Success Stories

These businesses have successfully grown their workforce by hiring skilled, diverse employees. To find your next great hire, contact Charly Walters at charly@gowise.org

Jerimiah Shepard

Jerimiah Shepard

At Spokane’s Central YMCA location, countless members use the fitness machines for their daily workouts. What many of them have come to recognize over the past few months, is that there’s a reason why those machines look sparkly-clean every time they climb aboard. That reason is Jerimiah Shepard.

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Heather Comer

Heather Comer

“I expect perfect donuts all the time, even when we have crazy weekend rushes. Heather has absolutely had no issue meeting that expectation. She impresses me daily,” said Amy.

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Kyle Kubik

Kyle Kubik

Matt Black, a supervisor for the South Hill Village kitchen in Spokane has been working with Kyle since he first started washing dishes, 3 years ago. During that time, he has watched Kyle grow into a great cook.

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Jason Stolz

Jason Stolz

Six years ago, Jason Stolz began his employment journey with Riverpark Square’s AMC theaters. As a member of the Film Crew, AMC’s entry level position, Jason had to quickly learn customer service skills as he was often greeting guests, cleaning guest areas, and assembling food orders.

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Jessica Curbow

Jessica Curbow

When Jessica Curbow sees a need, she takes the initiative to get it taken care of! When the cold-case drinks need re-stocking, she’s on it. When the napkins get low, she quickly re-fills them. When a customer’s order is up, she immediately checks the I-Pad ordering system, and delivers it where it needs to go.

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Jason Tremblay

Jason Tremblay

After 14 years, working in customer service for Walmart, Jason Tremblay was looking for a new opportunity to work with the public. Jason, who also works part-time for Gorge Events as a Security Attendant, was in search of something that could challenge him a little more and get him outdoors.

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Misty Ross

Misty Ross

Four years ago, Misty Ross was anxiously waiting in the lobby of Spokane’s North YMCA, preparing to interview for a Welcome Center Host position. Steven Troup, a Welcome Center Supervisor for the Y witnessed something special that day as he was preparing for Misty’s interview.

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Matt Polley

Matt Polley

Matt Polley got his first break in the working world as a young laborer at a local recycling plant. The work was steady but sometimes monotonous. While Matt was thankful for the opportunity at the plant, he always kept his sights set on something a little closer to his heart.

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Larry Hill

Larry Hill

When Larry Hill showed up for his first day on the job at Wonderland Family Fun Center, he wasn’t quite prepared for what he was about to see.

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Tyler Wilson

Tyler Wilson

The historic Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane, regarded by many as Washington State’s grandest hotel, is a bustling center of activity that’s in constant motion 7 days a week. And just below the surface of all the activity is a dedicated group of individuals managing the immense amount of housekeeping tasks that a full scale, luxury hotel creates.

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Katie Sanders

Katie Sanders

15 years ago, Katie Sanders didn’t know a whole lot about community services, but she did know that she wanted a career change.

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Chandan Bhuta

Chandan Bhuta

Back in 1999, The Supported Employment in State Government (SESG) program was adopted by the Washington State Legislature, and it provided paid competitive employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Sorretie Jaro

Sorretie Jaro

For the past four years, Sorretie Jaro has played a very important role in the safety of Sacred Heart Hospital’s staff, patients, and guests.

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Bree Bethman

Bree Bethman

Nearly two years ago Bree Bethman was working in an isolated, outdoor-based job that didn’t seem to match up that well with her strengths.

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Scott Ayers

Scott Ayers

Six years ago, Scott Ayers began his employment journey with Spokane’s Finch Arboretum, a 65 acre public park with an extensive botanical / tree garden, featuring more than 2,000 ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers.

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David Sanchez (Update)

David Sanchez (Update)

Less than two summers ago, David Sanchez’s future was anyone’s guess. This young man was having trouble finding his direction in life and his mother and father were very concerned about what David’s world was going to look like after high school.

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Molly Toohey

Molly Toohey

The job of a School Bus Attendant is anything but easy. The unpredictability of kids makes every day an almost entirely new experience. For Molly Toohey of Durham School Bus Services in Spokane, Washington, it’s a challenge that she accepts five days a week, with a huge smile on her face.

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Todd Anderson

Todd Anderson

When Todd Anderson first started his new job at Southeast Daycare, 2 ½ years ago, he never imagined that his favorite part of the job was going to be seeing the kids every day.

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Darren Driggs

Darren Driggs

When Darren Driggs planned to attend Gonzaga’s mock-interview event with HireAbility Spokane, he never expected to receive a job offer.

But that’s exactly what happened.

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David Sanchez

David Sanchez

The moment that David Sanchez walked through the door for his job interview, Fred Mashtare, Head Caretaker at Suncrest Park, whispered to Owner, Mike Knowles, “I think he’s hired.”

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