Meet Grant Ayers

Spotlight Fargo Team Grant Ayers

Where are you from?

I grew up in Forest Lake, Minnesota, before moving to Fargo, North Dakota, for college.

Tell us a little bit about you.

I just graduated from NDSU with a Journalism degree and minor in Business Administration. I fell in love with the Fargo area so much that I decided it was too soon to leave.

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you and why?

I feel like there are a lot of sides to me so it depends on the genre we’re aiming for. Lucas Hedges or Timothee Chalamet for a drama; Chris Hemsworth (if he didn’t eat for a month) for an action flick; Will Poulter for a comedy. I’m a versatile guy, so I need some versatile actors.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

I love working out, golfing, concerts and going out to local events in the F-M area.

What’s a ridiculous fact about yourself?

I’ve had more injuries and hospital visits than anyone I know, yet somehow have yet to break a bone.

What part of your position provides the most value?

Having such a wide-reaching voice at Spotlight gives this position value. Nearly everyone has something of value to say, but it doesn’t matter if they don’t have a platform for others to hear.

Tell us about your experience.

After noticing my passion and skill for writing, I switched from Architecture to Journalism during my sophomore year of college. I started contributing to our school newspaper and worked my way up to one of the lead editors of the staff. I also interned as a lead editor of RSG; a record label based out of Atlanta, GA. All of this experience has prepared me for Spotlight’s multi-faceted business operation.

What part of your job do you believe makes the most impact?

Being able to see others’ perspectives in the F-M community and beyond, and having the voice to share their perspective even further makes the greatest impact in my opinion.

Why does our community matter to you?

The Fargo-Moorhead community is one of the most tight-knit areas I’ve immersed myself in. The community comes together like none I’ve seen before, and being able to reciprocate even a fraction of that positivity and belongingness means the world to me.

What are some of your goals at Spotlight?

I want to help build the editorial team to new heights and expand our readership and awareness further than we could have ever imagined.