Rise Team Member Spotlight: Ross Wangensteen
When you talk to Ross Wangensteen about his job, the abundance of passion he has for his work comes across immediately. Ross is an employment consultant for Rise, serving on the community support and deployment team. His primary objective is to assist people in finding employment, though there’s a wide
Rise Team Member Spotlight: Amanda LaPlante
As a mental health practitioner and housing support specialist with Rise, Amanda LaPlante works in the ARMHS (Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services) and Rapid Rehousing programs to assist people with their housing challenges. Through her support, people can get back to living a functional life, find stable housing, and become
Rise Team Member Spotlight: Patty Thurk
For Patty Thurk, preparation is everything.
As an employment consultant at Rise New Richmond, Patty’s primary goal is to find employment opportunities for people. Accomplishing that goal calls for Patty to take on a wide variety of tasks—ranging from employment coaching to networking with local business leaders to find new
Rise Team Member Spotlight: Jebb Anderson
Jebb Anderson’s official title at Rise is an employment specialist, but the vast scope of his role makes it challenging to summarize all that he does in a single job title. Jebb has many skills in his tool belt and plenty of passion for the Rise mission, which allows him
Rise Team Member Spotlight: Habie Jalloh
As a direct support professional at Rise’s Adult Day Program in Fridley, Habie Jalloh arrives to work each and every day with a wide smile on her face with the goal of always going the extra mile. Talk to anyone that interreacts with Habie at Rise, and you hear the
Team Member Spotlight: Antiwnette Holliday
Currently the program supervisor at Rise’s Coon Rapids site, Antiwnette Holliday is proof that great things come to people who work hard and bring passion to their work.
Antiwnette joined the Rise organization five years ago as a temp, and her talent and potential were quickly recognized and rewarded with
Rise Team Member Spotlight: Paul Kuhlmann
Paul Kuhlman is a housing support specialist with Rise’s Employment Innovations and Rapid Rehousing programs serving people in Central Minnesota. In this role, Paul serves as a vital advocate for people who have mental health issues by assisting them find affordable housing. He then helps them make a smooth transition
Rise Team Member Spotlight: Santos Flores
Santos Flores brings a tremendous amount of professionalism, positivity, and passion to his work with him each and every day at the Rise Spring Lake Park production facility where he works as a warehouse supervisor. When you talk to Santos, it’s easy to be impressed by his infectious positive attitude
Rise Team Member Spotlight: Amanda Jarnagin
When you cross Amanda Jarnagin’s path, expect to be greeted with an enormous smile that matches her heart. She loves to start her day with a good laugh before rolling up her sleeves to begin her work.
Amanda is a direct support professional in a program that works with Deaf
Rise Team Member Spotlight: Dave Kassing
Hoping to find a meaningful way to fill up his wide-open schedule after he retired, Dave Kassing decided to take a friend’s advice and check out a part-time van driver position at Rise. A driver himself, Dave’s friend knew Rise was looking for reliable substitute drivers to take people to
Rise Team Member Spotlight: Sue Featherly
Albert Einstein once said, “Only a life lived in the service of others is worth living.” By that notion, Sue Featherly lives a very special life, as she spends a tremendous amount of time improving the lives of others.
As a follow-up specialist at Rise, Sue provides long-term support to
Rise Team Member Spotlight: Maurice Linston
Passion is a driving force in Maurice Linston’s life. From his family upbringing, playing football, and serving in the U.S. Army Reserve, he learned to channel his passions into his daily. As a direct support professional at Rise, Maurice carries out his enthusiastic outlook on life into his important work
Rise Team Member Spotlight: Milcart Robert-Clerge
Have you ever met one of those people who seem to radiate light throughout a room? No matter how many people are there, when that person enters, each pair of eyes draws toward that person and everyone immediately has a calming sense of joy. Milcart Robert-Clerge is one of those
Team Member Spotlight: Ben Streitz
Ben Streitz has a passion for assisting people achieve their employment goals. As an employment consultant at Rise, Ben gets to tap into that passion every single day. Ben’s job calls for him to create, nurture, and manage relationships with business owners and hiring managers in his community. He then
Team Member Spotlight: Kevin Gagner
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Kevin Gagner is a lifelong learner, which makes him an awesome application administrator at Rise. Kevin’s job requires him to carry out a great number of tasks covering a broad range of subject areas, so there are always new things for him to
Team Member Spotlight: Juleen Lee
Juleen aims to always go above and beyond in her role as a direct support professional (DSP) / case manager at Rise, and it shows. Her commitment to her exceptional work ethic reveals itself time and time again through the steady stream of compliments she receives and through the success
Team Member Spotlight: Sarah Gustafson
When there is passion in what you do, you can do anything. Sarah Gustafson is an employment consultant with Rise and proves this every day. She demonstrates her passion in her work by assisting people with intellectual and development disabilities achieve their goals through her special brand of warmth and