Crystal Carter

Crystal Carter

Housing Coordinator

I was born in Philadelphia, PA. but raised in Indianapolis, IN. for most of my life. As an adult I have worked in Law Enforcement and Education. My passion for law enforcement is the reason I got my degree in Criminal Justices and Education and sports lead me to coaching high school basketball as well as coaching little league sports, for many years. I enjoy volunteering for my church, Township schools, and other organizations around my city. I love couponing for my pantry at home that I make available to people I know or that friends send my way. I also coupon for items that are not available at most pantries in the community.                                              

 My husband Raymand and I raised 6 children. In my spare time I enjoy traveling with my family, having family cookouts, and coaching our children and now my grandchildren in their little league sports. My passion for service and my personal life experiences throughout my family resonates with the opportunity to work for this organization. I am looking forward to growth and opportunities in the future.

Joshua Trotter

Joshua Trotter

Asst. Dir. of Ops

Joshua Trotter, a talented individual hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University, with a specialization in Criminal Justice. Currently, Joshua is actively pursuing his Masters in Higher Education & Student Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University.   As the son of religious/community leader, service to others within Indianapolis, has been a part of his life since he was a child. 

Aside from his academic pursuits, Joshua is a self-taught artist with an impressive portfolio of over 600 unique pieces of art. His journey as an artist began in 2009 when he crafted personalized artwork to honor his sister’s prestigious induction into Alpha Kappa Alpha. Since then, he has become renowned for his exquisite and intricately designed mirror pieces that beautifully showcase and pay tribute to the rich experiences within the Black Greek community. Additionally, Joshua creates custom wearable art, showcasing his versatility as an artist.


Chrissy Vasquez

Grant Writer

Chrissy Vasquez is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and nonprofit consultant. She specializes in fundraising, board and leadership development, and marketing. Chrissy is passionate about helping others reach their full potential and has a personal mission statement of “empowering others to live their best life.”

Chrissy has her MBA from Indiana University and Bachelor degree from Arizona State University. Chrissy also has a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

In addition to Constructing Our Future, she serves on the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity Board of Directors. Chrissy is a member of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Dean’s Council, Impact 100, and Association of Fundraising Professionals. Chrissy co-hosts a podcast called The Business Edge.

Chrissy is passionate about triathlon and has completed several 70.3 races and one 140.6 race. She loves music, running, golf, home improvement projects, volunteering and her fur babies Boyd and Maizey (dogs) and Ms. Kitty (cat) – all rescues.