Lea Gamble grew up in rural Warren, Indiana, raised within her dad's construction company where she finished drywall and painted alongside him. She knew early on she wanted a career within construction and architecture, as well as to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Lea has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Building Construction Management and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Design Technology, both from Ivy Tech Community College. She is also a LEED Green Associate, passionate about sustainable design and construction. Lea is a BIM Technician and Technical Coordinator at Moake Park Group in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In this role, she creates and manages 3D building models, assists in the creation of project renderings and VR walkthroughs, and creates construction documents for projects. She also does construction administration, having previous project management exerperience, as well as internal IT for the company.
Lea is involved in the Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana, serving on the Young Professionals Forum Committee and the Government Affairs Committee. She occasionally volunteers her time as a career speaker for Junior Achievement. She became involved with YLNI after graduating from Leadership Institute in 2021, thereafter joining the Leadership Institute Committee. She is also involved with Team YLNI and paddles on the dragonboat team.
In her free time, Lea enjoys hobbies like playing video games, reading, and she loves building computers. She spends time at home with her cat and her family.