People Rides Staff

Mark Newberg, Transit Manager

Mark has served as the Housing Director for Region 6 since 2019 and the Transit Manager for Peoplerides since 2023. Mark started his career here at Region 6 in 2014 as a Housing specialist. Currently his duties are focused primarily on Transportation while he still serves as the Housing Director. He is a graduate of Upper Iowa University with degrees in both accounting and business management.

Mark and his wife Lori are longtime residents of Lynnville, Iowa where he currently serves on the city council and is one of 4 State of Iowa Area Representatives for a worldwide motorcycle association. Mark enjoys working with local teenagers, wood carving, hunting, fishing, motorcycling, volunteering and camping. Mark and Lori have two adult daughters, two dogs, and one son in law.

Email Mark – mnewberg (at)

Lorinda Lamb, Operations Manager

Lorinda began working for Peoplerides in September of 2018 as assistant dispatcher and was promoted to Operations Manager in 2023.  She grew up in Marshalltown and has been married to her husband Steve for 12 years.   She has two grown sons, Chase and Shawn Liam along with one grandson, Adrian.

Before coming to Peoplerides she worked for NuCara in a variety of roles including Certified Pharmacy Technician for 16 years.

In her spare time she enjoys lure coursing with her two Salukis, showing them in AKC conformation shows, watching movies, reading and generally just being together with her dogs, family and friends.

Email Lorinda – llamb (at)

 Marcia Burgess, Dispatcher/Scheduler

Marcia Burgess started with Peoplerides in April, 2008 as lead driver in Grinnell. In January, 2014 she took over the head dispatch and scheduling duties in Marshalltown. Before coming to Peoplerides she worked as a dental assistant in Grinnell and for Jeld-Wen and Grinnell Products. Marcia holds a Class A CDL and at one time drove a semi hauling steel and grain.

Marcia grew up in Gilman and was an avid basketball player. She lived in Grinnell for 23 years. In 2003 she moved to an acreage south of Gilman where she currently resides with her husband, Denny. Marcia’s extended family includes daughter Krista, son-in-law Cody and grandson Braxton and granddaughter Reece, along with stepson Chad, his wife Rachel and granddaughter Ruth Ann.

Marcia and Denny are the founders of the Lighthouse Opry Barn Dance and the country band Prairie Lightning. Every 3rd Saturday of the month April thru October you can sit in the beautiful countryside near Gilman and enjoy the sounds of good ole country music in a “real” barn!

Email Marcia – mburgess (at)

Kailey Miller, Project Assistant

Kailey started working at Region 6 Resource Partners in July of 2023 as a Project Assistant. She assists all areas of Region 6 where help is needed, including assisting Peoplerides in ride scheduling and dispatch.

Kailey graduated from Marshalltown High School in 2017 and attended Marshalltown Community College for two years before transferring to Iowa State University, where she currently is pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Kailey is also taking a continuing education course at MCC in order to obtain her Emergency Medical Technician certification.

She spends most of her free time with family and friends. Some of her hobbies include horseback riding, walking on trails, sitting by the lake while reading books, as well as going to concerts and festivals.

Email  Kailey – kmiller (at)