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Elizabeth Sickles

Elizabeth Maora Sickels is a farm girl originally from the east side of Indiana. A Boilermaker (Purdue engineering grad) and Sparty (Michigan State MBA grad) she considers herself a reformed corporate engineer! She had a rewarding corporate career, traveling the world, working with great people from many cultures on some pretty cool projects and of course many 80 - 100 hour work weeks. When she was about to run out of vacation days mid 2016 she decided to take the leap, "retire" from her planning/strategy position at Ford Motor Company to strike out on her own! She traveled for 6 months, and Airbnb'd her condo in Michigan.  Having a great experience being a host (she made Superhost at the first assessment) and also as a guest she decided to build a full service home sharing business. 

Elizabeth now resides in Indianapolis, Indiana starting up and running several small businesses, as well as public speaking. She enjoys time on the farm with the family, cooking, church activities, real estate investing, working out and traveling.

Elizabeth can be reached at:

Neil Wingate, Lowell
Vice President

My wife & I purchased our first rental in the early 70's.
I continued purchasing more rentals in Illinois while working full time there.
After being right sized after 15 years with one company we moved to Indiana to work for another company.
Since that time we have liquidated all Illinois properties for the more favorable investments in Indiana.
This included duplexes, a 12 unit, and a mobile home park.
Founder of NICIA (Northwest Indiana Creative Investor Association).
I was an Elder at our church and on the building committee when we built a new facility.
Involved in Scouting while our 2 boys became Eagle Scouts.
Since 1995 have been full time in Real Estate Investments.
Mostly rentals, but have also done a lease option, wholesaling, rehabs, and pretty houses.
Member & Vice President of founding board of INstateREIA for the State of Indiana.
Looking to give a couple of houses to long time tenants.
Love to travel in our RV.
We are currently Good Sam State Directors for Indiana.  (A world wide camping club with over 2 million members).
Neil can be reached at

Vickie Perry, Greenwood

Vickie Perry moved back to Indiana in 2015 after running her own business in Florida for almost 20 years where she won several small business awards during her tenure.

Today, Vickie flips houses, is Executive Director of CIREIA (Central Indiana Real Estate Investors Association) and sits on the Board of Directors of INstateREIA (Indiana State Real Estate Investors Association). 

She lives in Old Town Greenwood, has 9 grandchildren and is an avid Soccer Grandma. 

Vickie can be reached at

Chris Coppinger, Carmel

Chris Coppinger has been a realtor for more than 10 years and has been a member of CIREIA for more than two years. 

Chris can be reached at

Jeffery Jinks, Carmel
Board Attorney

When you own a business or real estate, there are many challenges to face. Jeff knows that each property requires leasing, property management, tax matters, zoning, variances, contracts and purchase agreements, options, financing from equity partners, lenders and IRA Investors, leases, tenant issues, the litigation that flows from these issues, and your estate plan for your legacy.

Jinks’ interest in Law and Real Estate began at Indiana University Kelly School of Business where he graduated in 1987. Jinks then went on to find, Southside Real Estate Academy LLC., a real estate school to license brokers and provide professional continuing education; which he sold after six years.

In addition, he anchored a weekly talk radio show as the “Legal Eagle” answering callers questions related to business, real estate, financing, current cases, and self-directed IRA investments for real estate.

Jinks has been a leader in the Indiana Real Estate Exchangors, Inc., Young Life, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, South India Church of Christ Mission, Republican Precinct Committeeman, youth sports coach, and is an Eagle Scout.

Jeff can be reached at

Alicia Ortiz, Portage 


My name is Alicia Ortiz. I have been an active investor since 2003. I have served over 5 years on the Board of Directors of RIEA-NCI and NICIA.  I am a founding member of INstateREIA and serve on the Board of Directors.  In 2016, I set up at meeting of all Indiana Investors who were in attendance at the OREIA Conference and through that meeting INstateREIA was born. I am proud to be able to give back to investors in Indiana by being a part of an organization that is about standing up for investors and giving investors a good name again. I look forward to helping this group move forward to the next level.

Alicia can be reached at

Laura Guy, Central Indianapolis 


Laura Guy has been an active real estate investor in Indianapolis since 2009. After graduating from Butler University in 2004 with a business degree, she worked in the insurance industry, before deciding to go into business on her own.

Since then, she has purchased, wholesaled or flipped over 500 properties in the Indianapolis area, specializing in downtown neighborhoods. She holds several residential, multi family, and commercial rental units.

She is on the board of INSTATE REIA and participates in several charities around the city.

Laura can be contact at:

Grant Anderson, Indianapolis

Grant purchased his first real estate property in 2001 while he was still in college.  In 2006, he married Rebekah, and together, they purchased investment properties in Oklahoma, and throughout Sacramento for the next ten years.

In 2017, they began investing in Indianapolis and moved here shortly thereafter. They primarily focus on purchasing rental properties using the Buy, rehab, rent, refinance, repeat (BRRRR) method, but have experience doing flips, notes and managing commercial properties. 

Grant currently serves on the Board of Directors for INstateREIA and CIREIA. He also runs the BRRRR subgroup, and serves as a resource to new investors to help them build their own real estate businesses.

Grant can be reached at:

Amy Fiekes, Portage


Amy is a long time real estate investor in Northeast Indiana. 

Amy can be reached at: 

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