Meet The Team That Gets It Done

INvets is made up of a dedicated group of veterans, military spouses, career development experts, and content specialists who understand how important veterans and their spouses are to our Indiana workforce. You can get to know a little bit more about us below.

Blaine Zimmerman

Blaine, a former infantry noncommissioned officer, spent time in the Army’s 10th Mountain Division before moving to Indiana, earning an MBA from Butler University and becoming a commissioned officer in the Indiana National Guard. Blaine’s experience gives him a great perspective as he leads as our President and CEO .

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Name:  Blaine Zimmerman

Title:  President & CEO

Military branch:  U.S. Army 

Favorite military job:  Company Radio Telephone Operator (RTO)

Years of service:  14

Rank:  1st Lieutenant

Favorite movie:  Empire Records

Favorite book:  The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstram

Favorite podcast:  The Presiquential Podcast

Best vacation:  Sanibel Island with my family

My pet’s name is:  Beverly

In my spare time, you can find me:  Running, probably

Favorite restaurant in Indiana:  Alibi’s

Favorite Indiana day trip destination:  Hinkle Fieldhouse

Sarah Harrison

Sarah is a communication, business development, and sales professional with an international multicultural background. She served in the U.K. Territorial Army for eight years—equivalent to the Army National Guard. Sarah worked for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership initiative, Conexus Indiana, for five years.

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Title:  VP of Veteran Engagement

Military branch:  United Kingdom Territory Army, 212 + 219 Field Hospital

Favorite Military Job: Combat Medic Technician

Years of service:  8

Rank:  Corporal

Favorite food:  My default meal is good cheese & crackers (make it smelly cheese!)

Favorite band:  Eclectic music taste, Motown and Soul are my two favorites.

Favorite vacation:  Too many to count. I want to go to Africa Serengeti

My pet’s names are: Alfie and Duncan (Mutt and Cockapoo)

My dream car is a: Not really a car person but I would not walk away from a Porsche 911

In my spare time, you can find me:  Hiking with my dogs, kayaking, enjoying time with the young adults that started out as my kids

Favorite drink:  Malbec and tea of course

Favorite restaurant in Indiana:  Not a massive foodie but Provisions is good.

Favorite road trip destination:  Anywhere, love road trips

Favorite Indiana day trip destination:  Southern Indiana

Jerry Young, Infantry, Army, Air Force, Veteran, Combat, National Guard, Indiana, Freedom Beard, Veteran Engagement Manager, LinkedIn.

Jerry Young

Jerry retired from the military after a dual-branch career in both the active-duty Air Force and the Indiana National Guard. Jerry has also had a diverse civilian work history that he draws upon to connect veterans and their spouses with employers and resources across the state.

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Title:  Veteran Engagement Manager

Military branch:  U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army

Favorite Military Job:  Infantry Platoon Sergeant

Years of service:  20

Rank:  Sergeant First Class

Favorite movie:  The Big Lebowski

Favorite podcast:  The Joe Rogan Experience

Favorite food:  Steak, medium rare

Favorite phone app: Google maps; I travel a lot!

Favorite athlete or celebrity:  Robert Downey Jr.

The last video game I played was:  Angry Birds 2

My pet’s names are:  Lanx, Jacob, Nola (dogs)

Weird fact about me:  Babies and puppies melt my heart and I love to cuddle them

My dream car is a:  The EarthRoamer XV-HD

In my spare time, you can find me:  In my shop building custom lamps from reclaimed parts, watching Netflix, riding my Harley, and fishing with my fiancé

Favorite band:  Machine Head

Favorite drink:  Rip It energy shots

Favorite Indiana day trip destination:  Anywhere I can go fishing with my fiancé

Katelyn Colclazier

Katelyn received her degree from Indiana State University and later enlisted in the United States Army Reserves. She has since become a commissioned officer, and currently still serves as an Executive Officer of the 932nd Forward Surgical Team in Indianapolis, IN. Katelyn’s military and civilian experiences provide her with a unique perspective, allowing her to better help connect with a number of resources.

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Title:  Veteran Engagement Lead

Military branch:  United States Army Reserve

Favorite Military Job: Executive Officer(XO)

Years of service:  7

Rank:  1LT

Favorite food:  Mexican food

Favorite band:  Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite vacation:  Dominican Republic

My pet’s names are: Morty and Major

My dream car is a: Black Range Rover

In my spare time, you can find me:  Traveling, volunteering, working out or riding around on a scooter downtown.

Favorite drink:  Old Fashion

Favorite restaurant in Indiana:  The Oakmont

Favorite road trip destination:  San Antonio, TX

Favorite Indiana day trip destination: Nashville, IN

Brian Evans, Marine Corps, Suit, Infantry, Dover, Dignified Transfer, Arlington National Cemetery, Marine Barracks Washington, Liberty University, Government, Public Administration, History, White House, Partnership, Outreach

Brian Evans

Brian manages company relationships after spending time in the Marine Corps and working for the White House as a civilian. He provides resources and guidance for employers looking to hire and retain veterans. Brian earned his Bachelor’s of Science at Liberty University in Government-Public Administration with a Minor in History.

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Title:  Outreach & Partnerships Manager

Military branch:  U.S. Marine Corps 

Favorite military job:  Dover Dignified Transfer NCOIC

Years of service:  4.5

Rank:  Sergeant

Favorite movie:  Tombstone

Favorite book:  Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin 

Favorite podcast:  The Joe Rogan Experience

Favorite food:  Bacon and Eggs

Favorite athlete or celebrity:  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

My pet’s name is:  Cooper, a mixed terrier

My dream car is a: 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS

In my spare time, you can find me:  Reading, writing, watching Netflix, and spending time with my wife and son.

Favorite drink:  Coffee

Favorite restaurant in Indiana:  St. Elmo Steak House

Favorite Indiana day trip destination:  Nashville, Indiana

Rajendra “Tony” Singh

Tony is our INvets Ambassador located in North Carolina. As a retired Marine 1SGT, Tony has always had a passion for taking care of service members. Tony is dedicated to making sure everyone has a solid plan for their transition.

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Title:  INvets Ambassador

Military branch:  U.S. Marine Corps

Favorite job:  Infantryman/Combat Instructor

Years of Service: 22

Rank: First Sergeant

Favorite movie:  Rambo First Blood

Favorite book: We Were Soldiers Once, and Young

Favorite album: Thriller by Michael Jackson

Favorite podcast: Dan Bongino

Best vacation: Destin, FL

My pet’s names are: Harley and Panda

Favorite Food: Curry Chicken

In my spare time, you can find me: Spend quality time with my family & building cornhole boards

Favorite drink: Yuengling

Favorite Indiana day trip destination: Lake Michigan

Favorite Restaurant in Indiana: Tippecanoe Place in South Bend

Kelsay Little

Kelsay is the Operations Assistant and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge in organizational procedures, finance, and non-profit processes. She is also the co-founder of a non-profit youth track and field organization, called AthLead Indy, where she manages all of the operational and day-to-day responsibilities.

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Title:  Operations Assistant

Favorite food: Street Tacos

Favorite band:  Adele

Favorite vacation: Charleston, South Carolina

My pet’s name is: Flash, a sheepadoodle

My dream car is a:  I don’t dream about cars

In my spare time, you can find me: Running a youth non-profit called AthLead Indy, spending time with family, and making home improvements

Favorite drink: Coffee in the morning, Kentucky Mule in the evening

Favorite restaurant in Indiana:  Ivanhoes

Favorite road trip destination:  St. George Island, Florida

Favorite Indiana day trip destination: Bloomington

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