Connie Gernhofer is Assistant to the Director and is also in charge of Client Services for Greenbriar. While growing up in Atlanta, GA, it wasn’t unusual for this lifelong animal lover to be in the company of a variety of animals. There were many hunting dogs, rabbits, a goat, peacocks, a horse, homing pigeons, a duck, turtles, lizards, too many fish, and even snakes. To be honest, she wasn’t so thrilled with that last one. Connie has a degree in the Arts, majoring in Interior Design. Part of her studies included an incredible semester abroad studying design in London, England. ‘Imagine’, no pun intended, for this Beatles fan to have actually lived on Abbey Road. Since graduating she has worked as a designer for Ethan Allen, as well as relocated to Minneapolis, MN to open and manage a furniture design showroom in the historic Munsingwear building. Moving to Maryland with her husband led her to a job working in Food and Nutrition Services for Frederick County Public Schools. For 10 years she managed the details of the school cafeteria. After taking care of the children, it was time to take care of their parents. She took a position as General Manager for a high-end wine and spirits store. It has been quite the eclectic journey, but in searching for that missing puzzle piece she found Greenbriar. This animal lover has come full circle and found where she belongs. Since 2002, home has been right here in Urbana, MD with her husband Rusty, son Connor, and wonderfully goofy Goldendoodle Teddy.