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For over six years I have focused my interest on helping creative communities grow.

After graduating with a BFA from Grand Valley State University I began working with several grassroots art initiatives. These experiences led me to pursue an MPA with an emphasis on nonprofit management also at Grand Valley State University. In 2005 I began promoting and working with the Avenue for the Arts as a part of the Dwelling Place Neighborhood Revitalization Department in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

I am a practicing artist who shows regularly. I work towards providing accessible methods for artists to publicly exhibit work; encouraging artists to develop their professional skills and facilitating relationships that help artists and the public creatively grow communities.

I also serve on the board of the Division Avenue Arts Cooperative, the Heartside Business Association, the Heartside Neighborhood Association and am one of the marketing co-chairs for YNPN-GR.

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