment to Iraq. Being the one that keeps the family together is a big job but we're proud of his service to the U.S.
Boards seats for the following organizations:
- Recently appointed to the Board of Discover Boone County.
- Zionsville's Economic Redevelopment Authority.
- Indiana's Wish Upon A Wedding, which grants dream weddings to couples facing terminal illness or life-altering health circumstances.
My husband and I co-authored a book called FamilyPrint based on a blog we wrote during the Iraq War. It is a "he-said, she-said" diary of his deployment when he took Indiana’s first Blackhawk unit to Iraq. The Indianapolis Business Journal published the coffee-table book, and it has raised over $30,000 for Our Military Kids charity. We have plenty of books. If you want one, please drop me a message.
AT OUR DOORSTEP
During the pandemic, my brother and I created “At Our Doorstep,” a project in which we traveled throughout Indiana photographing families during the most historically challenging time for our nation. With this effort, we raised over $7000 for Gleaners Food Bank. Also, Reader’s Digest Magazine picked “At Our Doorstep” to represent the state of Indiana in its feature “The Nicest Places in America.”
I have enjoyed serving our community by leading many volunteer opportunities important to me, such as:
- annually leading a Habitat for Humanity women's build
- teaching Zionsville history to third graders
- teaching PE after the referendum failed and our school didn’t have funding for a gym teacher
- serving on the ZCHS After Prom Committee since 2014 to keep all of our children safe.
"Collectively, we must hold our legislators accountable to protect Hoosiers. After two decades, it’s time we have more balance at the statehouse."