I was working with my Dad doing remodeling and finish carpentry work after a brief employment with a financial services company that didn't pan out. The dust I was breathing in couldn't have been good for me, but it paid $25/hr or more which I thought was pretty good at the time. I remember being on my knees at night praying that I could find something that would change my life and get me out of that one-bedroom closet I lived in. Then one day I found The Alliance and started part time helping 2 or 3 families a week. After a couple months I was making more money part-time on a Saturday then I could make in a whole week choking down dust so I decided to be full time with The Alliance.