ZABS Training Program
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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 “Monday Morning Inspiration” quotes you see on the ZABS sign.
Chief Executive Talent
A Rabbi, a Dreamer, and a Native Charlottean walk into ZABS Place. Sounds like a joke but actually it’s Bentzion (or Rabbi Ben as we call him). As Chief Executive Talent, Rabbi Ben wears many hats at ZABS. You might find him pitching ZABS to a crowd of 1,000, chatting with a potential donor, or arranging a truck load of donated furniture from a showroom in High Point, NC. Whatever he’s doing it’s with enough passion for 10 people!
Fun Fact: Bentzion’s dream job is to be a pilot!
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 when her son was diagnosed with Autism at age 2. She realized that with 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 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 juggle meeting the young adults on our waiting list, and finding out all about their dreams for the future, while also being a rock-star 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
Allan & Marcelle Oxman
Charlie & Caren Gale
Jeff Cohen, BECO
Dave & Sandy Krikac, The Gear Foundation
Ed & Leslie Rusgo
Eric & Lori Sklut
Eric & Susan Lerner, Action Plus Ideas
Fred & Lisa Shporer
Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte
Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte
Jon & Dina Massachi
Levine-Sklut Family Foundation
Luquire George Andrews, Inc.
Michael Garrie, Signature Exteriors
Matt & Jane Herson
Robert & Ann Abel
Sarah Conklin, Little Engine Photography
Social Venture Partners (Seed 20)
True Homes Foundation
William & Ruth Baker
2018 Dedicated Volunteers
Charlie & Caren Gale
Fred & Lisa Shporer
Joshua & Debbie Chopas