Five minutes with Michael Parker


By Melissa Hicks

CIZ-Five Minutes with-1021-Michael ParkerWEBMeet Michael Parker, he is a student of Zionsville Community High School and volunteer at the Zion Nature Center, he has been a resident of Zionsville all his life.

What is the last good book you’ve read?

“I don’t read a ton, but last year in school we read ‘The Things They Carried’ by Tim O’Brian. That was a pretty good book.”

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why?

“Probably to Arizona because I go on a mission trip there every year and that’s like my favorite spot to be in. It’s in Flagstaff, right next to the Navajo Reservation.”

What music have you been listening to recently?

“I listen to a lot of Christian music. Actually there’s an artist called Lecrae, and it’s really weird, it’s Christian rap.”

What do you do in your spare time?

“I spend a lot of time at Hoosier Heights Indianapolis, I spend a lot of time there climbing and hanging out. Or just hanging out with friends. Going to the football games on Friday nights. And a lot of outdoor stuff.”

What do you see as opportunities for your community?

“I think Zionsville has grown a lot in its size. Which in a way it’s a little disappointing because you’re losing that small town feel. But it’s still growing which gives it more opportunities for business and bringing money in. Stuff like that and expanding. So that’s really good for them to keep doing that would open up a lot of opportunities.”

Five Minutes With is a recurring feature of Current in Zionsville. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please e-mail

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