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...

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...