Paul served our nation overseas in the United States Army, and he continues to serve our nation's veterans as a customer care representative at lnspiriTec, Inc. Paul carries the weight of the world on his shoulders and a commitment to caring for others in his heart. His unique ability to connect on a personal and professional level with his fellow veterans has made him an invaluable asset to the lnspiriTec team, and with his service dog, Jet, by his side, Paul helps veterans successfully make the transition from combat zones to the civilian workforce.
A persuasive and powerful advocate, Lori has made it her mission to stand up against injustice and use her voice to bring about meaningful change. Lori refuses to let her dystonia hold her back, and she has told her story everywhere from the halls of Congress to her hometown. Prior to joining Goodwill Industries of North Georgia, Lori experienced firsthand the challenges of finding a job with a disability. She is quick to emphasize that advocacy for her isn't about getting special consideration; it's about leveling the playing field and laying the groundwork for a more innovative, inclusive and successful American workforce.
Gene lives life from the heart. He embraces the task and team at hand, putting his whole self into his work at New Leaf, Inc. As a child, Gene was injured in an accident that left him with permanent reminders of that day; as an adult, he has risen above those challenges, earning the admiration of all those who have had the privilege of working with him. Gene has been called a go-getter, a teacher and a motivator, and he serves as an inspiring example of what we can achieve when we tap into the power of our own unique abilities.
Kelly excels at proving people wrong. When others tell her she can't, it doesn't slow her down; it fuels her determination. Known for stepping up to the plate with a smile and solutions-oriented approaches, she defies expectations about what she can achieve as a person living with rheumatoid arthritis. When Kelly was offered an opportunity through Job Options, Inc. to work for a SENTRI Enrollment Center with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, she welcomed the challenge. Since then, she has worked her way up to become lead customer service representative – proving that when you fight for your dreams, anything is possible.
Malcolm is a connector. He excels at finding common ground with others and building on those connections to forge a team where everyone feels at home and empowered to do their best. Before being hired by Professional Contract Services Inc., Malcolm had a hard time engaging with others and getting a job. He found his calling at PCSI, and in turn, his co-workers found a listener, a leader, a mentor and a friend. Malcolm has since earned numerous promotions for his outstanding work, and he is known not just for doing his best, but also for motivating and inspiring others to do theirs.
Ethan is an avid sports enthusiast and one of the University of Utah’s biggest fans. As part of the SourceAmerica Pathways to Careers Program, staff identified not just Ethan’s love of sports, but also his attention to detail, organizational skills, aptitude for caring for equipment, and excellent problem-solving skills. Ethan’s participation in the Pathways program resulted in an internship at the University of Utah, where he was subsequently hired as an assistant athletics equipment attendant. In this position, Ethan interacts daily with university athletes, and his responsibilities include caring for and accounting for uniforms and equipment and packing and unpacking athletes’ bags. Ethan has been employed at the university for over five years – making him one of the longest-tenured employees in the athletic department. Through this opportunity, Ethan is pursuing a career that matches his skills and abilities as well as his dreams, and he’s thrilled that it came with the added bonus of having season tickets to the University of Utah’s sporting events!