get to know me!
Hi! I'm Jamie, Mitten State born and raised!
Growing up in south east Michigan, my father's side of the family owned (and still does) a small cottage on a lake in northern Michigan. Every summer was spent there taking pontoon rides, swimming and playin in the lake, building forts in the woods, basically having the time of our lives. To this day, it is still my favorite place on earth to vacation, a place where we can all be our goofy selves with not a care in the world.
My family never really traveled or camped, we had the cottage and that was where we spent our summers. Sleeping in my tent at the family cottage was the closest I had ever gotten to "camping".
When I was 25 I took a leap of faith and moved to California. Fresh out of College with an Interior Design degree, I landed a job doing commercial architecture. Through that job I've had some amazing opportunities to travel all over the beautiful and diverse state of California. I ended up becoming very close friends with my Manager at the time, Becky who is a travel guru. Becky's independence and constant sense for adventure motivated me to push myself out of my comfort zone and see the world for what it was. Now I thrive on adventures, always seeking out the next amazing place to see! My new obsession of adventuring and my fiance Derrick's love for the outdoors, and many years of camping experience under his belt, has forced me to try things I probably never would have. Camping, encountering bears, impromptu trips to places you see on the internet are all things I've grown to cherish.
I currently reside in Belleville, Michigan with my soon-to-be husband Derrick and our two dogs Aubrey and Toby. I work as an Independent Contractor of architectural design for both commercial and residential clients.