Featured Member: Nick Govan
Nick Govan has been a GRYP member for about a year, and we think he's pretty great! Look out for him at some upcoming events and make sure to introduce yourself!
We asked Nick a few questions and here's what he had to say:
Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in the Muskegon, MI area and came to Grand Rapids to attend Grand Valley State University where I graduated in 2016 with a BS in Urban and Sustainable Regional Planning. I chose that path because it allowed for me to pursue my passions of nature and serving local communities. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, being active, and hugging trees and planting them as a volunteer with organizations in the area like Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.
Why did you join GRYP?
I joined GRYP because I wanted to broaden my social circle. I graduated college and did not have many friends left in the area, so decided it would be a good idea to get out and meet some new people!
What's your favorite event?
My favorite event is the New Member happy hours for sure! It is nice to be in a smaller environment with other people who are newer to the organization. The New Member Committee is very friendly and go above and beyond to make you want to be part of the organization.
What area of work are you in?
I am a GIS analyst at Western Land Services, Inc. The cliff notes version...I make maps.
What's your favorite thing to do in Grand Rapids?
I am always up for a new adventure! However, you can usually find me at the Crossfit gym, checking out a concert at a local venue, or at a local watering hole with my friends enjoying the GR nightlife.
Anything else you'd like to add?
Joining GRYP was a great decision. I have met some really cool people at the events and have also grew professionally as well.