Story 37 – Wendy Ensign

Nov 14, 2022

Wendy Ensign smiles in front of a gray portrait background. She has long gray hair and wears a red t-shirt.

Wendy Ensign loves art and her friends. When she arrived at Rise in 2018, she indicated that she would love to have a position someday involving art but knew it might not be possible. After several interviews, Wendy began a new job sorting jewelry for Goodwill, which delighted her. The position also required her to challenge herself and learn new skills. Wendy trained tirelessly, including studying at home and working with Rise support staff. She began to excel and continues to thrive at Goodwill where she has also developed a strong network of friends. The company created a full-time position for her in June 2022.

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Wendy Ensign was named a 2022 Rise’ing Star at our Annual Rise Gala in October. She is pictured receiving her award from Rise President and CEO Lynn Noren and Chief Program Officer Tim Dickie.

Wendy’s positive outlook and determination have led her to great success. She brings a sunny attitude with her wherever she goes and is a positive influence on all who know her.