Our Team

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In 2 sentences, tell us who you are, where you are from, and what you do for GenFeeds:

Hi, my name is Jess Heistand and I am the Corporate Coordinator here at Generosity Feeds. I live in Sykesville, MD, about 30 minutes west of Baltimore.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is:

“No matter what happens around you or to you, strive for peace.” This idea impacts so many areas of my life as an adult and helps me keep an open mind and my thoughts focused on what matters most.

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?

“Be ready to change lives.” From the smallest task to the largest task, we are making a positive impact all over America.

My favorite word in the English language is:

“Able: having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something.” We are all able to do good, to serve, to give back, to teach, to encourage, to provide opportunities, etc.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?

Hearing all the stories that come out of events and relationships formed throughout the event planning process. These stories constantly remind me that what we do significantly matters.

The most important thing I learned before high school was:

The power of friendship. I moved a few times before high school and it was always such an adjustment. However, when I finally found people I connected with and could rely on, that’s when I finally felt home and comfortable and able to tackle life again.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be to fly. I am not a big fan of airplanes, but if I could fly anywhere myself, how awesome would that be!

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a ___ when I grew up:

I had no clue what I wanted to be when I grew up. So, instead, I would like to share what my daughter wanted to be at 5…a popstar! (She is just now 6 and still wants to be a popstar.)

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