Shelley Leadem is no stranger to the business world, having been in real estate for 20 years in her native Hollister, but the new owner of The Empty Nest admits that working in retail is a whole new world.
The blend of dim lights and neon signs cast soft shadows across the faces of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean inside the '50s Roadhouse in Knights Ferry, but with the beaming smile of Martha Jane Harding lighting up the room, bulbs are pretty much useless.
Michele Weber began her career with Edward Jones in Southern California in 2003 and moved to Oakdale with her family in 2006. She is the sole financial advisor in the Oakdale branch office and works with one full time staff member, Marian Partenheimer, plus two part time support staffers. Additionally, Weber said that there is an "army" of support from Edward Jones such as analysts, compliance people, and more.
Take a 1920s-era abandoned brick building and add one experienced business woman with a background of interior design and one successful wedding planner and you have the foundation for a delightful venue for all occasions – The Reata in Oakdale.
Making the most of the space you have – helping you create your own personal oasis – is the goal for Heather Vaughn Quaschnick.
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