/Brooke Naumcheff

About Brooke Naumcheff

As a West Michigan native and student at Grand Valley State University, I consider myself an expert-in-training on all things Michigan. I love being a short hop, skip, and a jump away from the beach during the summer, and usually end up at Grand Haven State Park or other park trails for outings with my dog Emmy. When not at school or work, you can usually find me shopping in downtown Holland or Grand Rapids, or at a local venue, taking in the latest show or performance.

Brandy M.

2017-09-19T10:06:02+00:00 Profiles|

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Brandy has roots and strong ties here in West Michigan that she could not help but return to. Upon graduation from Western Michigan University in 2008, Brandy decided to move out to Las Vegas, Nevada where she worked for 8 years in personal assistance and event managing—even working for [...]

Philanthropic Fashion

2017-05-01T13:37:12+00:00 Blog Posts|

I recently volunteered for the April 21st event, Runway On The Rapids, benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Program at Mercy Health St. Mary's. It featured a high-trend fashion show, elegantly executed at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. The event was sponsored by many local companies, including Meijer, ADAC Automotive, and JW Marriott. There were [...]

Rowing Into Summer

2017-09-19T10:06:02+00:00 Blog Posts|

On April 8th, I had the privilege of representing Hello West Michigan and the region to over 500 collegiate athletes at the GVSU Lubbers Cup Regatta. When I started my internship, I didn’t know what a regatta was, but I quickly discovered the sport of rowing, and was fascinated by the speedy boats, called “racing [...]

Jeffrey S.

2017-04-12T12:42:38+00:00 Profiles|

Jeffrey’s list of residences reads like a list of iconic American cities. He was born and raised in Livingston, New Jersey before attending college at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating, he lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York, and then headed to San Francisco, California where he obtained a masters degree at [...]

Amber G.

2017-09-19T10:06:02+00:00 Profiles|

After only a month of living in West Michigan, Amber, a North Carolina native, already feels at home. Living in North Carolina and later attending college in Florida, one might think West Michigan is an odd place to land. But Amber and her boyfriend yearned for a change of scenery, and found themselves drawn to [...]

Musical Talent in West Michigan

2017-04-05T09:33:56+00:00 Blog Posts|

I had the privelege of attending a performance of Ragtime The Musical at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the nation. The cast of this production did an outstanding job executing such a powerful storyline, centered around various groups of individuals intersecting as they try to succeed in America. Set at [...]

Lauren C.

2017-03-20T11:13:15+00:00 Profiles|

Raised in West Michigan, Lauren headed to Chicago for her first job offer after graduating from Calvin College. Like many West Michigan Natives, Lauren wanted a change of scenery, which she found working at a youth choral program as their general manager. After another move, this one even farther from home to Seattle, Lauren got [...]

Life In West Michigan

2017-09-19T10:06:02+00:00 Blog Posts|

Michigan is known for its breathtaking summers, bright fall colors, and stark, white winters. Truly encapsulating every season to its fullest potential, West Michigan is a hot spot for those who love the outdoors, strong community relations, and beautiful areas to raise a family. Having spent my entire life in West Michigan, I know firsthand [...]