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What if your home was nationally recognized for having the best hikes, a Top 10 arts & culture scene, the best ice cream, and was also the most beautiful place in America?

#1 Lake Beach Town to Live In
Most Vibrant Arts City
50 Best Cities to Live in the US
Small Town Beer Scene
The Prettiest Towns in the U.S.A.
The Most Charming Main Streets in America
The Most Charming Historic Town (Northport)
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Northern Navigators

Are you considering a move to the Traverse City area but haven’t quite made up your mind? Maybe you’ve recently moved here and you want to get plugged into a network and the community? Northern Navigators are here to help. Acting as ‘regional ambassadors’, our Northern Navigators are people who already live here, who have chosen to live here, and who can help you as a newcomer feel welcomed and connected, all while offering knowledge of the regional lifestyle, recreation, schools, healthcare, real estate, and industry and career opportunities.

Connecting with a Northern Navigator is simple – just browse their profiles below and schedule a time to chat.

Roger Amundsen

Freelance Artist

Ask Roger about Recreation & Getting Outside

Max Anderson

Commercial Lender at Honor Bank

Ask Max about volunteer opportunities

Karin Chung

Senior Recruiter at Hagerty

Ask Karin about Schools & Careers

Taylor Comiskey

Stay at Home Parent

Ask Taylor about UpNorth Pride

Sarah Diaz Pennell

Senior Product Marketing Manager at Amazon

Ask Sarah about Working Remotely from Traverse City

Craig Hadley

Executive Director at Dennos Museum

Ask Craig about Arts & Culture in Traverse City


Director of Strategic Projects at Traverse Connect

Ask Camille about TC’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Jillian Manning

Editor at Northern Express

Ask Jillian about arts & culture in Traverse City

Laura Matchett

Director of Extended Educational Services at NMC

Ask Laura about Health & Wellness Services

David Mengebier

President and CEO at Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Ask David about traverse city’s community

Attia Qureshi

Leadership Consultant at Attia Qureshi Consulting

Ask Attia about owning a business in Traverse City

Kate Redman

Cooperative Project Director at Commongrounds

Ask Kate about Office Space & Co-Working

Madeline Saucedo

Assistant to the President at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Ask Maddie about Community & Networks

Mi Stanley

Corporate Director of Special Projects at Traverse Health Clinic

City Commissioner for City of Traverse City

Gina Stein

Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations at Munson Healthcare

Ask Gina about Careers & Job-Hunting

Jennifer Szunko

Executive Director at TCNewTech

Ask Jennifer about resources for entrepreneurs

Brittany Vanderbeek

Director of Development & Community Engagement at 20Fathoms

Ask Brittany about getting involved in the community

Nick Viox

Producing Director at Parallel 45 Theatre Co.

Ask Nick about Arts, Culture, & UpNorth Pride

Meg Zammit

Realtor at Century 21 Northland

Ask Meg about Where to Live & Real Estate