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Lori

Number of Children: 4

Previous Occupation: Retail

Wage Before CLIMB: $17,721/year

Current Occupation: Concrete Driver/Pete Lien & Sons

Wage After CLIMB: $46,800/year


Lori completed Climb's Short-Haul Truck Driving (CDL) training.

“I attribute a lot of what we have now to CLIMB. And my mom—she’s one of the strongest people I know.”

“When my mom moved to Wyoming, she had $20 to her name. We were four months behind on rent, two months behind on our truck payment, and had sold almost everything we had. My younger siblings and I told her to check out Climb and go for it. We all just about fell over with excitement when we found out she’d been accepted. We were really proud of her. Climb wasn’t just a truck driving school. It helped her deal with things she’d encountered in life that are more important than how to drive. Her job is very physical, but Climb equipped her emotionally, too. The biggest change in my mom is that Climb really improved her self-esteem. Now we work together at Pete Lien & Sons. My mom is making so much progress financially. I attribute a lot of what we have now to Climb. And my mom—she’s one of the strongest people I know.” — Zachariah, Lori’s Son