Kelly Galginaitis, Maren Hunze, Melanie Herndon, and Liz Smith CHAH-Merrifield

Where are you originally from?

  • Kelly: Maryland
  • Maren: Germany
  • Melanie: Manassas
  • Liz: Toledo, Ohio

What are your favorite hobbies/activities?

  • Kelly: Crocheting and Reading.
  • Maren: Hiking, listening to music, and napping.
  • Melanie: Driving in my mustang, other than that…none.
  • Liz: Reading, puzzles, watching football, bingeing good TV.

Name a few favorite books/music/movies:

  • Kelly: Any fantasy novel, -Ska, Punk, and Reggae music.
  • Maren: I like most music styles except country. Country music is the worst.
  • Melanie: Marvel movies.
  • Liz: A Quiet Place 2.

Favorite sports teams or icons:

  • Kelly: Baltimore Orioles/Cal Ripkin Jr.
  • Maren: I don’t have a favorite sports team. I enjoy watching swimming/diving. I used to be a competitive swimmer (back in my school days in Germany).
  • Melanie: Washington Redskins.
  • Liz: THE Ohio State Buckeyes.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

  • Kelly: Probably some sort of Dr. Dolittle, talk to animals type thing.
  • Maren: Teleport me to all the places in the world that I want to travel to.
  • Melanie: Read minds! 🙂
  • Liz: Healing!

What special skills do you have?

  • Kelly: Quick to learn.
  • Maren: I can shave off 2 minutes of every car ride I do.
  • Melanie: None.
  • Liz: Multi-tasking.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

  • Kelly: Hardworking, compassionate, understanding.
  • Maren: Kind, team player, and helpful.
  • Melanie: Empathetic, caring, helpful.
  • Liz: Honest, reliable, nurturing.

Why do you love working at Caring Hands?

  • Kelly: Animals!
  • Maren: Because of my coworkers AND the cute cats/dogs we get to see (obviously).
  • Melanie: Love our pets and our clients.
  • Liz: I love helping people and interacting with their pets!

What’s something about you that most people don’t know?

  • Kelly: I HATE going to the grocery store.
  • Maren: I have traveled to 34 countries so far.
  • Melanie: That’s my secret…
  • Liz: I donated a kidney to a friend.