Teri Watkins

Teri Watkins started at the BCT as a Volunteer Usher in 2007 and became part of the event staff in the fall of 2016. Teri moved from Omaha, Nebraska to Bloomington and works for a publisher.  She spends her time visiting state wineries with friends, gardening, volunteering in the community, cooking, and cheering for the Indiana Women’s basketball program.  She has published two books, most recently a cookbook of her grandmother’s recipes.

Derrek Tipton

Derrek comes to the BCT after spending five years as a news reporter for the Times-Mail in Bedford. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and telecommunications from Ball State in 2014. In addition to reporting, he spent time as a technical writer for a pharmaceutical company and designing sports pages for The Herald Times. Derrek also plays guitar in a Bloomington-based death metal band, Wretched Idol, as well as a Louisville-based metalcore band, Taken Lives.