Meet J

Meet J

J is our labelling master - she loves it! She is also becoming a pro at using our filling machine which is impressive because it is not an easy task. We’re so inspired by the strong, hardworking women on our team and are excited to introduce you to J!

What has your experience with Ground Up been like? How has it helped your confidence?

It’s helped a lot with my confidence. I didn’t have a lot of hope before Ground Up. It’s built a lot of confidence for me and I’ve done things that I didn’t even know I could do. Some of the things I do,  I didn’t even know I had in me. 

What does it mean to you to have a job and be back in the workforce?

I look forward to going to work every day… Honestly, I wish I could be here everyday! I really enjoy it. The hours go by so quick. It goes by too fast. I could label all day! I love it!

What is the community at Ground Up like? What does having this community mean to you?

I normally just don’t like being around women…. There’s drama, they’re catty. Here everyone has a job to do, they are here for a reason and I like that a lot. When I was in the hospital, some new employees were hired and the staff changed, but coming back, it feels like I never even left. Everyone is great. 

What do you like to do for fun?

Since I’ve been out of the hospital I’ve been doing a lot of walking to strengthen my legs. I like to walk to the park or find some stairs. 

What is your favorite Ground Up nut butter flavor + favorite way to enjoy it?

Snickerdoodle. I just like to eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon!

What do you hope to do after Ground Up?

My dream job is to be a juvenile mentor. I want to be a mentor for young girls that are heading down the wrong path. I went down the wrong path as a teenager, so I know how it can get started. I want to be able to steer them in another direction.

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