Betsy founded Queen City Transitions in 2008, a senior move management company specializing in helping elders and their families navigate the numerous challenges they face when confronted with the need to downsize, clear out estates and reclaim hoarded spaces. The organization now has 13 employees. It was the first certified senior move management company in the Greater Cincinnati Area.
Betsy was born and grew up in Cincinnati and went to Walnut Hills High School. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology. She has lived in 8 states: Ohio, California, Michigan, Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida, New Mexico and Kentucky. She moved back to Cincinnati in 2007 and then to Covington, KY in 2010.
Queen City Transitions has been a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers since 2008 and has reached "Diamond Society" status. They specialize in hoarding clean up & support along with move management and estate dispersal. They are also NASMM At Home certified which helps seniors who wish to "age-in-place."
Betsy took time to participate in our Member Q & A. Check out her answers below:
Q: What do you enjoy most about your work?
A: Queen City Transitions makes a difference in the lives of elders and their families. When a client arrives at their new home after QCT has settled them in, they often say, "I don't know what we would have done without you!" That is such a great feeling! I am very proud of our stellar reputation in the community because the bulk of our referrals are from word-of-mouth referrals.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your APA membership?
A: The APA is a unique organization that combines networking, scholarship, educational and CEU events. I enjoy working with other board members who work with seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area. I think we make a difference!
Q: What do you like to do when you're not at work?
A: I am an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and during the season I go to 50- 60 ballgames. I also love reading, travel, cooking, gardening and especially my family including two granddaughters.
Q: If you could have dinner with one person who would it be?
A: I would love to break bread with Michelle Obama. She is such a fabulous role model and is an inspiration to so many including myself.
Q: If you could have a super power what would it be?
I would love to be able to fly! No more traffic issues for me!
Q: What is your favorite quote, movie, television show, music or band?
A: My favorite quote is "Are you sure?" from my favorite movie My Cousin Vinny.
Q: What are your favorite local places?
A: Great American Ball Park, Krohn Conservatory, Smale Park, and my local three-bridge walk over the Roebling Bridge to the Purple Bridge and the Veteran's Bridge separating Newport from Covington.
Betsy will be the APA President in 2019 and 2020.
You can learn more about Betsy and connect with her on LinkedIn.