SBA Success Story of the Month: “SBA Success Story of the Month”
“Carolyn Minerich is not your average girl-next-door-and she doesn’t have your average business. Carolyn cuts steel – and granite and marble and glass and just about anything else up to six inches thick – with water.
Carolyn once dreamed of becoming an FBI agent. As a stepping stone, she joined the Marine Corps-and stayed. ‘I found I really liked it,’ she says, then laughs. ‘I liked the self discipline and really looked good in the uniform!’ One day a ‘tall, handsome Marine pilot walked in,’ and Carolyn’s life took an unexpected detour. They married, both left the Marine Corps, and Carolyn quit working to raise their two children. Their son, Jon Jr, began reading at the age of three, and soon Carolyn began working with other gifted children. After 10 years, she switched to working with children with emotional problems. Meanwhile, the family followed Jon’s career in manufacturing to California, Seattle and Denver, then back and forth between Minnesota and Michigan.”
– I like success stories. They make me all mushy inside. What about you? -ed.