Our Mission

trueU believes that people are the greatest strategic advantage in business. We are a resource for purpose-driven companies to build strong cultures which attract and retain great talent.

We Learn

We are committed to learning
and getting better every day.

We Innovate

We are the “tip of the spear” in discovering proven strategies for developing company culture.

We Lead

We model and share what we learn, discover, and innovate.

We Serve

Our members are the lifeblood of trueU, serving them is our focus.

Meet Your Team

We are passionate about serving our members and partners to build cultures that grow and evolve as companies grow. We are committed to providing experiences and tools to help our community build cultures that drive results.

Amber Fields

Chief Culture Officer & Partner

Amber Fields is a culture enthusiast committed to helping businesses drive results through their most valued asset, PEOPLE. She is intentional about creating culture where people want to be a part of the mission & vision every day. Amber has been the lead culture advocate and advisor to nonprofits and business leaders in our community to help them be efficient, stay competitive, cutting-edge & innovative. She is a dynamic connector, bringing all the right people to the table to achieve desired results. She is passionate about leadership development that allows for people and businesses to reach their highest potential. She is a philanthropist who cares deeply about serving the community through building awareness, raising funds and providing resources to help organizations like Damar Services, The Dove Recovery House, Hope Anchor & Crew and other organizations.

Amber is an Indiana native and received her under grad at the University of Indianapolis. She is the podcast host of The Courageous Love Podcast. She has been married to her husband Daniel for 18 years, has five beautiful kids and resides in Fishers, IN.

Kristin Borgert

Chief Marketing Officer & Partner

Kristin came to trueU because she wanted to live out her passion for marketing and helping business grow. She believes she is her best self when she is serving her team and the trueU Community and providing them with the tools and resources to make them successful. trueU allows her to do her best work and share her wisdom and experience.

Her role at trueU is to lead the marketing and communications strategy and help trueU companies scale and utilize trueU resources and offerings.

Before trueU, Kristin worked at Pearson Education, driving global business growth. She has more than 20 years’ experience in global marketing across technology, publishing, and educational services industries.

She is an avid Foo Fighters fan and loves live music. It stirs her creative soul! In her free time she can be found gardening, charming bees, and spending time with her husband and daughter. She serves in the community at Brooke’s Place and St. Augustine Home for the Aged.

Bryan Kelley

VP, Business Development

Bryan, an Indiana native, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from IUPUI and has 30 years of seasoned, professional experience in relationship and business development, event management, marketing, nonprofit operations, partnership development, sales, and nonprofit fund development. His prior professional experiences and expertise has been shaped by organizations that include Indiana Black Expo, United Negro College Fund – Indiana, the Indy Chamber, National FFA, and the Indiana Convention Center.

His role will be to lead new membership sales for trueU and ML Talent Strategies and help develop deeper relationships with current members as well.

Bryan who resides in Carmel, is driven by his faith and family, and has been married to his wife Stacy for 20 years and has two children, daughter Courtney (19) and son Cameron (15) who inspire him daily.

Marisa Anderson

Program Manager

Marisa was drawn to trueU because of her desire to be a part of an organization whose main purpose is to help other people become the best version of themselves.

In her role at trueU, Marisa is responsible for administration and operations of the Leader in Training Program and several other learning initiatives. Prior to joining the trueU team, Marisa enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom for 21 years to their three children, Ben, Rachel and Will.

In her free time, Marisa enjoys all things Purdue, photography, volunteering and spending time watching her kids race a distance event on the Track or at a Cross Country course. She also has a passion for serving at Mercy Road Church in Carmel.

Traci Ford

Member Success Manager

Traci joined trueU because her passion aligned with the company’s goal – to build stronger cultures. Her experience in utilizing sales / career coaching made her realize there is a crucial balance between both the professional and personal worlds in effort to offer your best version of you to both. Traci strives to become the best version of herself, both professionally and personally, and her role at trueU gives her the opportunity to do that every single day.

Her focus at trueU is to engage members, ensuring they receive the best experiences possible to help them elevate their organizational cultures and invest in their employees.

Traci resides in Carmel, IN with her husband and two kids. She enjoys traveling and (similar to Kristin) anything Foo Fighters related.

Karina Platacis

Member Success Manager

Karina joined the TrueU team to have the opportunity to serve members and give them the tools they need to be successful. Building strong bonds and meaningful relationships are a must for her. She also looks forward to pursuing her passion for incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into the community and workplace culture.

Karina resides in Fountain Square in downtown Indianapolis. She's an amazing cook and avid meal prepper. She enjoys playing sports, working out, and watching any classic film with Barbara Stanwyck in it. Family time is also a favorite of hers. She's a Hoosier for life!

Janaye Hanthorn

Office Manager

Janaye was drawn to trueU after encountering the team of like-minded, passionate, innovative individuals committed to bettering the lives of others.

Janaye received her Bachelor of Science degree from IUPUI and has over 15 years of customer service and management experience, with the core focus of putting people first. Her most rewarding position to date was the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom for 5 years to her 3 children, Jayce, Nolan, and Cassidy. Janaye is passionate about serving others. She is an avid yogi, baker, and gardener. With her entrepreneurial spirit, she founded Loud Willow Designs LLC in 2021, where she can take advantage of her creativity and let her soul shine through.

Mike Lantz


Mike’s purpose in life is to lead, inspire and coach others to reach their greatest potential. As an entrepreneur, talent expert, and a highly sought after talent strategist; working in business and talent strategy, training, leadership development, and talent attraction for over twenty-five years, Mike knows how challenging growing a company can be.

Mike has worked with companies in business and talent strategy and employee development solutions across 31 different industries, helping him to refine a proven system that works for any size company or industry.

As Chief Learning Officer at DEFENDERS, Mike fueled rapid expansion for the company by casting a vision of making talent the engine for growth. Under his leadership, DEFENDERS’ Leadership & Development department was recognized by Training Magazine as the 17th Top Training organization in the world.