Our Staff

Main Staff

Arielle Hacker
Social Work Trainer
Arielle Hacker is a senior in the social work program at Indiana University. She currently works at New Leaf-New Life as the Social Work Trainer & Coordinator. Her main responsibilities include assisting with jail programs and responding to service requests from the men and women who are currently incarcerated in the Monroe County Jail. She also works at the Community Kitchen as a Referral Specialist and the Indiana Recovery Alliance as a social work intern.
Stacy Flynn
Volunteer Coordinator
Stacy Flynn currently works at New Leaf New Life as Program Volunteer Coordinator. Stacy oversees our many in-jail programs, as well as transitional programs bridging the gap between incarceration and re-entry. She is passionate about working with volunteers as well as formerly incarcerated individuals within her community.
Bruce Terry
 Transitional Manager, New Leaf New Life

A Bloomingtonian who left for a long time, Bruce moved back to Bloomington to take care of some family.  After many years of addiction, Bruce is committed to giving back to a community that he "probably destroyed a bit" and to helping other people one day at a time.
Michelle Brekke
Life Skills Coach
Michelle currently assists in a Life Skills class offered to women: we are women building women up! Michelle became active with New Leaf - New Life while being incarcerated and now wants to give back to the community by sharing her experience, strength, and hope with others. She has a passion to help others to see that they are not alone, and most need help to get back on their feet.  Michelle tries to pay it forward and encourages others to do the same.
Stacey Stultz
Life Skills Coach
A long-time Bloomington resident, Stacey is a recovering addict recently released from DOC.  Stacey was first introduced to New Leaf - New Life during her first incarceration and was astounded that there were people out there who believed she was more than just a number. Her goal now is to help someone when there seems to be no help; she wants to give back to my community.

Our Interns

Lauren Eddelman
Lauren was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana. She decided to follow in her parents' footsteps and attend IU beginning in 2015. Lauren is a senior currently finishing up her Bachelor's degree, originally majoring in Social Work but eventually deciding on Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Lauren has a heart for helping people, having volunteered in the past with Mother Hubbard's Cupboard here in Bloomington, as well as Turning Point and Teens for Change in Columbus.
Nicole Monaco
A current Master of Social Work student at Indiana University Bloomington, Nicole is currently working as an intern at NLNL for her first practicum of the MSW program. In addition to school and interning with NLNL, Nicole also works at College Mall Veterinary Hospital and is a wildlife rehabilitator for raccoons. She lives with 8 fur kids, including her three labradors and five cats.
Tayler Shoemake
Tayler Shoemake is a current student at Ivy Tech Community College, where she will be gaining her Associates Degree in Human Services. While finding out her purpose in life and what she wanted to do as a career, she realized that helping others, mostly family, was an area that sparked her interest. This introduced her to the idea of becoming an effective and life-changing Therapist. She seeks compassion and commitment to the material she studies, all leading up to her future career goal of becoming a Marriage-Family Counselor. She enjoys hiking, caving, playing soccer, and spending the rest of her free-time painting.

Austin Williams
Austin Williams is a graduate of both Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College.