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Northern Navigators

Opening the doors to the Grand Traverse Region to new ideas, new people, and new growth opportunities.

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 with them*. Easy. Now go get connected!

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Max Anderson

Commercial Lender at Honor Bank

Ask Max about volunteer opportunities

Jillian Manning

Executive Director at National Writers Series

Ask Jillian about arts & culture in Traverse City

David Mengebier

President and CEO at Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Ask David about traverse city's community

Steve Peacock

CPA/Partner at Rehmann

Ask Steve about career opportunities and job-hunting

Attia Qureshi

Leadership Consultant at Attia Qureshi Consulting

Ask Attia about owning a business in Traverse City

Jennifer Szunko

Executive Director at TCNewTech

Ask Jennifer about resources for entrepreneurs

Brittany Vanderbeek

Manager of Impact at Hagerty

Ask Brittany about getting involved in the community

Nick Viox

Producing Director at Parallel 45 Theatre Co.

Ask Nick about Arts, Culture, & UpNorth Pride

Roger Amundsen

Freelance Artist

Ask Roger about Recreation & Getting Outside

Karin Chung

Recruiter & Intern Coordinator at Hagerty

Ask Karin about Schools & Careers

Taylor Comiskey

Sales at Bill Marsh Automotive

Ask Taylor about UpNorth Pride

Pam DeMerle

Chief of Staff at RE/MAX Bayshore

Ask Pam about Childcare & Daycare Options

Sarah Diaz Pennell

Senior Business Development 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

Laura Matchett

Director of Extended Educational Services at NMC

Ask Laura about Health & Wellness Services

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

Communications & Special Projects Manager at Traverse Health Clinic

Ask Mi about Community & Volunteer Opportunities

Meg Zammit

Realtor at Century 21 Northland

Ask Meg about Where to Live & Real Estate