September 11, 2009

A Weekend in the Woods

Over Labor Day weekend, Jordan , Macy, and I met up with my parents at the "Hunting Club".  This is the third year we have gone up there for a long weekend... it is just so relaxing without email or internet or phone service most of the time.   We deeply missed Ben and Krista this weekend, but they were enjoying time with Ben's sister and brother-in-law down in Tennessee.  Here are a few pics of our relaxing woodsy get-away.


I'm a nominee!

Since I started working at ACCESS, I have been a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN).  This is a group of young nonprofit leaders in Grand Rapids.  Over the past couple of months I have worked hard to continue to educate myself in the nonprofit sector and to increase the visibility of ACCESS in the community... well, it looks like I must have been doing something right, because I have been nominated for "Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year"!  I feel so undeserving, but honored to be included in this group of truly amazing young professionals.  We were featured in the most recent issue of "Rapid Growth" and you can find the article here:  If you read down to the bottom of the article you will see my quote on how amazing ACCESS is!  The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on October 15 held at the Wealthy Street Theater.