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US (NJ): From farm to table: Finn's story

Finn Ban’s journey with Greens Do Good began in 2021 when he joined the farm through his high school transition program. After completing the Greens Do Good Workforce Development program, his performance paved the way for him to become a paid employee. Flourishing as a Farm Tech, he then received a well-deserved promotion to Assistant Coordinator and continued to learn and contribute as a valued team member.

In the summer of 2023, Finn expressed his desire to explore career paths that would provide more opportunities for social skill development. “We knew just the person to turn to,” explained Greens Do Good Operations Director Jen Faust. The team reached out to Craig Kunisch, the owner of Mahwah Bar & Grill and a longstanding partner of REED. Following a thorough interview, Finn was hired as a host in September 2023 and hasn’t looked back.

“It’s a pleasure having Finn’s warm, energetic spirit at the Mahwah Bar & Grill,” said Craig. “His dedication enhances our team and makes our operations run smoothly, creating a positive experience for both staff and guests alike.” Finn added, “They let me be me at the Mahwah Bar & Grill. We’re all friends.”

While Finn has moved on from Greens Do Good, our commitment lies in empowering individuals like him to excel in their roles and prioritize personal growth and fulfillment. Finn’s story remains a testament to the valuable skills learned at Greens Do Good, which are meaningful for success in other work settings. This fall, Finn will attend a college transition program at Georgian Court University, where he will reside while completing his studies.

Until then, you can find Finn greeting and seating guests three days a week at the Mahwah Bar & Grill.

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