"The Bucket family always thinks positive!
Write that in purple ink, Charlie. Purple ink."

- Grandpa Joe, Willy Wonka, Jr.


Can our work be joyful?

Employees who feel positive about their company spread the joy around, which improves teamwork, leverages internal resources, and bolsters creativity and innovation. They’re more resilient through negative events, and they attract more enthusiastic labor and increasing loyalty. What’s not to love?

Positive Cultures

People have simple needs. They want challenge, stability, progress, appreciation, recognition, safety, and confidence in leadership. These things aren’t magic…they can happen in your organization if you put processes and procedures in place that are focused around bringing joy to the workplace. Lucky for you, we know how to create those processes!

Creative Solutions

Small things matter. That’s why we don’t have a menu of one-size-fits-all HR services. Whether you’re looking for recruiting assistance, compliance help, or employee training, we listen to what you need and tailor our solutions to your company. What we won’t change? Our JoyPowered® approach.

Promoting Diversity

Purple Ink, LLC holds a commitment to fostering an inclusive environment that helps celebrate our individual experiences and differences through authentic team collaboration and our passion to deliver outstanding HR services. All of which embody our core values of positivity, excellence, flexibility, and creativity to those we serve.

Our Team

JoDee Curtis

About JoDee

Maximizer | Arranger | Positivity | Strategic | Futuristic

JoDee Curtis is the Founder of Purple Ink. She has a passion for helping organizations and individuals discover their talents, do more of what they do well through her speaking and training, and find joy in their work.

More about JoDee:
  • Creator of the JoyPowered® philosophy
  • Brings a unique combination of experiences as a CFO and VP of HR
  • HR generalist with 30+ years of experience, but especially passionate about training and speaking to inspire others
  • Founded Powered by Purple Ink and the ink pad
  • Proud Purple Ace (she’s a University of Evansville grad)
  • Received the HR Indiana SHRM State Council Leadership Award in 2022
  • Member of Forum Credit Union’s Board
  • Mentor for Pass the Torch for Women
  • Author of four books in the JoyPowered® series
  • Spreads the word about embracing joy at work as co-host of The JoyPowered® Workspace Podcast
  • Wife and mother of three humans and two Labradoodles
  • Loves reading in her downtime
  • She’s a jetsetter – she enjoys traveling (and does a lot of it!)

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Stacey Anouan

Firm Administrator
About Stacey

Futuristic | Responsibility | Positivity | Strategic | Relator

Stacey is Purple Ink’s Firm Administrator. She has a passion for building processes and policies that are consistent with our company values.

More about Stacey:
  • Special interest in employee relations, performance management, and policy development
  • 20+ years of experience working in administrative/financial management within the legal field
  • Graduated from Central Michigan University (undergrad) and Indiana Wesleyan University (MBA)
  • Member of the Association of Legal Administrators
  • Member of IndySHRM
  • Serves on the IndySHRM DEI Committee
  • Can often be found cheering on her kids at one of their many activities
  • Loves traveling and discovering new places
  • The ocean is her happy place


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Caitlin Alerding


About Caitlin

Strategic | Relator | Competition | Includer | Ideation

Caitlin is a Trainer at Purple Ink. She is also a CliftonStrengths specialist and serves as a CliftonStrengths coach. Caitlin is passionate about discovering and helping to implement the mechanisms necessary for a team to achieve their goal or an individual to thrive in their position.

More about Caitlin:
  • Previously worked as a commercial real estate appraiser for Valbridge Property Advisors, while also devoting time to one of her greatest passions – coaching
  • Spent two years in Philadelphia as part of Teach for America
  • Earned her bachelor’s degree at DePauw University and her master’s degree from Purdue University
  • Certified EQ-i 2.0 + EQ360 trainer
  • Loves adventuring with her husband and four young children
  • Captained the DePauw 2007 national championship winning women’s basketball team

Angela Antonio

Communications Specialist
About Angela

Analytical | Context | Discipline | Intellection | Individualization

Angela is the Marketing & Communications Specialist at Purple Ink. She is passionate about all things editing and designing, especially when it comes to helping others excel.

More about Angela:
  • Over seven years of experience with administration and marketing
  • Utilizes her expertise to create and revamp communication outlets
  • Graduate of Valparaiso University (Go Beacons!)
  • Loves learning new things by going down the YouTube rabbit hole
  • Enjoys traveling to new places – experiencing different cultures and history!


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Amy Boysen

About Amy

Communication | Relator | Woo | Achiever | Discipline

Amy is a Collaborator with Purple Ink. She has a passion for people and organizations in defining best practices and obtaining top talent.

More about Amy:
  • 22+ years of experience in training, coaching, employee development, employee relations, identifying top talent, and workplace structure
  • Previously worked in the healthcare industry
  • Graduate of International Business College
  • Enjoys traveling to beaches around the world
  • Loves spending time with her husband, three children, and dog

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Christine Burrows

Vice President
About Christine

Woo | Communication | Connectedness | Positivity | Activator

Christine is the Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Powered by Purple Ink. Meeting and connecting with new people is in her DNA, and leading a national network of people professionals puts her in her zone.

More about Christine:
  • Taught High School Social Studies and coached Cross Country
  • 10+ years working in media productions (The Discovery Channel) developing content for teachers to use in their classrooms
  • Ran her own content marketing business, working with various clients to build and sustain websites that attract and retain targeted clients
  • Earned her bachelor’s degree at Randolph-Macon College and her master’s degree from Harvard University
  • Volunteers for Island Women (Pleasure Island, North Carolina)
  • Member of Kure Beach Community Center’s Board
  • Former Chair of Guerin Catholic High School’s Board
  • She’s a pickleball evangelist – plays and teaches others to play (it’s going to save the world…so she says)
  • Loves to listen to books and discuss them in a few different book clubs
  • Always up for a walk and talk with friends, whether they are local or far away

Linda Comerford

About Linda

Empathy | Strategic | Achiever | Woo | Communication

Linda is a Collaborator with Purple Ink. She loves that her training style blends information and enjoyment as her participants learn strategies for successful written and oral communication and find practical ways to make their emotions work for them.

More about Linda:
  • Creates and facilitates interactive workshops in writing, written grammar, oral grammar, customer service, presentations, and communicaring (communicating with kindness and caring)
  • Provides Emotional Intelligence training and coaching (EQ-I 2.0) in ways people describe as life-changing
  • Works with a variety of clients in person and via Zoom to provide customized delivery that meets their needs – including a 6-hour writing workshop that keeps participants engaged throughout
  • Beacon and Hoosier (she earned her bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University and her master’s degree from Indiana University)
  • Member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Board of Parish Education and Entertainment
  • Likes reading and writing (no ‘rithmetic)
  • Loves jogging and swimming
  • Enjoys wine-tasting and traveling to sunny beaches

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Yasamin Dahlstrom

About Yasamin

Responsibility | Learner | Achiever | Futuristic | Positivity

Yasamin Dahlstrom is a Collaborator with Purple Ink. She is passionate about being action-oriented and determined to initiate and deliver high quality results while working with business leaders.

More about Yasamin:
  • 15+ years in human resources across many different industries
  • Well-versed in all facets of HR, including workflow process improvement, full-cycle recruitment, payroll, benefits, HR policies, and more
  • Ute and Boilermaker (she earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a master’s degree from Purdue University)
  • Board Member of Swedish School of Indianapolis
  • Active volunteer at both the middle school and high school her children attend
  • Can often find her with her husband cheering on their three kids during the cross country and track and field seasons
  • Enjoys running 5Ks and the Indy Mini-Marathon each year – she has completed 12+ half marathons and still counting
  • Loves going on family vacations and creating new memories and experiences along the way

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Jordyn Dinwiddie

About Jordyn

Jordyn is a Consultant with Purple Ink. She has a passion for organization, helping others live life to the fullest, skill development, and motivating others to do their best work.

More about Jordyn:
  • 3 years of experience as a Human Resources Generalist recruiting for various medical and office positions and maintaining employee files
  • Has utilized her organization and communication skills to create, send, and track proposals for various consulting projects
  • Hoosier and Jaguar (she’s an Indiana University grad and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from IUPUI)
  • Enjoys running, biking, and weightlifting
  • Loves traveling across the U.S. and beyond with her family and fiancé

Kim Dinwiddie

VP of Coaching & Consulting
About Kim

Strategic | Maximizer | Futuristic | Developer | Individualization

Kim is the Vice President of Coaching and Consulting Services at Purple Ink. Her passion is providing HR solutions to clients by helping them build their HR infrastructure through technology, compliance, and people.

More about Kim:
  • Held and consulted in several corporate HR leadership positions in non-profit, manufacturing, healthcare, broadcast, insurance, and government
  • Enjoys mentoring up-and-coming professionals by sharing her knowledge and passion for HR and people development
  • Has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including coaching, engagement, policy design, compensation analysis, performance management, recruiting, compliance, HRIS implementations, HR workflow development, training and development, and benefit administration
  • Proud Greyhound (she’s a University of Indianapolis grad)
  • Legacy Leader for Pass the Torch for Women
  • Enjoys traveling and is a lifelong learner
  • Loves spending time with her family and friends


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Kelli Gregor


About Kelli

Arranger | Learner | Relator | Responsibility | Discipline

Kelli is a Consultant at Purple Ink. She’s passionate about career planning and matching candidates with employers to meet their personal and business needs.

More about Kelli:
  • 15+ years of experience in HR management and process improvement
  • Previously worked in the life sciences and engineering industries
  • Proud Boilermaker (she’s a Purdue grad)
  • Volunteers at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Merciful H.E.L.P. Center food pantry
  • Enjoys hiking and playing pickleball
  • Loves spending lots of time with her three boys

Peggy Hogan

VP of Talent Services
About Peggy

Ideation | Woo | Includer | Communication | Adaptability

Peggy is Purple Ink’s Vice President of Talent Services. She is passionate about helping organizations be more effective at sourcing and retaining top talent. As the leader of our career coaching services, Peggy loves the powerful effect guiding people toward securing the right opportunity can have on their lives.

More about Peggy:
  • Previously worked in talent acquisition, college recruiting, and human resources
  • Special interest in improving talent acquisition processes and employer branding
  • Leverages her 20+ years of recruiting experience to coach individuals seeking a career change
  • Proud Wolverine (she’s a University of Michigan grad)
  • Named HR Indiana SHRM Professional of the Year in 2020
  • Serves on IndySHRM’s Board of Directors as Chair of Workforce Development
  • Volunteers for Dress for Success
  • Co-author of The JoyPowered™ Team
  • Enjoys playing tennis and pickleball and practicing yoga
  • Born in Michigan and loves to travel along M22, stay on the Leelanau Peninsula, and enjoy the beauty and bounty of “up north”

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Denise McGonigal

About Denise

Achiever | Arranger | Learner | Connectedness | Responsibility

Denise is a Collaborator with Purple Ink. With Learner in her top 5 Strengths, she is passionate about continuous learning both for herself and others.

More about Denise:
  • Spent her career as a teacher and trainer, first as a high school teacher and later in adult education
  • Designed and led individual learning, group studies, retreats, and workshops as Adult Faith Formation Director at a Catholic church
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from Chestnut Hill College and master’s degree from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
  • Wrote a nationally published Bible study series
  • Co-author of The JoyPowered™ Family and The JoyPowered™ Team
  • Has four daughters and many grandchildren

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Emily Miller

Director of Marketing
About Emily

Intellection | Input | Achiever | Consistency | Learner

Emily is Purple Ink’s Director of Marketing. She enjoys being able to exercise both her creative side and her analytical side, and as a Learner, loves helping to create new services and tactics and discovering the best ways to share them with the community.

More about Emily:
  • 5+ years of experience helping Purple Ink and other small businesses hone and execute their marketing and branding strategies
  • Helped publish the JoyPowered® series of books
  • Producer of The JoyPowered® Workspace Podcast
  • Graduated from Indiana University (go Hoosiers!)
  • Can often be found with a book in her hand
  • Runner with two half marathons under her belt
  • Proud auntie of two nephews


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Laura North

About Laura

Responsibility | Arranger | Relator | Belief | Learner

Laura is a Consultant at Purple Ink. She thrives for all employees to understand their role and value within the company’s mission

More about Laura:
  • 20 years of experience in Human Resources with healthcare, insurance, and various industry sectors
  • Experience in recruiting, onboarding, new hire training, payroll, and employee relations
  • Passionate proponent of employee health and wellness initiatives
  • Graduated from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!)
  • Title 1 Coordinator at Westfield Intermediate School
  • Volunteer at Maple Glen Elementary School
  • Yoga teacher at Baptiste Power Yoga Indy
  • Co-author of The JoyPowered™ Team
  • Enjoys traveling with family and friends, especially to Hilton Head Island and Anna Maria Island
  • Can often be found cheering on her two boys at cross country, baseball, basketball, and golf
  • Loves to share her passion for movement and energy with others

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Kathleen Poland


About Kathleen

Belief | Responsibility | Empathy | Achiever | Discipline

Kathleen is a Consultant at Purple Ink. She is passionate about matching candidates to client roles for optimal success.

More about Kathleen:
  • Special interest in delivering recruitment solutions to nonprofit organizations in executive transitions and searches
  • Experienced in full circle hiring functions, benefits administration, program development, handbook policies, performance evaluations, and more
  • Graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Enjoys playing tennis and pickleball
  • Loves to watch her son play college golf

Anna Rasco

About Anna

Activator | Individualization | Empathy | Strategic | Ideation

Anna is a Consultant at Purple Ink. She’s skilled at helping recruiting clients with their talent acquisition strategies and placing the right people in the right roles. She’s passionate about serving the underserved, and she leverages her insider knowledge as a recruiter to help her career coaching clients find the right career fit.

More about Anna:
  • Spent a few years in the education sector and worked with Chick-fil-A in marketing, human resources, and recruiting capacities
  • Spent time in the tech industry building an HR department from the ground up, hiring and consulting at every level of the organization
  • Graduated from Anderson University (Go Ravens!)
  • Loves going on family adventures to new places
  • Enjoys baking and doing crafts with her kids


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Misty Resendez

About Misty

Responsibility | Achiever | Strategic | Belief | Intellection

Misty is Purple Ink’s Director of Learning and Development. She is passionate about developing professionals so that they have the tools necessary to enhance their personal drive for success throughout everything they do.

More about Misty:
  • 18+ years of professional experience in human resources, business administration, and leadership methodologies
  • Recognized as a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) leader, she is a strategic counselor and agent of change
  • Avid researcher focusing on the advancement of women of color in leadership and creating equitable spaces
  • Hoosier and Wildcat (she earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree and doctorate from Indiana Wesleyan University)
  • Board Member of Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana
  • Enjoys listening to podcasts
  • Loves spending time with family and friends
  • Likes to go on nature walks


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Stacy Ruminer

About Stacy

Stacy is an HR Consultant with Purple Ink. She is passionate about approaching daily challenges as opportunities to provide a positive, compassionate, and encouraging approach when working with clients to provide innovative and practical solutions.

More about Stacy:
  • Full-scope HR experience managing the HR functions for a diverse customer base including engineering, quality, regulatory affairs, and information technology
  • Previously worked in the medical device manufacturing and food manufacturing industries
  • Special interest in recruiting and alleviating pain points for organizations needing HR guidance
  • Proud Boilermaker (she’s a Purdue University grad)
  • Volunteers at Cornerstone Lutheran Giving Garden
  • Loves supporting her family in their passions – many evenings are spent on the sidelines at a soccer game or track
  • Is fulfilled when she can provide her family with a meal that makes them smile
  • Enjoys nature, flowers, hiking, kayaking, and sunsets

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Susan Tinder White

Executive Collaborator
About Susan

Woo | Significance | Individualization | Positivity | Maximizer

Susan White is an Executive Collaborator with Purple Ink. She is passionate about offering knowledge across business disciplines, insights into team dynamics, and experience in problem-solving that enhances clients’ leadership effectiveness.

More about Susan:
  • 30+ years as a Senior Vice President & Human Resource Executive at JP Morgan Chase
  • Consults with executives in a variety of industries, government entities, and not-for-profits
  • Graduate of Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!)
  • SHRM Faculty Member
  • Trustee for Christ the King Catholic Parish
  • Volunteers for Newfields and the United Way Human Services Professional Renewal Committee
  • Spreads the word about embracing joy at work as co-host of The JoyPowered® Workspace Podcast
  • Co-author of The JoyPowered® Team
  • Enjoys reading fiction, exercise walking, swimming, and traveling
  • Can’t visit her grandchildren often enough!

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Director of Security

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Assistant Director of Security

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