Grade Tech Executive Assistant Amanda Williams is celebrating 3 years with the company this month. To commemorate that milestone, she is supporting Rocky Mountain Roundup, Wheeling for a Cause, a trail ride event that raises money to help a child in the local community. This year’s event, which was held on July 22 in Preston, Idaho benefitted a little girl named Holland who has Spina Bifida and needs help with mobility.
Wheeling for a Cause featured a “show and shine” in the park, fireworks, food, raffles and a trail ride through the Caribou Targhee National Forest to visit beautiful sights such as the Paris Ice Caves, Bloomington Lake and Bear Lake. Monies raised were used for a “mini Bronco Build” that was “decked out” by Brackin Machine and BroncBuster, specifically for Holland, enabling her ease with controlling the Bronco while doing it safely.
Check out these heart warming videos of Holland taking her Bronco out for a spin, and the reaction of her and her family to the new Bronco (starting 35 min into the video).
Grade Tech donated $1,000 to the fundraiser in Amanda Williams’ name. The charitable contribution is part of Grade Tech’s “giving back” program which supports the local community by celebrating employees’ work anniversaries (after the first 3 years of employment) by making annual donations to the employees’ “charities of choice.”
“Amanda is a great role model for all of us here at Grade Tech,” said Rory Hall. “She volunteers her time to numerous causes and always makes the effort to give back to the community. I am proud to support Amanda’s quest to support a little girl who is facing medical challenges.”
In addition to her involvement with the Wheeling for a Cause event, Amanda supports the community by participating in Grade Tech’s charitable outings and supports the local food bank through her husband’s company. She says that one of the things that attracted her to Grade Tech was the company’s involvement in the community. “I love how Rory and Grade Tech are so involved in the community, giving back and helping to make changes where changes can be made,” she said. “I like to donate my time and be of service to my community, so I am happy to work for a company that is community-minded.”
After working in customer service and retail store management, Amanda felt she needed a change, so she took a summer off to spend with her son, Tariq. Her husband, Jake, knew Rory and heard that he was looking for someone to help out around the office, so Amanda applied for the job and started as an Office Assistant. After a while, her role morphed into Executive Assistant to Rory.
Amanda says that the key to success in her job is to have patience—with herself and those with whom she works—and to ask questions. She feels “at home” at Grade Tech and hopes to build her career at the company. “I would like to help Rory with more things like Construction Management and learn new ways I can help and grow my skill sets.”
When she’s not on the job or out in the community volunteering, Amanda enjoys spending quality time with her family, including her granddaughters, Loralai and Phoebe. She also enjoys off-roading, camping and crafting, and recently started a new hobby—cookie decorating.
Please join us in congratulating Amanda on her 3-year anniversary with Grade Tech and wishing her more success in the years to come!