About Us

Superior Vocations Center first opened a shop, May 1966 at 1106 Tower Ave, Superior, WI with a goal to provide specialized and intensive job training services for people with disabilities. Now, 50 years later, our agency serves approximately 80 people, along with providing other services to help people live independently. Today, over 90 percent of our people work in community work-sites. Our community services range from yard care to janitorial work, providing services to the Wisconsin D.O.T. maintaining the Hwy 53 Rest Area, Weight Station, Welcome Wisconsin signs, and Waysides in Northwest Wisconsin and various other community businesses.

Superior Vocations Center Staff

Annette Ojala
Participant Billing Coordinator

Ashby Rawstern
Program Manager

Dawn Olson
Pre-vocational Program Coordinator

Doug Magdzas
Community Work Crew Coordinator

Elizabeth “Tiz” Becker
Vocational Support Coach

Gwen Williams
Vocational Support Coach

Kim Matteen
Executive Director

Kristin Garthus
Vocational Support Coach

Lacey Reed
Assistant Community Work Crew Coordinator

Lauri Ayers
Vocational Support Coach

Victor Hendricks
Rest Area Maintenance Site Coordinator

Board Members Information

Blair Mahan
President, Benson Electric Company


Jeanne Thompson
Vice Chancellor for Advancement, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Brad Roden
Senior Vice President, Chief Banking Officer, National Bank of Commerce

Julie Bachhuber
Human Resources Manager, Husky Superior Refinery

Karry A. Johnson
Attorney, Ledin, Olson &Cockerham, S.C.

Spencer Miller
Employee Benefits Consultant, Holden Insurance Agency