JumpOff Founders: Tiarra Hammond and Rhonda Douglas

Come take a ride with us, we promise you won’t be disappointed. 

About Us

The JumpOff Trolley is the creation of  Rhonda Douglas and Tiarra Hammond. They share a drive to bring people together and enhance their community. Together they have taken their shared experiences to create The JumpOff Trolley. 

Meet Rhonda Douglas

Co-Founder Rhonda Douglas is a native of South Bend. She has been married to her husband, William, for 25 years, and they have three beautiful children. She graduated from Ball State University and has worked in the South Bend community for 25-plus years. Her passion is her community.

Rhonda’s background includes working with children, families, and returning citizens formerly incarcerated.

When asked why she started her entrepreneurial journey, she says, “I wanted to use my talents and gifts that GOD gave me to enhance my community. I knew I wanted to bring people together to have fun and laugh. So I partnered with Tiarra, and we came up with a concept. The Jumpoff!”

Rhonda wishes to leave a legacy of:
FAITH: It has never failed me.
FAMILY: They bring me joy.
INTEGRITY- Be honest, fair, and kind.
PASSION: Search for it as long as it takes; dreams have no deadlines.
LAUGHTER: Fill up your soul with it; you will need it on your lowest days. LOVE: Above all, have fervent and unfailing love for one another. 1 Peter 4:8

Meet Tiarra Hammond

Co-Founder Tiarra Hammond was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, Il. She moved to South Bend when she was in middle school. She graduated from Bethel College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service. South Bend is her second home, but Chicago’s fast-pace will live in her heart forever.

Tiarra has had the opportunity to travel across the world, seeing different countries, including Italy, France, Germany, and Austria, to name a few. During her travels, she loved touring the towns and enjoying the scenery while using a variety of forms of transportation, including pedal carts and trolleys. Being able to hop on and off as she pleased and discover the sites and monuments at her own pace intrigued her. Tiarra found the best way to experience a town/city and learn the history and culture was by embarking on a narrated tour that exposed her to history, culture, and points of interest.

When asked about creating The JumpOff Trolley, Tiarra says, “I created it so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery, while having the opportunity to create fun memories with family, friends, and/or colleagues. So whether visitors like to be active or take it easy, you have plenty of choices!”