How We Got Started
ZABS Training Program
ZABS After Hours
There’s no standing still when you’re with Alison. There’s always opportunity for growth and so many new things to try! Alison helps our ZABS Special Talent grow and reach new milestones. Simply put, Alison ensures that everyone has a chance to reach their true potential and fulfill their dreams. Fun Fact: Alison is behind our famous (we think) “Monday Morning Inspiration” quotes you see on the ZABS sign.
Caren is a true Mamma Bear! She won’t rest until all her little cubs are well cared for, and then some. Caren became a special needs advocate while she was still teaching the second grade. She realized that will a little encouragement and support, anyone and everyone can succeed. Today, Caren is the Chief Advocate and Community Liaison for ZABS Place. Fun Fact: Caren is hands-down the best story-teller you’ll ever meet and her
cub son Jonathan was the first employee at ZABS Place!
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Yep, that’s Kim in a “Meet & Greet” with another young adult who would like to join the training program at ZABS Place. Kim’s job is to somehow balance the young adults on the ZABS waiting list, and find out all about their dreams and how to make them happen, while also being a rockstar Job Coach for the ZABS Talent already in our program! You’ll never catch her without a smile! Fun Fact: Kim is the founder of A Chance to Dance which provides dance lessons to differently-abled children!
Snow Globe Shaker
Snow globes are beautiful… until the glitter settles. Then they’re kinda boring. Lisa makes sure to shake things up just enough so the glitter swirls again! She’s all about opportunity and making magic happen at ZABS Place. She’s also the one who helps you find that special something when you happen to stumble in “just to look around.” Fun Fact: Lisa has Super Talents! She’s been Director of a Preschool, Head of a Retail Store, and even Director of a Children’s Museum! Inspirational Fact: ZABS Place is named after Lisa’s son Zachary who passed away from Leukemia when he was 19.
Worker-bee. Workaholic. Workhorse. Call it what you want, but this girl is ALWAYS working. Pricing clothes, ringing up a customer, fixing furniture, upcycling a “curb-find”, are all things Rochel does on the side. Her main job of course is being the Director of ZABS Place! Fun Fact: Rochel is sometimes called the “Girl on the Plane” thanks to an interesting experience she had on (you guessed it) an airplane back in the summer of 2017.
Meet Stacy. Trust us, you’ll want to meet her. She can organize a house, car, office and even the dreading spare room with the hoards of stuff all before you can say, “Waaaait!!!” Seriously, Stacy is the ZABS Product Queen. Everything donated to ZABS is carefully examined by Stacy and her team to determine its true potential and then displayed to maximize its opportunity for finding the perfect new home. Fun Fact: Stacy moves 1 TON of ZABS Stealz/day