PUBLISHED: 10:19 AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Charlene Schroder

  Charlene Schroder
How did you get started in this business?

I saw Curves in 1998 and thought what a great opportunity and with my husband Bill's support we bought the franchise and got started.

What was your mentor, and how has that person influenced you?

Gary and Diane Heavin, the founders of Curves, and seeing what they have done are my mentors and have taught me and thousands of others how to run a business and give back to our communities.


Husband Bill, children Ron, 39, and Camielle, 33, and grandchildren Cole, Jacob, Kaitlyn and Brandon.