For over 3 years, Jeff proudly volunteered at the Kalamazoo Nature
Center. Jeff, his friend Amy, and their Personal Assistant Shori, helped their supervisor Kara Haas (and MANY other staff members at the Center) with lots
of jobs. Assistive technology was used by Jeff and Amy to read aloud books to preschoolers
during Story Corners, shred paper for recycling projects, and host accessible Papermaking programs to people of all ages through several Public Programs.
While also finding time to help create new bulletin boards, the "3 Musketeers" also volunteered on the weekends for Open Houses, Maple Sugar Festivals, Holidays at the Homestead, and much more. Probably his MOST favorite volunteer job at the Center was a combination of working out at the Barn during the "Wednesday Mornings At The Barn" events, meeting & greeting barn visitors (using his head switch and voice output communication device), making horse treats for the pony Lacy (who lives there during the Spring/Summer seasons), and feeding his treats to Lacy during his weekly visits. ...A man and his horse - there was nothing in this world more magical than watching Jeff spend time with Lacy - they truly had their own "Mutual Admiration Society."
The staff at the Nature Center admired & respected Jeff as a valued volunteer for their organization. He will be missed by all who encountered him there.