What do you love about Traverse City?
I adore how locally based our community is. We are so proud of our city, our people, and everything we offer. I’ve lived in a lot of places throughout Michigan and this is definitely home!
What is your motto?
“Let go or get dragged.” It’s a good reminder to not dwell or worry too much because it’ll start affecting your life. When we start to realize that we can’t control everything (nor do we want to!), we really start to live and be in the present moment.
When and where are you happiest?
I am happy a lot, but one of my happiest moments is when I’m swimming with my sister at our favorite beach in Marquette. She is my best friend and loves to swim just as much as I do, so we just swim and talk for as long as we can.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
The greatest loves of my life are my dog, Piqua, and my partner, Daniel. I rescued my Piqua four years ago and am so incredibly glad I did. She is a ray of sunshine in my life. She inspires me with her unconditional love and the fact that she is always in the present moment. Daniel is the true love of my life! He is absolutely incredible. He is the yin to my yang. He’s very grounding and loving and I am so lucky to have him as my partner.
What is your favorite yoga posture?
My favorite yoga posture would have to be Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana or revolved head to knee pose. My lower back is so happy and open after I hold this pose for a few minutes. I love it!