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Katie Grothe

Program Coordinator - Residential

Hi, my name is Katie Grothe and I am a Program Coordinator for WESCO Industries. I took this position over in March 2020. I have been with WESCO since May 2016. Before taking my coordinator role I worked in the QA department as the Quality Assurance Assistant Manager of Programming for 3 years, and when I originally was hired at WESCO I was a team lead for 1 year. Before my employment with WESCO I worked at New Hope Village for 4 years (16 years old-20 years old) as a weekend package working with critical care clientele. I love to help people in every way that I can, this is why I love working at WESCO Industries!!

I was born and raised on a farm outside of Westside, IA. Graduating from Ar-We-Va in 2014 and then went on to attend DMACC in Ankeny. I am very involved in community activities. I have recently bought a home in Westside, IA. In my free time I love to be with my family and when the weather is right, I love to be outside!

Seeing so many individuals succeed in life and being able to transition back into the community is the best part of my job. - WESCO Industries Employee
They can't tell you when you start this job there may come a time where you find you're more comfortable surrounded by people with developmental disabilities than when you are with the general population. But it happens. - WESCO Industries Employee
Until someone has had their own experience with someone with a developmental disability, they just won't understand. - WESCO Industries Employee
I’m so grateful this job became my purpose, my passion & part of my identity. WESCO Industries Employee