Skils'kin employees make a 'visible' difference on base

Deborah Melideo, Skils’kin janitorial custodian, cleans a kitchen sink at the Deel Community Center Oct. 13. Deborah has been an employee for Skils’kin for six years. The mission of Skils’kin is to provide effective support and services to people with disabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)

Deborah Melideo, Skils’kin janitorial custodian, cleans a kitchen sink at the Deel Community Center Oct. 13. Deborah has been an employee for Skils’kin for six years. The mission of Skils’kin is to provide effective support and services to people with disabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)

Edgar Schmidt, Skils’kin janitorial custodian, vacuums the floor in the ballroom at the Deel Community Center Oct. 13. Edgar has been an employee for Skils’kin for 13 years. He used to work for the grounds section of the company and said it is fun and very interesting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)

Edgar Schmidt, Skils’kin janitorial custodian, vacuums the floor in the ballroom at the Deel Community Center Oct. 13. Edgar has been an employee for Skils’kin for 13 years. He used to work for the grounds section of the company and said it is fun and very interesting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)

David Jereaux Hayes III, Skils’kin janitorial custodian, dusts finger prints from an elevator door at the reserve building Oct. 13. David has been with Skils’kin for seven years. The janitorial section has 54 employees. In 1969, concerned parents, family members and business leaders organized the Pre-Vocational Training Center to provide services to Spokane-area adults with developmental, physical and mental disabilities. In 2004, the company changed the name to Skils’kin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)

David Jereaux Hayes III, Skils’kin janitorial custodian, dusts finger prints from an elevator door at the reserve building Oct. 13. David has been with Skils’kin for seven years. The janitorial section has 54 employees. In 1969, concerned parents, family members and business leaders organized the Pre-Vocational Training Center to provide services to Spokane-area adults with developmental, physical and mental disabilities. In 2004, the company changed the name to Skils’kin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)

Members from the grounds maintenance section of Skils’kin hedge and rake around a dorm building,  Oct. 13. The grounds section of Skils’kin employs about 60 people The company overall employs more than 160 people. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry

Members from the grounds maintenance section of Skils’kin hedge and rake around a dorm building, Oct. 13. The grounds section of Skils’kin employs about 60 people The company overall employs more than 160 people. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry

Shanagan Pinson, Skils’kin grounds maintenance worker, uses a pull-saw to chop down a tree limb on the dorm grounds Oct. 14. Skils’kin is a community-based, not-for-profit agency that works with national and local businesses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)

Shanagan Pinson, Skils’kin grounds maintenance worker, uses a pull-saw to chop down a tree limb on the dorm grounds Oct. 14. Skils’kin is a community-based, not-for-profit agency that works with national and local businesses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)

Adam Joseph Tomcho, Skils’kin grounds maintenance worker, uses a hedge trimmer to trim a bush in front of the Military Personnel Flight building Oct. 14. Adam has been with Skils’kin for three years and says that it has been good for him working with the company. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)

Adam Joseph Tomcho, Skils’kin grounds maintenance worker, uses a hedge trimmer to trim a bush in front of the Military Personnel Flight building Oct. 14. Adam has been with Skils’kin for three years and says that it has been good for him working with the company. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)

Deborah Melideo, Skils’kin janitorial custodian, mops floors at the Deel Community Center Oct. 13. She has been an employee with Skils’kin for six years. The mission of Skils’kin is to provide support and services to people with disabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Earlandez Young)

Deborah Melideo, Skils’kin janitorial custodian, mops floors at the Deel Community Center Oct. 13. She has been an employee with Skils’kin for six years. The mission of Skils’kin is to provide support and services to people with disabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Earlandez Young)

Brandon Laudensluger, from the grounds maintenance section, cuts the grass outside the commissary on a riding lawn mower Oct. 14. Brandon has been with Skils’kin for six months. The word Skils’kin is a Native American word meaning a place where people come to learn about themselves. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)

Brandon Laudensluger, from the grounds maintenance section, cuts the grass outside the commissary on a riding lawn mower Oct. 14. Brandon has been with Skils’kin for six months. The word Skils’kin is a Native American word meaning a place where people come to learn about themselves. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry)