What is your day job?
General Manager, Traverse City Pit Spitters
How long have you lived in the Grand Traverse area?
Just 4 months, I am a native Texan and made my way to Traverse City by way of Davenport, Iowa.
What is your favorite thing about living/working in the Traverse City area?
The beauty of the area, and the energized, enthusiastic people that live and work here!
What do you do for fun?
I like to play my guitar and sing, read, ride my bike, play tennis, volleyball, and travel. I love experiencing new things!
How do you get involved in the community?
I like to get involved with my community by attending as many networking events as possible, discovering my city via sidewalks, public transit, trails and bike paths, I also like to get to know a place by patronizing local bars and restaurants!
What is your favorite local business (restaurant, shop, service,etc.) and why?
I haven’t spent much time in Traverse City yet, but the Library is one of my favorite places everywhere I go! I love to read, but I feel like its always the best kept secret in every town! Its FREE and you have access to not only books, but tools, computers, movies, software to help you learn another language, and it’s FREE! I also love to bike, so I feel like I will be all over the TART trails when the weather warms up.
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
I used to work on a farm- found myself getting into some weird experiences with that one!
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I used to teach salsa lessons.
What is something you learned in the last week?
Cherry Blossom trees are strictly ornamental, and cherries grow on different kinds of trees! The planting and development of the Washington D.C. Cherry Blossoms at the National Mall were spearheaded by Eliza Scidmore.
How can other TCYP members support you (personally or professionally)?
Find me at a networking event and introduce yourself- I love meeting people and connecting over shared interests or having spirited debates of all kinds! I look forward to meeting you!