Q & A With the Class of 2018: V7

Q & A With the Class of 2018: V7

Every month we will spotlight several members of our current HCLA class. In this month’s issue, we would like you to meet Natasha Robinson, Patrick Propst, Greg Sorvig and Kelly Barton.

NATASHA ROBINSON
What is your education and work history?
I attended Anderson University and I’ve worked at Prevail for 9 years.

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

Tell us about your family.
My husband and I grew up down the road form one another and rode the same school bus to school. We welcomed our first child, Raigan into the world on November 30, 2017.

What is the last book (or favorite) that you read?
Where the Sidewalk Ends is my favorite and I’m reading to my daughter too!

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
American Ninja Warrior ( I want to be on the show!)

Tell us something about yourself that few people know or would expect.
I love heavy lifting. My entire week revolves around my gym schedule, but I’m not into body building competitions.

PATRICK PROPST
What is your education and work history?
School of Hard knocks and my work history is to work smarter not harder. Just kidding. I have a BA in Christian Ministries from Anderson University. I have worked at Faith Community church for nearly 14 years. They just haven’t figured out how to fire me. I worked the first 7 as Youth and Family Pastor, and Lead Pastor since 2011.

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
I have worked and lived in HC for nearly 14 years for both.

Tell us about your family.
My wife Kami and I have been married 16 years. We met and dated off and on through college. Ok, fine, I broke up with her four times and came crawling back every time. Yes, I’m a slug. We have three beautiful kids, they take after their mom. Jada is 13, she is our oldest, and only daughter. She’s in 8th grade at NEMS. She plays violin in the orchestra, and is learning guitar, and keyboard. She also swims. She’s got a heart for people, and she’s awkward and silly and perfectly fine being so. Asher is 12. He’s in 7th grade at NEMS. He’s a runner. So he’s on the Cross Country and Track teams for the school, and in Body In Training. He plays the sax – both alto and tenor. He’s in Boy Scouts, he loves adventure, camping, jumping on the trampoline with friends, and doing what’s right…because you should. Hines is our youngest. He is in 5th grade at Stony Creek Elementary. He is…well…he is Hines. He goes by the beat of a different drummer. He loves his down time, jumping off diving boards at the pool, hanging with friends, and our dog, Brutus. Hines likes to jump, flip, twist, run, skip, and just play. We love to hike in the mountains of Colorado, and dip or toes into the beaches when we can. And when we can’t do that, we love hosting friends at our house for dinners, serving with our church in the community, or walking around in Downtown Noblesville.

What is your favorite restaurant in Hamilton County?
We go to El Palenque on 32 across from Hardees in Noblesville, the most. Come on, who doesn’t have their favorite Mexican restaurant? We love the staff, and the food. I don’t have a favorite dish – there are too many good ones to go with. Pass the chips and salsa, please. Oh and if you like a little kick, but not too much…ask them for the Salsa Verde.

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
So if I want to laugh, I watch The Man Who Knew Too Little. It stars Bill Murray who thinks he is in an interactive murder mystery show. In actuality, he is involved in a real-life international Cold War spy operation. It’s hilarious. If I want all the feels, I watch Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle in Reign Over Me. It’s a post 9/11 movie about a man who lost his family in the attacks and his struggle to find purpose, meaning, forgiveness, and community in this “new” world. Grab the tissues. Oh and it has a killer soundtrack.

Tell us something about yourself that few people know or would expect.
I collect PEZ. Well, actually, people give me PEZ and I hold onto them…the PEZ, not the people (although I am a hugger). So when I went to college my mom gave me a care package that had a couple of PEZ. I left them on my desk. Folks would stop in my room and ask me if I collected PEZ. I would tell them no, but they would still go out and buy me PEZ. Over the years, I have been given probably over 1000 PEZ. I have held on to them, and they are on display in my office. I love getting new sets, or unique older models. They’re a great conversation starter.

GREG SORVIG
What is your education and work history?
• Indiana University Bloomington, BA Communication & Culture 2006
• 2004 & 2006, Walt Disney Company intern via Walt Disney World College Program
• 2006-2010 Graphic Designer, Hunt Construction Group, Indianapolis
• 2010-2011 Multimedia Design Manager, National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel
• 2011-2012 Marketing Manager, Shiel Sexton, Indianapolis
• 2012-Present, Heartland Film
o Director of Marketing, 2012-2016
o Director of Film Programming & Marketing, 2016-present

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
Moved to Carmel from Indianapolis in the spring of 2016.

Tell us about your family.
Rachel Sorvig and I have been together for 15 years and married for nine. Our daughter, Leona, will be two in October, and we have a nine-year-old wiener dog named Tootsie.

What is your favorite thing to do or location in Hamilton County?
I always enjoy visiting the Great American Songbook Foundation office and archives at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. I’m a big fan of the American popular song, especially from the 1920s to 1940s, and they keep the music and mission alive. They always have fantastic (and free) rotating exhibits and I enjoy the annual Songbook Academy competition and finals.

What or who inspires you?
I have taken great interest in and truly admire Fred (Mister) Rogers and Frederick Douglass.

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
I’m a huge Star Wars nerd!

KELLY BARTON
What is your education and work history?
Did my undergrad at Bellevue University in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated with a B.S. in Public Administration. Completed my Masters Degree in Public Health with certification in healthcare administration at the University of Minnesota. I am also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County? 1 year.

Tell us about your family.
My husband, Brian and I have been married for 26 years. We have 2 daughters, Kiley age 23 and Haley age 21. We also have guardianship for 2 children – Evie age 3 and Thad age 1. I have 1 younger sister; however, both of my parents came from large families and we celebrated holidays together so it felt like my family was much bigger!

What is your favorite thing to do or location in Hamilton County?
We love to bike/walk/run on the Monon and attend the Farmers Market on Saturdays.

What is the last book (or favorite) that you read?
Lead True by Dr. Jeff Thompson. He is the previous CEO I worked for in Wisconsin.

What or who inspires you?
I am inspired by being able to give back. I like to help people which is probably why I am drawn to healthcare. I like to be able to remove barriers so people can do their work. It inspires me to see how each and every day patients come to us at the most vulnerable times in their lives, trust us and allow us to care for them!

Tell us something about yourself that few people know or would expect.
I ran my first ½ marathon 4 years ago just to prove I could do it! I was married twice to the same man, never divorced, 1 year apart in 2 different states.

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