Every morning, Sheila Young-Eberhart arrives at the 18,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for Richmond’s Rubicon Bakery, punches the clock, and gets to work. She’s the bakery’s quality assurance manager: one of the last lines of defense in making sure every cupcake, marshmallow, bite-size brownie leaves looking and tasting the way it’s supposed to. By all accounts, she is a model employee.
But before Young-Eberhart started her entry-level job in Rubicon’s packaging department four years ago, she was a drug addict who’d just completed a four-month stint in jail. She wanted to turn her life around but had few realistic employment prospects.
- Luke Tsai
- Sheila Young-Eberhart credits Rubicon Bakery with helping her turn her life around.