你好，很高興認識你! means “nice to meet you” in Mandarin Chinese!
I’m Kyle (he/him), a prodigal Neenah farm boy who has taken a winding path back home. After finishing my Bachelor’s of Fine Art in graphic design from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2016, I went to Taiwan to serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. I stayed in Taiwan for four years, teaching English, studying Mandarin Chinese, exploring the island, eating dumplings, and building friendships.
After a stint of jobless soul-searching back home last year, I was recruited to lead the Inclusion in the Outdoors initiative as an AmeriCorps member. Through that project, I refamiliarized myself with the community and was lucky to meet amazing people as I researched how to better include marginalized groups in the Fox Cities’ outdoor spaces.
I’m continuing that work today alongside my job as community engagement coordinator at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.
My interests include sustainability, architecture, art, old stuff and “good” music. When I’m not helping with grantmaking at the Community Foundation or advocating for outdoor inclusion, I read, hike, cook, volunteer at the VNA and Camp Onaway, and play Dungeons & Dragons.
I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had and am excited to apply my skills and knowledge to serving the community
What does a Community Foundation do? Glad you asked! Learn more here.