Meet The Owner
Wendy Adcock spent twenty-nine months at the Reformatory
for Women, Marysville. Upon release in
June, 2010, she began regularly attending the Citizen Circle in Columbus as part
of her support system.
In addition, as a way to stay busy and to have an
income post-release, she trained dogs, landscaped, and catered when there was
opportunity. She supported herself in
these free-lance arrangements, while at the same time seeking full-time
Wendy’s passions are preparing good food for
people and advocating for youth and adults in the re-entry process. It’s
fitting, then, that at this juncture Wendy is the proud owner-operator of
Fusion Bakery & Café, and that she works at Henkels & McCoy Community
Success Center with formerly incarcerated youth and adults.
Wearing her Fusion hat, Wendy gets to cater small
functions and provide personal chef services. The business is growing! As
Outreach Coordinator and Vocational Instructor at Henkels & McCoy, she
encourages youth toward attaining their GED, supports and supervises youth
interns, partners with adults (many with felonies) in their job search, and
teaches and proctors ServSafe certifying
classes (food service safety & sanitation).
In addition to Wendy’s full-time and
entrepreneurial endeavors, she sits on the Citizen Circle panel and frequents
prisons to inspire, encourage, support, and help those currently incarcerated
to think about and prepare for their re-entry process.