Veteran Franchise Owner Spotlight.


Stephen Bryson

Home Instead Senior Care Owensboro, KY Army Veteran

Stephen Bryson grew up in Glasgow, KY and graduated from the University of Kentucky. After college, Stephen served for eight years as an Officer in the United States Army. Stephen's love for seniors began early in life, as his grandmother was a key component of his family. In her 70s, Stephen's grandmother's health began to decline, ultimately leading to a need for 24/7 care in her home. "I saw first-hand the difficult challenges that a family struggles through in dealing with this heartbreaking time," said Stephen. Searching for a career to love and change lives, Stephen and his wife opened their Home Instead Senior Care in 2010.

"My military service taught me a strong sense of responsibility and duty to serve and protect others, and my career as a Home Instead franchise owner has allowed me to continue that commitment to see to the care and comfort of seniors in my community, right in their own homes," said Stephen.

Dr. Zelmira Farmer

Pearle Vision Clear Lake, TX Air Force Veteran

Dr. Zelmira Farmer always wanted to enter the medical field. As a medic in the Air Force, she deployed on several humanitarian missions, working in general medicine, OB/GYN, dermatology and optometry. "After witnessing how happy my optometry patients were and seeing firsthand what a difference a pair of glasses made in their day-to-day lives, I decided optometry was the career for me," she said.

After 12 years in the Air Force, she left military life and went back to school to complete her medical degree. She is currently building a new Pearle Vision EyeCare Center in Clear Lake, TX, where she will serve as licensed...

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