Staff & Volunteers

Staff & Volunteers

Monica Cluff – Webmaster Assistant

Monica Cluff was born and raised in southern California.  She is first generation American, daughter of Piet and Margaret Veerman, both Indos.

She studied computer science at Westmont College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She and her husband Cal live in Buellton in Santa Barbara county; they have three adult sons and one daughter-in-love.  She currently works as a software QA Engineer in Goleta. She enjoys playing piano, reading, watching movies and documentaries, and playing flute in the Santa Ynez Valley Wind Ensemble. Monica is a proud Indo, excited to be part of TIP and assisting with the website!



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.

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.”

The Indo Project Florida Event Committee
Yvonne Emery
Priscilla McMullen
Becky Smith Muys
Marghuerita Licken Scaglione

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.


The Holland Festival Long Beach Committee
Jamie Stern
Jeff Keasberry
Eric <prgam
Priscilla McMullen
Patrica Teunisse
Other volunteers:

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 @