Service to others

Dye’s Walk Country Club catering director enjoys event planning and working for community

By Nancy Price

Chloe Chappelle discovered her career while in a sorority at IU-Bloomington.

“I truly enjoyed planning my sorority rush parties along with our fundraisers,” said Chappelle, now director of catering for Dye’s Walk Country Club. “I discovered the major (Tourism Management/Convention and Event Planning) sophomore year and knew it was a great fit.”

A Center Grove resident for the past four years, Chappelle has lived most of her life on the Southside, graduating from Perry Township High School, where she played varsity soccer. In 2012, she was an event production intern for Pacers Sports & Entertainment. “This was a dream internship for me,” she said. “I was able to work alongside some of the best people in the industry. They gave me the opportunity to see how each Pacers game, Fever game and concert were planned and executed. My favorite memory was helping with the playoffs between the Pacers and Miami Heat.”

Chappelle enjoys the diversity of events she plans at Dye’s Walk. “I can have seven events in one week, and they range from a small meeting to a large wedding or golf outing. I love being busy.”

In her spare time, Chappelle likes spending time with her husband, Luke, 4-year-old daughter Eva, and reading, traveling and exercising at Orange Theory Fitness, where she has developed many friendships.

What is your greatest virtue?

Service to others

What upsets you?

Failing. I am my hardest critic.

What do you like best about Center Grove?

The people. I work for 400 members from the Center Grove area, and they are so nice and generous.

What’s your favorite Southside eatery?

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant. We eat there once a week.

If you had to live anywhere else in the Metro Indianapolis area, where would it be?

Fishers, because my extended family lives there.

If you could begin life over, what would you change?

Love yourself first. Never change yourself to fit in.

If money were no issue, how would you spend it?

Traveling and exploring other cultures and national parks.

What makes you happiest?

I love to make my clients happy. When they have a successful event, I feel happiest.

Pick three adjectives that best describe you.

Detail-oriented, hardworking and charismatic.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Kauai, Hawaii

What do you do with idle time?  

Binge-watch Netflix or read a book.

What would you change about our culture if you could?

Social media. I understand it is a great marketing tool, but it absorbs so much time in our lives.

How do you escape from reality?

Nature. The perfect day is going on a hike, whether it’s on a beach, mountain, or Brown County, Indiana. I love the outdoors.

What do you love most in life?

My family.

Which living person in Center Grove do you most admire? 

Karla Goins. We met at the club, and have developed a wonderful relationship. I respect her very much and always ask her for advice. She has a wonderful outlook on life.

What quality do you admire most in another person?

A positive attitude.

What is your greatest extravagance?

My travels. Those experiences are so treasured.

What is your greatest fear?

My anxiety causes me a lot of fear, it is something I’m working on to improve.

What has been the happiest time of your life?

Watching my daughter grow up.

Is there a special talent you really wish you had?

Singing. I try to sing in the office every day, which I can’t.

What do you most value in your friends?

Their big hearts. They accept me for who I am.

Which historical figure do you most admire?

Walt Disney. He was my childhood, and has made so many memories for my daughter and I to share.

What tenet do you live by?

Work hard, play hard.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I hate driving.