Mary Lester was recognized in The Franchise Journal’s Veterans 2020 issue. After a 32-year-year military career that included a stint in Afghanistan, Lester retired from the Missouri Army National Guard three years ago. The Tallahassee native, who also worked as a Public Affairs Specialist, returned to her hometown to turn her passion for pets into a business.
Lester learned that many pet owners in the Tallahassee area were unfamiliar with pet waste removal services. In using social media to advertise Pet Butler Tallahassee, Lester set out to educate her public on the merits of clean surroundings and her service. “I quickly realized there’s a big misnomer about pet waste’s impact on our environment,” said Lester, who also had to cope with launching her business on the cusp of a shelter-in-place order. “A lawnmower and even Florida’s torrential downpours do not take pet waste away and there’s a greater community benefit to picking it up.”
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