April 16, 2022 • The Commons • 7 - 11
A fundraiser for the Child Abuse Prevention Program
Light hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and desserts will be provided.
Angi Boyer is an active member of the Columbus community and a longtime BCSC educator. She began her teaching career at Northside Middle School in 2002 and currently teaches math in the Alternative Education High School Program at McDowell Education Center.
More importantly, Angi is a proud mom and mom-in-law to Austin and Hannah Boyer. In the spring, she is so excited to be adding the title “Grandma” to her resume too! Supporting the Family Services Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAP) is a mission that Angi is passionate about. When asked about her ‘why’ for joining CAP, Angi says, “sadly, I have seen the struggles of children fighting to overcome the trauma from abuse and this is a small way that I can help. The kids in our community deserve to grow up in homes where all of their needs are met, giving them the opportunity to thrive. Everyone benefits when children have safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
As Johnson County began to grow rapidly in the late 80’s and early 90’s, I was hired as a Corrections Officer for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. There were five (5) civilians hired to start this program which allowed Merit Deputies to work the road in the unincorporated areas of the county instead of covering the duties required in the jail. I worked diligently to learn my assigned job. Soon I was moved from the jail to the county courthouse. It was there that I provided security to the Johnson County Courts and Offices. During this time I also worked a Reserve Officer for the Sheriff’s Office. As I volunteered my time to work the road, I was able to learn the workings from another viewpoint at the Sheriff’s Office.
When I moved to the City of Greenwood, I left the White River Fire Department to become a member of the Greenwood Fire Department. During my years of service with the Greenwood Fire Department, I became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). I continued to work for the Greenwood Fire Department for several years. In 1992, I was hired as a Merit Deputy by Sheriff Doran Miller. This was a goal that I achieved through hard work and dedication. I attended the Indiana law Enforcement Academy in 1992, graduating in class 92-109.
I held a part-time position as Chief of Police for the City of Southport, leaving in 2008. This position allowed me the opportunity to attend Chief’s School through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. This training taught me the skills I needed to run the department. As Police Chief, I managed the department’s budget, manpower, payroll, and officers.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has been the culmination of a very rewarding career. It has allowed me countless opportunities to serve the residents of Johnson County by working in many different areas of the agency. During my time with the Sheriff’s Office, I have served in the following roles:
· Road Enforcement: Patrol and enforcement duties, including being a Motorcycle Officer.
· D.A.R.E Officer: (Drug Abuse Resistance and Education): Working with the school-aged residents of the county.
· Investigations: Investigating property crimes, child abuse, sex crimes and narcotics. I was also assigned to the Safe Streets Task Force with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
· Patrol Supervisor: After twelve (12) years of unblemished service I returned to the Enforcement Division as a Sergeant.
· Explorer Program Post Advisor: Sheriff Terry McLaughlin requested that I take over the Explorer Program as the Post Advisor, which I gladly accepted and was proud to guide the youth in the program.
· Command Staff: In 2011, Sheriff Doug Cox promoted me to the rank of Major, as the Commander of the Jail Division. I am currently in that position, supervising fifty (50) Corrections Officer, Civil Process, Sheriff Sales and still mentoring the Explorers of Post 841.
· Graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy: Graduated from the FBINA class 266, attended the Academy from October 3rd to December 16th, 2016. I have been an avid member of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association for several years and participating with the Indiana Sheriff’s Association youth Leadership Camp for the past twenty five (25) years. I will continue to be a part of the program for years to come. I also attended the Indiana Sheriff’s Association “Sheriff’s School” in 2010 and 2018.
In addition, I have dedicated myself to numerous organizations within the community. My organizational memberships include: Master Mason – Union Village Lodge #545, Murat Shrine – Indianapolis, Johnson County Shrine Club (Past President 2012), Johnson County Mini Mystics, Murat Shrine Fireman’s Club, Murat Shrine Police Club, and Fraternal Order of Police – Johnson County Lodge #154.
Throughout my years in the local public safety community, I have built strong relationships with the other agencies and offices in Johnson County’s towns, cities, schools, and fire departments. I am proud to say that we have the hardest working, most dedicated public safety officials in the state and I will continue to build those relationships.
As you can see, my heart lies with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the people of Johnson County. It is my desire to continue guiding the Sheriff’s Office in the right direction as your Johnson County Sheriff. I will continue to lead the best Law Enforcement Officers in the State of Indiana in serving the citizens we are sworn to protect. It is my promise that all members of the Sheriff’s Office will work tirelessly to ensure that Johnson County continues to be the best county in which to live, work, and raise our children.
My name is Becky De Vries. I’ve been married to my amazing husband, Bill for 33 years. I am proud mom to 3 adult kids and proud grandma to 5 beautiful grandchildren. We are terrible empty nesters so we also have 3 dogs. We have called Columbus home for almost 5 years and absolutely love it. We love the small town feel and have always felt welcome here. I work in the service/tourism industry and love making sure our guests have a wonderful time. It’s literally my most favorite job that I’ve ever had. When I’m not working I love boating, concerts, hiking, cycling, traveling and being with friends and family.
My name is Heather Downin and I am the Benefits Specialist for BCSC. I have lived in Columbus for over 25 years. My husband, Steve & I have 2 boys, Logan who is married to Dianna and Alex. We have 4 grand dogs also!! I was honored to be nominated for the CAP Adult Prom and to have this great opportunity to raise money for such an important cause. The children are what it is all about and I am happy to help in any way. I had the honor of working on the Family School Partners “Dancing with the Stars” fundraiser for many, many years so it is going to be fun to be on this side of the event and not behind the scenes where all the hard work takes place!
Hi! I’m Dom Glover and I’m excited to be a candidate for the CAP Adult Prom King! The Prom is Saturday April 16 at the Commons. I work with children daily and know how vital a safe, healthy environment is for our children. CAP Prom is a fun, easy way to help reduce child abuse and neglect. You can help support us by making your contribution here: Please help me support this worthy cause. And remember: vote early and vote often!!
Ric King is a Columbus Indiana native, his family settling in Bartholomew Co. in the late 19th century. He is in his fifty-third with Cummins Engine Co. As a Graduate (1996) of Leadership Bartholomew County, he has assumed many roles through the years. Ric served on the Board of Directors for Volunteers in Medicine for eight years. In 1992, he was appointed by Mayor Robert Stewart to chair the Citizens’ Police Review Board in which he still serves to date. Since 2014, he has served on the Merit Board for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department. Ric has been a volunteer for The Foundation For Youth teaching swimming lessons and he is a former PAL-BOC football coach. He is an accomplished diver and former SCUBA instructor, and a world traveler having taken trips from The South China Sea to the Indian Ocean and beyond. His love of good barbecue earned him a place as a certified judge for the Kansas City Barbecue Society.
As a polio survivor, Ric experienced bullying as a child and has always been a patron of all causes involving the health and well-being of our youth. He considers George Bensons “ The Greatest Love of All “ as an inspiration. “ I believe the children are out future/teach them well and let them lead the way/Show them all the beauty they possess inside/Give them a sense of pride to make it easier…” Ric loves relaxing to his vast collection of Blues, Classic Jazz and R&B, usually with his dogs Rhythm and Blooze at his side.
Paul is fairly new to Columbus, having relocated from Texas in October 2018. Although he is a lifelong Texan, Paul is proud to call Columbus home, and has quickly gained an affinity for pork tenderloin sandwiches. Paul is the Principal at St. Peter's Lutheran School, and has been selected as 'Best Principal in Indiana' in back-to-back years by his mother. He is passionate about running, his family, and his Dallas Cowboys disappointing him every year - he is also an undefeated amateur boxer! Paul and his wife, Suzanne, have two children, Henry and Walter.
Crissy Riley is an ardent supporter of her communities. She is a resident of Edinburgh, Indiana and has worked in the Columbus community for several years. She works for digitalAIM Media as a digital marketing expert but her real passion is giving back. Supported by her husband, Mark, and two children, Devin and Lexi, she has always found ways to support different organizations. When she takes a day off its normally working with her Cricut while the Buckeyes are playing football or she's off traveling to new adventures. She was honored to be nominated for CAP Prom Court because being a mother herself, she knows that we need to spread awareness and education to stop child abuse and neglect. 'You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.' ~ Amy Carmichael
Hi, I'm Catie Rix! I am a Columbus, Indiana native with a serious case of wanderlust. Though I’ve traveled (and lived) all over the world, I’ve come to find there’s no place quite like home. I am a new homeowner with my boyfriend Kaushik and we absolutely love being a part of the downtown Columbus community! Professionally, I am the Events & Marketing Director for The Savory Swine as well as a natural light photographer specializing in documentary-style family portraiture. When I’m not planning events or behind the camera, you may find me cooking, reading or planning my next trip! I am honored to be a part of the 2022 CAP Prom Court because I feel passionately about giving back to the community that raised me and ensuring all children grow up in safe and supportive homes.
Adam Schill grew up in Crothersville, IN but moved to Columbus about 10 years ago. He is a REALTOR with Dean Wagner REALTORS in Columbus, and is the 2022 president of the Crossroads Association of REALTORS. Adam also owns Big Top Productions - a family entertainment company providing Balloon Twisting, Magic, Clowning and Santa Claus to Bartholomew County and surrounding areas! Adam currently serves as the president of Clowns Of America International - an international trade organization for family entertainers from all over the world. Adam has been married to Lorraine for 8 years, and has two sons Emmett (7) and Eli (2). In his spare time he enjoys cooking, (especially grilling/smoking) and spending time at home with his family. Adam is a member and active volunteer at The Ridge church in Columbus, where he works in the production team, the online streaming campus team, and as a comedic host in the Kid’s services. He chose to become a member of the CAP Prom court because he strongly feels that the education, awareness and resources provided by Family Services are invaluable.
Amy Skirvin and her husband Steve are raising there 3 kids in downtown Franklin where she is the owner of the Sweat Shop, a fitness studio serving over 1000 members live and online. She is also a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker focused on helping women experience self love and body positivity! Amy has had women share experiences of sexual abuse they suffered as girls with her. If they had this program as girls maybe it could have been prevented or reported and these women could have been spared the pain they still suffer today.
I have worked in healthcare for the last 20 years, serving Columbus and the surrounding areas, providing home medical equipment and other services to those in need. Currently, my wife Ali and I own My Mobility LLC, located on National Rd in Columbus. Besides owning a business together, we have 4 beautiful children: Adler 12, Meridian 9, Arden 6 and Vada 4, who are our inspiration! I am excited to be on this year’s CAP Adult Prom Court to help raise awareness, and to support such important community programs like Family Services and Child Abuse Prevention!