Mr. Ehlen is a cofounder of the Wonderwood Foundation and has been an advocate of students with Down syndrome for nearly twenty years. Mr. Ehlen has consulted with school districts, classroom teachers, and special education representatives regarding the needs, rights, and abilities of these students. Professionally, Mr. Ehlen oversees projects within US government Special Projects, managing the budget, timeline, and manplans of multimillion dollar operations. Mr. Ehlen has been active for many years as a community youth leader and VIP soccer coach. He believes that learning to work is the key to young people’s success personally and vocationally. He and his wife have seven children, one of whom has Down syndrome.