Jamie is a West Michigan native who has grown up with her hands in the soil, toes in the water, and heart wherever the sun shines. She grew up in a small farm town just south of Grand Rapids where she worked for nine years at mom and pop farm market and greenhouse. It was in those nine years she discovered her passion for farming and forming relationships with customers. While working at the farm market Jamie attended Grand Valley and received her degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She thought that degree was what she wanted to do but before graduation she realized she didn’t want to give up the hard work or getting to always be outside. In her last year at Grand Valley Jamie interned at an urban farm in Grand Rapids called Urban Roots. Once her internship was completed she accepted a farm manager position at Urban Roots, which is a position she currently loves! When Jamie isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her dog, Russo, and pet duck, Addie. She takes any opportunity to head to the beach and loves dreaming of where her next overseas travel will take her.