Mieke is a writer, designer, and proud Michigander. After a 9-year stint in the skincare industry, she launched her second career at her alma mater, Grand Valley State University, during which she built a passion for story-telling and community building. She is inspired by the ways local businesses in West Michigan collaborate and loves to brag about the cool things that are happening around town. Mieke enjoys hiking, biking, dancing, cooking, laughing and doing almost anything if it's outdoors on a warm sunny day, but has also been known to ride her motorcycle on a drizzly 45-degree afternoon.
When not at Local First, you might find Mieke at: The Cheese Lady, Fulton Street Farmers Market, Rebel, or Rock Paper Scissors.