News By Tag
* More Industries...
News By Place
Follow on Google News
Find Local Child Care, Pet Care, Senior Care, Tutoring, And Housekeeping
Looking for Care? We make it safe & easy - Pre-screened profiles - FREE background checks - Recorded references - Post jobs
Let us introduce ourselves. We're mothers, fathers, pet owners, sons, daughters, grandchildren, friends, and members of this online community along with you. We understand the difficulties and struggles you face when trying to find the right care and services for your families, yourself, and your home.
So why did we create and join Care.com? Here are a few of our stories. Check back soon to meet more of the team!
Founder & CEO
My husband, Ron and I, have two sons and two dogs. Throughout the years, we've had to deal with many care issues, and in the Spring of 2006 we had a crisis when trying to find reliable care for our family. It was a very painful experience. Luckily, through sheer chance and persistence, we found a wonderful nanny, Amanda, who joined our family and brought joy and peace to our lives.
But finding Amanda wasn't easy. Given my professional background and experience, I started thinking about a consumer Internet business that could help families avoid the suffering and frustration we went through. My three co-founders—
Spending time together is important to my family's happiness. On weekends, we like to spend time at my parent's farm, helping with chores and the operation of the farm. We also enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures and customs. Recently, I started to learn how to swim so I can teach my son to enjoy water sports.
My husband and I have 7 wonderful nieces and nephews (and one more on the way...) all under the age of 4, and I am one of 5 children myself. So, child care is a topic that hits home for me. The biggest issue for my family has always been finding someone reliable and available. A resource like Care.com is so great because it's a place to turn to for help. Things can get so hectic with a newborn, not to mention two newborns (there's a set of identical twins in that group of 7)!
When my husband and I are not traveling to the Carolinas to see the many members of our family, I am helping to build Care.com pixel by pixel.
My grandpa, who passed away last year, was a true animal lover. He was always caring for animals of all kinds, homely or helpless, wild or tame, and taught me and my siblings to follow in his footsteps. He and my grandmother lived 3,000 miles away, however, and when he got sick, it was my mom—a nurse—who we watched become helpless. When the opportunity fell in my lap to combine my journalism and startup junkie backgrounds in pursuit of educating others on care issues, I jumped in with both feet.
At home, I share "pet parenting" for a demanding, athletic, and sweet as cannoli Italian Greyhound - Whippet mix and am constantly pet sitting for family, friends, friends of friends, colleagues, the baker downstairs... any dog or cat, really, that needs affection and attention. I wear the "crazy dog person" badge with honor and distinction, and can be found most weekends at the park, the beach, or on the couch in a "snuggle pack" with my boyfriend and my dog.
After spending a few years back in India working as Lead QA, I recently moved to the US with my wife, Asha. Moving to the US was a great learning experience and showed me how much of a challenge finding care really is. I had taken it for granted, at home in India, where extended families often live near each other—there is always help available. While am not working, I enjoy visiting and exploring new places.
Being a pet owner myself, I know that finding care is critical. Working with Care.com gives me an opportunity to help seekers with their care needs and to assist providers with a great web experience.
We welcome your feedback on how we can deliver a service that meets all of your care and service needs. We're here to help, so let us know how we're doing!