In 1995, Wendy moved to Asheville with her husband, Stephen, and fell in love with the area. They had their sons in 1998 and 2002. Tyler, their oldest son, has autism, and it was a scary, new world navigating the system for him. Wendy met Janet in 2006, when she contacted FIRST to assist at an IEP meeting.
In 2007, Janet called Wendy to help her out in the office for a “few” hours a week. FIRST has steadily grown, and Wendy became a fixture ever since! She is now the office manager.
Wendy is thankful to work for an organization with the vision and dedication to help individuals and families tackle the world of disability resources.