It's nice to meet you, too.
WHERE I COME FROM
I spent most of my childhood in Grayling, Michigan, a small lumbering town in the heart of Northern Michigan. I have lived in West Michigan for the last 9 years -- most of which have been spent in the heart of Grand Rapids' west side neighborhood. I am very proud to call Grand Rapids my home.
WHERE I'VE BEEN
I moved to Grand Rapids to pursue my B.B.A. in Finance and Human Resources Management at GVSU. (Go Lakers!) During my undergraduate, I was heavily involved with student life. I graduated with Honors from the Frederick Meijer Honors College, and I am a proud Laker for a Lifetime.
After working for a few years post-graduation, I realized I was meant to serve. I put my full time career job on hold to enlist in the US Army Reserves. I graduated from the JFK School of Special Warfare as my class's Valedictorian and Distinguished Honors Graduate. I now work as a full time HCM Analyst for a large private company in Grand Rapids.
WHERE I'M GOING
Simply and humbly, I'm here to serve. I always tell people I could have moved anywhere in the country after completing my initial Army training, yet I chose to return home to Grand Rapids because I wholeheartedly believe in our City and in our People. It would be a privilege and an honor to represent the people of the 1st Ward on our City's Commission.