Amy Longthorne

Amy Longthorne

Amy Longthorne’s work at Lincoln Training Center has continued to play a central role in her life since she started working at the Center in 1991 following her graduation from Rosemead High School. Full of energy and enthusiasm, Amy enjoys learning new skills, working on a variety of projects, and helping her co-workers on the production floor. Her favorite job is inflating and packaging balls for Regent Sports.

Amy has worked in a variety of community jobs through Lincoln’s Supported Employment Program, experiences that were very helpful in building her sense of maturity and self esteem. She worked for several years in retail at Nordstrom, first in Glendale, and later transferring to their Arcadia store. Because Amy loves to shop, her favorite perk while working there was getting the employee discount. Amy also worked at Mission Foods and Beagles and Buddies, a dog rescue organization. Amy’s next job was at a nonprofit organization, Phones For Life, where she reprogrammed donated cell phones with emergency numbers; the phones were then donated to seniors. Amy’s dream job? She would like to be an office assistant.

A natural leader, Amy is president of the Aktion Club (sponsored by the Rosemead Kiwanis Club); one of the group’s projects is making sack lunches for the homeless in Pasadena once a month. Amy was recently elected Treasurer of Lincoln’s Client Council and she attends Lincoln Training Center’s Board of Directors’ meetings to report on council activities. Amy was also pleased to be invited to join the Signs of Music choir.

Poised and self-assured, Amy is also an accomplished public speaker and Lincoln Training Center advocate. She has been a voice for individuals with disabilities in a number of diverse settings, including Soroptimist, Kiwanis, and Rotary meetings, Lincoln open houses, and membership meetings.

In her spare time, Amy participates in Special Olympics in track and field events. Always the multi-tasker, she loves to play games on her computer, watch TV, and talk on the phone with friends, all at the same time! All of Amy’s close friends are from Lincoln; in fact, being an only child, she thinks of LTC clients Kimberly and Adela as her sisters.