When it comes to commitment to a job, Angie Deibel has got plenty of experience. The ALLY People Solutions program participant has been coming to ALLY and working in the community for 15 years. In that time, she’s held many jobs and wore many hats, but her latest gig is her favorite yet.
In June of this year, Angie landed a job at the Crayola Experience at Mall of America. As a member of the “color crew,” Angie helps greet guests and explain what happens at the different stations depending on which one she is working at that day. She often helps the kids that come to the attraction with the artwork they create at her stations. “I love being with the kids and making them happy and seeing their parents happy,” she says.
Angie works 3 days a week at the Crayola Experience and the rest of her week is spent at the ALLY Business Solutions branch, where she helps with Digital Imaging. To keep track of her busy schedule and to know ahead of time which station she will be working at Crayola, Angie uses a calendar app on her phone.
Before starting at Crayola, Angie worked at Walmart for 6 years and held several different cleaning jobs. When she’s not working, the Maplewood native can be found volunteering at the food shelf or playing on her Special Olympics’ softball team. Softball is very near and dear to Angie’s heart. Her mom was her team’s coach for many years before she passed away. Angie says she plans to always play softball to honor her mom’s memory.
She says coming to ALLY has helped her grow and want to become a part of the community. “It’s a good place to learn new skills,” she says. “I’ve gotten better and better as I’ve been at ALLY. I’ve learned skills I didn’t even know I had!”