“Everything Jeremy does is first-class and is done with humility and success,” said a friend. Crum is a Communities In Schools (CIS) of Northwest Michigan board member who is actively involved in community events and is the “go to” person on the board with regards to liability and insurance matters. That’s because he is a State Farm agent in Kalkaska, where he has seen first-hand the difference CIS is making there. “I joined the board a year ago,” said Jeremy. “I am extremely impressed with the impact that CIS is making. When I was doing research about them prior to joining the board, I was impressed with the mission statement and the impact they are having in our local communities. I wanted to be part of that.”
Jeremy has always enjoyed being part of a team. He graduated from Harper Creek High School in Battle Creek, where he was a star baseball player. In fact, the Battle Creek paper named Jeremy the No. 2 baseball player ever to come out of their area. He went on to play Division I baseball for Central Michigan University and helped the Chippewas win a Mid-American Conference championship. “After college, I got to continue my love for baseball,” said Jeremy. He spent six years in the front office of the Traverse City Beach Bums, becoming general manager. From there, he worked at Britten Banners for three years before taking his current job with State Farm in Kalkaska.
When he’s not working, he and his wife Rachelle are raising two daughters, Gabriella (6) and Everly (3). “So my hobbies consist of running around like crazy keeping up with our daughters,” he said. “We enjoy being outdoors, playing sports, traveling and spending time together as a family.”