When I started Sugar Wheel Works on April 1, 2009, I had this line in the mission statement “to be an asset to our community both globally and locally.” Today is a good day to reflect on our success as a team, and as a community. Since 2011 we have been working with United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) which has helped us hire and train an individual with developmental disabilities.
Dan has a wide variety of responsibilities at the studio, including (but not limited to!) preparing boxes for shipping, cleaning the windows, and bundling spokes. Dan also keeps us up to date on the latest cuisine, holiday preparations around town, and emergency rescue vehicles. If you find yourself in the shop during Dan’s shift, expect to answer one his favorite questions: “What year did you graduate high school?” Or, “What do you think you’ll be doing in ___ number of years?”
I want to take a moment to acknowledge the team of people that have helped this program be successful in our shop, and in our lives. Hereâ’s to the fine staff at UCP, Xochil, Jesse, Michelle and Donna, who have helped us forge such a unique relationship. I’d also like to thank Jason and Dan for their hard work. I’ve never worked with finer people.
This video is Dan Waugh’s segment. It’s a promotion (and inspiration) for the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities. They selected Dan for this video series because of his great work.