I would like to give a special thank you to all the subjects that I interviewed while undertaking this project. I would not have been able to gain the massive wealth of information I obtained about the Greater Lansing area as well as about how communities function, without there help. I would also like to thank Dr. Monberg who’s class inspired my interest in this subject. Each interview and focus group I conducted not only helped with this project but also served as an instrumental educational experience that helped me further develop my ethnographic fieldwork techniques. I was able to develop a better insight on the area that I live in, as well as form relationships that will continue on hopefully long after this project meets its conclusion. I have chosen to conceal the identities of my interviewees for the sake of there anonymity.