Ross recently returned to southwest Michigan. He was raised in South Haven and is familiar with the west Michigan coastal cities. His friends and family, though spread across the country, consider Michigan their home.
Throughout his childhood, he and his family sought to discover the state of Michigan. Whether it was fishing on Lake Michigan in spring, summer trips to Mackinac Island, camping the Allegan forest in autumn or sledding the dunes along the lakeshore in winter. Each of which created a special bond to the region.
Following high school, he relocated to Southern California to further his education and career. His homecoming signifies the commitment to and fondness for the area and lifestyle.