Linda Kimbrough has been born & raised in an Indo-European clan, and came to understand & appreciate her heritage, culture and history.
She is an Indonesian interpreter, has a background in banking & finance, business administration, sales, marketing and PR.
Linda would like to see the TIP’s mission come to fruition, in its effort to preserve, promote and celebrate Indo culture and history through education and global awareness. Especially, Linda would like to see many young generations of Indo-European and/or Indo-Americans to understand and appreciate their heritage.
lindatheindoproject@ outlook.com (to avoid spam we added spaces – please retype the email address)
Sierra Jacob – Editor
Sierra Jacob is an MFA graduate at the University of Montana, where she received the Richard
Hugo Memorial Scholarship for poetry. She is a third generation Indo and currently edits articles for the Indo Project. Her poetry has appeared in Cream City Review, Sonora Review, Yemassee, The Louisville Review, Hawai`i Pacific Review, Pacifica Literary Review Pretty Owl Poetry, among others. She was born and raised in Ha`iku, Hawai`i.
Louise Brough – Digital Archives Curator and Facebook Statistician
Ingrid McCLeary – Outreach Ambassador
Ingrid was born in Palembang, Sumatra and repatriated to Holland, celebrating her first birthday in Den Bosch. Right after her sixth birthday, her family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in the Bay Area, California. Five years later, at age eleven, her first poem was published and from that moment on, went on to create poems, songs, essays, short stories, and novels.
Once she’d published over 200 pieces, she parlayed her editing skills into work as a Content Analyst & Online Editor for a Web 2.0 startup and from there, segued in to working in solar energy as the Web Editor & Marketing Manager. She continues her work as a Freelance Writer/Editor & Consultant and follows where her passions lead.
“Indonesia is my Motherland, warm & embracing; Holland is my Fatherland, whose language sounds like a song to me; but America has grown to become my Homeland, a place where I could set roots. These three cultures live harmoniously, curiously, in my soul, all coming together in The Indo Project.”
Jack comes to us from Canada He was born in Oegstgeest in The Netherlands and after immigrating with his parents and older sister Kaidja, was raised in the Niagara Region of Ontario.
Jack hails from a longline of military family members, having served himself in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve for nearly 30 years. Currently he is employed as a Security Officer at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
In 2007, Jack created the Old Dutch Indonesian Community on Facebook. He is also a Certified Freelance Writer and will now be using his skills and the ODIC to help further the causes of The Indo Project.
Marguerita Ilcken Scaglione – Florida Events Committee Member
Marghuerita Ilcken Scaglione was born in Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands. Her parents Edward Ilcken and Wynanda Clarenbach Ilcken were both from Java. The family immigrated to the United States, on the Grote Beer in in 1957 and settled in Riverside, Ca.
Marghuerita’s professional life included running a construction related business in Las Vegas, Nevada, being a public speaker on behalf of a number of international women’s organizations, a founder of several organizations, serving on a number of boards and conducting leadership training and motivational speaking engagements. Besides being an avid volunteer for many causes, Marghuerita is an accomplished actress and singer. In 2011, she starred in the film “Tears of Remedy” and in 2012 completed a web series, “SleepWalker”. She is now starring in another feature length film “The Last One” in which she will also be singing the theme song. Marghuerita has recently begun the journey to find out more about her Indo roots. She feels especially privileged to be able to contribute her artistic and creative skills in enhancing the success of the biannual events that bring the Indo community together in Florida and at the same time learn more about her ancestral culture and history.
Andrea Gruber Matthies – Photoshop Expert
Calvin DeWilde Sidjaya – Indonesia Representative; Journalist at large
The Indo Project has ambitious goals. In order to grow and achieve our mission, we are continuously seeking contributors, who are proficient, share our passion and enthusiasm.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer and join our diverse team, please send an email telling us why you would want to volunteer to: info @ theindoproject.com.