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Madeline Saucedo


After graduating from Michigan State University, I knew I wanted to move back to Northern Michigan and that I wanted to live in an area that would provide a multitude of opportunities. I wanted the perfect balance of social life, outdoor recreation, and unique businesses to explore. Traverse City, MI checked all of those boxes and welcomed me in 2017. I have worked in the nonprofit sector for over 3 years.

I have the pleasure of enjoying all of the lakes, rivers, and hiking trails as well as indulging in downtown Traverse City’s food and drink businesses. It is a luxury to live this close to all of these experiences.

Living in TC has connected me with so many different organizations, movements, and community builders that I truly feel a part of this region’s initiatives. I’m excited to see how the area can continue to grow and welcome people from all backgrounds who will transform our region into the best version it can be.

Works at
traverse bay children’s advocacy center
fund development director
Ask Maddie About
Leadership Grand Traverse
Hidden Gem
Secluded Beaches


  • Arts & culture
  • Outdoor activities
  • Food and drink recommendations
  • Charitable organizations and volunteer opportunities
  • Community


Traverse City is a place for everyone. Regardless of your background or identity, the community offers a niche for everyone. By bringing in more diverse people, our region will thrive and inspire future generations to move to this area. This is not just a great place to visit, it is the perfect place to live.


It might feel isolating or overwhelming being a new person in this area. However, once you make one or two connections, the opportunities keep coming.