“You’re kidding me – that’s disgusting!” That was the reaction I received from Marcia, my wife of 33 years, when I announced that I was looking to open our Lice Clinics of America Portland clinic with my parter George. Of course, as a pre-school teacher she had experienced lice first hand with some of her students, but this was her husband dealing with lice every day.
So what was I thinking when I decided to go into the lice eradication business? I’ve worked on Wall Street, been involved in real estate development, owned a medical testing business and currently run a software company. But this is totally different.
I’m actually excited about the opportunity to work with families and especially the kids. I’ve coached sports for many years; working with children (especially my own two) from ages 5 through 18. I also served on a school board for 20 years. I believe working with children is the greatest gift. The lice business allows me to hang around younger families and help them fix a problem that is totally solvable in just a 60 to 90 minute time frame – that’s about the time of a soccer game (definitely not a baseball game, especially in the rain.)
Also, I’m totally jazzed about our technology. Being able to stand behind a solution that is 99% effective is a great feeling. When I first heard about the AirAllé device and saw it in action, I realized how much easier and cleaner it was than anything else on the market and I wanted in.
We’ve built our clinic to be bright, clean and cheerful. We have books, toys, movies and music to entertain you during treatment, and when you leave, you WILL be nit and lice free.
As my friends joke, I’m itching to get to work in this lousey business. We look forward to serving you and your families. Bug us any time and please, let your friends know that Lice Clinics of America has the BEST solution for your lice removal.