Director | Economic Development
What I Do at Southwest Michigan First
My job can primarily be summed up with three main functions. First, I get the pleasure of marketing our area’s economic development assets to attract businesses that fit our community’s growth ambitions. Second, I get to serve our existing businesses and stakeholders by helping to connect them to beneficial resources and networks. Third, I get to tell the story of our community’s successes and needs through data.
Why I love Working at Southwest Michigan First
I love working at Southwest Michigan First because I get to be part of a team that truly strives to make a positive difference every day.
My Favorite Thing(s) About Living Here Are…
The variety. Whether I am feeling adventurous, relaxed, ambitious, reserved, out-going, outdoorsy, athletic, or quiet there is always something enjoyable to do that fits any those characteristics.
When I’m Not at Work, You’ll Find Me…
Hiking, eating, or laughing, with a strong chance of all three at the same time!
My Alma Mater
Western Michigan University, B.S. in Economics
Western Michigan University, B.S. in Statistics
A Few Things About Me
As a Child, I Wanted To Be: A Sports Announcer
Favorite Food: Swordfish
My Best Halloween Costume Ever: Old man as a six year old
Favorite Podcast: WSJ What’s News
Best Band Ever: Kaleo