Phone: (616) 774-4585Biography:
Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2013-14): 8
What you love most about working for the Griffins: The variety of projects I work on always keeps things interesting! I also love seeing the future Wings get their start. Its fun knowing the likes of Kronwall, Howard, Abdelkader, etc. got their start here in Grand Rapids.
Favorite Griffins memory: Being able to experience a full playoff run, and the team ultimately winning the Calder Cup. Theres nothing like being in the crowd during a sold-out home game during playoffs. Amazing energy. Im just sad I wasnt at the final game in Syracuse!
Favorite all-time Griffins players: Niklas Kronwall, Jimmy Howard
Hometown: Port Huron, Michigan
College degree/year/school: BFA, Graphic Design, Kendall College of Art and Design 2006
Personal/professional hero(es): Jessica Hiche and Louise Fili. Both are amazing designers with typographic flair.
As a child, you dreamed of becoming: A veterinarian
First job/your age: Sales Associate at Younkers, 16.
Proudest professional accomplishment: Winning my first design award in 2011! I just won my 4th for a logo I designed this past summer.
Favorite charities/charitable causes: The Humane Society of West Michigan, Design for Good West Michigan, WMCAT
Most exciting/unique thing youve done or place youve visited: I once won a trip to London, England from iTunes to attend their annual iTunes Festival. London is an amazing city, and I would love to go back some day.
Sports played growing up: Soccer, tennis
Favorite foods: Anything from San Chez or Marie Catrib's.
Favorite music artists: Mutemath, OneRepublic, Mikky Ekko, Switchfoot. Needtobreathe
Favorite sports movie: The Cutting Edge
Favorite book or author: I really enjoyed reading Life, On The Line by Grant Achatz, about a world-renowned chef (originally from MI) and his struggles with making it in the business and dealing with tongue cancer. Fascinating read.
Favorite subject in elementary school: Art
Favorite spectator sports: Hockey, drag racing
Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings
Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Antiquing, traveling, enjoying all of the cultural events Grand Rapids has to offer, such as the symphony, Broadway, ballets, museums, festivals, etc.