Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana, Inc. | Programs | Roving Experts
What are Roving Experts?
GSSI has mobilized partners whose expertise you can utilize throughout the year. Roving Experts can bring a fresh perspective to a Girl Scout theme or journey. They are a great resource if you need more information on a particular subject or program requirement.
How do I schedule a Roving Expert?
Call one of the Roving Experts on the following list to get advice, or schedule one to come to a troop meeting or other activity.
List of Roving Experts
Joan Knies, Community Education Specialist, Crisis Connection
Crisis Connection is a local volunteer-based victim assistance program that serves victims of domestic and sexual violence, primarily within Crawfor, Dubois, Orange, Perry, and Spencer counties.
Contact: (812) 482-1555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bruce Black, Vanderburgh County Farm Bureau
Bruce works with “Ag in the Classroom.” He can put you in touch with educators and/or local farmers who will share interesting insights on current local farming.
Mary Hess, CJ’s Bus: A Safe Haven for Children in Disaster
CJ’s Bus is a rapid-response, self-contained mobile recreation unit that is deployed to disaster sites nationwide to keep children distracted and entertained in a safe group environment in the immediate aftermath phase of natural or man-made disasters. The bus is deployed in partnership with local emergency managers in law enforcement and fire and rescue to provide maximum benefit to families and children in communities hit by disaster.
Contact: (812) 897-0130, to arrange a presentation about the CJ’s Bus story.
Natalie Hedde, Manager, Energy Conservation Marketing, Vectren
Natalie is a great resource for information about women in business and the way Vectren utilizes energy conservation resources. (You may recognize Natalie as the TV spokeswoman for Expressway Dodge in Evansville.)
Contact: (812) 491-5105 or email@example.com.
Alaina Griggs, Habitat for Humanity
Alaina will share details about the Habitat for Humanity organization and volunteer opportunities. She will bring banners for girls to sign, for distribution to families on move-in day to their new home.
Contact:(812) 423-5623, Ext. 33 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheryl Brice, Owner, Brice ATA Taekwondo
Cheryl is a great resource for information about the prevention of bullying, self-defense, and child safety.
Missy Jones, Clinical Psychologist
Missy can speak about clinical psychology as a profession, or mentor you and/or girls on behavioral issues, concerns, and concepts.
Contact:(812) 453-9031 or email@example.com.
Suzanne Hunter, Professional Chef
Chef extraordinaire Suzanne can show girls tricks of the trade used by professional chefs in cooking and/or baking.
Contact: (812) 499-2314 or Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Deer, Community Education Nurse
Victoria, Community Education Nurse for The Women’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, is a great resource on medical issues.
Contact: (812) 842-4275 or email@example.com
Breann Ellis: Registered Dietician, Absolute Wellness LLC
Breann is an expert in healthy lifestyles and would love to come talk to you or your troop about establishing healthy eating habits and a healthier life! She has a B.S. degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Middle Tennessee State University.
GSLE tip:This relates to the Get Moving Journey for Juniors and can help them earn the energize award learning about energy in and energy out with their bodies. (It only takes a few minutes to finish a meal, but it takes your body around 12 hours to completely digest the food.)
Contact: Breann Ellis RD, CD Owner Absolute Wellness, LLC, 812-774-2855
Empowering Women Today!
Connie L. Stambush- Motivational Speaker
Connie is a professional writer (25+ years), national motorcycle instructor (12 years), international traveler, and feminist who has lived worked, and meandered through 19 foreign countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia (plus a slew of States in the USA). She is also the first and only women to have ridden a motorcycle solo around India––five months and nearly 7,000 miles on a 350cc Thumper. She has written a book about the ride titled Naked on the Edge: a Motorcycle, a Goddess, and a Journey Around India that she hopes to publish soon. She blogs regularly on her website about opportunity, risk, passion, transformation, and empowerment. Connie is very passionate about empowering girls and women of today and would love to come speak to your troop or next Girl Scout event!
Contact: www.clstambush.com, 812-306-1432
Fredericka (Rickie) Schmadel
Consul of the United States of America, retired. Fredericka is available via phone and e-mail and can talk to your troop about international affairs, U.S. immigration laws and procedures, and the details of becoming an American citizen!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org , 202-257-7620
Off the Fence Farms: Learn about locally grown foods from this organic farm. Off the Fence Farms specializes in pastured poultry, eggs and are acquiring more dairy animals to produce grass-fed milk!
Gwen is available to speak with your troop about what her farm produces as well as offers tours for the Girl Scouts!
Contact: email@example.com , 812-760-9412, www.offthefencefarms.com
Christine Verbeck, Optometrist/Owner of Harmony EyeCare
Christine is a great resource for information about starting a business form the ground up. She opened her own eye care practice in 2009 and can speak to the girls about the challenges she faced. Christine can also share with the girls more about what an optometrist does. Christine is very active in the community and would love to be a resource for your Girl Scouts!
Contact: (812)423-4984 or firstname.lastname@example.org