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Ami Iceman-Hauter

Ami Iceman-Hauter is the Brand Manager at M3 Group in downtown Lansing. Iceman is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelors degree in creative advertising.

Tashmica Torok A Spark of Light

Tashmica Torok is a survivor. But after sitting with her for just fifteen minutes, anyone would know she is so much more. She is a hugger. She’s a smart, sassy, no-nonsense mom. And she’s an inspiration to hundreds of survivors of sexual trauma. She …

Keep Warm

We all know spring takes its time showing up in Michigan — so this month I made heating pads for my friends to keep them warm, while the sun catches up. I love these heating pads because they are extra long to wrap over your shoulders or around your …

Alison and Dominic Lathrop, Superwoman

Alison Lathrop is the proud mother of four lively, curious, adventurous kids. She takes care of her family, keeps the toys from over taking the living room and works to keep the household running day-in and day-out. But her days play out differently than …

Love What You Do

“I think it’s important to do what you love. I just believe that if you do what you love doing, what you can truly see yourself doing, you can do it for years and be happy,” Dr. Robyn Messing said. Dr. Robyn Messing, owner of Practice of Dermatology …

Erin McDonough Life Well-balanced

As a mom to a 15-month-old and President and CEO of the Michigan Oil and Gas Association, Erin McDonough isn’t worried about finding a balance between the two worlds, her only concern is being the best she can be at both. Appointed President and …

Marylou Olivarez Mason: The Will to Succeed

As Marylou Olivarez Mason, Executive Director of the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan and 2014 Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, sits among shelves full of family photos and walls of awards, she tells the story of her humble beginnings …

Karen Grannemann: The Business of Connections

CEO may just be a title to some, but for Karen Grannemann, CEO and General Manager at the University Club in East Lansing, it means so much more. To Grannemann, CEO means she has to be a teacher, manager, party planner and friend and she does it all …

Edythe Hatter-Williams: A Lifetime of Lessons

As Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO at Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!) stands outside the CAMW! building awaiting the end of her photo shoot, she casually opens the door for an unsuspecting patron pushing a stroller. The simple act speaks to her …

Amy Hanson & Sami Weaver Owning Their Future

Being diagnosed with a long-term disease affects everyone differently. But Amy Hanson and Samantha Weaver have decided they won’t let their diabetes control them. Instead, both are dedicated to creating their own future and inspiring others to do the …

Michael Flory: Dedicated Dad

The greatest gift any father could give to his children is love and perseverance. Michael Flory, co-owner of Custom Built has those qualities in spades. Overcoming a personal tragedy at a young age, Flory now finds happiness and peace in his relationship …

Kristen & Taylor Taylor: Singing a Happy Tune

Mothers play many roles in their daughters’ lives — teacher, protector, disciplinarian, caretaker, cheerleader and, of course, friend. Kristen Taylor is no exception. Along with acting as the Deputy Director at National Alliance on Mental Illness, …

Lindsay Peters: Caring About Women Locally

They say it takes a village to raise a child, well according to Lindsay Peters, Director of Marketing and Development at Eaton Rapids Medical Center, the city of Eaton Rapids gave her everything she could have asked for growing up and now she is doing …