Staff & Volunteers

Staff & Volunteers

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
Ingrid Beck
Priscilla McMullen
Kareen Richard

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.

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The Holland Festival Long Beach Committee
Jamie Stern
Jeff Keasberry
Priscilla McMullen
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The Holland Festival Long Beach Booth Volunteers
Fanette Stern
Jay Stern
Terri Stern
Wim DeKok
Other volunteers:

Andrea Gruber Matthies – Photoshop Expert

Calvin DeWilde Sidjaya – Indonesia Representative; Journalist at large

WE NEED YOU – BECOME A VOLUNTEER

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.