I created GrabGR in 2014 as a resource for locals and visitors in Grand Rapids, Michigan to discover the city through my experiences. My goal was to promote GR through a personalized perspective on area establishments, events and all things local.
What started as a creative outlet and solution for friends asking for tips on fun things to do in GR, quickly turned into an influencing blog and social media platform where I stayed connected with the city I lived in. I ending up acquiring invaluable knowledge about my city and made meaningful connections with other residents. I did this through creating a steady stream of content from an insider's perspective and collaborating with business owners.
West Seattle Junction Association
When I moved to Seattle in June 2017 I wanted to get acclimated with my new community through volunteering. West Seattle has quite a few defining neighborhoods (lovingly referred to as Junctions) of its own and holds many family-friendly events throughout the year; as well as a weekly Farmers Market on Sunday. Below are examples of pieces I have written for the West Seattle Junction Association Blog:
Grand Valley Lanthorn
Below are a few of the articles I completed:
In March 2017, my husband and I decided to make the move to Seattle from Michigan. Giving ourselves only a few months, the logistics of moving were overwhelming to say the least but it also left some questions unanswered for me - creatively and professionally.
I fell in love with Seattle while visiting the city for the first time in April 2017, searching for a place to live in and a community to settle into. I loved how creating GrabGR helped me connect with the place I called home and decided that one day - no matter where I find myself professionally - I'd like to do the same with Seattle. For now, it is an Instagram page chronicling some of my best moments and adventures in the Emerald City. Hopefully soon, I'll have another website to share this majestic place I now call home.