From a young age, I wanted to be involved in building or repairing houses, but my education and professional experience took me in another direction. I graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a degree in public relations and business. From that point, I worked in lawn care and landscape construction with Lanoha Nursery, customer service for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, led the marketing efforts at Grace University and then spent the bulk of my career, nearly 15 years, leading the marketing and innovation efforts for Home Instead Senior Care’s global network.
After Home Instead, my childhood interests came full circle as I started a company focused on helping older adults, and their families, during their home downsize and transition process as we purchased and renovated their homes. I also became a licensed contractor.
My dad passed away in early 2016 after a series of strokes and a six-month end-of-life journey. During this time my siblings and I helped my mom make health and financial decisions and maintain their home. But in the mix of all that, we just wanted to spend time with my parents – quality time, not get stuff done time.