2018-02-22 / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Natalie Myers


NATALIE MYERS of Suttons Bay hopes to someday play in the orchestra of a Broadway musical. NATALIE MYERS of Suttons Bay hopes to someday play in the orchestra of a Broadway musical. Name: Natalie Myers

Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay

Resident since: I was born here in 1999.

Age and birthplace: I am 18 years old and I was born at Munson Hospital in Traverse City.

Occupation: Full-time student at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Marital status: Single

You live in Leelanau County because: My parents picked a great place to raise their children. I would like to live here again someday, but unfortunately my chosen career path probably won’t allow it.

Last good movie you saw: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” I’ve seen the original movies as well and I thought that this one was very well done and compelling. I’ve seen it twice already.

Last good book you read: “Nineteen Eighty-Four” by George Orwell. I had picked it up originally for my Writing About the Arts class and later went back to it because of how eye-opening it was. It’s fascinating to see how his predictions from back then have come true.

If you could trade places with one person for one day, it would be: The principal horn of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

Things important to you that you’ve accomplished so far: Getting accepted to college, buying myself a car and living independently.

What you hope to be doing in 10 years: I hope to be playing horn in the orchestra of a Broadway musical and living in an apartment in Manhattan with the three dogs that I don’t have yet.

Things you lose sleep over: The homework that I procrastinate doing.

If you could change one thing in Leelanau County it would be: The roads, they’re absolutely horrible.

Favorite dessert: Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream.

Are you a coffee drinker? Yes. I have one cup with cream and sugar every morning, otherwise, I will not wake up.

Favorite place in Leelanau County: My great-grandma’s beach house on Stony Point.

If you had more time you would: I would pet more dogs and take more naps.

The words that best describe you are: Driven, passionate, and quiet

Northwestern Michigan College student Kelsey Pease of Suttons Bay provides our “Talk of the County” to readers each week, and welcomes suggestions. She may be reached at kelsey@leelanaunews.com.

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