An image of the Nature House, from the outside

Susan Westhoff

Susan Westhoff launched into a career in nonprofits completely by accident and has been happy to never look back.  Her path has taken her from top-notch arts organizations, to a trail building coalition, to Leslie Science & Nature Center, following a common theme: finding joy in exploring and learning every day.  Balancing her passions for music and the outdoors, Susan spends her free time attending concerts to hear her husband perform, exploring the outdoors with her family, gardening, and baking. Bringing her passion for working with youth, volunteers, and cultural partners to her job with LSNC, Susan strives for a feeling of community in all her interactions. She spends her free time exploring Ann Arbor and greater Southeastern Michigan with her husband, Jim, and their children, Eleanor and Samuel.
Executive Director