Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Oh Stemmies, Where Have You Been?

Hello family and friends of Stemmies!  We've been on hiatus for quite some time, but now we're back and ready to get back into the swing of things.  Where have we been?  Let me catch you up...

Back in late 2012 my wife and I had our first baby boy, which put a lot of time and financial pressure on our small and growing family.  We were faced with a tough decision: pivot and put forth a giant effort into Stemmies or to change jobs down my existing career path?  

I chose the latter (knowing full well I wanted to come back here one day), and it's been wonderful.  I found a position with DTE Energy, the regional utility operator in our hometown area of Detroit, Michigan.  Everything I had a problem with while working for Comerica Bank was immediately solved.  I joined a highly talented team with the same mindset and mission as my own.  It was like being brought into a new family!  And for the past 4 years, they've shown me how much they care about me--exciting experiences, interesting learning opportunities, and great benefits.

My son has grown into a super-fun-loving and sweet little boy and big brother to his 1 year-old sister, who has a truly wild personality and is a bit of a bruiser!  Now that she's starting to sleep through the night and my regular job has settled down into more of a routine, I'm finding the time to re-engage with my passion of sharing Stemmies with the world.

So here we are.  Stemmies is back, and we'll be building back up to where we were and beyond over the course of the next year.  Thanks for stopping by and keep in touch!

Tony DeCaria
Co-Founder, Stemmies