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Discover the charm within heartfelt family stories, shared experiences and adventures as we offer a glimpse into the lives of our featured families family story. Through captivating visuals and authentic narratives, our goal is to immerse you in the love, resilience, and pure joy that defines family life at Westfield Living.

The Tieman Family: Finding Joy in the Journey

Nestled in a farmhouse surrounded by land, chickens and a garden, Joshua and Claudia Tieman are happy to be rooted in Westfield with their three children, Ezekiel Elora and Elspeth. They’ve experienced many moves and adventures together, and it all began out west in Arizona.

“Claudia and I met at a church activity and haven’t stopped hanging out with each other since,” says Josh with a smile. “Married for 16 years, our wedding in the Mesa, Arizona, Latter-day Saints Temple was a highlight of our ride together. We have many wonderful memories, but one that stands out is our trip to Guatemala around our one year anniversary. I’d previously lived and worked there as a missionary, and we spent 10 days exploring the jungle and archeological sites, visiting friends, and enjoying the people and culture.”

Josh’s career path began at Arizona State University, where he received his undergraduate degree. He then attended medical school at the University of Arizona, completed his general surgery residency at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix/Tucson, and finished with his plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

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Like many families, the Tiemans have moved often, but 10 times in the last nine years has certainly been a journey.

“Westfield is wonderful!” says Claudia. “We really enjoy the peace and quiet of our neighborhood, while still being close to work, schools, and all the area has to offer. We live between Ditch and Towne in a farmhouse on a couple of acres. The surrounding community is very nice with beautiful landscaping and walking trails. We love having some land to raise our 21 (!) chickens and grow a large garden. I’d like to add goats and maybe some other animals to the mix, but I’m not sure we’re ready for that yet.”

Their greatest joy comes in the form of their three children, who keep them on their toes and their hearts full.

Ezekiel, age 12, goes by Zeke. He’s always creating, drawing, and working to improve his skills. He’s also learning to play the piano and loves science, especially biology. In his free time, he likes to play outside with his sisters and the dog, play video games, or read. He has a big heart, is a wonderful help around the house, and is a great big brother.
Elora, age 9, is also very creative and can turn almost anything into a work of art. She’s learning to play the piano and says her favorite subject is also science, because she loves learning about animals. In her free time, she loves to play outside, read, or paint. She’s one of the kindest people her parents know and loves to help mom with cooking organizing projects, and being a big sister. 

Josh, a Plastic Surgeon at Riverview Health, and Claudia, a licensed Aesthetician, bring their passion for healing and beauty to their respective careers. The couple is looking forward to the opening of the Azure Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in the Clay Terrace area. “Helping others has always been a driving force in our lives,” Claudia explains. “Whether it’s through medicine or skincare, we find fulfillment in making a positive impact.”

Like many families, the Tiemans have moved often, but 10 times in the last nine years has certainly been a journey.

“Westfield is wonderful!” says Claudia. “We really enjoy the peace and quiet of our neighborhood, while still being close to work, schools, and all the area has to offer. We live between Ditch and Towne in a farmhouse on a couple of acres. The surrounding community is very nice with beautiful landscaping and walking trails. We love having some land to raise our 21 (!) chickens and grow a large garden. I’d like to add goats and maybe some other animals to the mix, but I’m not sure we’re ready for that yet.”

Their greatest joy comes in the form of their three children, who keep them on their toes and their hearts full.

Ezekiel, age 12, goes by Zeke. He’s always creating, drawing, and working to improve his skills. He’s also learning to play the piano and loves science, especially biology. In his free time, he likes to play outside with his sisters and the dog, play video games, or read. He has a big heart, is a wonderful help around the house, and is a great big brother.
Elora, age 9, is also very creative and can turn almost anything into a work of art. She’s learning to play the piano and says her favorite subject is also science, because she loves learning about animals. In her free time, she loves to play outside, read, or paint. She’s one of the kindest people her parents know and loves to help mom with cooking organizing projects, and being a big sister. 

Josh, a Plastic Surgeon at Riverview Health, and Claudia, a licensed Aesthetician, bring their passion for healing and beauty to their respective careers. The couple is looking forward to the opening of the Azure Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in the Clay Terrace area. “Helping others has always been a driving force in our lives,” Claudia explains. “Whether it’s through medicine or skincare, we find fulfillment in making a positive impact.”

Elspeth, 20 months old, goes by Elsie. She’s a busy girl who loves drawing. While she can sit and draw for a long time, the family has to watch her closely as she has given them some original artwork on the walls. She loves playing outside and visiting with the the “bawk, bawks”, aka chickens. She could spend all day playing with them. She is very much the baby of the family and gives the best hugs!

The Tiemans also added a 5 month old English cream golden retriever to the mix named Boondock. They absolutely adore him and are in the midst of training and teaching him to stay out of trouble.

As a family, they enjoy the outdoors, hiking, fishing and hunting. They also enjoy playing games and doing family read alouds together. Members of of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Josh is a volunteer Sunday school teacher, as well as an activity leader for boys ages 8-11. Claudia also volunteers as a Primary Sunday school teacher at church for children ages 4-5. Zeke volunteers as the secretary of his youth group.

Participating in local church activities and service projects for local residents is a shared experience they enjoy. Hosting and attending a variety of parties, including holiday and Super Bowl get togethers, are a lot of fun as well.

Further from home, the Tiemans love to travel and have enjoyed checking out many unique spots in our beautiful country. They take an annual trip back to Arizona to visit family. There, they like to do lots of day trips to places like the Grand Canyon and Sunset Crater and go hiking with family and friends.

“As we reflect on our journey, we’re grateful for our neighbors and the Westfield community,” Josh shares. “Their unwavering support and kindness have made Indiana feel like home. With faith as our guide, we look forward to embracing the endless possibilities that lie ahead.”

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