Ashenafi Endale was a school teacher when he emigrated to the United States from Ethiopia for a better life. He started off at a hotel in Colorado as a dishwasher, worked his way up to supervisor and is now a chief steward. He hopes to become an executive steward someday. Ashenafi has a wife and two children. His career in the hotel industry has allowed him to not only buy a home for his family in Colorado, but he was able to buy his sister a house back home.