Board Member Spotlight: Jordan Weis

Jordan Weis runs Weisguy Images, providing photography and videography services, as well as working as an air ambulance pilot with Guardian Flight. His involvement with United Way sparked when he began capturing community events as a volunteer photographer. Jordan lives in Grand Rapids with his wife Lindsay, son, cat, and two dogs, and likes to spend time outdoors, accompanied by his camera, capturing the beauty of nature.

What inspired you to be involved with United Way?

Honestly, I didn’t know a lot about United Way at first, but seeing the impact we make made me interested in getting more involved.

 What is the most rewarding thing you have taken from this experience?

Hearing the stories of people who have been positively affected by United Way’s work.

 What is one word you would use to sum up United Way’s work?

Selflessness

What impresses you most about the Itasca Area?

I’ve lived in a lot of different places, and they were all just so busy. It was hard to be relaxed. Something about the pace of life here makes it an easygoing place to live.

What is one thing about United Way that you think most people don’t know?

How they can get involved and help out – there are so many ways to make a difference.

What advice would you give to a potential donor who is considering investing in United Way?

The money stays local – some people think United Way is a large international organization, but the money raised here stays in the Itasca community.

What excites you about being on the board?

I’m excited to help more people learn about what we do – myself included, as I still have a lot to learn! As a new member of United Way’s Marketing and Public Relations Committee, I’m excited to be able to use my photography and videography abilities for a good cause.