Meet the Director

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Holly Schneider has a passion for working with older adults that began in college in 1997 through volunteerism and internships while attending Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Holly was born in Evansville, Indiana and is a proud life-long Hoosier resident and graduate of IU. In 2000 she married her sweet heart, Marc, and they have two teenage children. Even though much of the time since then has been spent raising a family, Holly remained dedicated to helping older adults in the community of Evansville. For 20+ years her work has included directing Activities and programs in Nursing Homes, Recreation Centers, and Retirement Homes. She became a certified fitness instructor in 2008, specializing in programs for seniors which led to her own business and is currently an Independent Fitness Instructor.

In 2013 Holly took over as Director of the Indiana State Games – Fit and 50, which is the Senior Games for the State of Indiana. Since taking this position, the Indiana Games participation has grown in capacity each year. She has a sincere passion for promoting Health and Wellness to older adults and encourages participation in sport regardless of everyone’s level of ability.

In 2018, Holly was initiated as a Board of Director for the National Senior Games Association. As Regional Director, and Chair of the Membership Committee, her role is to communicate questions, concerns, comments, and information with the Great Lakes region of eight states and Nationals. She looks forward to enhancing the communication and providing leadership for the region.

Holly takes pride in paying close attention to the details and making sure the athletes, spectators, coordinators, sponsors, and volunteers are safe and happy. She looks forward to another successful year as the Director of the Indiana State Games and loves seeing athletes returning for the competition and fun while also meeting new participants that want to get into the game!


Holly Schneider
Executive Director
P.O. Box 6334
Evansville, IN 47719