Co-Owner & Visionary
Rayanne has a Bachelors Degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Grand Valley State University. She worked in the nonprofit sector for over five years before making the transition to entrepreneurship and going back to GVSU to pursue her Masters of Business Administration. While working in the nonprofit sector, she always found herself gravitating to roles where she was building systems and processes to improve efficiency and keep things running smoothly. After several years of being a sounding board and jumping in to help with Avalanche Creative when she could, she started to realize that growing and running a business is what really gets her excited! She is now translating her skills to managing administration, finance, HR, and operations at Avalanche Creative.
While working towards her MBA, Rayanne is also a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Civic Learning and Community Engagement at Grand Valley State University. She has done a lot of volunteering in her day, and many of her past and current roles have allowed her to make many great connections with nonprofit organizations. She’s thankful to stay actively involved in community engagement through her graduate assistantship and looks forward to continuing to grow Avalanche Creative’s reach in the community as we grow.
Question & Answer:
What pets do you have?
A little pup named Louie the Laker #anchorup
What is your favorite place you've traveled to?
I’ve been lucky to travel to many amazing places, but Australia is hard to beat. The scenery, culture, and people are absolutely beautiful.
What’s your favorite TV show of all time?
It’s a tough call, but I can never go wrong with Parks and Rec.
What phrase are you guilty of saying too frequently?
“Let me check the budget.”
What buzzword/phrase are you especially annoyed with?