Meet Your Hosts

From left to right: Rebecca, Hope, and Mary Ellen.

Rebecca D. Wilhelm: Rebecca's roots stretch back to the city of Hammond, Indiana, where she was born and raised. She graduated from Hammond High School and then set off to Vincennes University and St Mary of the Woods College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Rebecca is a full-time English Language Arts and Yearbook teacher at Milan High School in Milan, Indiana. She is the writer and co-host of the Hoosier Myths and Legends podcast. Rebecca currently resides in Aurora, Indiana, with her husband, Earl, and their two children, Earl George and Hope.

Mary Ellen Quigley: Meet Mary Ellen, a Director of Revenue Strategy for a hotel management company, who has a passion for both numbers and literature. She writes romance novels (not the steamy kind) under the pen name M.E. Lavern and non-fiction local history books under her real name, Mary Ellen Quigley. When she's not working or crunching numbers, she can be found weaving tales of passion and intrigue, or digging up historical dirt for her next book. Mary Ellen also co-hosts the Hoosier Myths and Legends podcast with her sister and niece. She resides in Hebron, Indiana, with her loyal furry companion, Rudy, who is rumored to be the comedic inspiration for most of her novels.

Hope Wilhelm: Hope is Rebecca’s daughter and Mary Ellen’s niece. She is in high school and is a member of the cheerleading team. Hope is a huge fan of Marvel (especially Tom Holland). She loves to draw and paint and is learning cosmetology in the hopes of opening her own salon one day. Hope is a co-host of Hoosier Myths and Legends podcast and helps keep her mom and aunt on top of all the social media trends.

So why would we do a podcast about ghosts?  Rebecca and Mary Ellen grew up in a haunted house, and that’s where their interest in the paranormal first began. Since Rebecca and Mary Ellen are both writers and have a shared interest in the paranormal, they decided to embark on this journey and bring you this podcast.  

Welcome to the Hoosier Myths and Legends Podcast, where we will dive into the spookier side of the Hoosier State.