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Dr. Tonya Matthews, President and CEO of the Michigan Science Center in Detroit

Dr. Tonya Matthews, President and CEO of the Michigan Science Center in Detroit

Dr. Tonya Matthews, the new leader of the Detroit science museum, aims to clue kids – especially girls – in to how cool S.T.E.M. careers can be.

December 2013
A Michigan Native's Olympic Dream

A Michigan Native's Olympic Dream

For more than a decade, Lindsey Van and her father Barry fought to get women's ski jumping included as an Olympic sport. On Dec. 29, 2013, her dream comes true.

December 2013
Consulting Arborist, Mom Heidi Densmore

Consulting Arborist, Mom Heidi Densmore

When this Sterling Heights mom isn't treating and diagnosing trees, she's at home with her two sons. Densmore shares her story of balancing work and life.

November 2013
Wayne State University Lecturer, Mom Amanda Esquivel Salo

Wayne State University Lecturer, Mom Amanda Esquivel Salo

This Bloomfield Township mom-of-two shares her story and tips on how she balances her full-time jobs as mom and lecturer at Wayne State University in Detroit.

November 2013
First Grade Teacher, Mom Anne Labadie

First Grade Teacher, Mom Anne Labadie

Kids are a big part of Anne Labadie's day, considering she's a mom and first grade teacher at Silver Springs Elementary School in Northville. She shares her success story of balancing both.

November 2013
GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant Manager, Mom Doneen McDowell

GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant Manager, Mom Doneen McDowell

Aside from spending time with her three daughters, Doneen McDowell works a full time job at General Motors. She shares her success story of finding work-life balance.

November 2013
Evrod Cassimy, Morning Anchor on WDIV's 'Local 4 News Today'

Evrod Cassimy, Morning Anchor on WDIV's 'Local 4 News Today'

Evrod Cassimy, Channel 4's fresh face gives, the scoop on his TV job, exploring his new home – and balancing it all with becoming a father.

November 2013
Redford Parents Jim and Vikki Pinard, Co-Founders of Electric Light Theatre

Redford Parents Jim and Vikki Pinard, Co-Founders of Electric Light Theatre

Jim and Vikki Pinard – and their tween son – hope to spark an all-ages-welcome small-stage revival with their new group, Electric Light Theatre.

October 2013
Detroit Dad Dan Varner Leads Drive For Better Schools

Detroit Dad Dan Varner Leads Drive For Better Schools

Dan Varner, CEO of nonprofit Excellent Schools Detroit, combines his passion for Detroit, education and helping kids in his single-minded mission.

September 2013
Brighton Balloon Sculptor Tim Thurmond

Brighton Balloon Sculptor Tim Thurmond

This artist from Livingston County sets records and makes kids smile with his incredible inventions – from recreations of life-sized superheroes to famous paintings.

August 2013
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