In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Rise team members have had to adjust their daily work routines to meet the new needs of the people they serve, Rise, and our business associates.
Bryce Lewis was one of those Rise team members who stepped up to fill a specific need.
After 20 years of working at Rise, Michelle Rimmer is grateful for a career which combines having an important purpose with the support and flexibility needed to enjoy a meaningful work-life balance.
Fulfilling a dual role as both occupational communication specialist (OCS) and staff interpreter, Michelle uses her fluency skills
With a background in corporate career coaching and development, Jennifer Niepoth has a knack for assisting others with navigating and advancing their careers. Working as an employment consultant at Rise, she supports 20 people with disabilities achieve their career goals.
“I didn’t imagine anything like this, but I couldn’t be
The past six years have been a welcomed whirlwind for Sheila Ritter.
She began working for Rise as an intern in 2014. And after three job promotions, Sheila is now
Known to most as “Roz,” Rosalind Miller has been a dedicated direct support professional (DSP) at Rise for more than 17 years.
“There is no other field that I’d rather work in,” says Roz. “It’s an honor to work with this community of people.”
Roz first worked as a direct
Sean Hamilton has had a heart for supporting people with disabilities most of his life.
Inspired by his parents, who have been direct support professionals (DSP) for more than 20 years, Sean began working as a DSP in a residential setting in 2011 and accepted a DSP job with Rise
When Shannon Widstrom thinks of values that have shaped her career, authenticity is the first to come to mind. She strives to bring her true self to all aspects of her work and life and wants others to feel comfortable doing the same. Building relationships and a career around this
Dan Lindstrom began working for Rise in 1991 in what he thought would be a temporary opportunity while he was in between jobs. Twenty-eight years later, he is still supporting adults with disabilities as a direct support professional at Rise Cottage Grove. That’s a long “temp” job!
“It’s rewarding working
After working in the disability services field for a collective 18 years, Sarah Kohl-Leaf is still as passionate as ever to support people as they accomplish their life goals.
Sarah began her career working part-time in a residential home and later worked for ESR, Inc. (now Rise) as a direct
With an innate ability to meet people where they are and have fun along the way, Kris Oberg has been building a career supporting people at Rise for the past 25 years. He has progressed through his career, transitioning from one position to another, each with added skills and responsibilities.