OWNER & FOUNDER
Sherry Meng, the owner of Turtleworks, has worked with special needs children for over 10 years. During this time, she has seen how people with disabilities are often overlooked in the traditional market and are rarely offered the specialized professional support they need. She strongly believes that neurodiverse individuals deserve a variety of opportunities to participate in their broader communities. Since then, she has created highly successful programs that train young adults with limitations. At Turtleworks, she hopes to build their professional skills and strengthen their self-confidence, as well as help place them into jobs in the community.
Amanda Vargas has been diligently working in embroidery business for the past 20 years. She holds experience in running machines as well as creating and digitizing logos. For the past year she has brought in house and managed the Embroidery Department to a large production company. She additionally introduces and implements organization, process, and procedure for various embroidery companies.
MARKETING ASSISTANT & PRODUCT DESIGNER
Jiyeon Han is a senior attending Archbishop Mitty High School. She has a passion for volunteering, encouraging her to become a part of AMASE (Academy of Music and Art for Special Education). Volunteering for four years, she started to recognize the real-life struggles individuals with neurological variations were facing. Her experience at AMASE allowed her to help with Turtleworks as this platform allows great experiences. In addition to helping increase brand awareness, Jiyeon helps to create product designs for customers.
MARKETING ASSISTANT & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Irene Park is a senior attending Archbishop Mitty High School. As a volunteer leader at the Academy of Music and Arts for Special Education (AMASE), she started to learn more about neurodiverse individuals and the lack of external employment opportunities that recognizes the needs of this community. She is grateful to be part of developing Turtleworks as a growth platform for the individuals she interacts with weekly, and can't wait to deepen its social impact through marketing development.