Joshua “Living the Dream” Smith — Quality Technician

Joshua “Living the Dream” Smith — Quality Technician

Featured employee Joshua Smith quality checks a Super Cereal Plus bag.

“It is a family-oriented business, I love what they offer to individuals with disabilities. This is especially important to me since I have a child with autism.”

Featured employee Joshua Smith quality checks a Super Cereal Plus bag.
  • Graduated from Rosman High School in 2010
  • Started at TVS in May 2018
  • First job at TVS: Quality Technician (level 1)
  • Quality Technician (level 2), in a nut shell: “Making sure lot codes are correct and upholding the integrity of our bags and products. It has a lot of paperwork and organization but it guarantees that the equipment is working correctly and that the products are safe.”
  • Why Quality? “I knew I wanted to work in quality because of paperwork skills and I knew that TVS was a great place to work because my Mother-In-Law used to work here.”
  • Career goals? “Continue moving forward in the company by first becoming a level 3 Quality Technician and be able to provide for my family.”
  • Previous Work Experience: Gaia Herbs in Shipping and Receiving and as a Liner Accelerator Tech and Press Tech.
  • Favorite part about working at TVS? “The people are one of the best parts. I am a social butterfly, I love talking to everyone especially coworkers and INTERACT participants.”
  • Favorite TVS memory? “I am currently enjoying coaching the TVS Softball team and I also really have enjoyed past company picnics.”
Dakota McCall — Warehouse Associate

Dakota McCall — Warehouse Associate

Featured employee Dakota McCall drives a forklift in the TVS warehouse.
  • Grew up in Pisgah Forest
  • Attended Brevard High School; taking online courses at Blue Ridge to get HS diploma
  • Started at TVS in April 2016
  • Why TVS? My Dad and older brother work at TVS – hearing how much they enjoyed their jobs made me want to work here.
  • First job here: Production Worker 2nd Shift
  • Promotions: First in 2017 to Shipping Material Handler then in 2018 to Warehouse Associate
  • Skills Used for Success: good communication; being flexible and comfortable with change
  • Favorite aspect of TVS: the overall mission and the strong and amazing people I work with
  • Most memorable experience at TVS: all the friends I’ve made along the way.

“Give TVS a chance to prove how genuine the people here are. Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.”

Maddy Shannon — Direct Support Provider

Maddy Shannon — Direct Support Provider

  • Born in Chattanooga, yet grew up in Brevard since age 2
  • Graduated Brevard High School in 2015
  • Work prior to TVS: Cashier at Bi-Lo for 2 years
  • High School Experience that inspired you to apply at TVS: helping out with and interacting with my disabled and special needs peers.
  • Started at TVS in November 2017
  • Why TVS? Good learning opportunities and a place for growth. More money too.
  • Skills Used for Success: being on time
  • Favorite aspect of TVS: working with the LifeSkills participants
  • Most memorable Experience at TVS: watching our CEO Jamie get a pie in the face at our annual picnic.

“If  you are interested in working with people with intellectual disabilities,
this is a great, fun, and rewarding job.”

Tiesha Hoffman — Employment Specialist

Tiesha Hoffman — Employment Specialist

Featured employee Tiesha Hoffman enjoys the TVS team spirit.

“If  you are thinking of working for TVS, GO FOR IT! Learn as much as you can now, and prepare yourself for the professional world by asking as many questions as you can.”

  • Grew up in Rosman
  • Graduated from Rosman High School in 2014
  • Graduated from Brevard College in 2018 with double major in English & Religious Studies
  • Work prior to TVS: Subway; Jarrett’s in Rosman
  • Started at TVS in May 2018
  • Why TVS? My heart has always been in social work and here I can grow and help others in their own journeys.
  • How TVS supports your growth: Taught me to look for the bright side very day. Even on dreary mornings, someone offers a kind word or smile to brighten my day.
  • Skills essential for your success: Timeliness, documentation, communication, patience, problem solving, and thinking on my feet.
  • Favorite things about working here: Everyone works as a team; respect and appreciation is common practice.
  • A favorite TVS memory: Seeing how excited the INTERACT program participants were to exhibit and sell their artwork at the recent Holiday sale.
Michelle Ekeanyanwu — Quality Technician

Michelle Ekeanyanwu — Quality Technician

Featured employee Joshua Smith quality checks a Super Cereal Plus bag.

“It is an ongoing job and I am excited to become more knowledgable with Safe Quality Food (SQF) rules and regulations.”

  • Grew up in Connecticut, moved to Brevard after High School
  • Started at TVS in May 2008
  • First job here: Production member
  • Quality Technitian, in a nut shell: Ensure the integrity of our product and make sure the product meets the customer specifications and make sure all the paperwork is correctly processed.
  • Why TVS? “Employers like this are hard to come by. I enjoy the flexability of my job here, along with the care and benefits offered by TVS.”
  • Previous work experience: Continental Treves and WelchAllyn
  • Favorite aspect of TVS? “The support and care that the company has for employees.”
Gregory S. Finch — Maintenance Supervisor

Gregory S. Finch — Maintenance Supervisor

Gregory S. Finch enjoys helping others as Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Grew up in Fletcher, NC
  • Graduated from West Henderson HS in 1984
  • Other Education: AB Tech for Welding; Continuing Education Certificates in Construction Theory, Confine Space Rescue, Video Jet, Infrastructure
  • Started at TVS in June 2011
  • Why TVS? I was looking to get back into plant maintenance and they have a BIG facility.
  • First job here: Line 2 Machine Operator
    Promotions: Plant Maintenance, Lead Tech, and now Maintenance Supervisor
  • Skills Used for Success: Continuing Education to keep up to date with machine performance
  • Favorite aspect of TVS: TVS’ ability to go out and help others with barriers to gain employment
  • Most memorable Experience at TVS: My first week on the job, my trainer was on vacation so I read the entire machine manual to learn to operate my new machine.