ABOUT US

The Event

The Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival embraces the rich traditions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.

Our goal is to inspire, educate and celebrate our Asian roots. To connect our groups, to provide resources and ways to help each other.

The Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival (GRAPF) team is dedicated to enriching Grand Rapids’ cultural vibrancy by providing a high-quality experience into the rich Asian traditions. The group recognized the growing Asian population within West Michigan and shared the vision of creating unity, inclusiveness and honoring the cultures. Bringing together the communities, businesses, and local organizations created the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival.

Core Management

Founder CEO

Ace Marasigan

Father, Husband, Ace the Banker, Community Connector, DJ for special events, ❤️‘s God.

Chief Operating Officer

Mai Thao

You don’t know me until you hear about my coat story. =]

Festival Director

Theresa Tran

Student at GVSU, President of the Asian Student Union and VP of Campus Activities Board.

Fundraising

Ace Marasigan
Deborah Edwards
Jimmy Le
Amy Abraham
Yili Bonarski
Ramesh Patel
Sonal Patel
Manoj Mulk

Marketing

Sam Suarez – Marketing Director
David Specht – Marketing Co-Director
Brian Lai – Web Designer
Ari Chatterjee – Web Designer
Natasha Tamae Chiba – Volunteer Photoshoot

Entertainment

Jay Le – Director
Colleen Maclauchlan – Manager
Phi Long Dang – Coordinator
Shalini Banda – Assistant
Kaylee Jones – Assistant
Ariana Ebeling – Assistant
Kim Nguyen – Special Events
Omarha Ok – Fashion Show Coordinator

Decorations

Cindy Doan – Decorations Chair
Brandon Nguyen – Decorations Chair
GRCC ASU – Decorations Tea

Volunteer

Giovanni Hernandez – Volunteer Director
Joan Farmer – Volunteer Coordinator

Committee

Thao Tran – GRAPF Day Director
TyGR Nguyen – Business Rewards Program
KimLinh Tran – Outreach

Consultants

Adam Porczynski
Kavy Lenon
Liem Nguyen
Two Eagles Marcus

Advocates

Mayumi Balfour
Connie Dang
Betsy Artz
Connie Busser
Philip Nguyen
George Aquino
Elizabeth Shaw

Ambassadors

Coming soon

Get In Touch

Email: hello@grasianfestival.com

Phone: 616-419-8257

Location

351 Ottawa Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Support Us

Make a difference and donate to the festival. We appreciate all the help and support. Every dollar counts!