Team Category: Core Team

Aimée Abeme

About Aimée

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.

Linda Jacobs

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.