Q & A With the Class of 2018: V4

Q & A With the Class of 2018: V4

Every month we spotlight several members of our current HCLA class. In this month’s issue, we would like you to meet Jeff Johnson, Brad Cozza, Aaron Head and Adriann Young.

JEFF JOHNSON
What is your education and work history?
BA in Communications at University of Southern Indiana

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
Lived 15 years. Worked 2

Tell us about your family.
I have seven brothers and two sisters and currently married to Sarah Johnson and have two kids Emma 11 and Will 9.

What is your favorite restaurant in Hamilton County?
Verde

What or who inspires you?
My brother/ Kevin Johnson

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
Secret of my Success

BRAD COZZA
What is your education and work history?
B.S. in Aviation Technology (Purdue University, 2012) M.S. in Aviation and Aerospace Management (Purdue University, 2013) Jasper County Airport Manager (Rensselaer (IN), 2013-2016) Indianapolis Executive Airport Director (Zionsville (IN), 2016-Present)

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
Lived & worked: One year (2016-Present)

Tell us about your family.
Dad & Mom: Retired elementary teachers Sisters (2): Older & from Dad’s previous marriage Nieces (4) & nephews (2): High school, college, & workforce Family of teachers: Dad, Mom, Uncle, Aunt, Sister, Nieces (in college), family friends, etc.

What is the last book (or favorite) that you read?
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

What or who inspires you?
President (Franklin) Roosevelt

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Candy & Steve Martin)

AARON HEAD
What is your education and work history?
Graduated in 1999 from Noblesville High School and 2003 from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications. I worked for the City of Fishers in the Community Development Department for 10 years prior to switching roles into Economic Development with the City of Noblesville in 2016.

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
I have lived in Hamilton County my entire life, 36 years.

Tell us about your family.
Currently live in downtown Noblesville with my wonderful wife Amanda and two awesome children, Tiffany,10 and Jake,2. Amanda is the Leasing Manager at Prairie Lakes Apartments in Noblesville but more importantly, an amazing wife and mother. Tiffany is a fifth grader at North Elementary who loves animals and wants to be just like Mommy when she grows up. Jake is currently infatuated with dinosaurs, running and jumping off of things and being outside.

What is your favorite thing to do or location in Hamilton County?
My favorite thing to do is walk and bike with my family around the historic courthouse square in Noblesville.We love looking at the historic homes and buildings around downtown. We also love the walkability to somany great restaurants, shops and events.

What is your favorite restaurant in Hamilton County?
Toss-up between Courtney’s Kitchen and Syd’s. Love their tenderloins and the authentic hometown atmospheres of both.

What or who inspires you?
I have always been inspired by the men and women of our military, police and fire. Their bravery is absolutely remarkable.

ADRIANN YOUNG
What is your education and work history?
I grew up on the west side of Indy and graduated from Tri-West HS. After that I went to Purdue and graduated in 2010. I started working for United Way of Central Indiana after that and stayed for 7 years. I Became the Area Director for UWCI for the westside of Indy (Hendricks County). I just recently started my role as the Executive Director for the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation.

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
I have lived in Noblesville for 2 years and worked here for 2 months.

Tell us about your family.
My husband and I live in Noblesville with our 9-month old little boy, Bennett. I have two sisters, one lives in Washington DC and the other lives in Southern Illinois. My parents live near Beaufort, South Carolina. We love to travel around the world, but our favorite places to visit in the US are Nashville, Chicago, and Charleston.

What is the last book (or favorite) that you read?
My favorite book is Pride & Prejudice. I’m in a very active book club and recently we just finished This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. It had great character building and even better discussion within our club.

What is your favorite food?
I LOVE all Asian food. I’ve been going through a pho phase lately.

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
Parks & Recreation for TV show… but picking just one favorite movie is near impossible. Old classic Hollywood movies and anything Disney tend to be where my heart lies.

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