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The Deal: Chrissy Gibbs and Leslie Fisher
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EDUCATION: Both graduated from North Stafford High School. Chrissy has
FIRST JOB: Chrissy: waitress at Shoney's. Leslie: shampoo girl
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP? Chrissy: I wanted to be a teacher and was one in Stafford for six years.
Leslie: I don't know. I'm still trying to decide.
HOW DID YOU END UP OWNING WIGGLE WORMS? We were high-school friends and remained friends over the years. We had each just had our third child and started discussing owning a business like this while we were at the spa at the gym. Both of us were working in our respective family businesses and were looking for a change where we could bring our kids along with us to work.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DECISION YOU'RE WRESTLING WITH NOW? The idea of a larger space to grow the business. Also, developing new activities for the children.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT YOUR JOB? We wish we had a place here with access to the outside.
WHO WAS YOUR HERO AS A CHILD CHILD? Wonder Woman!
WHO WAS YOUR MENTOR AND WHAT WAS THE BEST ADVICE THEY GAVE YOU? Chrissy: My dad.
Leslie: My dad. It wasn't so much any specific advice as his teaching the value of hard work and taking the time and effort to do the job right.
WHAT BUSINESS BOOK OR
WHAT IS A WEIRD/FUN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION? Parents will actually drop the kids off so they can go home and clean their houses.
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