NAPA VALLEY REGISTER - Christopher Bennett talks with his hands when he’s excited, and he’s got a lot to be happy about these days. The Napa resident was recently honored with the Christian Pueschel Memorial Citizen Award by the National Down Syndrome Congress.
Through this program, he found work at Napa Cinedome, Taco Bell and Napa Valley General Store. Today, Bennett works at Meritage Resort Hotel and Spa in Napa in the housekeeping and groundskeeping departments.
“I really like my job at Meritage,” Bennett said. “It’s a five-star resort, and my job helping keep the main areas and the grounds clean is very important. We want our guests to have the best experience possible, so no matter what I’m doing, I want to offer friendly, five-star service.”
Bennett works at Meritage through a contract with Napa-based WineBev Services, a program run by United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay which helps people with disabilities find employment.