My wife and I moved from Freeland to Alma in 2018, and we are both very passionate about childcare and supporting youth. We have three children, and my wife was an elementary school teacher before becoming a stay-at-home mom. After moving to Alma, we saw there was a need for more childcare and learning facilities. I also wanted to help give back to my new community, as I had been heavily involved, volunteering for many organizations in Saginaw.
So, I decided to join the board of the Children’s Discovery Academy (CDA) and help further the organization. I was able to lend my financial background and expertise to the board. We navigated through the pandemic, partnered with some local businesses, and finally began accepting students. Today, class sizes at the center range from 15 to 25 kids per day.
It has been really special to be a part of the CDA. They provide a valuable service to our community, offering play-based learning and quality childcare in an area that really needed it.
I give back because I want to help offer affordable, quality childcare to members of my community.