Our Staff


Nancy Sunshine

Nancy’s involvement with Rainmakers spans several years.  She has served various companies in executive level sales positions over the years and has worked the Rainmakers platform successfully to create winning business development results. Nancy has served and continues to serve as a Rainmakers board member. Passionate about helping members succeed, Nancy guides them on how to leverage their membership so they, too, can experience the gains she has made. If you have ideas to share about making Rainmakers better or need guidance on how to utilize your membership more effectively, contact Nancy. She would love to help.

Nikki Lewallen

Nikki Lewallen


Nikki Lewallen is the CEO of Rainmakers and has been a flagship accelerator to the organization’s growth over the past 10 years. Nikki brings passion and business development expertise to the Indianapolis small business community. Her mission is to inspire people to their true potential doing what they love. After many years of sharing the message Loving Mondays, Nikki realized that her true calling is in the employee engagement industry. In 2017, Nikki made a strategic leap to Emplify to live the mission of helping 1 million people love (get their heart into) their work. Nikki truly believes that winning the game of life IS about the people you meet and the books you read. Rainmakers will serve 1,000 members this year and bring awareness to over 100 small, meaningful Indy nonprofits.

“The Rainmakers organization will always be at my very core, as I get the opportunity to build Indianapolis and the blessing of helping people find their purpose, pursue it and win!” – Nikki Lewallen

Tina Imperial

Tina Imperial
COO & Marketing Manager


As COO, Tina works closely with the CEO to ensure the vision, values and mission of the company are alive throughout the organization. She develops and implements systems that contribute to the overall success of the organization.

Tina creates and executes marketing strategy. She creates original material for blogs and social posts, and helps spread the word about Rainmakers events and trainings on numerous social media platforms. Tina is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about social media and online marketing.


Michelle Burnham
Events Chief

Michelle provides hospitality and member support at events. She helps with administrative tasks that ultimately allow members to grow their businesses.

Michelle was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina and moved to Indy to continue her schooling at IUPUI. She will graduate this December with a communications degree and business minor. Her passion for dogs brings her much joy and she would love to have a fulfilling career working with them in some capacity.  


Stacy Sallmen
Director Member Experience

Stacy joins Rainmakers to help create a more amazing member experience for members and to provide administrative support to the Rainmakers team.

With over 15 years professional experience Stacy brings a unique talent for gathering insights, developing leadership, and building roadmaps for individuals, teams, and organizations. Stacy has a passion for an ability to coach, coordinate, train, manage, and direct others with immediate and positive results. Stacy launched her discovery coaching business, Let’s Jettison, in 2016. Along with the Esther Be Society, a global women’s revolution, creating a society of women without shame, guilt, and fear.


Bryon Foley
Leadership Ambassador


Bryon Foley has been the greatest leader that Rainmakers has ever witnessed. Bryon is a successful financial advisor, specializing in working with seniors and caregivers and has created the very popular and well-known Boomers and Beyond, which is a Rainmakers event that caters to the best service providers to caregivers and seniors. Bryon built a board of advisors, nearly twenty strong, and consistently delivers an a top-notch event experience. He makes time outside of his busy practice to lead our leaders, shares his best practices, and helps them develop strong events.

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Tommy Richardson
Director of Training and Development

Tommy will be responsible for the Leadership development within the Rainmakers organization and Leadership and Personal Development training for executives, employee groups and members.

Tommy has more than 40 years experience in business coaching, training, and athletic coaching. He has coached more than 1,000 individuals and teams and facilitated training for corporate teams and executives and is a former president of Toastmasters, International.

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