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All the thanks

Sep 12, 2019

At Piper & Gold, we fucking say thank you

So, as I start to make my bittersweet exit from P&G this week, I’m fucking saying thank you. 

At the end of 2012, I was really only looking for a freelance writing gig when Kate and I connected. I got that … and a whole lot more. 

In these past seven years as a strategist at Piper & Gold, I have had the distinct honor and privilege of working alongside some of the most passionate, talented, inspiring and make-a-serious-difference-in-the-world people and organizations Lansing has to offer. 

It is with the deepest gratitude for these experiences and relationships that I humbly express my thanks ... 

To our clients, many of whom have become treasured colleagues and friends: Whether your mission is to help businesses make better decisions through data, or support Michigan’s apple-growing heritage, or amplify the power of placemaking, or provide teachers with the tools they need to succeed, or, or, or … Thank you for the incredible work you do — day in and day out — to make Michigan a better place. Thank you for your trust. 

To the P&G team, past and present: You are rock stars and rocket scientists. You are friends and confidantes. You are leading the way, and I am so proud to call you colleagues. Thank you for your patience, shoulder, brains and occasional blood, sweat and tears. Thank you for the impact you make in your corners of the world. 

To Kate: I literally would not be the person I am today without you. My infinite thanks go to you for creating the space for me to take this next leap — a leap you’ve prepared me to take through your years of friendship, mentorship, unparalleled example and unwavering loyalty. Thank you for getting shit done. Thank you for taking a chance on me, investing in me and believing in me. 

It’s been a remarkable seven years, and I’m honored to take a little bit of all of it with me in this next chapter. 

With immense appreciation,


(I’m not going too far. Stay tuned as I make my way as a flower farmer, right here in Lansing!)

Tags: transition, thank you, gratitude, change