Wendie Preiss

Executive Director

I started volunteering in the donation room as a way to get connected to the community. FROM’s values are what kept me here. I love that we get to be part of a ministry that makes a long-lasting, positive impact on the lives of others daily. What a blessing!
Fun Fact: When I was in Middle School, I wanted to be a comedian. However, it didn’t take me long to realize that I was not good enough to make a living as one. Though I headed down the math and sciences path, I have always enjoyed the laughter of others and the sense of community that comes with it.

Arianne Hall

Development Director

The Lowell community reminds me so much of my hometown and I love that FROM specifically offers the opportunity to see the impact we’re making right here in our community. I love building relationships with people and listening to them share their story (that’s what makes me love writing so much!)
Fun fact: I won a ‘celebrity’ cow milking contest when I was a teenager!

Christy Baldwin

Business Manager

FROM is an organization dedicated to supporting the Lowell community, a place that I have lived in & loved for 20+ years. My lifelong goals include working with kind-hearted people and filling the needs of others in a big way, like FROM does. Being part of this team is truly a calling and a blessing. Working on different projects with a wide variety of people is my favorite part of my job. There’s always another project to work on and a chance to learn from others. I like meeting new volunteers and getting them excited to participate in our projects too.
Fun Fact: I’ve enjoyed birdwatching my whole life. The Barred Owl is my favorite because when they get talking to each other it sounds likes laughing monkeys. I can’t help but giggle!

Erynn Adle

Volunteer Coordinator

I was drawn to FROM because of the multiple mediums in which we serve the community. I love the wide array of services we provide to our neighbors.
My favorite part of my job is working alongside our volunteers to improve their experience, so that together we can further the mission of FROM.
Fun Fact: Since March of 2021, I have been teaching myself to roller skate!

Heidi Hutchins

Bookkeeper

I was drawn to FROM because I wanted an accounting job in a human services agency.  I met with the founders of FROM and was impressed with their history, mission and community support. I love combining my skills with serving the Lowell community, and interacting with the volunteers and getting to know their stories.
Fun Fact: My husband and I have a “blended family” of 8 children and 12 grandchildren, and will celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2022. I enjoy reading, gardening, anything outdoors, crafting, and spending time with our large crazy family!

Kelly Glas

Healthy Food Program Coordinator

I was introduced to FROM through a previous board member while in college. This led me to completing my college internship here. A couple years later, when I found out there was a position available in Food Access, I quickly jumped at the opportunity to be back! I love having the chance to bring together farmers, retail stores, volunteers, and clients in order to serve our neighbors in need.
Fun Fact: I love to be outside whenever possible hiking, paddle boarding, etc.

Laura Bradeen

Thrift Store Manager

My family and I recently moved into the Lowell area and I was inspired by FROM’s mission to be the community hub for hope, resources and gifts.  I saw the FROM Store Manager position as an opportunity for me to not only get to know people in the community in which I live, but also make a positive impact on the community by leveraging my experience in the Retail Industry to help support all the wonderful resources that FROM provides. My favorite part of the job is working with such a talented team whose mission is to provide resources for the Lowell community.  I have been very impressed by the dedication, passion and commitment of the staff and volunteers who make FROM a success.
Fun Fact: When I’m not at work, I also enjoy spending time with my two daughters, especially thrift shopping, which makes me even more excited to be the new Treasures Thrift Shop Store Manager!

Monica Light

Client Services Coordinator

I’ve worked in the fields of education and mental health providing children, parents, and families support and encouragement in their life journey for more than 20 years! I appreciate the opportunity to work with a great FROM team providing services and resources in the Lowell community.
Fun Fact: My family has lived in the Lowell area for nearly 20 years and my two children graduated from Lowell High School. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, biking, hiking, and reading.

Tarin Hasper

Treasures Thrift Shop Coordinator

My role here at FROM feels like a great way to combine my Sustainable Business education from Aquinas and my love of thrifting, repurposing, and crafting! I can’t wait to bring new ideas and find more ways to divert items from the landfill.
Fun fact: I have 2 dogs and 2 cats! When not creating I love gardening, playing in the mud, hiking, and doing all the silly things with my 3-year-old son as well as my husband!

Jillian Neumann

Marketing and Communications Intern

In my research of non-profits in west Michigan, FROM stood out to me because of their intentional mission to love everyone by not only helping them physically but also giving them training to positively influence their future! I love that I get to promote FROM visually through print and digital media and interact with donors and volunteers at the front desk. Being involved in this ministry fills my heart with joy everyday.
Fun Fact: I have been a licensed lifeguard for 6 years!