Team Category: Core Team

Aimée Lomax

About Aimée

Aimée joined Escape in 2022 as Development and Operations Director. She is mission-focused and intentional about communicating Escape’s story to foster long-term engagement and investment. Aimée is a 2018 Hope graduate and former AmeriCorps VISTA with the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. She currently lives in Zeeland with her husband and their three 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.

Linda Jacobs

Meet Our Interim Executive Director

Prior to her role as Interim Executive Director at Escape Ministries, Linda served as Executive Director at Good Samaritan Ministries for 20 years and as Interim Executive Director at Reach for Recovery. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. Her bold leadership has been instrumental in moving Escape Ministries forward while it anticipates a new Executive Director soon.

Linda is passionate about family, purpose, and empowering others.