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TCYP Member Spotlight – Rekar Taymour

What is your day job?

Professional daydreamer, but I’m referred to as a creative director and copywriter. I create the narratives that connect people’s needs to the solutions my clients offer.

How long have you lived in the Grand Traverse area?

It’ll be 2 years this September.

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

It’s like being on vacation year-round. The nature, people, and local businesses all make it a wonderful place to live and work.

What do you do for fun?

What kind of copywriter doesn’t love pretending to be Hemingway or Kaur on their own time?  Predictably, I like to write. Outside of writing I stay active with kickboxing, weight-lifting, and yoga, but my favorite days are the ones spent at the beach soaking in the sun.

How do you get involved in the community?

I’m part of the TCYP Marketing Committee and am always open to working with local businesses and nonprofits.

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

Shout-out to Wild Pages and Darling Botanical. Being a writer I have to have the right tools. My shelf is full of different types of pens and paper — each meant for a particular purpose or mood.

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

I was a lunch-lady for a year or so in college. It wasn’t that weird, but depending on the day I could be making anything from pasta to stir-fry, milk-shakes, sushi, or burgers, the list just goes on and on.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I was born in a tent.

What is something you learned in the last week?

Cats have regional dialects much like humans and although I wish I could say I learned this from personal experience I read it somewhere like a normal person.

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

Reach out if you’d like to work together to support our community or just want to grab coffee and chit-chat. You can find me at,, or email me at