Yavanne Jaramillo

I was born and raised in Denver Colorado moved to Taos 20 years ago I worked for the Town of Taos as a Transit Operator driving the Handi Van for people with disabilities and for the Elderly at times I would drive to the ski valley during ski season I drove for 10 years, I decided driving wasn’t for me so I got a job at the Taos High as a job coach working with special needs kids getting them jobs out in the community and getting them internships I did this for 6 years and then they transferred me into the Life skills classroom and have been there for 4 years working and interacting with kids with special needs teaching them life skills. I am also Taos Special Olympics Coordinator and Coach for 10 years,  I am President of Taos Pride this is my 8th year. I just became a foster Parent for a young lady from the Taos Pueblo who is Autistic she has been with me for 3 years I am also an Artist I am a welder I make furniture I have been welding for 25 years.