Gay Nation

Special guest

Alice Gay Nation was born and raised in Perry, GA. A small town 90 miles south of Atlanta, just 30 miles from Macon, GA. If you have ever driven through GA on your way to FL on I-75 then you passed thru Perry. Comes from a loving family, parents Harold (deceased in Dec. 2018) & Jean Nation were married for 67 ½ years, 3 siblings – Douglas, Vickie and Donna, 6 nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews. She has lived in Muncie since 1993 but maintained an apartment in New York City from 1979 to 2006. Her fiancé, Frank Brinkman, is an attorney practicing since 1980 and has a love for animals especially her “Fur Baby” Stella McCartney Nation-Brinkman, a small King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.

In December 2017, Alice Gay Nation joined the Westminster Village Marketing Team as Marketing Director with over 40 years of sales and marketing experience. Responsible for marketing of the Village including apartments - Residential, Assisted Living, Health Center and CooperVista Rehab-to-home. Involved in all aspects of marketing from print, radio, billboards, Facebook, digital, sponsorships, etc. Overseeing a sales staff responsible for tours, leases, move-ins, etc. Working closely with all departments for various events, programs, presentations, etc.

Gay is the owner of Brinkman Gallery located in beautiful downtown Muncie at 409 S. Walnut Street which is located next to Frank Brinkman’s Law office, Walnut and Charles Streets. The Brinkman Gallery is currently by appointment only.

She has previously worked with New York City’s Fashion Industry (1979-1993), Paws, Inc. (Jim Davis’ Garfield studio 1993 – 2016) and NASH FM 102.5 (2016 – 2017).

She has a strong commitment to non-profit and is actively involved in volunteering with various organizations. She is a member of the Rotary Noon Club of Muncie joining in 2006, WIBU (Women In Business Unlimited) in 2008 Athena Award recipient, AWAKEN (Afghan Women’s And Kids’ Education & Necessities) - Committee member since 2010 and served as Annual Dinner Auction Chair 2013 – 2014, 2016 First Female Chef to participate in the Old National 100 Men Who Cook event winning “Top Tipped Chef” Award two years in a row, currently serves on the Board of Masterworks Chorale, Muncie Civic Theatre - Actively involved supporter and volunteer, to name a few. Also worked on several projects with Ball State University International Rinker Center as a Host family since 2010 to Atilla Akyuz from Istanbul, Turkey, additionally worked on the BSU Bold Campaign and the School of Business as a Distinguished Speaker 2008.

Gay is originally from Perry, Georgia but is a die-hard Munsonian and Ball State Cardinals fan! Chirp! Chirp!

Gay Nation has been a guest on 1 episode.