EV Stories: Scott Badesch

As a father of an adult son with autism, I often wondered when my son was growing up, what he would be doing as an adult. Fortunately, no… amazingly fortunately, our son Evan, my wife and I found Extraordinary Ventures (EV). Evan began his work as an employee of...

EV Stories: Sunanda Dillon

I have known about Extraordinary Ventures for several years now. I have had the opportunity to not only plan events through the Event Center, but have been able to share in several events that range from adult and children birthday parties, high school and college...

EV Stories: Cyndi Whisnant

In 2012, I first began working at Extraordinary Ventures and I discovered that many of our employees loved making art and some were quite gifted. Some made art at home on their own but many of them said they wished they were back in school where art classes were a...

EV Stories: Peter Grandstaff

I first became involved with Extraordinary Ventures in 2010. I’ve built websites for them, helped with marketing, served on advisory committees, and helped organize the annual basketball camp. As someone focused on marketing, I first saw the small business...

EV Stories: Holly Phelan

For the past 4+ years, we have had the opportunity to work with the members of Extraordinary Ventures and help facilitate the Extraordinary Artists Art Program. We meet twice a month and after a short discussion about an artistic prompt, we embark in an hour of art...