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Tony Chadwick

Position: Employment Specialist

I was born in Nevada and lived there until the age of 5 when we moved to New Hampshire. I lived here until I was finished with high school, and attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. After transferring to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, I got married and had my first daughter Robin. We then moved to Littleton Colorado until 2017 when we moved to Gainesville, Florida. I have been blessed with a wealth of different experiences throughout my professional career. I spent almost 20 years in the Wine industry where I worked my way up from a wine stocker to Sales Director for an import company, and finally to my own business as a marketing and business strategy consultant.

I have played drums since high school and this led me to build my own brand of drums called Po Boy drums in the early 2000’s. I was in the music industry until 2008 and then went back to the wine industry. I grew up in retail, and this led me to take a position with Dicks Sporting Goods as operations manager in a coaching-based management system up until June of 2020.

Like many in the COVID era, I was laid off and given the opportunity to reevaluate what I wanted my life to be and decided on coaching which led me to employU. Growing up I lived with a brother who has Schizophrenia, a sister who has Cerebral Palsy, and many family members with other physical and mental health diagnoses. My partner, Alicia, has a daughter on the Autism spectrum, Bipolar 1, and other mental health challenges. It was through one of her therapists that I was introduced to the notion of being a coach which led me to get advanced life coaching certifications. I am thrilled to be a part of employU and look forward to making a positive impact in the disability community.

employU is an approved vendor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and we are happy to serve VR’s customers.
employU is a CARF accredited organization
employU is a Veteran Safe Place