Felix Brooks Jr., the community investment officer for The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo, is the latest addition to our team, joining the Community Foundation in the fall of 2012. Felix has a dapper sense of personal style, great taste in art and, as a downtown resident, the shortest commute to our office in the Comerica Building on Rose Street.

What do you actually do all day? Go to a lot of meetings and meet some interesting people.

What’s the best part of your job? Relationships.

Favorite flavor of ice cream Butter Pecan.

Most-played song on his iPod Aja by Steely Dan.

Favorite book The Constant Gardener by John le Carré.

Favorite smart phone or tablet app Google Search.

Guilty pleasure Oatmeal cookies warm with ice cream on top.

Favorite book from childhood The Source by James Michener.

Plain or peanut M&M’s? Peanut (of course).

Favorite Kalamazooan Carol Cramer Brooks.

Favorite movie Chinatown with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

If you could choose a super power, what would it be??? The ability to fly.

Favorite Kalamazoo restaurant Food Dance Café.

Why do you love where you live? The easy pace of life and living downtown. Being close
to my family — especially the grandkids.