Terri Vruggink

Office Coordinator, Grand Rapids

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I am the office coordinator and event planner for Atomic Object’s Grand Rapids office, to which I bring a background as a Montessori teacher, an active photography career, and a lifelong passion for taking care of people.

I have intrinsic appreciation for organized, prepared environments, and I place great value on relationships. With those ideas in mind, I lay the foundation for daily operations in the office. I also procure a bite to eat for all present at our daily standup meetings, a widely-appreciated event resulting in the phenomenon of synchronized stomachs.

Artistically, I contribute to the Atomic photography pool. My personal photography has been widely publicized, including an Mlive feature of my survival of the Haiti earthquake. I was an Art Prize Artist (2010), a Pecha Kucha presenter (Detroit), and a Festival of the Arts Artist (2009 & 2011).

I describe myself as a humanitarian, an avid dancer, a compulsive reader, a local-first foodie, and a design modernist. I am continuing my studies at Grand Valley State University in the Women & Gender program. If I could request you to read any three books, they would be Mountains Beyond Mountains (Dr. Paul Farmer), The Glass Castle (Jeanette Walls), and Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese).

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