| Q) What is your business’s name? |
A) Merry Maids of Missoula
Q) Can you provide me with a description of your business?
A) We are your local Merry Maids office: home cleaning service professionals providing both recurring services and special one-time cleanings to help free up time for you and your family.
Q) What is your role with the company?
A) Office and Sales Manager
Q) What is unique about your business?
A) We’re a locally owned franchise, part of the ServiceMaster family, that customizes each and every cleaning to our customers and their unique cleaning needs. We take care of the cleaning so our customers can get back to the things they enjoy. Relax, it’s done!
Q) How did you get started in this business?
A) After deciding to make Missoula my home, I stumbled upon a job posting that combined my love of cleaning with my management experience and education and I knew it was the perfect career for me. I applied, interviewed, and started on this journey last fall!
Q) What is your background?
A) I was in the Air National Guard right out of high school, which took me to places around the world, prepared me for a career in Logistics Management, and paid for college! After several years of government contracting and multiple deployments, I continued with Logistics and Supply Chain Management for ecommerce distribution and earned my Master of Business Administration- until I met my husband and we decided to hit the road and explore the US. We work-camped for about 4 years- living and working at RV campgrounds all over doing everything from construction, registration, gas station attending, and yes, housekeeping- until we found the place we didn’t want to ever leave: Missoula, MT.
Q) What are you involved in outside of work?
A) Still being new to town (and during a pandemic no less) I am currently looking for opportunities to get involved in my local community. Last summer I participated in a river cleanup with the Paddleheads, and I am still an active member of VFW Post 1 out of Denver. For fun, my husband and I love to camp, kayak, visit farmer’s markets, take our dog to the various dog parks, fish, and sometimes hike. I also sew, crochet, knit, and craft. And I just joined The Women’s Club in Missoula so be sure to wave if you see me splashing around during the water fitness classes!
Q) What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
A) It’s never too late to be the person you want to be- even if that’s a different person than you thought you should be or that others thought you should be and its okay to just be.
Q) What is the one thing you wish you’d known before you started your journey to your current position?
A) Take all those plans for how life is “supposed” to be and toss them out the window! I’m not saying don’t have goals or plan for the future, but if 2020 taught us anything, its that life’s journey rarely goes according to “plan” and its okay to change the plans and goals as you decide what matters to you and your family.
Q) What “failure” of yours taught you the best lesson? What was that lesson?
A) Life is about managing expectations- most of all your own. Many of my “failures” and disappointments have been the result of mismanaged expectation and I find it helpful when upset to take a look at what needs the change- the situation, or my expectations of the situation?
Q) If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be
A) Take your own time, be who you want to be, and it never hurts to just be kind.
Q) How can we get in touch with you? Find more information?
A) Website: www.merrymaids.com/missoula Facebook: www.facebook.com/merrymaidsmissoula (or @merrymaidsmissoula) Instagram: @merrymaidsofmissoula Phone: 406-541-6243 Text: 406-204-3930 Email: Evita.firstname.lastname@example.org
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