Three client employees have been at Genesis
(formerly Buena Vista Work Activity Center and Red Barn)
all 40 years of its existence.
They are Tim Bedel, Audrey Friedrich and Dan Bedel.
Audrey earned the nickname “Mrs. Scanner” for her
keen ability sorting liquor bottles. Storm Lake’s earliest
efforts on behalf of mentally disabled adults was born
by committed parents, “because they want them to have
a life,” said Site Director Sandy Pingel.