An Indiana native, Tyne has been living in the Indianapolis area for the greater part of a decade. Tyne is a proud parent of a teenage child as well as an enthusiastic animal rescuer.
Tyne is the Housing and Food Pantry Program Manager at The Damien Center where they assist some of the city’s most vulnerable LGBTQ+ community members. Tyne is also an ACLU IN-TEAP volunteering in advocacy, as well as a lead organizer for Trans Glam and Indy Pride events that occur yearly. They focus much of their community efforts on outreach and advocacy as well as strengthening community partnerships.
Tyne’s background in social services began as a Program Coordinator and then Director serving adults and children with developmental disabilities. Their work now extends to the LGBTQ community and where that intersects with other aspects of their personal life including parenthood, outreach to the youth population, harm reduction as healthcare, event planning, and advocacy. In their spare time, Tyne enjoys hiking, kayaking, art and museums, family time, and trying to find the perfect gluten free bread. Tyne is a trans, femme non-binary human who hopes to serve their community in finding access to resources, barrier reduction, and increasing quality of life through love and compassion.