Wes Freeland, who serves as advisor to our president/CEO, came to the Community Foundation after a decades long career in county government. Wes is a talented woodworker and avid hunter, photographing wildlife and Michigan waterfalls with his weapon of choice, a NIKON D800 camera.

What do you actually do all day? Hit the keys, drive numbers, help incent the betterment of our community.

What’s the best part of your job? I love to learn from my colleagues, our donors and so many in our community.

Favorite movie South Pacific.

Guilty pleasure Woodworking.

Plain or peanut M&M’s? Neither.

Favorite book from childhood World Book Encyclopedia.

Favorite Kalamazoo restaurant University Roadhouse.

Favorite book Etching 1867 Corporation Hall and a Community’s Growth.

Favorite Kalamazooan Dr. William E. Upjohn.

Why do you love where you live? It’s just a great place to live and work.