Taylor Vander Laan

Case Manager, Client Services

Taylor graduated from Ferris State University with his bachelor’s in social work. He joins NKC the Grand Rapids Pride Center with experience working in child welfare. A proud former collegiate rugby player, Taylor continues his love of rugby by playing for men’s leagues in the fall. Taylor is excited to brings his love for helping people and his background in diversity, equity, and inclusion to the NKC community.

Fun Facts about Taylor:

  1. What is your favorite quote?
    “Somehow we’ve come to equate success with not needing anyone. Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we’ve divided the world into “those who offer help” and “those who need help.” The truth is that we are both.” – Brene Brown
  2. What is your dream vacation?
    My dream vacation would be spending a week out west visiting national parks like Zion, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, and Joshua Tree. The places where I can see the stars the best.
  3. What is something you could not live without?
    Chocolate. All of my good days involve chocolate.