Our Team

Nancy Sunshine
President

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
CEO

nikki@gorainmakers.com

Nikki Lewallen is an accomplished leader, business development pro, speaker and philanthropist. As CEO of Rainmakers, Nikki supports the Indianapolis business community by providing a platform for business growth through relationships. A natural connector of people, Nikki’s expertise in business development enables her to find and nurture strategic relationships that result in meaningful business outcomes. One of her favorite things is to learn new, authentic business development practices and teach them to others. Under her leadership, Rainmakers has served over 5,000 members to date.

As reflected in her leadership style, Nikki is an avid proponent of robust company culture. She believes that for people to succeed in business and life, it is necessary for them to find meaning in their work. Today, Nikki works nationally alongside CEOs, Presidents and key executives to build highly engaged employers. She has built a national network of the best HR and talent solutions to tie her gift of connecting to the resources leaders need to move the needle on employee engagement, ultimately helping more people “Love Mondays.”

Nikki is the show host for Gut + Science, a podcast that convenes key leaders across the globe to solve and innovate talent topics, building very best workplaces. The international show currently engages an audience of 30K+, weekly. Nikki is the National Chair for Engage Mentoring, an external mentoring program with hundreds of leaders who collaborate to help each other sharpen their skills on all things hr and talent.

Nikki holds a variety of non profit board positions around Indianapolis including Thrivent Financial and Purposeful Living INC. Rainmakers, as an organization, is committed to featuring local nonprofits at every event and giving back a minimum of 5% profits each year to important causes. Nikki believes that we all want to give back and Rainmakers serves as a platform to make it easier for people to get involved with a charity the pulls on their heart.

Nikki grew up in the Indianapolis area and holds an undergraduate and graduate degree from Indiana University.

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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.

Ashley Young
Marketing Manager

As the Marketing Manager for Rainmakers, Ashley works closely with the team to ensure that members and clients stay up to date and informed and that things run smoothly behind the scenes of the organization.

Her attention to detail, project management skills, administrative skills, and ability to accomplish tasks quickly and efficiently allow her to help the team get more done in a single day’s work.

Outside of her work, Ashley enjoys running races with her husband (10k’s are her favorite) and feels it has helped to keep her disciplined in all areas of her life.

Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree from Asbury University with studies in photography and graphic design.

Teri Capron
Graphic Designer

Teri has been a part of Rainmakers since 2014 and is proud to be a member of the team.

Her passion is helping businesses succeed by visually translating their marketing message into something that resonates, motivates, and educates their target audience. With a degree in Visual Communication and over 30-years’ experience, Teri helps non-profits, small businesses, and large corporations grow and thrive by targeting the right message for each.

In her free time, Teri and her husband spend time with their teenage son and their two collie “fur kids.” She also enjoys reading, drawing, and painting.

Neil Richmund
Web Designer

Neil Richmund is a unique blend of marketing strategist and web designer – with a passion for helping businesses, non-profits, and schools to improve their visibility and be successful online.  Neil’s 15 years of experience as a pastor and teacher in Christian schools has inspired him to bring an educational perspective to marketing by teaching his clients to use the tools available to them (but often mystify them).  In his 10 years as a web designer, Neil has seen firsthand the impact that an improved online presence has on helping organizations to be successful online, and he is eager to share that knowledge with others.  Don’t let his Aussie accent fool you though–he has called the US home for over 30 years!

For information about our organization and how we can benefit your business contact us at

connect@gorainmakers.com