Scott B.

2018-02-20T17:03:59+00:00 Profiles|

Scott is a Michigander, born and raised, but has also worked and lived in places like California, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Ohio. The common thread for all of these locales is water. Scott loves living near water and the beach (Ohio is technically considered a Great Lakes State). But Michigan is the Great Lakes State and West Michigan has always been Scott’s true home. After being in a [...]

Eva R.

2018-02-13T10:21:37+00:00 Profiles|

Eva has a serious case of wanderlust, and it has taken her a multitude of places: Ohio, Kentucky, both Carolinas, and Texas just to name a few. Between her desire to explore different places, and a variety of work assignments with her employer, she has had the opportunity to see different parts of the country [...]

Jennifer R.

2017-11-27T13:00:48+00:00 Profiles|

Jennifer is a Chicago native who has been in the marketing communications field for more than 20 years. Previous roles included time with the Chicago Board of Trade and Office Max, however she was laid off at her previous job due to the recession. Following the downsizing, she was left with a question of where [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Don R.

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

Hailing from Lansing and a graduate of Western Michigan University, Don worked all over Michigan before moving to Massachusetts and then to Upstate New York to work on the vendor side of the IT industry. Don‘s biggest motivation to move back to his home state was the birth of his first grandchild. As an IT [...]


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

Originally from France, Olivier spent the last 15 years living and working outside of London, England. But when his wife began thinking about relocating for her job with Amway, the couple began to consider leaving the bustling life of London for a more family-centered life in West Michigan. Both cities have their merits, but the [...]


2017-09-19T10:06:04+00:00 Profiles|

As a West Michigan native, Lisa already finds the beaches of Grand Haven very familiar. Leaving her hometown of Spring Lake behind, Lisa went to college at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. After graduating with a degree in Communications and Marketing, Lisa got married and moved to the East side of the state where her [...]