Trainee Stories2022-04-08T15:23:10-07:00

TRAINEE STORIES

Aaron

As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of HopeWorks in 2021, we want to introduce you to staff member Aaron Perkins who is a perfect example of what can happen when you offer people hope. We are leading with his story in celebrating this agency milestone because he was one of [...]

Tina

I was born in 1972 into addiction where my mother was a victim of human trafficking. She was also a heroin addict and struggled greatly with mental health issues. I was passed around the system for 3 years and was eventually adopted by my bio mom’s best friend. I grew [...]

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Dennis

Dennis Willard, U.S. Navy Veteran, was stationed at Port Hueneme California in the Navy Construction Battalion (commonly referred to as Seabee). As a Seabee he was responsible for building infrastructure for the U.S. military around the world. During his eight years of service, Dennis deployed to numerous countries such as [...]

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Hilary

I'm a lifelong Puget Sound resident. I love this place! As a kid I went to Salty Sea Days, caught 99 cent double features at Everett Theater, jigged for herring off the docks of Marine View, poured over Archie comics at the Everett Comic Book store, and ferried to Hat [...]

Karen

Karen Hagen loves the Kindred Kitchen Training Academy. She started classes in the first part of October 2021, and she graduated in January 2022. Born in Texas, Karen traveled to a variety of states with her family as a child.  The longest period, five years, was spent in the Puerto [...]

Ejay

Ejay Perez is focused on his future. He just graduated from our Kindred Kitchen Culinary Training Academy and is considering his options for employment. He was a diligent worker in the program and caught on quickly to the many concepts he was exposed to. “Jon Zintel (Kindred Kitchen Trainer) made [...]

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