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Lori Siegesmund


Family has always been my highest priority, so I understand the need to know that our loved ones are safe and protected. I've helped my grandparents through challenging times when they wanted to remain at home but needed the tools to stay independent.

I am so happy to be able to use my years of experience in the construction industry to help other families find a way to create a SafeSpace for the ones they care for the most.

Sue Hayes

Director of Marketing

My mom passed away at a young age (71) after living with a rare neurological disease for 6 years. Watching her slowly decline, and gradually lose the ability to care for herself and navigate our home space safely, instilled in me a passion for helping others who face similar medical or physical challenges. I know firsthand that modifications can help a loved one stay in their own home space as long as possible. I came to SafeSpace as a former Director of a nonprofit that specifically provided mobility support for people living with physical disabilities. Prior to that, I owned several successful small businesses.

My most treasured assets in life are family and friends. I am happy to continue my passion, and leverage my past experience as a business owner, to help other families stay in their own place…their SafeSpace.

Shelley Clennin

Accessibility Specialist

An entrepreneur from the young age of 22, I knew my passion was helping people to achieve their goals. I feel that although all humanity is created equally, not all are treated as such. This statement became very evident upon opening my medical equipment company; where I had the honor of working with the elderly, blind and disabled communities.

I sincerely take relationship-building very seriously of which I feel is a large contributing factor to my successes in life.

I feel that the true reward for a job well done begins with a handshake and finishes strong with a hug.

As a small-town Kansas girl the motto “treat others as you would like to be treated” is my personal philosophy within everything I do.
I truly and genuinely care for the industry of accessibility. I am dedicated to ensuring that you and your loved ones will not only be heard but will do my best to advocate for your needs.

Michelle Powell

Office Manager

My youngest sister died of leukemia at the age of 3 and I was 6 years old. After watching what my mother went through with that, I knew that I wanted to help others. I later in life ran 2 26.2-mile marathons to raise money for the leukemia society in honor of my sister.

I have always had a passion for helping people. Starting at a young age I wanted to become a nurse. I started working as a nurse’s aide at a retirement home and then at a hospital while going to college. I pursued that career until my path changed. Life takes you to many places, but my passion remained. I find great joy in caring for or helping people. To demonstrate why I have such a passion for those who have special abilities is that I took care of both my parents when they were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s for 20 years until they passed. Since coming to work for 579 Construction I knew Lori also has a passion. With a little networking, Lori discovered that not only could we help people, but we could start a company that would do just that by offering accessibility solutions! I feel so blessed to be able to start on this new adventure.