Employee Highlight – Jared Kidman
Jared Kidman is originally from Southern California. He moved to Cedar City in 2014 with his wife and two children to make a better life for his family. Jared went to ITT Tech, where he received his degree in Multi-Media. He has had a knack for design but always felt that the job was not fulfilling and that something was missing. Deciding that he needed a change he took a chance and started working for The Hope Group where he discovered his purpose and the rest is history. Jared has a lot of passion and drive in this industry in hopes to see growth and success in these young lives. Having experienced trouble as a youth himself, he has an understanding and compassion for the struggles these teenagers have and will experience. He strives to push growth, care, and understanding within the program. Jared really enjoys teaching, training, and showing useful skills that will help these teens prepare for adulthood.
Jared goes above and beyond in many different areas. Jared shows up to every shift, as well as any extra that is needed. Jared spends time training his staff and being an example as a team lead. Jared constantly comes up with awesome, creative ideas for the house to do and be a part of. One of the best things about Jared is how much he cares about these kids and his concern for their future that is perfectly highlighted in his life skills class that he does with the kids. We are very fortunate to have Jared here on our Hope Group team.– Chase Morgan | Program Director