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

- Grandpa Joe, Willy Wonka, Jr.
 
 
 
 

Purple Ink is a full-service HR consulting firm with a mission to inspire JoyPowered® work.

 
 

Can our work be joyful?

Having employees who feel joyful about their work improves teamwork and bolsters creativity and innovation. Those JoyPowered® employees are more resilient through negative events and attract more enthusiastic workers and increased loyalty. What’s not to love?


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 unique goals and challenges. What we won’t change? Our JoyPowered® approach.


Promoting diversity

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

 
 

Our Team

JoDee Curtis

Owner
About JoDee
jodee@purpleinkllc.com

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
  • 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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Caitlin Alerding

Trainer
About Caitlin

Strategic | Relator | Competition | Includer | Ideation

Caitlin is a Trainer at Purple Ink. She 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:
  • 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
  • Graduate of DePauw University with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Spanish (and captained the 2007 women’s basketball national champions team!) and from Purdue University with a master’s in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
  • Loves adventuring with her husband and four young children

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Stacey Anouan

Firm Operations
About Stacey
staceya@purpleinkllc.com

Futuristic | Responsibility | Positivity | Strategic | Relator

Stacey is head of Purple Ink’s Firm Operations. 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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Angela Antonio

Communications Specialist
About Angela
angela@purpleinkllc.com

Analytical | Context | Discipline | Intellection | Individualization

Angela is the Communications Admin 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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Christine Burrows

Vice President
About Christine
christine@poweredbypurpleink.com

Woo | Communication | Connectedness | Positivity | Activator

Christine is the Vice President of Strategy and Operations. 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

MeChelle Callen

Collaborator
About MeChelle

Strategic | Futuristic | Activator | Woo | Communication

MeChelle Callen is a Collaborator with Purple Ink. She is passionate about nurturing inclusive workplaces that empower employees and elevate organizational success through a foundation of belonging and empathy.

More about MeChelle:
  • Leverages over three decades of HR and EIAB (Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging) experience across sectors including non-profit management, healthcare, real estate, and finance
  • Earned the prestigious Training Magazine Top 125 award 3 times
  • Has spoken at renowned conferences including SHRM, Association of Talent Development, HR Indiana SHRM, and TechLearn
  • Co-founder of the PFLAG Hendricks County Chapter
  • Board member of the Peace Learning Center
  • Involved in the Race & Cultural Relations Leaders Network, IndySHRM DEIB Committee, and various civil rights groups in Central Indiana

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Yasamin Dahlstrom

Collaborator
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

Consultant
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

Senior Consultant
About Kim

Strategic | Maximizer | Futuristic | Developer | Individualization

Kim is a Senior Consultant 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

Consultant

About Kelli
kelli@purpleinkllc.com

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 Client Services
About Peggy
peggy@purpleinkllc.com

Ideation | Woo | Includer | Communication | Adaptability

Peggy is Purple Ink’s Vice President of Client 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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Kourtney McCauliff

Director of Consulting
About Kourtney

Input | Strategic | Developer | Belief | Responsibility

Kourtney is the Director of Consulting at Purple Ink. She loves to cultivate cohesive teams and develop strong leaders to lead them.

More about Kourtney:
  • Experienced in leading HR teams, change management, performance management, and presenting to groups and teams
  • Got her start in restaurants by way of operations, but soon found her career in Human Resources
  • Has worked in the hospitality, healthcare, and non-profit industries
  • Graduated from Central Michigan University
  • Has volunteered with the HR Indiana SHRM State Council, East Central Indiana HR Association, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Non-Profit Support Network, and Kenmore Neighborhood Association

 

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Denise McGonigal

Collaborator
About Denise
denise@purpleinkllc.com

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
emily@purpleinkllc.com

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

Consultant
About Laura
laura@purpleinkllc.com

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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Anna Rasco

Senior Talent Advisor
About Anna
anna@purpleinkllc.com

Activator | Individualization | Empathy | Strategic | Ideation

Anna is a Senior Talent Advisor 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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Stacy Ruminer

Consultant
About Stacy
stacy@purpleinkllc.com

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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Tiffany Walker

Collaborator
About Tiffany

Woo | Adaptability | Relator | Communication | Connectedness

Tiffany Walker is a Collaborator with Purple Ink. She is passionate about fostering a dynamic workplace that embraces change while focusing on the development of leaders with the goal of cultivating a positive and thriving organizational culture.

More about Tiffany:
  • Degreed Electrical Engineer who discovered her true calling was working with people, which led to her transition to a Human Resources career
  • 15 years of Human Resources experience in large corporations, not-for-profit sectors, and business ownership
  • Certified Leadership Coach specializing in coaching the mid-level manager
  • Extensive experience in Leadership Development, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Organizational Development, and Performance Management
  • YMI Mentor with the Hamilton Southeastern School District
  • Involved with Central Indiana Community Fund Women’s Fund
  • Proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Indianapolis Chapter
  • Has lived abroad and loves to travel globally with her three young adult daughters and her husband. The beach is her happy place!!

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Susan Weber

Collaborator
About Susan

Responsibility | Harmony | Maximizer | Positivity | Discipline

Susan Weber is a Collaborator with Purple Ink. She is passionate about people development.

More about Susan:
  • Worked in the financial services industry before becoming a consultant
  • Held various management positions in Sales, Operations, and Human Resources
  • Spent the bulk of her career at Chase, followed by a few years at Huntington National Bank, eventually transitioning to Elements Financial Federal Credit Union where she retired as the SVP of Human Resources and Talent Management
  • Graduated from IUPUI
  • Loves gardening, travel, and anything related to the state of Maine

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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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Timber Curtis

Director of Security

Simba Curtis

Assistant Director of Security
 

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