Born in Detroit, raised in Grand Rapids and schooled in East Lansing, I'm a Michigander, through and through. After receiving my B.A. in journalism with a specialization in graphic design from Michigan State University in 2011, I ventured outside the comfy confines of the Mitten to take a newspaper job in Louisville, Kentucky. After a bourbon and KFC fueled year in the fake south, the pull of the Great Lakes was too strong to keep me away, and I soon returned home.
While West Michigan will always be home, I'm enjoying my second stint as a metro Detroiter. Despite being more than a little rough around the edges, I'm continually drawn to and amazed by the city of Detroit. The art, architecture and history of this city is almost unlike any other place in the world. Detroit City really is the place to be.