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Meet Shalee, Our New Social Media Marketer + Writer

Tell us about Shalee.

Hi! My name is Shalee, a recent newcomer to the Holland area. I grew up in central Michigan before moving to East Lansing where I attended Michigan State University to pursue my degree in advertising. After graduation, I took a gap year to travel and spent half my time living out of a backpack and the other half living out of a van. You could say I like adventure. I’m happy to be back in my home state of Michigan; nowhere in the world are there better sunsets!

Do you enjoy social media and writing?

Funny enough, I hated writing until I was about nineteen. I found my love for it about three years ago when I started a blog, Shalee Wanders, to record my travels. I think writing is an incredible way to showcase emotions and share stories. I was never very good at math or science, and writing felt so right, like I had found my niche. It’s completely dynamic and I love that it constantly changes. You never write the same article twice.

Social media is a place where you can engage and connect with people all over the world. I think that’s incredible and powerful.

What do you do in your free time?

I love being outdoors and exploring. You won’t often find me “relaxing at home” on weekends. I will try almost anything once. Photography is also a big part of my life. My parents gave me my first camera when I was 14 and the rest is history.

Craziest thing you’ve done:

Probably the time I decided to cliff jump off a seventy-foot cliff into the Georgian Bay.

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