Grade Tech is proud to recognize three dedicated team members—Mahala Velasquez, Gabi Velasquez, and David Barlow—who are celebrating their work anniversaries this month. In honor of their dedication and contributions to the company’s success, Grade Tech will make a donation to their charities of choice.


“I am proud to honor these devoted team members by supporting the organizations that are close to their hearts,” said Rory Hall. “They are not only an important part of our team but are also making an impact in the community by volunteering their time, talent, and/or money to local charities.”


Mahala Velasquez has been managing the Grade Tech office for eight years and always keeps things running smoothly. In recognition of Mahala’s anniversary, Grade Tech is donating $1,000 to Ink Against Cancer, a nonprofit foundation which aims to unite local, state, and national artists of all media—with a strong focus on the interconnected worlds of tattooing, music, and entertainment—to raise funds to provide financial assistance to help cover daily living expenses of individuals fighting cancer. Mahala, who has lost several family members and friends to cancer, started volunteering at Ink Against Cancer fundraising events more than five years ago.

Gabi Velasquez, Assistant Office Manager, works alongside her mother (Mahala) in the Grade Tech Office. With four years under her belt, she has become a valued and trusted team member. Gabi’s charity of choice—and the recipient of a $1,000 donation from Garde Tech—is the Utah Volunteers of America’s Homeless Youth Services. Gabi first learned of the important work the charity performs for homeless young people a few years ago when she and several fellow students spent their spring break volunteering for the organization.


David Barlow, who started his career with Grade Tech, then left to start his own landscaping business and returned as Operations Foreman in June of 2020, is celebrating his third year back with the company by supporting the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. David says that he chose the foundation to receive Grade Tech’s $1,000 donation because it has helped his family and he knows how important it is for parents to give their children hope—and make their dreams come true—as they struggle through difficult times.


These contributions to local charities are all 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.” 


Please join us in congratulating Mahala, Gabi, and David on their anniversaries with Grade Tech and wishing them continued success!