Team Category: Core Team

Nikki Dykstra

About Nikki

Nikki joined Escape in 2021 and is a gift to our team. She loves connecting with people and keeping systems organized. Her and her husband enjoy traveling, camping and spending time with their two children.

AJ Westendorp

About AJ

AJ joined Escape in 2014 with the Career Connections program, and has loved seeing Escape grow since then. He loves getting kids out in the world, tutoring in math, and sharing kids’ stories. When he’s not at Escape, AJ enjoys running, biking, board games, and ice cream. He holds a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.

Taylor Dolan

About Taylor

Taylor joined Escape in 2019 as an intern from Hope College. She grew a mutual bond with Escape and the kids, and her approachability, consistency, and sensitivity to students’ situations has been very valuable to our team. Outside of Escape, Taylor likes to travel, camp, and hang out with her cats.

Jennifer Jones

About Jennifer

Jennifer joined Escape in 2021, and is a dynamic leader full of life and laughter. She brings 23 years of experience in youth development and leadership, and is passionate about seeing people and organizations be their best. Jennifer is a graduate of Hope College and enjoys spending time with friends, being involved in the community, and listening to music.

Todd Krygsheld

About Todd

Todd joined Escape in 2021 as Executive Director. An active ministry leader in West Michigan, Todd has been Lead Chaplain at Ottawa County Jail, Holland Rescue Mission, and Lead Pastor of Ebenezer Reformed Church, all in Holland. He holds a Master’s of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary and has a passion for youth to encounter the love of Jesus. Outside of Escape, Todd enjoys helping at the Farmers’ Market, spending time with family, and playing pickleball.