Dr. Adam J Nykamp has been an educator at Indian Creek Elementary School for the past 15 years. He has taught in the classroom as a 2nd and 5th grade teacher, operated the computer lab (utilizing math and reading software to assess and work with small groups of students), and most recently served as an instructional coach in the areas of reading and math. As an education enthusiast, Adam sees the need to connect with community, leading to his additional roles as PTA president for 3 years, participant with numerous Clarkston groups, individuals, and committees discussing community improvement, engagement, education, and other topics, and member of Clarkston International Bible Church, currently serving as the Mission & Outreach chair. He is passionate about community sustainability, growth, and overall well-being, which brought him to taking part in the planning of the Clarkston community festival, having had much experience in planning other festivals at Indian Creek over the years. this will be his second year as the "Activities" chair and third year overall participating in the event.