Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Brinkman
What do you like most about volunteering at Partners in Housing?
“The thing that I like best is that I’ve spent my whole life working with the sole goal of making money, and I just enjoy having an impact on people’s lives. I’ve admired people like my wife, Cindy who is a Special Ed teacher making a direct impact on one person’s life and I’ve just always thought that that was a good thing to move into rather than just making money.”
Steve Brinkman is a wonderfully talented Partners in Housing volunteer that generously gives his time and skills in a variety of ways! With an MBA in Finance from UCCS, a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from The Ohio State University, and armed with a passion to make a direct impact on a person’s life, he was a natural fit our Money Mentor volunteer position. For the past three years, Steve has been working with families on their personal finances, building upon their knowledge base and collaboratively setting goals on their path to self-sufficiency. Earlier this year, Steve ambitiously completed additional training to become a Certified Credit Counselor (now one of two at Partners in Housing!) becoming even more of an asset to families working on their financial stability!
And yet, the families in our program aren’t the only ones to benefit from Steve’s knack for numbers! Steve joined our agency’s Finance Committee providing financial advice, analysis, and oversight of our organization’s budget.
When Steve isn’t volunteering, you can find him at his business, Signarama, a full-service sign center off the Garden of the Gods exit. For over 20 years, Steve has been leading the charge on delivering high-quality signage, including specialty items like vehicle decals and banners! Our box truck and van have their decal work proudly on display! You also may have had your picture taken in front of a Signarama-produced Step-and-Repeat banner at one of our events!
Thank you, Steve, for all your many ways of support! The Colorado Springs community is a better place because of your efforts!
To learn more about volunteering at Partners in Housing, please check out our Volunteer Page to learn about positions and contact Jillian at (719) 325-5830 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!