What is your day job?
I am the digital marketing specialist for Cherry Republic!
How long have you lived in the Grand Traverse area?
I have been living in Traverse City for a year and a half now after moving from Washington, D.C. I absolutely love it.
What is your favorite thing about living/working in the Traverse City area?
I love living/working in Traverse City because there are endless opportunities to be creative and work with the community.
What do you do for fun?
For fun I run my food blog @elliesdairyfreekitchen! I suffer from dairy allergies so I spend a lot of time in the kitchen prepping food and I love food photography. I also love to work out with my best friend and try new restaurants with my boyfriend!
How do you get involved in the community?
I get involved in the community through supporting local businesses every chance I get and attend as many TCYP events as I can!
What is your favorite local business (restaurant, shop, service,etc.) and why?
My favorite local business is Third Coast Bakery because they are an allergy-safe and lifestyle-friendly bakery. My favorite thing on their menu is the lemon glazed donut!
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
I don’t know about weird, but my most unique job is that I worked for a United States Congressman in the U.S. Capitol doing all things government relations.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
Something surprising about me is that I played college basketball.
What is something you learned in the last week?
I learned that 46 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving.
How can other TCYP members support you (personally or professionally)?
They could help me by following my food blog!