Local Lady: Allena Tapia

Photo BY Erika HodgesEducating the Public and Changing the WorldWriter, Editor and Translator at Garden Wall Production, LLC Allena Tapia’s goal in life is to make the world a better place. And by using her writing skills and other unique talents, ...
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Sara’s Secrets to Success

With a lighthearted disposition and a killer sense of humor, Sara Frank-Hepfer turns the typical stereotype of a financial consultant on its head. Frank-Hepfer, CFP® and AAMS, is the Vice President at Financial Technology where she works to help her clients identify where they are now financially, where they want to be and how to get there. ...
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Accounting For Balance

Balancing a work life and personal life can be challenging for some, but not for Christy Sommers. As a Senior Manager at Maner Costerisan, a full service certified public accounting agency, Sommers manages the audit department. ...
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Passion for Performance Art

Diane WillcoxDirector of Marketing and Communication at the Wharton CenterDiane Willcox has never let her shy personality stop her from working in the performing arts industry. After graduating from Occidental College in Los Angeles with an acting degree, ...
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A Love For Giving

Danielle RobinsonManager of Corporate Responsibility at Jackson National LifeDanielle Robinson works daily to help support and grow the local community. Robinson is the manager of corporate responsibility at Jackson National Life Insurance, where she ...
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Training for a Better Life

Alexa Boyce Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Health Coach Alexa Boyce started her career by focusing on her own fitness and health. When asking about a spin class, she was encouraged to start her own class and become a spin instructor. As ...
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A Powerful Force in Lansing

Julie Powers: Executive Director of Greater Lansing Housing Coalition Julie Powers is on a mission to make Lansing a better place — one living community at a time. As the Executive Director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, a community housing ...
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Building Community

Kathreen Francis: President of the Downtown Neighborhood Association With plenty of new businesses and people moving into downtown, Lansing is once again becoming a bright spot in the Mitten state. Kathreen Francis, president of the Downtown Neighborhood ...
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Achieving Goals

Pamela Comer Manager at YazakiNot many people discover a direct path to their career, especially not on the first try. Then again, not everyone is as blessed as 37-year-old, Pamela Comer. After graduating from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s ...
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