Our Staff

Our staff at Upper Crust Cleaning Co. – Take a look at who is cleaning your home!

Upper crust cleaning staff

All employees of Upper Crust Cleaning Co. are English speaking, articulate, carefully screened, and must complete a comprehensive training process before assigning them to client homes. They are also required to read and sign the companies Policies and Procedures Manual which identifies in detail the highest of business ethics and what is expected of them.

upper crust cleaning staffMarie Stone – Owner, President
Marie started Upper Crust Cleaning Co. in the late 1990’s and became incorporated here in the state of
Washington in 2001. She is a native of Washington growing up in the Bellevue area. She has lived in the Maple Valley area since 1993. Married for 14 years and now single, she has 2 beautiful children; Britney and Kit. Britney graduated from the U of W in 2012 and her son Kit works full time; both live on their own in Seattle. She also has a wonderful English Cream Retriever named Oliver. She loves her business and is passionate about her clients and her employees equally.

“Good business is about great relationships.”

Marie spends her free time with friends, travels when possible, loves the outdoors including hiking, running, bicycling and has a strong interest in wellness, exercise and nutrition.
 
DSC_0032Kris Granlund
Kris has been an employee of Upper Crust Cleaning Co. since the fall of 2004. She always has a smile on her face and a great attitude. She is a native of Washington living in Maple Valley since 1976. She has been married to her husband Jeff for over 25 years and has 3 beautiful children; Hailey , Sama and Macen . Not only is Kris a huge Seattle sports fan, she has coached her kids in fast pitch, soccer, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse and football. She also loves hiking, brisk walks, movies, bbq’s with friends and playing cards.

DSC_0053Robin Brown – Office Manager
Robin has worked for Upper Crust Cleaning since the spring of 2006. She is a native of Washington and has lived in south King County for 40 years. She was widowed several years ago and is single. She has a grown daughter that lives in the area. Her hobbies include a lifelong love affair with horses and past Washington state record holder in her favorite sport, patterned speed racing with her horses. Robin loves to cook meals from whole foods, hang out on Facebook and play with her fabulous kitty, Ms. Taffy. She keeps the company on track by managing inventory, scheduling, and other administrative duties.

upper crust cleaning staffKim Stephens
Kim has been employed with Upper Crust Cleaning Co. since the summer of 2007. Kim lives in the Maple Valley area with her husband of over 30 years. She has 2 grown children. She has discovered the joy of becoming a grandmother over the past couple of years. Also, she enjoys spending time with her family, has a passion for animals, and enjoys training and spending time with her dogs. She loves going for walks and has an interest in nutrition and wellness. She loves her clients and takes pride in caring for their homes.

DSC_0018Jodi Ball
While Jodi no longer works for the company regularly. she has been with the company since 2010. She fills in when duty calls & is still involved when needed. Her children are grown and live out of state. Jodi relocated back to Washington from Silver City, New Mexico in 2005. She lives with her wonderful boyfriend and 6 pets in the Maple Valley area. Obviously an animal lover and one time dog groomer, she has met some wonderful clients and their pets. Cats and dogs such as Shelby and Gus and even a turtle named Myrtle. Jodi enjoys drawing, writing, vintage shopping and is a real movie buff.

Shoshannah Harrison
Shoshannah began working for us in the fall of 2014. She relocated to Washington from Texas with her husband Chris & 2 daughters.  She has been a busy homeschooling mom and educated her children from birth through high school. Her eldest daughter graduated highschool at the same time as getting her AA degree with highest honors and now is pursuing her BA degree. Her youngest daughter is homeschooling her junior year of high school while attending her first year of community college. Shoshannah loves animals, playing games & puzzles, home remodeling, baking, & spending time with family and close friends.

Rebecca (Becky) Arnold
Becky began working for Upper Crust Cleaning Co. in the fall of 2014.  She has lived most of her life here in Washington, except for her younger years in California.  Becky loves going to her nephew and nieces baseball games.  She also enjoys puzzles, water aerobics, going to Thunderbird Hockey games, camping and spending time with family and friends.

DSC_0009Patti Edgar
Patti joined our cleaning staff in the summer of 2013 and is deeply rooted here in the P.N.W. As a kid from Corvalis, OR, she followed her passion for environmental and horticultural studies down the Northern California coastline and then decided to choose Puget Sound as her permanent home in 1977. She and her husband of over 35 years love their residence here in Ravensdale, WA. Patti is interested in community projects, regional history, and environmental structure as well as American arts and crafts. She enjoys her days off spending time with her husband and cool cat Ferris Bueller.

IMG_3794Josie Crist
Josie has been with Upper Crust Cleaning Co. since March of 2016. She lived in Erie, Pennsylvania most of her life and is now enjoying her time in Washington. She also enjoys art, nature, traveling, and her 4 beloved cats, London, Moo Moo, Baby Mouse and Cosmos.

image1Kelly Shaughnessy
Kelly has been with the company since winter of 2014. She has lived in Ravensdale for 20 years. She has been married for 34 years and has 2 beautiful daughters, one that lives in Nashville and the other in Maple Valley. She is a cosmetologist by trade for the past 35 years. She practices her art of hair while working for our company part time. Kelly has 2 dogs, Lily and Pat. She also has 2 horses named Honey and Penny, chickens, a bird, and a turtle named Flow. This year she also became a grandma.

1478786547Wendy WIlson
Wendy Wilson came to work for Upper Crust Cleaning Co. in June of 2016. She is a Washingtonian and grew up in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. Wendy used to own her own cleaning business several years ago and then changed course and went into the medical field. With her elderly father needing assistance over the last couple of years, she decided to leave her full time job and now works for our company part time so she can help with his care. Wendy has 3 children and 2 grandbabies she loves spending time with. She also loves hiking with her dog, Moose.

1478786577Janeen Burns
Janeen Burns started with our company in July of 2016. Originally from Minnesota, she and her family moved to Washington when she was a child. They lived up North in the Marysville area and then settled in Renton. As an adult, Janeen eventually moved across the mountains to Eastern Washington, married and worked in the wine industry. Janeen has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. She moved back to the West side a couple years ago. She loves to make jewelry, do rubber stamping, gardening and snuggling with her Newfoundland pup, Oreo.

1478786600Oliver
Oliver came to our company all the way from Idaho in October of 2015. He is our VIP (very important puppy) and office mascot. He is extremely helpful with office procedures, greeting employees and office staff, and is very conscientious in working on our company scheduling board (or rather his tail is). Oliver loves chewing on bones and to play with his squeaky rubber chicken, usually when someone is on an office call. He also enjoys car rides to the park, playing fetch and swimming.