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Nov 6, 2018

Meet Chanell: Associate Profile

After being a stay-at-home mom for the past eight years, Chanell wants to return to the workforce. “I want to rebuild myself,” she says, reflecting on her desire to become more self-reliant and to support her family.

If there’s anyone who knows about rebuilding, it’s Chanell. In the past, she struggled with substance abuse, but she’s since made a lot of progress. “I’ve been sober for three years,” she says proudly. “I went to treatment for nine months, and that was the best thing that ever happened to me. I found out who I really was.”

Chanell is at Deseret Industries because she felt it was a good place to get started. Her goal is to get a flagging license and work in road construction. In the future, she hopes to be able to afford a car and a house for her family.

One thing’s for sure: Chanell is driven, and she’s planning to work as hard as she can. “I’m tired of quitting. I’m not going to give up. I can’t. I don’t have time to anymore,” Chanell says.