Karyn Paulsen – Graduated from Martinsville High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a bachelors of science degree in zoology.  Has worked for Pfizer, Inc. and Marshall Mutual/Shore-Murphy Insurance before becoming a stay-at-home mom.  She has been married for 5 years and has a son.  Started working with Main Street in January of 2015.





Corey Strohm - Lifelong resident of Marshall, Illinois.Graduated from Marshall High School in 1999.  Attended Indiana State University and earned a bachelor degree in Marketing and Masters in Recreational Sports Management. He has been employed with First Bank of Marshall since 2009.  He and wife, Jaclyn have a son named Connor and a daughter named Alexis.  Began working with Main Street in January of 2015.




Jenny Ritchey - Graduated from Marshall High School in 2002 and from Eastern Illinois University in 2006.  Has a passion for working with troubled youth which has led to her profession with the Vigo County Juvenile Probation since 2008.  She is looking forward to working with the community to bring awareness and positivity to the Marshall downtown.  She began working with Main Street in January of 2015.



Jenn Redd -  Jenn grew up and graduated from Martinsville in 2002.  She attended Lake Land for Business Administration.  She has been a Marshall resident for the last 5 years.  She is the Assistant Office Manager at Aspen Dental in Terre Haute.  She began working with Main Street in July of 2015.






executive director

  • gerald forsythe
  • steve & carole arney
  • fuzion dance studio
  • LARRY WOODARD ACCOUNTING
  • BOwYER/SAXTON INVESTMENTS
  • ELAINE MILLER
  • DORIC PRODUCTS, INC.
  • HUTTON'S PARTS SERVICE, INC.
  • KEN & ELEANOR MACKE
  • JO RICH
  • FRED & CHARLOTTE MORECRAFT
  • MARSHALL WOMEN'S CLUB

board of directors


For additional information on how to be part of Marshall Main Street or become a partner, please contact us at 217-826-9023 or marshallilmainstreet@gmail.com

Our vision


"Helping to revitalize the downtown district through historic preservation and economic development!"

mission

The mission of Marshall Main Street is to maintain and preserve the historic and architectural assets of downtown and increase community awareness of its importance.  Encourage and promote downtown business retention, expand exiting businesses, and recruit complementary new businesses.

vision

Downtown Marshall is an attractive, family-oriented community of friendly, economically stable and diverse businesses, serving population whose pride shows, in its safe, well maintained central business district.  This retail and service oriented shopping environment is successful due to its careful management, where businesses are marketed through fun and exciting promotions, special events and ongoing stimulating advertising campaigns.


  • City of Marshall
  • gaslight art colony
  • ken & nancy claypool
  • MARSHALL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  • MATT DAVIDSON - FARNSWORTH GROUP
  • MEEHLING & BERNARDONI
  • YARGUS MANUFACTURING
  • B & T DRAINAGE INC.
  • CLARK COUNTY TITLE COMPANY
  • MARSHALL DAIRY QUEEN

marshall main street partners2016

Mandi English- Grew up in Nappanee, Indiana and graduated high school from NorthWood and went on to get a bachelors degree from Indiana State University.  Moved to Marshall in 2005.  Began selling Uppercase Living in 2007 and still continues that as a hobby.  Has been married for 9 years and has a 7 year old daughter and 4 year old son. 

Brad ParkerPresident & Treasurer- Born in Illinois but grew up in Indiana graduating from Brazil High School in 1975. Attended Indiana State University before being hired by the United States Postal Service in Marshall in 1980. Retired from U.S.P.S. after 33 years of service (9 as Postmaster of Marshall) in 2012. Resident of Marshall for 35 years and current owner of B.P. Coins & Collectibles in downtown Marshall.  Served on Board of Directors of Casey Country Club.



Meg Yargus - Vice-President - Graduated from Marshall High School in 2002 and Butler University in 2006 with a marketing Degree.  Worked at Nordstom as a Sales Manager  for three years before moving back to Marshall to work with the family company and currently manages the Domestic Sales Team.  Joined Main Streets Board of Directors in April of 2013.




Cris Fitzjarrald - Secretary - Lifelong resident of Marshall, Illinois.  Has raised all her children here and all have graduated from Marshall High School.  She is a retired Marshall High School Business teacher.  She enjoys substitute teaching all grade levels and subjects.  She enjoys to volunteer in the community.  She also enjoys working in her yard, helping her girls with projects and spending time with her grandchildren and family.  She began working with Main Street in January of 2015.

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