Kenny Dole, a former Sheltered Workshop employee of 28 years, worked with the Employment Services Department at the Center for Human Services to find a job working outside in an environment that Kenny would enjoy. As a result, Kenny received a job offer at Indian Foothills Golf Course and could not be happier. Kenny works as a groundskeeper there and has become a vital member of the golf course staff.
Chad Unterreiner, Director of the Marshall Parks and Recreation Department, which oversees the golf course, said Kenny has been a shining example of a what a good employee should be. Kenny performs much needed care to the golf course by replacing divots, moving tee blocks, and picking up both golf balls and trash. Chad stated, “Kenny has been a leader to the other staff by showing up to work on time and doing what is asked of him.”
Kenny’s work has not been unnoticed by others. “Kenny has increased our staff morale by being a ray of sunshine while doing his job. He takes great pride doing tee boxes and keeping litter off the course,” added Unterreiner.