Dedicated to preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency by providing innovative programs through which adolescents can become responsible and productive.

Crosswinds Leadership

Our leadership team provides support and guidance to all of our staff members working with clients both in the United States and in the Dominican Republic.

Mark Terrell – CEO     Watch video

Mark Terrell | CrosswindsMark Terrell graduated from Taylor University in 1984 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Systems.

He has served as the CEO of Crosswinds, Inc. since it was founded in 2012. Mark also serves as the CEO of Lifeline Youth & Family Services, the non-profit organization that founded Crosswinds.

Through his role as CEO at Lifeline, he has become involved with the Indiana Association of Residential Child Caring Agencies, which spends much of its time lobbying for the needs of children and families. His experience brought him to testify during two separate congressional hearings.

Mark was also a charter member of The Institute of Organizational Effectiveness, a recipient of Taylor University’s “Distinguished Alumnus for Personal Achievement” Award (2005), and featured in Business People Magazine (2008). Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children, as well as being involved in their church and coaching high school sports.


 

Kevin Hedrick – Chief Operating Officer Watch video

Kevin Hedrick | CrosswindsKevin Hedrick serves as our COO. His role provides administrative support with finances, staffing, programming, and strategic planning to the Crosswinds team.

Kevin has been a staff member of Lifeline Youth & Family Services since September 2003, and began in his current role with Crosswinds shortly after its founding.

He holds a degree in Education from Ball State University. Kevin loves being able to serve the families and youth of Crosswinds before their struggles reach the point where the court system becomes involved.

In his spare time, if you can’t find Kevin spending time with his wife and three children or coaching his sons’ youth sports teams, you can probably find him golfing, fishing or playing basketball.


David Parker – Vice President of Crosswinds

David ParkerDavid Parker joined the Lifeline and Crosswinds leadership team in 2016 as the Director of Leadership Development. Now serving as the Vice President of Crosswinds, he provides executive support to In-Home Family Counseling, Caribbean Mountain Academy and the Missions program. Prior to joining our organization, David spent seven years as an administrator at Whitko High School where he worked with staff and students in making significant improvements to Whitko’s academic programming and helped the school achieve back-to-back-to-back “A” ratings from the Indiana Department of Education.  David has a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership and Administration from IPFW and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts Education from Taylor University. In his free time, you can find David spending time with his wife and two children and reading as many books as he can get his hands on.


Jacqueline Downey – Vice President of Marketing Watch video

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Jacquie Momper Downey joined the Lifeline team in January 2015 as Vice President of Marketing. Prior to Lifeline, she was the Director of Sales and Marketing for Shindigz. Jacquie worked for Weaver Popcorn, Davis Homes and CP Morgan and Momper Insulation.  Jacquie is married and has 3 children.

When Jacquie is not working or with her family, you can find her on the tennis court where she plays numerous times a week in both mixed doubles and women’s doubles play. When not playing tennis, she can be found reading, at a sporting event or helping her father. Youngest of 6 children, Jacquie also enjoys spending time with her large extended family.

She received her undergraduate degree from Ball State University and is President of NE Indiana Alumni board and also served on Ball State’s Miller College of Business Board; her MBA degree is from Miami of Ohio. Jacquie is very excited to be a part of the team here and commented that the company has so much to offer our youths and families and is looking forward to seeing the changes that occur with them, while also knowing what a great impact it will have on her and her family.


 

Brenda Gerber Vincent – Vice President of Development Watch video

Brenda Gerber | CrosswindsBrenda Gerber Vincent serves Crosswinds as Vice President of Development, overseeing all fundraising initiatives.

She spent the previous two years in Indianapolis, where she served both the Governor and the First Lady of Indiana. She served as the Deputy Finance Director for the “Mike Pence for Indiana” campaign and as the First Lady’s Chief of Staff. In 2012, Brenda was selected to serve on the Statewide GOP Platform Committee and was elected as a Delegate to the GOP State Convention. Brenda currently sits on the Board of Governors for the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series. The Lugar Series is a national leadership program that provides specialized training in preparation for service in key governmental and political positions, including fundraising. Brenda is a fourth generation Fort Wayne native.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, where she continues to serve on the Indiana University Board of Associates. Besides her children, Bailey and Brady, she considers her single greatest achievement co-founding the Carriage House—a psychosocial rehabilitation facility established to restore seriously mentally ill persons to maximum social and employment functioning.


 Mike Martin – Chief Communications Officer Watch video

Mike-Martin_circleMike returns to Lifeline after 5 years as Chief Financial Officer at Concordia Lutheran Schools.  Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Indiana University. Mike has served on many boards consisting of United Way, Kiwanis Club and Warsaw Community School Corporation to name a few. Mike enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with their children and grandchildren.


Todd Jacobs – Chief Financial Officer Watch video

Todd-Jacobs_circle Todd joins us from Equity Investment Group where he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Having over 25 years of experience in the investment field along with Tax and Assurance areas. He has a B.S. in Finance with Distinction in Business from Indiana University. Todd is married and has 3 sons and enjoys biking and other outdoor activities. He serves on the Fort Wayne Community Foundation, Investment Committee member for AWS Foundation and is the Treasurer and a Board of Trustee for Canterbury School.


 

Stephanie Paradine – Business Development

Stephanie CWStephanie  has a Management degree from Purdue University. She most recently served at Concordia Lutheran High School as Director of Annual Giving and prior to that was Director of Enrollment at Concordia Lutheran School. Stephanie enjoys walking, yoga, reading, genealogy, and spending time with family. She is married to Steve, they have 3 adult children, and attend Concordia Lutheran Church.  Stephanie is excited to bring help to families in need in Adams, DeKalb, LaGrange, Stueben, and Noble counties.


Colleen Terrell – Business Development

Colleen CWColleen graduated from Taylor University with a business  administration degree and coaching endorsement in 1984. She has worked in sales, worked in the youth department for her church, coached volleyball for 10 years, and ran camps. She is currently finishing up  classes to become a Stephen Minister.  Colleen is blessed to have 4 children and 2 grandchildren, and is happiest when she and all their friends are in her home. She is passionate about family! She is thankful to work for Crosswinds where she has the opportunity to connect struggling people to the resources we offer so they can have hope. She serves Allen County.


Trudi Williams – Business Development

Trudi CWPrior to her arrival at Crosswinds, Trudi spent the past 25+ years in the Sales & Marketing arena, owning a Marketing & Advertising Agency for 16 years, where her priority was business development. Originally from Warsaw, Indiana, Trudi grew up on Winona Lake which is where she and her daughter, currently reside; her son is grown and recently provided Trudi with her first grandchild. Trudi has spent time serving on the Pierceton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Warsaw & Elkhart Little League Baseball Board of Directors, as an Ambassador for the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and has spent time sitting on various marketing committees throughout the years.  Trudi loves athletics and spent 8 years coaching Little League Baseball, enjoys spending time on the lake and is an avid IU basketball fan!  Trudi attends WCC when in Warsaw and Cross Point Church when in Nashville. She will be bringing hope to families located in  Kosciusko, Whitley, Wabash, Huntington & Wells county.


Tomra Cardin  – Director of the Missions Program

 

Tomra ‘Tomi’ Cardin joined the Crosswinds team in August 2016.  She serves as the Director of the Missions Program.  Tomi has been involved in the local non-profit community since 2004.  She has a heart for individuals and families who are struggling and need a hand to get back on their feet.  She has served as a jail chaplain for over 13 years.  She has worked with many great local agencies who strive to make a difference in our community.  Some of them include Redemption House Ministries, Faith Based Mentoring Ministries, Associated Churches Rising Stars, and the Sheriffs Chaplaincy Conference.  She serves on many boards and committees in an effort to strengthen her ability to make an impact and effect lives for change.

Tomi received her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from IPFW and her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Saint Francis.  Tomi’s passions include spending time with her daughter and her loved ones.  She enjoys watching most sports and reading when she can find the time.  Her many passions keep her busy but productive.  She is very excited about the opportunity to help make the mission program at Crosswinds second to none!


Board of Directors

Fred Geyer | Crosswinds

Fred Geyer – Chairman

Education: Bachelors & Masters of Science in Agriculture, Engineering degree from Purdue University, Ph.D. in Agriculture Engineering from Michigan State University

Profession:  Manager of Real Estate Appraisals for Schrader Real Estate & Auction

City of residence: Columbia City , Indiana

Spouse name: Judy

 

Max Mock | Crosswinds

Max Mock – Secretary

Education: Bachelors of Science from Indiana University, Masters of Business Administration from University of Notre Dame

Profession: Investment Representative at Edward Jones Investments

City of residence: Warsaw, Indiana

Spouse name: Sue

 

Shannon Mantica | Crosswinds

Shannon Mantica

Education: International Business College, Troyer School of Real Estate

Profession: Sales Associate, Mike Thomas Associates

City of residence: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Spouse name: Pete

 

Ron Wise | Crosswinds

Ron Wise

Education: Bachelors degree from Anderson University

Profession: Owner of Wise Insurance Company, Inc.

City of residence: Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

Ed McKaig | Crosswinds

Dr. Ed McKaig

Education: Bachelor’s of Animal Science from Purdue University, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Profession: Owner/General Practitioner at New Haven Pet Hospital

City of residence: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Spouse name: Cindi

Dave Hazen Board Member

Dave Hazen

Education: Bachelor of Science, Ball State University.

Profession: President of Sound Ideas

City of residence: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Spouse name: Kathleen