I want to be a Senior Move Manager when I grow up! I must admit, that was not one of the careers on my list… in fact, it didn't even exist yet! However, I did aspire to become a business owner in a service industry where I could make a difference in people's lives every single day. My path into this business was rather indirect, but it has led me to an amazing service, allowing me to work with an incredible staff (who you will meet through their bios), and a never ending list of truly accomplished and admirable clients.
I grew up in Cleveland, OH and came to the Richmond area by way of University of Richmond where I studied Marketing and Management in the "B" School. I learned sales and marketing while working at Xerox, Springs Leasing and Party Perfect. The opportunity to assist with the start up of Door to Door Solutions knocked, and I couldn't resist answering the challenge.
Trying to put our services in a category is too limiting. The best way to describe what we do is to attempt to describe how our clients feel during or after their move. As one client told me after a brief conversation where she began rather out of breath and overwhelmed, "You aren't really a mover, you are like moving counselors!" We have done our jobs when we hear: "I didn't think I could do this, but after talking to you I feel much better," "this looks so much better than I ever thought it would," or, upon entering their new home for the first time, we hear the mellifluous words, "It feels like home!"
Most fulfilling to me is the opportunity to meet people who have led such rich, full, diverse and challenging lives. It inspires me everyday.
I enjoy spending time with my friends, my family, and doing a variety of outdoor activities - biking, golfing, traveling. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Senior Move Managers.