Trillium is thrilled to welcome our newest Trillium board member, Mark Shaefer. Mark is the managing partner of Hop Jack’s restaurants and brings over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
Mark has developed a deep working knowledge of Trillium, having hired his first supported employee with our help back in 2012 at the Silverdale location. Today, Hop Jack’s has 13 employees with intellectual disabilities at seven locations across Kitsap, King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. It’s a thriving company with many expansion plans and a commitment to continue their practice of including people with disabilities in their growing workforce.
In 2015, Mark accepted the Governor’s Employer Award for his success in those efforts. You can watch a video of his acceptance speech for the award below—demonstrating his passion for supported employment. We look forward to the many ways Mark’s help will strengthen our organization and services.
Recent Trillium Highlights:
- Thanks to a wildly successful 2015, Trillium has been inundated in requests for services and we need more help! All of our locations are actively searching for new employment consultants to meet demand. If you or someone you know is looking for a rewarding, dynamic career, check out our career opportunities page!
- On Thursday April 28th, three members of Trillium’s staff got to visit with students at Kent Meridian High School, as part of their career day. Throughout the 7 hour event, dozens of students had a chance to learn about our mission and history, as well as participate in activities demonstrating some of the necessary skills when job developing and coaching. They even had the opportunity to construct real messages that went out over our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We had a great time and look forward to participating at the next career day.