We are sad to announce that, after 13 years at MAAR, Member Services Associate Karen Ganote has decided to retire. Karen's final day at MAAR will be this Friday, February 12.
Karen has been such a positive and cheery presence at MAAR, for both our members and our staff alike. For years, she has greeted everyone who comes in the door with a pleasant greeting and her signature warm smile. Karen's kind, bubbly personality and extensive knowledge combined to make her a source of help, comfort, relief, encouragement and positivity for our members. She has served the membership with joy and aplomb during her time at MAAR and has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on us all.
With Karen's departure, we're pleased to welcome Celeste Grimoldi to the staff as our new Member Services Associate. Celeste joined us last week and is currently in training with Karen. We're excited to have Celeste and feel she'll make a great addition to the MAAR family.
While we are sad to see Karen go, we are thankful to have known and worked alongside her for these past years. Please join us in wishing her all the best in her next chapter in life. Happy trails and happy retirement, Karen!