Meet your drivers

Due to COVID-19, many of our drivers are currently unavailable. They plan to return as soon as conditions are safer.
Thank you for your patience!
Weekdays and Weekends
When Lori was younger, her strong belief that "we are all here to help each" other brought her to volunteer work and later employment in a residential setting for individuals with disabilities. Now, Lori has two grown sons, works for an accountant, and lives off the grid in Northern Ontario during the summers. We are excited to have Lori "help us" by driving for Fare-Cle!
Susie is ready for something new as she has recently retired from her job as a Surgical Waiting Room Receptionist Liaison. She says she is lucky because her jobs have allowed her to take care of people. In addition to her jobs she has been a caregiver to a woman with MS for the last 20 years. In her younger years she was an assistant in a special needs classroom.
Susie says “I am excited to begin another chapter in my life helping those who need me to get them to wherever they want to go. I look forward to meeting new people, enriching their lives while they enrich mine!” Glad you are here, Susie!
Amy is recently retired. She is a Michigan native who married a Clevelander and has lived here ever since. Amy worked for AT&T for 25+ years with a followup stint for a local financial planner for 4 years. Amy has two grown children, one of whom has Down Syndrome. She volunteers at Horvitz YouthAbility Program and enjoys her time with the Special needs population.
Cindy is the proud mother of two sons, including one with cognitive impairment. She drives for Meals on Wheels for JFSA and the Shaker Heights Meals on Wheels. Rounding out her family is her two cats and her husband, who is a professor. We are very excited to welcome Cindy to FARE-Cle!
Evenings and Weekends
Michelle is a dedicated Rehabilitation Counselor with a career that spans over 30 years of assisting adults and children with educational and vocational needs. Hobbies include attending Indians baseball games, fishing, hiking and traveling. She says "I live to drive so give me a call when you need a lift!"
Shannon is a Special Ed assistant for Orange Schools and has spent nearly two decades in this field. Prior to Orange, Shannon worked for Solon City Schools as a Special Ed aide, was a member of the Crisis Intervention Team and worked as a Special Needs Program Director for an independent living facility. Currently, Shannon is in her 5th year as Program Coordinator for Broadway Buddies, an adaptive musical theater program. Shannon is well versed when it comes to meeting the needs of individuals of all ages and abilities. We are so happy she has joined FARE-Cle!
Laurie is a Job Coach at CEVEC, where she works to place young adults with special needs in community-based work sites. She thinks preparing the students for success in life after graduation is one the most rewarding aspects of her job. It’s all about fostering independence, which is why Laurie is very excited to join FARE-Cle (and we are excited to have her).
In her spare time, Laurie enjoys spending time with her children and dog, reading and watching movies on the Lifetime channel.
Subs
David is a Launch Coach, working with emerging adults and their families to foster independence. He has previously worked as a Job Coach for individuals with special needs at LEAP, Inc., and presented at the annual Milestones Autism Conference. He is certified as a Parent Educator and holds Bachelors degrees in Engineering and Liberal Arts as well as an MBA. He also loves to drive: While his 3 kids were growing up, the family drove to 40 different states with their camping trailer. Welcome to Fare-Cle David!
Kia recently graduated from CSU with a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. She has been an independent waiver provider, Youth Ability intern, and a volunteer. She is also a sibling of individuals with developmental challenges, making her ideally suited to be a Driver for Fare-Cle. Having recently moved to the east side of Cleveland, Kia’s enthusiasm for her family, running, and hanging out with friends brings her all around town. She has been a FARE-Cle driver since we started, making our Riders and their families very happy!