Helping and giving back to others is who I am, and connects to everything that I do.
I’ve been a ‘care bear’ since the age of 8, when I used my earnings from selling lobster bait to local fisherman to help put food on my family’s table.
You see, I grew up dirt poor. I experienced the great toll emotional poverty has on people – But I wouldn’t change it for the world. In fact, it was my family’s struggles that taught me about myself, and the world around me. Most importantly, it taught me to respect everyone – no matter their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic or educational background.
I’m grateful every single day that my success enables me to help these amazing organizations and many others!
You can be anything Barbie!
We teamed up with Barbie to help one young girl realize her dream of being a builder. Girls can be anything they want to be – and YES, women in the trades CAN wear all pink everything if they want to darnnit! 😉
W.I.S.T - WOMEN in skilled trades
The 34-week WIST Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter General certificate program will equip students who wish to make a career in the construction industry as a general carpenter with the basic skills required to secure a position as an apprentice, and to work safely and successfully in the industry.
BLUE COLLAR INTELLIGENCE
Blue-Collar Intelligence is an advocacy organization dedicated to changing the perceptions of the blue-collar industry. Our goal is to change the perceptions, elevate pride and highlight the amazing potential of working in the skilled trades industry.