Rosie was born and raised in a town just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. Eventually she found her way to college where she earned her degree in Sociology and Developmental Economics, pulling on her love of people & entrepreneurship. As a transplant to Indianapolis, she’s put her roots down in Broad Ripple where she lives in a charming bungalow with the best man there ever was- Jason Buchanan. On any given day you can find her hammocking in Garfield Park, enjoying margaritas & empanadas at The Livery, or biking through town. Rosie joined Plat Collective two years ago in her search to be connected to the industry of Home. She was immediately drawn to Plat’s community & urban focus. Today she serves as Plat’s Head of Culture and spends her days finding ways to creatively love and care for agents.
The 1828 Leadership Project, presented by Citizens Energy Group, is a civic leadership tract for Indy’s young leaders with the goal of fostering intentional relationships with a cross sector of Indianapolis’ thought leaders and decision makers. Rosie is a part of 1828’s Class X– learn more about her below!
How do you spend your days? For example, you can tell us about your career, side hustle or exercise routine whatever you want to share here we’re ready to listen.
A typical day in the life of Rosie looks like a morning workout at Naptown Fitness, a day spent loving and caring for agents at Plat Collective, and then a return home to the cutest little Broad Ripple Bungalow and the most lovely boyfriend- Jason Buchanan.
Where do you call home?
I’m originally from a small town called Lawrenceburg Indiana just 25 minutes outside of Cincinnati- known for our casino and ski slopes. I was brought to Indianapolis through my love of entrepreneurship. I landed a job at a start-up called Lessonly that has now grown so much that I’m not sure its fair to call it a start-up any longer. I worked on the sales team there for about a year and a half before finding my way to Plat.
You’re off the clock, there are no expectations. What are you doing?
I’d be doing one of three things- reading a fiction book, working on a house project, or creating a meal.
When thinking about the future of Indianapolis, what are you most looking forward to in the next 5 years and why?
I’m most looking forward to being part of the growth. My favorite thing about Indy is how welcoming it is to outsiders. In my 4.5 years here I really feel like I’ve been able to get involved and make a difference quickly.
Are there any local causes that you support? What are they and how might others learn more or get involved?
I support healthy neighborhood development whenever I can. I always encourage people to get to know their neighbors and join their local neighborhood association. It’s such an impactful way to meet your neighbors, learn about the city, and build community.
Do you have a favorite local place in town (restaurant, bar, park, etc.) that you love going to? Where is it and why should other people try it out?
Uikyo. Holliday Park- for a great local hike. Provider for a great cocktail!
Indianapolis is a sprawling county, what’s your favorite part about our city?
All of the businesses at 54th & College or 49th & Penn!
If you were a superhero what would be your special trait? Why?
Speaking every language. I think there is so much to learn about other cultures plus it would be an amazing party trick!
You’re hosting your own music festival with three artists – Who’s performing?
The cast of Hamilton, Dawes, and The Avett Brothers
If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be? Why?
No Hard Feelings by The Avett Brothers
Mornings or evenings?
Mornings. Everything feels fresh and I feel really proud of myself for getting up.
How do you define success?
What would you name the autobiography of your life? Feel free to give us context here.
“I gave my boyfriend fleas & other adventures in Real Estate”.
Not sure that sentence really encapsulates my whole life but I promised myself a while back that if I ever wrote a book about my life- thats what it would be called.
Some crazy stuff happens in Real Estate. One of my good stories happens to be about how I caught fleas from one of my rentals and then promptly passed them to my boyfriend.