Visit Hendricks County (VHC) recently bolstered its team of local insiders by adding more new locals to serve as writers and videographers to provide more content to both visitors and locals.

The 11-year-old Hendricks County Insider blog has evolved over the years into a resource that produces two to four posts a week providing insider content on things to do, events and the attractions and people that make Hendricks County tourism so valuable to our local economy.

Members of the Hendricks County Insider team include:

Jinayla Bollman

Jinayla is a Danville resident who co-owns The Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery with her mom.

Shawn Chambers

An Avon resident who formerly worked at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park and now handles marketing for Early Learning Indiana.

Jennifer Finn

Jennifer is a Brownsburg resident who founded the Real Housewives and Friends of Hendricks County Facebook group which is now 9,000 members strong.

Melissa Gibson

A Plainfield resident who is a freelance writer for various local and regional newspapers and magazines.

Julia Huckaba

Julia, a former English teacher who lives in Brownsburg, has a loyal following on Instagram where she posts as Exploring Hendricks County.

Eric Ivie

An original Hendricks County Insider who has been writing for Visit Hendricks County for 10 years. The Danville resident also works for the Hendricks County Parks Department.

Tanya Shelburne

A Brownsburg resident and local travel writer who has served as a Hendricks County Insider since 2020.

Ashley Worth 

A Coatesville resident who is known as The Hoosier Mama on Instagram with nearly 6,000 followers and who will focus specifically on short-form videos (Instagram Reels and TikTok videos) as a member of the team.