Texas Sweet Heat Jam Co. LLC | Co-founder / Advocate for adults with special needs
Being an advocate for children and adults with special needs has been the driving force behind the company Christine Stilwell and her son Nolan founded in 2011. Texas Sweet Heat Jam was created to give opportunity to students with disabilities the skill sets and experience necessary to compete in the real world of employment. Her desire to help individuals with special needs to pursue a career in the culinary field was catapulted when Nolan entered the H-E-B Quest for Texas Best in 2014. As a finalist, he was the first individual with intellectual disabilities to compete for this award. Stilwell has led many young adults to accomplish dreams beyond their disabilities, and the Sweet Heat products are sold in many H-E-Bs across Central Texas, online and in boutique gift markets throughout the U.S.