Mandy Shepherd


Mandy was born and raised in the small town of Brazil, Indiana.  From an early age she started fishing with her dad at his “strip pit”.  She attended high school at Northview, graduating in 1996 in the top twenty percent of the class.  In her junior year of high school, she went to work for her father, Gary Nesty, O.D. at his optometry office.  Upon graduating from high school, she attended Indiana State University majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences.  She graduated in 2001 with a bachelor degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Development.  While at Indiana State she made the Dean’s list several years in a row and did an internship at a local daycare facility as the assistant director.

Upon graduating from college, she got married and started her career at Solar Bat ® working alongside her father, Gary Nesty, O.D.  Mandy has three beautiful children: Dylan, Laney and Jared. All of her kids were involved in 4-H, their church youth group and they love helping out with Bible school. While in 4-H they had several projects but the one that the family enjoyed was showing swine. 4-H has provided Mandy and her children with several opportunities. Mandy and her daughter Laney got to meet Mike Pence when he visited Brazil. Mandy loves to watch her kids participate in all of their activities.  She attends Ebenezer church and is active with the Bible school and also a Sunday school teacher.  Her husband is a trustee at the church and all of her kids have grown up in the church that she attended as a young child.

Mandy loves working at Solar Bat ®. Not only does she get to work alongside her dad and learn the trade but she gets to meet a lot of really nice people. She loves Christian music and every year attends Winter Jam with her family and church family. All of the opportunities that she has been given could not have been possible without the faith that she has in Jesus Christ.

Phone: (812) 986-3551
Fax: (812) 986-3550