Tell us a little about yourself.
In 2016 I graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in entrepreneurship and a knack for business development. During my last two years of college I owned and operated an event production company/art collective called Tree Love Collective- we hosted nearly thirty concerts and two music festivals. You could say art and music are two things I am very passionate about.
After college I moved to Grand Rapids and while on the hunt for a career path that best suited my skills and goals I helped my friend and roommate develop his clothing and merchandise company called Kaleidoscopic Apparel.
After a few months I found myself on a career path that I found to be equally stimulating and gratifying. I had accepted a position at MassMutual here in Grand Rapids as a Financial Advisor which suited me perfectly. In this position I am able to simultaneously help others become financially successful while supporting myself financially in the process.
Why did you join GRYP?
I had heard about GRYP through a number of different sources; after a while decided I should go check it out and hopefully expand my network locally. It has proven to be a great tool for building my business as well as my social network around the Grand Rapids area.
What's your favorite event?
My favorite GRYP events are probably either the smaller new member gatherings or the bowling events. For anyone considering checking out GRYP, I would highly recommend starting with one of these types of events.
How long have you been a member?
I have been a member for about 4 months now and plan to stay a member and contribute to the group for years to come.