If you’ve called the studio in the past 27+ years, that friendly, upbeat voice that usually answers the phone belongs to my studio manager, Gwen.
I have no idea why or how she has hung in there with me all this time. Maybe it’s because I’m such a fabulous employer (unlikely) or that she’s the most loyal, patient, generous, trustworthy, dependable person I know (most likely!).
In any case, as the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end”. And, December 29th will be Gwen’s last day with us as she and her husband Paul move to their new home near Dallas.
These days, it’s beyond rare to find someone like Gwen much more or less have the good fortune to have had her continue to stay with us through so many good times and an occasional few bad times. But that speaks more of her and the type of person she is. To Linda and I, Gwen has certainly been more than an employee. She’s family and while I know that we will continue to stay in touch, that smiling, happy face that’s greeted me every workday for almost 30 years will be greatly missed.
If you’d like to send her a note, her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us in wishing her and Paul all the best.
And finally, Gwen, thank you… thank you for everything!