EV Stories: Caroline Hatley

EV Stories: Caroline Hatley

In the summer of 2012, Extraordinary Ventures started the Spectrum Skills Basketball Camp and I was lucky enough to join the other volunteers who worked with camp that first year. While I was somewhat reluctant to volunteer an entire week of my summer, my husband...
EV Stories: Dan Hatley

EV Stories: Dan Hatley

I first learned about Extraordinary Ventures when I was still in law school. At that time, I was working with a young man who had Autism. His parents had come together with other parents and community leaders to create a unique business which aimed at employing people...
EV Stories: Carly Manship

EV Stories: Carly Manship

My husband and I own The Barn at Valhalla, a wedding and event venue located on 30 acres in Chapel Hill. We have a staff of only three people including myself, my husband, and our booking manager. We are the owners of The Barn, but we are also the marketing team,...

EV Stories: Susan Lombardo

I vividly recall the day in 2006 when I met with the mother of a high school student with a disability and talked about our vision to develop a business to employ people with autism and other developmental disabilities. This was the start of an amazing and bold effort...

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...