Brianne is an Iowan by choice. She moved to Des Moines in 2007, sight unseen, for a job at a weekly magazine for young professionals. It was a great way to get to experience the city and meet a great crew of amazing people. She lives in Des Moines’ Drake neighborhood, which is a quick bike ride northwest of downtown. She’s a new mom, dog owner, wife and is totally committed to building an even better community. Brianne blogs about the occasional Des Moines date idea (and a whole lot more) at bsinthemidwest.com.