Born and raised in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Tina Essmaker now lives, works, and plays in New York City.

Tina is cofounder and editor-in-chief of The Great Discontent, a magazine featuring interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk. She publishes the magazine with Ryan Essmaker, her partner in business and life.

In January 2014, Tina took the leap and left her day job to focus on The Great Discontent and other content-related projects with Ryan via No Little Plans, their creative studio based in New York City.