I have owned two Merry Maids Franchises since 2003. One in Elmira Heights, NY and the other in Owego, NY. Merry Maids has employed up to 37 people, working a five-day week, cleaning clients homes from top to bottom. I started as a cleaner myself twenty years ago, and only a few years after starting, I was promoted to manager. Since becoming an owner I have served a four-year term as the Regional Coordinator for the New England territory. And as a Regional Coordinator, I was responsible for organizing two regional meetings yearly for all the New England Merry Maids franchises, as well as attending a coordinator meeting in Memphis, TN once a year.
I have two cats "Mama" and "Garfield" in the Elmira Height Merry Maids location. And my three dogs "Vincent" a red standard poodle, "Demitrius" a white standard poodle and "Earl" a papillon, who all come to work with me at the Owego Merry Maids location at least three days a week.
Just over a year ago I added two horses to my love of animals "Klemmie" and "Larado".
There is nothing like the Love from a horse. Animals give more to us humans, then we will ever give them.
This is my first term on the Reins of Hope board. When I first joined, I had the pleasure to go to the barn for one of the riding sessions. There are not enough words to express the joy in the riders’ faces. My heart just melted because I know how much joy my animals bring to me and to see the riders’ smiles and cheers of joy is amazing.