Bret graduated from James Madison University with a Finance and Economics degree. Following Graduation, Bret crunched numbers as an institutional financial analyst for R.V. Kuhns & Associates in Portland Oregon. A traveler and adventurer at heart, he purchased a sailboat and spent three and a half years sailing around the world with a Siberian husky named Makai. After nearly a decade spent at sea, Bret maintains a US Coast Guard and RYA Yachtmaster captain's license and is a certified scuba diving instructor. His professional sailing career focused on chartering luxury catamarans in the British Virgin Islands, operating week long charters to introduce guests to a life at sea.
Bret finds purpose in connecting people, finding the competitive edge and growth. As the Captain of J&J Haimes, he brings a fresh perspective to improving client services. He's excited to continue the J&J legacy of personal touch while sailing the company and clients to achieve their greatest potential.
A veteran at J&J Haimes, Maureen has been with the company since 1993. Maureen is responsible for a wide range of administrative tasks including tracking programs, maintaining records, quality assurance, program set-ups, writing and proofreading reports and much more.
Maureen most enjoys the variety of clients she works with and the various ways that clients utilize J&J Haimes services. She says "Each project is unique and creative. Working with each one to make it successful is exciting. Working with a small company, you really feel that your work makes an impact. Of course, our staff is a pretty special group and working with this team each day makes this a great place to work."
Prior to her work at J&J Haimes, Maureen took a job in customer service after graduating from Shippensburg University with a BSBA in Marketing. She also minored in Psychology.
Maureen and her husband Chris have two children and a yellow lab that keep them very busy outside of work. Her yellow lab is sisters with Jill Haimes' yellow lab.
Reyna has worked at J&J Haimes since 2008. She serves as the project manager for most of the company's lead generation projects. She also works on several lead generation projects on her own and fills in on the inside sales team for Implus & Sof Sol shoe care. Her favorite part of her job is doing something different everyday. She says "I have learned so many aspects of many industries and how different companies operate. I have formed many lasting relationships with the sales reps I work for."
Prior to joining J&J Haimes, Reyna was an inside sales rep for HDI in Lancaster, PA. She has always worked in sales and has 16 years of experience in direct sales. Reyna has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bloomsburg State and a Masters in Business from Penn State University.
Reyna and her husband Jack have two children. Her daughter Morgan lives in Manhattan working in digital advertising and is getting married this summer. Her son Mark graduated from the University of Missouri and has moved home. He is currently working for 84 Lumber in a sales training program. In her spare time Reyna loves spending time with her family, Votto her black lab and listening to music on her deck. She also loves to shop and can always be found in a store!
Nanette has worked for J&J Haimes since 1997 and currently handles lead generation for a variety of clients including International Paper. Nanette most enjoys the relationships she has with reps and clients. "I enjoy talking with prospective customers about everything - the whole process, what they need, what they do, who they are. I like talking and I like to listen, that's real important," says Nanette.
Prior to her work at J&J Haimes, Nanette attended the University of Akron, Millersville University and Baltimore School of Massage. She also worked as an assistant for an optometrist and in outside sales.
Nanette has one daughter who is married and lives in Florida. She is the grandmother of 2 dogs and a cat, and has one very aged and spoiled cat of her own. She and her partner, Jay Stoltzfus, especially enjoy traveling the world – the highlights include Napal, Hong Kong, Bali, Italy, and Ireland. She is also an avid runner, having completed several marathons and half-marathons, including the Dublin Marathon in 2012. Nanette practices and teaches yoga on a regular basis and is a certified Massage Therapist.
Makai brings 6 years' experience as an office dog and 3 years' experience as a professional sailor and world traveler to the team. She's a hard worker and makes sure to greet all team members, customers, and vendors. In her free time Makai loves to sail, fish, canoe, and get lost in the woods.
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