Our second Champion of the Month for February 2021 was Samuel Koheneh, who has worked for Rise for two years as a production team lead. In that time, Samuel has shown incredible dedication in all the work that he does. His coworkers noted that he always shows up to work
Amy Walcheski has worked for Rise as a Housing Support Specialist for the last 3 years. During that time, her coworkers attest that she has always gone above and beyond to find resources for those in need. They say that she “shows an incredible amount of resourcefulness and resiliency in
Danyelle Forbragd, a Case Manager at Rise’s Coon Rapids site, has been with Rise for 4 years. After working for years in retail, Forbragd wanted to do more and was recommended to Rise by a friend. The idea of helping others daily was attractive to her and so she decided
Sean Hamilton has been a Case Manager with Rise since 2019. Before that, he was an employment consultant with ESR. After ESR joined Rise in a merger, Hamilton joined the team at Rise, and he plans to stay for as long as he can. “Working for Rise has allowed me
Since coming to Rise two years ago as an Employment Consultant, Tricia Otto has impressed her coworkers with her dedication and commitment to the people she serves. “Tricia always respects those around her and is a great advocate for her clients. She goes out of her way and takes the
Before coming to Rise, George Vargas worked in warehouse management for more than 30 years. Now, for the last nine years, George has brought that expertise to his position as warehouse specialist with Industrial Services with Rise. When asked about why he chose to work for Rise, and why he’s
Robert Northrup has been with Rise for just under a year and a half as an Adult Day case manager, although he will soon be moving into Remote Services. In that time, he has already left a lasting impression on those he serves as well as his coworkers, who attested
After having first worked in group homes for five years, Lindsay Estes started at Rise in September 2018 as a float DSP and was promoted to case manager six months later.
During these tumultuous times of the pandemic, Lindsay’s co-workers and those served at Rise Coon Rapids have especially appreciated
Polly Young has worked at Rise for 17 years and in that time has provided her co—workers and Rise business associates with stellar customer service.
Her co-workers say that “Polly goes the extra mile for customers;, she is extremely organized, often putting together charts and spreadsheets that are invaluable. Polly
Amanda assists her CBTE co-workers in many ways, including filing, scheduling WIOA meetings for people served, and helping provide remote services for people currently being served at home.
Amanda excels with organizational skills and is thorough and efficient, making certain all required paperwork and documentation are in people’s files so