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Terri Vruggink

Office Coordinator, Grand Rapids

Terri Vruggink

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).

The Atomic Team