Success Stories

Melanie Potts, Associate Director

Melanie Potts came to dRC in January of 2015 seeking employment. Though she had no experience working with people with disabilities, her independence and success as a person with a disability gave her experience with and an understanding of the independent living philosophy that would allow her to effectively serve individuals with disabilities. dRC hired … Continue reading Melanie Potts


Alex is a 2014 graduate of Live Out Loud (LOL) Academy, the disABILITY Resource Center’s (dRC) program for youth who are transitioning from high school into the workforce or college. A part-time employee at Zaxby’s restaurant for 3 years, Alex is also currently attending Pellissippi State Community College. Alex will be graduating Pellissippi State with … Continue reading Alex Moczadlo


Joe Ellison is our reliable and loyal volunteer here at disABILITY Resource Center in Knoxville. He comes in ready to work on every Tuesday. If you need Joe for any other day of the week, he is already saying yes before you can ask him. Joe not only answers our phones when he is here, … Continue reading Joe Ellison


Jeremy Duchow was hired at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN. This is a big deal because Jeremy has been fascinated by the Titanic story since he was five years old and has wanted to work at the Titanic Museum since it opened. dRC provided supports to Jeremy that helped him get an interview. … Continue reading Jeremy Duchow