We Carry Kevan Board Members

Ryan cochran 

board director

Ryan serves as the President of the Board of Directors. Kevan and Ryan became friends quickly through a few meetings at Fortezza Coffee where they realized that their taste in literature and music was identical. 

In addition to working with We Carry Kevan, Ryan has also worked on other Boards in the area of health care and community development. 

Ryan has been the Lead Pastor at Broadway Christian Church in downtown Fort Wayne for 5 years. Ryan and his wife Katie live in Fort Wayne with their 4 children.


rick gerig 

board treasurer

Rick is the President of Gerig Enterprises Inc. For the first 20 years of his career, Rick was in corporate finance. For the past 20 years, as a business owner, Rick has provided services to the senior citizen community in Northeast Indiana. Rick and his wife, Lori, were born, raised, and still live in Fort Wayne. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

Rick and Lori volunteer both domestically and internationally with special needs ministries. They co-founded Men Leve, a micro-finance organization serving Haiti. Upon meeting Kevan, they loved his passion to make a unique difference through innovative mobility in any community.

Tony fingerle

board member

Tony is the Vice President of Sales at Unishippers in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tony has over 25 years of experience working in executive management positions for three nonprofit organizations. Tony has been married to his wife, Maria, for 32 years and they have 2 daughters, Grace and Sarah, and 5 grandchildren.  

Tony and Maria became friends with Kevan at a local coffee shop, Fortezza, and immediately wanted to partner with him with his vision for We Carry Kevan. Maria grew up with a brother with disabilities, and serving others with disabilities is a strong passion of theirs.


board member

Evan is the Farm Manager for Central Detroit Christian, a Christian Community Development Organization in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated with a degree in Economics and worked in Microfinance for underserved entrepreneurs at a nonprofit organization in Fort Wayne, Indiana for 5 years. For the past 3 years, he has worked on farms in Indiana, Florida, and Michigan.  Evan and Kevan are former roommates and have been friends for two years.

shawn fingerLe 

board member

Shawn is the Director of Opioid Prevention and Treatment Services for Parkview Health System in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Shawn is a top performing healthcare professional with 30+ years of experience in hospital administration, homecare administration, mental health clinical practice, addiction services, psychological assessments, disease state expert in various central nervous system conditions, lecturer and author. He has been married to his wife, Tami, an acute care Nurse Practitioner, for 30 years. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

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joe schenke  

board member

Joe is the Director of Sales at Nortek Security & Control in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he has lived for over 22 years with his family. Joe and his wife, Marie, have 8 children and 3 grand-puppies. Joe and Kevan met at church and are “mutual admirers.”