DSP Spotlight: Nicole Hoepner

I have been supporting people to live their lives to the fullest for almost 2.5 years now! I can't believe it has already been that long! Time flies when you're having fun :) When I began working at ADVANCE I did not know what an impact it would have on my life. As a freshman in college I needed a job and ADVANCE came in and talked during my first year seminar class. It peaked my interest so I applied. Quickly, I realized that it was not only a job but an life changing experience. I changed my major to nursing because I realized I loved caring for people. When I started nursing school ADVANCE had already allowed me to master a lot of the beginning skills in nursing. I also realized that I am meant to be an advocate and speak up for others which has really helped me discover myself as I went from a quieter person to talking all the time!!

Everyday I walk into the door of ADVANCE I never know what to except. Its always so different which makes working so fun. I consider work "an escape" from all the stress of being a nursing students and all my other involvements with school because its just so fun! At the beginning of each shift I am always greeted with smiles, cuddles and happiness even if I had just worked the day before. I don't even feel like I am working because I love what I do. The main thing that ADVANCE has helped me discover is the depth that word "care" has. ADVANCE has changed my life in so many different ways that I could talk forever about and that I will forever be grateful for.

I am so grateful for this company, but most importantly that people supported. :)