Karen Straehle is the owner of Home Helpers and Direct Link in Massachusetts. Her professional experience has been in the area of financial services for the past 30 years. During her last few years in that industry, she decided to change her career direction to have a more rewarding position where she felt she had a purpose and that she could grow as an individual. While exploring, Karen played an active role in caregiving for both of her parents. Being one of ten children, this time with her parents was precious to her. She started to feel a sense of purpose she never felt before. She investigated Home Helpers and Direct link and chose to purchase this franchise. During her discussions with the Corporate Franchisor, it became apparent that she was meant to pursue the ownership of the company so she could help people in need.