Q & A With the Class of 2018: V8

Q & A With the Class of 2018: V8

Every month we will spotlight several members of our current HCLA class. In this month’s issue, we would like you to meet Andy Swickheimer, Julia Lowe, Ryan Berry and Seth Warren.

ANDREW SWICKHEIMER
What is your education and work history?
I received my BS in Secondary Education from Butler University and a Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Technology and Administrative Licensure from Indiana University. For the past five years, I’ve had the privilege to work as the Director of Technology for Noblesville Schools. Prior to that, I worked as both a teacher and administrator at Noblesville High School.

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
I’ve worked in Hamilton County for eighteen years.

Tell us about your family.
I’m married to my wife Chrissy and have two children, Emma age 10 and Drew age 8.

What is your favorite thing to do or location in Hamilton County?
I enjoy running and riding my bike on the various trails throughout Hamilton County. My favorite is the river trail from Potters Bridge to Forest park.

What is your favorite restaurant in Hamilton County?
Rosie’s Place on the square in Downtown Noblesville. They always have great food and a fabulous selection of sweets.

What is the last book that you read?
The End of Average by Todd Rose. This book explores the fact that we know people learn and develop in distinctive ways. These unique patterns of behaviors are lost in our schools and businesses which have been designed around the mythical “average person.” This average-size-fits-all model ignores our differences and fails at recognizing talent. It’s time to change it.

JULIA LOWE
What is your education and work history?
I attended Indiana University and IUPUI. I studied business marketing.

I have been in the health care field for 20 years, all in Hamilton County. I worked at Riverview Health for almost 13 years between the Hospital Foundation and marketing for physicians and special events. I made the transition to senior living several years ago. I currently work for CarDon & Associates (senior living) as Director of Community Engagement for Hamilton County.

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
I have lived and worked in Hamilton County for the past 19 years.

Tell us about your family.
I have been married to my husband Brian for 28 years (we actually met in high school). We have two sons, Sam who is 21 and attends Vincennes University studying graphic design and Case, who is 18 and is at Columbia College -Chicago studying comedic writing and performance. We also have one very old lab named Jethro and an even older cat, Anna.

Brian and I are trying to get used to being empty-nesters and look forward to putting our house on 10 acres up for sale soon and moving to a smaller location TBD!

What is your favorite food?
Pizza! I love all kinds of pizza – but a really good cheese thin crust is the best!

What or who inspires you?
Saint Mother Teresa is who I look to inspiration. If you haven’t read about her life, you should. She was truly a humble and kind person who always thought of others.

Kind people inspire me. It’s so easy to make snap judgements or think of how a situation affects you. It is truly a strong person who takes the time to put others needs first – it is not an easy task.

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." Saint Mother Teresa.

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
I am a big nerd! I still watch NCIS and the spin offs!

RYAN BERRY
What is your education and work history?
I attended Purdue University, Lafayette for my undergraduate in Construction Management and went to Anderson University for my MBA.

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
I have live in Fishers and have lived in Hamilton County for 7 years. Prior to this I grew up in Greenwood, IN and lived in Orlando, FL for five years just after collage.

Tell us about your family.
I have been married to my wife Jill for 17 years and we have 3 children named Gavin(12); Maddy(10) and Carson(8).

What is your favorite thing to do or location in Hamilton County?
My favorite thing to do in Hamilton county is boating with friends and going fishing.

What is your favorite restaurant in Hamilton County?
My favorite place to eat is Stone Creek at Hamilton Town Center. We love the bar area and have never had a bad meal.

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
My favorite movie is Iron Man and my favorite TV shows is The Americans.

SETH WARREN
What is your education and work history?
I received my bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Richmond (Richmond, VA) and an MBA from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). While I have driven an ice cream truck, sold sneakers, worked as a security guard, landscaped, cooked in a restaurant, did assembly line work, delivered pizzas and substitute taught, I have been in healthcare for the last 27 years. I began in human resources in hospitals in NJ and PA before doing some national consulting. In 1998, I moved to Indiana to work at St. Francis on the south side and have served in leadership positions in healthcare ever since having worked in IN, IL & NH.

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
I’ve had two stints in Hamilton County. From 1998 to 2002 while working for St. Francis Health, I lived in Carmel. And, after 14 years in northwest Indiana, since summer of 2016, I have resided in Westfield.

Tell us about your family.
I am the extremely proud father of three boys: Hunter is a sophomore at IU-Bloomington in the Kelley School of Business, Christian is a senior at Brebeuf Jesuit where he plays sports and acts, and Quinn, a 6th grader at Westfield Intermediate, is extremely active in sports so we spend a lot of time at Grand Park, in gyms and on various fields. I have been married to my wife Maureen for 23+ years. Maureen and I are atypical high school sweethearts…we dated for only a year in high school back in NJ, broke up and went our separate ways, and 10 years later met back up at a local bar and have been together since.

What is your favorite restaurant in Hamilton County?
Woody’s in Carmel. I have always loved the dive/hole-in-the-wall type places, and as a lot of Hamilton County is so new, there aren’t as many of them around as I’d like. I have to check out Syd’s in Noblesville still as it sounds as though I would enjoy it.

What or who inspires you?
My family both immediate and extended but to narrow it a bit, my step-father has been an inspiration in a couple of ways. First, 43, years ago, he married a woman with three sons ages, 5, 7 & 11 to add to his own sons ages 3 & 9. He stepped into the role of father, role model and friend and has always treated the five of us equally without regard to blood- versus step-son. He is my dad and one of my best friends. Second, I followed in his footsteps as a hospital executive. He is a former CEO, as was his father before him, making me a third generation hospital president. My step-father provided a blueprint for me to follow and always set an example of creating balance in life and not taking yourself too seriously. He has created big shoes to fill as a father and healthcare leader and I have always been inspired to live up to his legacy.

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
I am addicted to ‘The Walking Dead’. No one in my family will watch it with me so I have to text my sons’ friends or discuss with co-workers the next day. Favorite show ever though was ‘Lost’…trying to figure out what was going on was a real mind-bender.

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