HYPE-Richmond Inc. aims to provide the young professionals (ages 21-40) of Richmond, Indiana with professional, leadership, and networking opportunities that promote their growth and development within our community. HYPE-Richmond Inc. will serve in a collaborative capacity that promotes these opportunities between local businesses and organizations, our members, and the surrounding Richmond area.
Roxie Deer is a life-long Richmond resident. After graduating from Richmond High School, she attended the College of Wooster to get a BA in Sociology. Upon returning to Richmond, she began working at The Excel Center Richmond as a Life Coach. After completing her Masters in Education, Roxie switched to Indiana University East, working with first year students and their transition to college. In 2018, Roxie transferred to the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce where she serves as the Director of Programs and Events.
Roxie has a passion for her community and serves and volunteers for many local nonprofits. When she is not busy working or volunteering she enjoys time with her three puppies, Hudson Reign, Cash Money and Mischa Marie. She loves to golf, travel and considers herself a major foodie.
SECRETARY, MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Jordan Gehring was raised in Goshen before moving to Defiance, Ohio where she earned her Bachelor's degree in English and Communication Studies from Defiance College. Upon graduation, she was hired to coordinate Defiance's Service Leadership Program where she spent three years building community service projects for students while also working towards her Master's degree in Education. Following her husband to Richmond, Jordan was hired at Indiana University East as a Success Coach for online students. Wanting to become more involved in the community, Jordan joined the Board of HYPE and now holds the positions of Membership Chair and Secretary.
Jordan is married to Earlham College Golf Coach, Matt Gehring, and has a cat named Echo. She loves to travel and has been to Italy, Belize, London, Tanzania, and Nicaragua completing academic or service related projects.
social and events chair
Ashley Miller is a resident of Richmond, Indiana and works as the Sports and Recreation Coordinator at Richmond Parks and Recreation. She moved to Richmond in 2016 after graduating from Taylor University. In her free time Ashley coaches softball at Coach Cate’s Cages and loves to spend time with her fiancé and dog exploring new places.
Ashley serves as the Social and Events Chair for HYPE Richmond. She is excited to be a part of HYPE and excited to help the organization grow!
BOARD MEMBER, MARKETING CHAIR
Julie was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but after college moved west for graduate school in Ohio and Michigan. While studying rhetoric and writing at Michigan State University, she met fellow graduate student and Richmond, Indiana native Phill Alexander. In 2016, they married and purchased a home in Richmond’s Reeveston Historic District. Julie is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business, where she teaches business communication in the First-Year Integrated Core program.
A relative newcomer to Richmond, Julie is eager to contribute to the community, which led to her joining HYPE. She is a writer, designer, professional tarot card reader, makeup enthusiast, and fan of pro-wrestling.