Sandra Tamez

Community Development Planner


Sandra joined Region 3A in 2014. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Purdue University-Fort Wayne.  Previously Sandra has worked as a Human Resource Coordinator, Office Manager and Sales Manager.  She and her husband are happily married, have two sons and reside in DeKalb County. 

David Schaefer

Technical Services Planner


Dave began working with Region 3A in 2009. In his role, Dave works on traffic count studies, reports and analysis for INDOT, FEMA, and the Region 3A member counties. Dave also provides support with data and GIS mapping.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Supervisory Management from IPFW. He is happily married with three grown children and four active grandchildren.

Dave Gee


Director of Technical Services


In 2004, Dave joined Region 3A.  He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design.  As the Director of Technical Services, Dave is responsible for Transportation Planning, and is the program manager of the Brownfield Coalition Assessment grant.  Technical Services also provides support to the Northeast Indiana Housing Partnership, Inc. as the construction supervisor of Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation housing.  In his role at Region 3A, Dave enjoys the challenge of taking a project from the idea stage, contributing his expertise, and seeing the finished project take shape.

Matt Brinkman

Executive Director

Matt began his work with Region 3A in 2014.  He has experience in sales and banking.  Throughout his banking career he was involved with many real estate projects and will utilize that experience in his new role helping people throughout the region with their real estate needs.  He is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in economics.  He resides in Allen County.