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Team Member Spotlight on OCS Michelle Rimmer

Team Member Spotlight on OCS Michelle Rimmer

After 20 years of working at Rise, Michelle Rimmer is grateful for a career which combines having an important purpose with the support and flexibility needed to enjoy a meaningful work-life balance.
Fulfilling a dual role as both occupational communication specialist (OCS) and staff interpreter, Michelle uses her fluency skills

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Team Member Spotlight on Jennifer Niepoth

Team Member Spotlight on Jennifer Niepoth

With a background in corporate career coaching and development, Jennifer Niepoth has a knack for assisting others with navigating and advancing their careers. Working as an employment consultant at Rise, she supports 20 people with disabilities achieve their career goals.
“I didn’t imagine anything like this, but I couldn’t be

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Team Member Spotlight on Roz Miller

Team Member Spotlight on Roz Miller

Known to most as “Roz,” Rosalind Miller has been a dedicated direct support professional (DSP) at Rise for more than 17 years.
“There is no other field that I’d rather work in,” says Roz. “It’s an honor to work with this community of people.”
Roz first worked as a direct

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Team Member Spotlight: Sean Hamilton

Team Member Spotlight: Sean Hamilton

Sean Hamilton has had a heart for supporting people with disabilities most of his life.
Inspired by his parents, who have been direct support professionals (DSP) for more than 20 years, Sean began working as a DSP in a residential setting in 2011 and accepted a DSP job with Rise

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Team Member Spotlight: Shannon Widstrom

Team Member Spotlight: Shannon Widstrom

When Shannon Widstrom thinks of values that have shaped her career, authenticity is the first to come to mind. She strives to bring her true self to all aspects of her work and life and wants others to feel comfortable doing the same. Building relationships and a career around this

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Team Member Spotlight: Dan Lindstrom

Team Member Spotlight: Dan Lindstrom

Dan Lindstrom began working for Rise in 1991 in what he thought would be a temporary opportunity while he was in between jobs. Twenty-eight years later, he is still supporting adults with disabilities as a direct support professional at Rise Cottage Grove. That’s a long “temp” job!
“It’s rewarding working

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Team Member Spotlight: Sarah Kohl-Leaf

Team Member Spotlight: Sarah Kohl-Leaf

After working in the disability services field for a collective 18 years, Sarah Kohl-Leaf is still as passionate as ever to support people as they accomplish their life goals.
Sarah began her career working part-time in a residential home and later worked for ESR, Inc. (now Rise) as a direct

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Team Member Spotlight: Kris Oberg

Team Member Spotlight: Kris Oberg

With an innate ability to meet people where they are and have fun along the way, Kris Oberg has been building a career supporting people at Rise for the past 25 years. He has progressed through his career, transitioning from one position to another, each with added skills and responsibilities.

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Team Member Spotlight: Vince Mans

Team Member Spotlight: Vince Mans

Always a people person, Vince Mans finds joy supporting team members as well as adults with disabilities in his administrative specialist role. A 20-year veteran, he began working for Rise in 1999 and has been at the Northeast Minneapolis location the entire time.
Before moving into his current job two-and-a-half

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