Since 2007, Prosperity Ag & Energy Resources has offered full-service consulting in the areas of grant writing, guaranteed loans and general grant administration. Prosperity professionals work closely with state and federal agency contacts to help applicants develop loans and general grant administration. Prosperity endeavors to strengthen communities, empower entrepreneurs and foster growth on farms and for businesses. With more than 400 successful grants in 38 states, funding for these awards has yielded nearly $60 million.

Meet our Team

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Christi Southerland

Christi Southerland is the Managing Partner at Prosperity Ag, working with clients throughout the United States. With a Bachelor’s of Science from Indiana University, Christi offers over nine years of experience in the energy and agriculture sector. With a passion for agriculture and rural communities, she enjoys helping clients find solutions and navigating them to success. Christi is from Hamilton County, Indiana where she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring her community. You can reach Christi at

Karen DuVall

Karen DuVall is Director of Grant Operations at Prosperity Ag. After a ten-year career in Chicago’s nonprofit sector, she returned to her hometown in northwest Indiana and came to work for Prosperity. She holds a dual degree in Anthropology and Telecommunications from Indiana University and a Masters of Nonprofit Administration from North Park University. When she isn’t glued to a laptop screen, she enjoys yoga, kayaking, knitting, creating stained glass art, and is an absolutely terrible karaoke singer. She was recently accepted into McKinney School of Law at Indiana University in Indianapolis, where she’ll continue working in the public policy analysis field. You can reach her at  

Susan Loessl

Susan Loessl joined Prosperity Ag in May 2017 as the Grant Support Staff. Susan has a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Indiana University and over 10 years experience in development; event management, fundraising, grant writing, corporate sponsorship and donor relations in the nonprofit sector and higher education. Susan has lived in Hamilton County, Indiana for 35 years and currently lives with her spouse and three children in Noblesville. You can reach Susan at

Katy Gould

Katy Gould is the Administrative Director at Prosperity Ag. With 12 years of customer service experience, she actively supports the team and clients in varying tasks. She enjoys learning about each project and is available for any client needs. When she’s not in the office, you can find her on the sidelines of sporting events cheering for her children. You can reach her at