The 1828 Project is one of our signature programs at IndyHub and each year it’s full of incredible leaders between the ages of 18 and 28. Charlie is a part of 1828’s Class VII. We sent her some questions and she responded. Keep reading to learn more about Charlie!
What is your day-job/ how do you spend your days?
King Park Development Corporation and Haven Yoga Studio
Where are you originally from?
What made you lay your roots here in Indianapolis? (If not from here…)
More job opportunities, met my wife here 🙂
It’s the weekend. What are your plans and/or favorite things to do when not at work?
Spend time with my family, yoga, gardening, cooking, checking out cool culture events
When thinking about the future of our city, what are you looking forward to the most and why?
Indianapolis realizing all of the beauty and talent that already exists here and learning how to cultivate culture around that.
Quick- you can only eat at one local spot for the rest of your life. Where ya going and what’s your go-to item on the menu?
Chef Oya’s the Trap!
What’s a local Indy cause that is near and dear to your heart and how might people go about learning more or getting involved?
I don’t have just one. I would say my cause is always equity and justice and that is work that we can all get involved with no matter our location.
It’s 2030: where are you and what are you doing? (Personally, professionally, etc)
I have a house in Indy with my wife who is a professor in Urban Planning. I’m traveling nationally and internationally teaching classes and conferences on the intersections of wellness, social justice, and trauma while acting as CEO of Haven Wellness Center.
What’s your greatest idea for a new product or service that Indy residents could really benefit from?
Separated dog parks! Most of the dogs that visit dog parks are medium/large and there aren’t really spaces where smaller pups can play safely.
What book has impacted you the most to date?
What’s your biggest pet peeve?