This month, we welcomed the newest member of the Forward Wayne County team, Daniel Arthur. We asked him to share a bit about himself and what he’s looking forward to in his new role.
Hello! For those of you I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Daniel Arthur. On April 4th of this year, I started with the Wayne County Foundation as the new Communications Coordinator! Let me take some time to introduce myself.
I graduated from Centerville Senior High School in 2016 and from Indiana University East in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications (and a minor in Creative Writing). I currently live in Richmond with my wife Cailee and our two cats, Bun and Isabelle.
You’ll typically find me around town with a camera in hand, taking photos of all that Wayne County has to offer. And, when I’m in the office, there’s a good chance I’ll have a camera, too! From photoshoots and promotional videos to flyers and social media, I’m fortunate to be able to utilize my passion and skills. I’m excited to share the work that Forward Wayne County and the Wayne County Foundation is doing through digital storytelling.
Aside from photo and video work, I’m looking forward to flexing my creative muscles in the writing side of things (and putting that minor to good use). In college, I mainly wrote (and published) a good deal of fiction and poetry, but as far as Forward Wayne County is concerned, my efforts will be put towards writing blogs, copy, articles, and anything else that might be pertinent (although I won’t make you all read poetry!).
Love Where You Live
As you might be able to tell, I’m a Wayne County guy, born and raised. However, this wasn’t always the case. Like most folks who grow up in a small town, I couldn’t wait to get out and move to a bigger city. I thought that was the natural progression of things. When I graduated from IU East, though, I found myself jumping headfirst into all that Wayne County had to offer. I got to meet some of the movers and shakers in our community and learn about the great projects happening around me. Instead of counting down the days until I could leave, I began seeing all the wonderful opportunities afforded to me right here at home!
Now, my wife and I couldn’t think about living anywhere else. Wayne County might not be the biggest place to live, but it has something more important – passion. A lot of people in this community really love where we live and want to see it grow – myself included. That’s why I’m so proud to be able to work with Forward Wayne County and the Wayne County Foundation. If I can use my skills to help Wayne County grow and to attract and retain a more skilled and passionate workforce, then I’ll feel like I’ve done my duty.
I’m thrilled for what’s to come in my career. I’m looking forward to meeting even more of the wonderful folks that make Wayne County what it is. I hope you can all look to me as a resource and an advocate for this place we call home!