Posts in Working Mama Spotlight
Working Mama Spotlight on Meg Applegate

Name: Meg Applegate

Where are you from: Granger, IN

Where do you live now: Indianapolis, IN

Education: I'm a Hoosier through and through. Both my bachelor's and master's degrees are from Indiana University (B.S. in Public Affairs & M.S.Ed in Higher Education).

Career: I am a certified resume writer and job search coach (aka a career matchmaker). I fell in love with career development/counseling in 2009 and have been practicing in varying roles ever since! I am the owner and founder of Hinge Resume Collaborative, a resume writing service that opens doors.

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Working Mama Spotlight on Liz Gumbel Duvall

Name: Liz Gumbel Duvall

Where are you from: Indianapolis, IN

Where do you live now: Indianapolis, IN

Education: Cathedral High School + 1 year at Ball State

Career: Bookkeeper for HVAF {local non profit that supports hoosier veterans experiencing homelessness}, Director of Partnerships for theCityMoms, & Content Creator + CEO of TheIndyMommy {Indianapolis Social Media based Lifestyle Brand}

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Working Mama Spotlight on Desta Ntamere

Name: Desta Ntamere

Where are you from: Westport, IN (a very small town in southeastern Indiana)

Where do you live now: Indianapolis

Education: I graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Interior Design

Career: I am an Interior Designer. I have my own company now, but have been in the industry for 15 years. I enjoy helping people find peace and beauty in their home!

Family life: I am a married momma of 3 boys. They are 14, 9, and 5. The oldest started high school this year, and the youngest started Kindergarten!! That was a lot for my momma heart to handle!

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Working Mama Spotlight on Laura Meeks

Name: Laura Meeks

Where do you live now: Noblesville, IN

Career: I am the owner of Leap Virtual Assisting, LLC. We specialize in administrative work for entrepreneurs and small to medium size businesses.

Family life: I have been married to the love of my life for 14 years now. We have three daughters and one dog.

Favorite family fun spot/activity: Family time is very important to us. Our favorite things to do as a family is head to a local park and have a picnic and play the day away.

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Working Mama Spotlight on Ashley Papke

Name: Ashley Papke

Where are you from: Born in Oklahoma and raised in Charleston, SC for 22 years

Where do you live now: Anderson, Indiana since May of 2018

Career: I've managed multiple businesses ranging from movie theaters, body piercing and tattoo shops, and restaurants to providing private care for mentally handicapped adults and children. I've found myself sticking with pizza over the last few years. Currently, I am a Multi-Unit Manager for Papa Murphy’s.

Family life: I've bee married to my husband, Allen, for ten years. We have three wild and beautiful girls: Riley, 6, Piper Ann, 5, and Lyla Emerson, 3. We also raise chickens, and have 2 cats.

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Working Mama Spotlight on Tahwii Spicer

Where are you from: I was born in Indianapolis, IN, but grew up all over the country. 

Where do you live nowI returned to Indianapolis, IN in high school and have been her since.

Education: I attended I.U. and IUPUI to become a nurse and even briefly attend The Art Institute of Indianapolis for digital photography before deciding to forge my own path. So I'm a college drop-out and proud of it.

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Working Mama Spotlight on Meredith Howell

Where are you from: Battle Creek, Michigan

Where do you live now: Indianapolis, Indiana

Education: BA from Western Michigan University

Career: Assistant Director for Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS Indiana), VIPS is a nonprofit that provides early intervention to babies and toddlers with blindness/low vision throughout the state. I raise the money necessary to provide our specialized services at no cost to the families. I’m also the mom of a little girl who is legally blind and was served by the agency. It’s pretty rewarding to be able to give back to the agency that helped change the course of our lives.

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Working Mama Spotlight on Dr. Laura Juntgen

Where are you from: Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Where do you live now: Westfield

Education: I received my undergraduate degree from DePauw University (Go Tigers)! I completed my dental school training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Then I returned to Indiana to complete my pediatric residency at Indiana University / Riley Hospital for Children.

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