I was born and raised in one of Michigan's greatest cities and in the heart of West Michigan: Holland. Seated right on Lake Michigan, Holland has been made famous by its annual Tulip Festival. I grew up there with two amazing parents and three sisters, with family of both sides located within miles. I attended West Ottawa High School where I was on the swim team. Later, I went on to attend Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN. Swimming was a part of my life until my senior year in 2010. I stayed local after graduation, working at 1st Source Bank in South Bend, IN. After two years there I decided to make a major life change and relocate to Denver, CO where I am currently seeking employment.