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TCYP Member Spotlight – Jacobi Williams

What is your day job?

I own Jacobi Williams, Medical Massage and am a Medical Massage Therapist and Manual Therapist.

How long have you lived in the Grand Traverse area?

I’ve lived in Traverse city for 9 years.

What is your favorite thing about living/working in the Traverse City area?

My favorite thing about Traverse city is by far all the bike trails and water front!

What do you do for fun?

I used to dance professionally and it’s still one of my favorite hobbies and passions. I play tabletop games and dungeons and dragons, and spend a lot of time weight lifting and being active.

How do you get involved in the community?

One way I get involved in my community is by hosting free massage days at businesses in Traverse City, giving people who might not have the resources or time to care for their own bodies a little bit of TLC.

What is your favorite local business (restaurant, shop, service,etc.) and why?

My favorite Local Business is Elite Fitness North. The atmosphere is so welcoming and I am motivated to push myself everyday. The gym community is the most inclusive and cross generational I’ve ever experienced in a gym and I always feel comfortable to try something new without fear.

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

The weirdest job I’ve ever had was probably being a professional dancer, performance arts, or arts of any kind is a pretty unique way to make a living.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

Something that may surprise you about me is that I used to spend every winter in the Caribbean teaching.

What is something you learned in the last week?

Something I learned in the last week is that an owl is nature’s slowest bird of prey

How can other TCYP members support you (personally or professionally)?

Something TCYP members could do to support me professionally is by referring me to anyone they may know with pain, injury, or loss of mobility. I am trying to fill my books with new clients and I would love the support so I can help as many people as possible. It’s especially important now more than ever that we do our part to put some honest good into the world!