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Q & A With the Class of 2018: V6

Every month we will spotlight several members of our current HCLA class.  In this month’s issue, we would like you to meet Henry Mestetsky, Katie Jess, Laura Musall and Jeremy Hunt.

Henry Mestetsky

What is your education and work history?
Currently the Director of Redevelopment at City of Carmel.  Over two years at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and over five years at Katz Korin Cunningham prior to that.
I attended IUPUI, graduating in 2007 with dual major in accounting and finance. Law from IU Bloomington 2010.

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
Lived from 2007-2010 and 2015-current.

Tell us about your family.
Girlfriend Zina and daughter Alex, who is 2.

What is your favorite thing to do or location in Hamilton County?
Ride on the monon on my bike with daughter in the trailer

What is the last book (or favorite) that you read?
Just read Alexander Hamilton.

What is your favorite movie or tv show? 
West Wing, which is a must for any political junkie.


Katie Jess

What is your education and work history?
I graduated from Butler University with a Major in Marketing and a Minor in Gender and Ethnic Studies.  Following graduation, I continued to work as a Marketing Intern in the R&D Department at Delta Faucet Company.  Shortly after, I started my career at ACES Power Marketing.  I am currently the Lead Contract Specialist in the Contracts Department at ACES.

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
I have worked in Hamilton County for eight years and lived here for five years.

Tell us about your family.
My husband and I are about to celebrate our first anniversary.  He is a realtor for Re/Max and an avid golfer.  My step-daughter Emma is in second grade and loves playing softball and riding horses.  We also have a German Shepard Mix dog named Johnny Cash.

What is your favorite thing to do or location in Hamilton County?
I like going to Flix Brewhouse in Carmel to watch movies.

What is your favorite restaurant in Hamilton County?
One of my favorite restaurants in Hamilton County is The Local.  Love the farm to table feel.

What or who inspires you?
Quotes inspire me.  Specifically, Emerson’s:  “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”


Laura Musall

What is your education and work history?
I graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with degrees in journalism and English. After graduating, I took a job as a sports writer for a small daily newspaper in northern Indiana, which led me to a larger newspaper in Muncie where I became a police reporter. My husband’s commute took him from Anderson to Westfield, and he told me there was this cute town called Noblesville, where we should move. I applied for a job at the Noblesville Daily Ledger in 1989, and was a reporter and then editor there for nine years covering everything from crime to education and development throughout Hamilton County. In 1998, I accepted a position in corporate affairs at Citizens Gas Utility in Indianapolis and was the company spokesperson for four years. Not wanting to give up my writing career, I also became a freelance writer for Indianapolis Monthly magazine and wrote the monthly real estate column. In 2002, I joined the public relations firm, Hetrick Communications, in downtown Indianapolis where I was an account executive and then director of strategic planning. The entrepreneurial bug hit me in 2007, when I became a Realtor. I am with FC Tucker in Fishers. Not wanting to give up on my love of journalism, I continue to do occasional freelance writing and PR consulting, and I am thankful every day that I get to do the things I love. 

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
I’ve lived in Hamilton County since 1989. I’ve worked in Hamilton County for the last 10 years, but a combined 19 years.

Tell us about your family.
My husband Mike and I have two grown children, Jordan, who lives in Carmel, and Shelby who lives in Broad Ripple.

What is your favorite restaurant in Hamilton County?
Four Day Ray – not because it has the best food or even the best beer, but because it’s a great story. The owners took a chance on Fishers, they invested in design and local art to create a vibrant atmosphere for downtown Fishers. I hope it’s an inspiration for others to create more unique eateries and breweries to build a more robust downtown seven days (and nights) a week.

What is the last book (or favorite) that you read?
A Man Called Ove

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
I’ve been sucked in to Game of Thrones


Jeremy Hunt

What is your education and work history?
• Attended 2 years at Taylor University
• Graduated from Ivy Tech with an Associates in Computer Science
• 1995 – 2004 at Alcoa in Lafayette
• 2004 – 2013 at Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
• 2013 – Present at Becks Hybrids

How long have you lived or worked in Hamilton County?
I began working in Hamilton County in 2004 and moved here in 2005.  A job change for me was what brought us to Hamilton County

Tell us about your family.
I have been married to my wife Amanda for 19 years and we have three children, Madyson (16), Grace (13) and Owen (10).  They all attend Hamilton Heights schools and Amanda has been a stay at home mom since our oldest was born.

What is your favorite thing to do or location in Hamilton County?
Hamilton County Parks has done a great job with the Koteewi property and I have enjoyed taking the kids to the archery range there. 

What is your favorite restaurant in Hamilton County?
Hands down Big Hoffa’s.  Adam Hoffman knows how to make good smoked meats.  With a close second being El Camino Real in Noblesville.

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
Favorite Movies: Starwars Series