Representing ScentsAbility as our Spokesperson is one of Michael’s favorite jobs. His passion for the Company, the products and the mission are genuine and he speaks from the heart. While Michael is often serious… he knows how to have fun; especially when there is music playing. His favorite music is country – but when Billy Joel or Michael Buble comes on Michael electrifies the room with his beautiful singing voice.
Born with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, Michael’s intellectual disabilities do not stop him from being independent. He can cook, do laundry, take a bus, read and write; and he has had several jobs prior to joining ScentsAbility; where he has found his forever job. Michael is a natural salesperson and LOVES to talk to … everyone! Ironically his “honey” for the last six years is our loving leader, Jessica Schmidt; together they can probably break the Guinness Record for consecutive hours talking!
Michael LOVES sports and participates in many Special Olympic Sports including flag football, soccer, and skiing. He has a wall of medals; including lots of Gold! His favorite time at ScentsAbility is when we have events and he gets to sell and talk to lots of new customers. Michael is a shining light on our path to independence.
Meet Our Artisans
Each of our candles is hand made with love by our talented artisans. Click below to learn more about the special individuals who make ScentsAbility products!
Jessica is the inspiration behind ScentsAbility.
Lexy is truly one of a kind….she is funny, sassy, clever, driven, deeply emotional and a true medical miracle!
Khari is a truly remarkable young man. His dynamic personality lights up a room just like his favorite ScentsAbility candle!
Jamie is just one of our coolest ScentsAbility Artisans! He is very outgoing, and does an amazing job at our events.
When you think of Kim the first thing that comes to mind is she is one of the biggest Chicago Sports Fans you will meet!
Billy is a super smart young man and despite significant hearing loss, he is extremely social and an expert lip reader!
As soon as Shaun got involved with ScentsAbility, he quickly made friends and made himself indispensable.
Representing ScentsAbility as our Spokesperson is one of Michael’s favorite jobs. His passion for the Company, the products and the mission are genuine and he speaks from the heart.
A pure heart, a true Gentleman, and a wonderful worker… Drew has so much potential.
Brian is a very smart young man, an avid reader and loves movies. He has worked at ScentsAbility a little over a year and has made so many new friends.
Julia is our newest Artisan at ScentsAbility Candles. She is enthusiastic and so excited to join the team and be part of The IDDeal Foundation.
Katie lives over 90 minutes away from ScentsAbility; but she loves coming to work; even if it is only once a week.
He is always happy to participate at events and learn new things. Scott is so capable and friendly.
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