Basically, I help tell the stories of all the amazing things that are happening in the Grand Rapids area. That means, I manage two of our blogs, oversee the production of our annual visitor guide, make sure that our content gets shared with Pure Michigan, and I also support our sales team with marketing materials.
BS, Secondary Education with a major in English and a minor in psychology from Ohio University
MA, English Literature with an emphasis on literary theory from Ohio University
Certified Tourism Ambassador
I used to work for a park district and we would frequently partner with our area visitor's bureau. That's when I first discovered what an important role these organizations play--not just in marketing a place, but also in making it great for everyone.
If it's warm and sunny with either a beach or a pool, I'm interested.
My advice would be: get ready to be amazed! Grand Rapids has an incredible food, beer, music and art scene. And, even though it's a city, it's so easy to get around. Also--make sure you take a trip out to Lake Michigan. We're not lying when we say it's a freshwater ocean!