“Being a chef is the most exciting profession you can be in, because you can create whatever you want out of whatever you have and make it look and taste good. And no one needs to know the difference.” Those insightful words from William Gorham apply as much to life itself as they do to his current “dream job” profession. In fact, at one time, Gorham’s life felt more like a nightmare.
A passion for their shared trade area sparked them to tremendous individual success. Now, this Maryland printing duo shares something else: a passion for each other.
A chance invitation from a SkillsUSA instructor helped Anthony Mitchell realize there were more opportunities in life than he’d ever dreamed possible. He hasn’t just taken advantage of those opportunities; he shares them with his community.
EvaMarie Downs operated a thriving business in the culinary arts field she loved, but the pandemic threatened to derail her dreams. Undaunted, Downs used what she’d learned as a SkillsUSA student to adapt her business to the current environment, ensuring that the immunosuppressed people she serves in her California county are living — and eating — well.
Glori Beaufort was a member of SkillsUSA in high school, but found ways to stay involved after graduation. We sit down with her to discuss her experiences as a SkillsUSA member and how the skills learned there have helped her as a professional photographer.