Current Q&A: Get to know Stephanie Perry


Assistant Director of Community and Public Relations for the City of Fishers Stephanie Perry shares a bit about herself, her family and her favorites. 

Q: What is your best habit, and what is your worst?

A: When my husband and I are both home in the morning, we have family breakfast with our kids and a cup of coffee together before work. I’m not a morning person, so it’s a great motivator to wake up and spend time together before the craziness of the day begins. 

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My worst habit is procrastinating, although I’ve gotten much better with it over the years. Breaking projects into smaller, more manageable pieces has been a lifesaver for me.

Q: What do you do when you’re creatively stuck?

A: Take a break and come back to it later. If I take time to clear my head, I can dive back in with a fresh perspective and new ideas. I also love a quick run or walk for a mental break.

Q: Is there a book that you recommend to everyone?

A: I’m currently reading Atomic Habits and it’s quickly becoming a favorite. 

Q: Do you have a favorite podcast?

A: I’m a big “Crime Junkie” fan. True crime is my go-to podcast genre. When I need to feel inspired, it’s “The Lazy Genius” or “The Simplified Podcast” with Emily Ley.

Q: What is your biggest indulgence?

A: Chocolate, a glass of red wine, and a true crime documentary.

Q: How do you exercise?

A: I love to run! I’m part of the Fishers Running Club and enjoy running on the Nickel Plate Trail, especially the southern portion near Cheeney Creek. I love the half marathon at Carmel and Indy Monumental, and we always do the Wishbone 5K on Thanksgiving at the Fishers YMCA. It’s one of my favorite holiday traditions!  

Q: Favorite drink?

A: In the morning, it’s coffee. Usually, I drink it black, but if I have a coffee meeting, I’ll grab a latte. I love The Well and Schoolhouse 7 Cafe. 

In the evening, it’s a local craft beer. Some of my current favorites are Snow Shed Winter Ale from Four Day Ray, Goat Ranch from Big Lug and Jamaica Joe from MashCraft. I also love hot tea before bed. It’s the perfect way to wind down at the end of the day.

Q: Favorite local meal?

A: Red curry chicken from Thai Kitchen on Allisonville Road is my ultimate comfort meal. I also love The Weekender breakfast from The Roost, especially after a long run.