Don is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a child, he was constantly disassembling his toys to “see how things worked.” Don used his childhood curiosity to develop his skills in home maintenance and remodeling and plays a vital role in the Handyman Division of The Betty Brigade. Don is also a practicing photographer, specializing in portrait photography. When he is not solving the maintenance needs of Ann Arbor you can find him in his studio either meditating or practicing yoga.
Stacy, “Organizer Betty” Stacy Lis is a business graduate of Central Michigan University, with a major in finance and a minor in economics. After being a stay at home mom for 10 years, Stacy joined The Betty Brigade in the spring of 2012. She’s been active in the PTO and her daughters’ Girl Scout troop. Before that, she worked in quality control in the mortgage industry. She also had a short stint as the office manager for the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her family.
Teri graduated from Lourdes University with her Master of Business Administration degree in 2016. She joined the Betty Brigade in July 2016 as their Marketing and Communications Betty. She is always looking for new ways to exercise her creativity. She enjoys practicing her photography and likes to spend her spare time with her 3 fur babies, Juliet, Chicken, and Nemo.
Dewana has an Associates Degree in Marketing and Basic Contractual Law from Washtenaw Community College. She worked at Ford Motor Company before they began the big layoffs in 1978, so she knows what hard work is about! She decided to start doing direct sales with Lady Remington Jewelry now Lia Sophia and has been a top sales rep and manager for over 25 years. At the Betty Brigade, Dee is part of the sales team and all around field Betty. She has 3 daughters – Danielle, Desarae, and Deanna and likes to spend her leisure time playing with her grand pup, Kitsune and her 3 grand babies.
Brittney is currently enrolled at Madonna University in pursuit of her Bachelor degree in Business Administration. As the Administrative Assistant for The Betty Brigade, she plays a vital role in helping clients. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her nieces and nephews in her down time.
Bernie, “Field Betty- In Training”
Bernie is retired from the Battle Creek Public Schools after 30 years as an administrative assistant. She is married to Michael Ratti and has one daughter, Quinn, who lives in Austin Texas. Bernie has a dog named George and a cat named Casey. When she’s not organizing the problems of our clients she enjoys traveling, golfing and spending time up north.
Elyse, “Field Betty- In Training”
Elyse has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She worked a couple of years at La-Z-Boy before joining the Betty Brigade team. She enjoys sewing and cosplay in her spare time and can be found reading a variety of books and comics. She also has an affinity for travel and writing fiction novels.
Marlene earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University. She held various payroll, project and administrative roles. Born and raised in southeastern Michigan. Married for over 30 years with young adult twins. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family.
Yael is an agronomist with MSc in botany, and PhD ABD in ecology. Yael was an editor of a professional food magazine, biologist of nature reserves, and an active agronomist who trained farmers. When she is not with the Betties she is an enthusiastic culinary wellness coordinator and a food coach. Her passion is to spread the insight that good food is fun, tasty, and essential for well-being, and she proves this with her delicious Mediterranean style cooking. Yael had traveled the world and she likes to read and to watch international movies.
Marianne lives in Milan, Michigan and is the mother of three grown children. When she is not supporting the Betty Brigade team, she enjoys reading, decorating, and working in her garden. She also loves working on her Christmas village.
Meet our newest fur-member of the Betty Brigade… Eartha.