2016-11-17 / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Kaylin Peyerk


KAYLIN PEYERK is working toward her associate’s degree in accounting and business from Northwestern Michigan College. KAYLIN PEYERK is working toward her associate’s degree in accounting and business from Northwestern Michigan College. Name: Kaylin Peyerk

Town or township of residence: Centerville Township

Resident since: June 2005

Age and birthplace: 18, Oakland County, Mich.

Occupation: I currently work as the manager of Leelanau Pie & Pastry, but I am working toward my associate’s degree in accounting and business at NMC.

Marital Status: Single.

You live in Leelanau County because: My parents raised me here from age 8. It’s also very beautiful here in the fall. I love that.

Last good movie you saw: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

Last good book you read: “Redemption” by Lauren Kate.

If you could trade places with one person for one day, it would be: Emma Watson when she was filming the Harry Potter series. It would be amazing to see that. That is my favorite book/movie series of all time.

Things important to you that you’ve accomplished so far: I have written my first novel, “Destiny Transformed” and it’s more than 400 pages… I went through the Early College Program at the TBA Career-Tech Center. I chose the business program so I was able to finish accounting 121 and 122 college level classes by my senior year. I’ll have my associate’s degree next spring and ultimately my bachelor’s degree a year earlier than other people from my graduating class.

What you hope to be doing in 10 years: I hope to be working at a respectable accounting firm, gaining experience in my field and having a family.

Things you lose sleep over: I lose sleep about my future and where life will take me. I like to know what I’m doing and where I’m going, when I don’t, it troubles me.

If you could change one thing in Leelanau County it would be: I would try to make the local schools more accepting of outside students. When my brother and I moved here it was a very hard transition, but in the end it worked out.

Favorite dessert: Mint, chocolate chip ice cream in a waffle cone.

Are you a coffee drinker? I like the occasional whipped coffee drink from a coffee shop, other than that, not really. I prefer tea actually.

Favorite place in Leelanau County: Pyramid Point or just driving along M-22 by Glen Arbor. It’s beautiful.

If you had more time you would: Hike and be outside more than I do now. It’d be awesome to have more time to explore.

The words that best describe you are: “Though she be but little, she is fierce,” William Shakespeare.

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