Iam thrilled to introduce Lydia Fiedler, IBN's new Member & Community Manager! As Indie grows, it's important that you have someone besides moi to go to when you need help or have a question.
Lydia has a passion for people, and she loves all things Indie. She is a skilled communicator, and after just a few days working closely with her, I can see that she does a great job of creating, organizing, leading, and nurturing community. The best way to contact Lydia is via the INDIE Assist Twitter Page and also at her Profile Page at Indie Social.
Say Hello To Lydia!
Lydia is the wife of 20 years to her 6th grade “sweetheart,” and together they live out their passion for animal rescue as they raise their cats, Maddie and Splotchy, who were ditched on the side of the road when they were only three weeks old. The book Lydia wrote about the rescue brought me to tears.
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Lydia has made Austin, Texas, her home for the past few decades. She regularly teaches at SXSW, which she describes as “Disneyland for artistic geeks” like her. Here's more about Lydia.
–> Favorite scents: clean, citrus, herbals; mints and lavender
–> Favorite color: blue
–> Favorite books: 1984, The Brothers Karamazov, Blindness, Jude the Obscure, Trinity and all of Calvin and Hobbes
–> Favorite music: Mozart to rap, with a favorite being local Austin musicians Darden Smith and Joanna Barbera
–> What Indie Means To Lydia: “To me it means true independence from a traditional model. So handmade goods sold on Etsy or Zibbet bypass that cumbersome retail model that is hard for startups. Crowdsourced funding – like Kickstarter – is a great example of indie – independent art and music being funded, produced and sold outside traditional music and movie and art distribution channels.
I love truly indie business that puts people in charge of their own destinies and equalizes our power in the market.”
You can check out Lydia's book about the rescue of sweet little Maddie and Splotchy at this link.
Please join me in welcoming Lydia to the INDIE Team!