MEET THE TEAM
Born in South Africa, Abbey had a simple childhood, spent mostly outdoors, where she developed her love of exploration, sense of adventure, and thirst for knowledge. At the age of 19, she moved to London to pursue a teaching degree and realize her dream of exploring all the corners of the earth, along with all its different cultures and challenges.
Abbey started her career as an Elementary school teacher, a degree which she obtained while living in London and working within a prominent Communications Company, as a Nursery Nurse and part-time private tutor on evenings and weekends.Choosing to work within inner-city London schools, her teaching career spanned 7 years. During this time, she obtained the credentials of Head of Literacy and Music in both schools she worked at. Abbey’s extremely varied interests and creativity made her popular with the children, but it was her entrepreneurial spirit that led her to venture away from the classroom and start her own business.
For 6 years she built an extremely lucrative dog-walking and boarding brand (Leading Dogs Ltd) and dealt with many high-end clients in the Chelsea, Belgravia, and Mayfair boroughs of London. She also continued to serve on her local elementary school's Governing Body.
One of Abbey’s most intense passions in her 20’s and early 30’s was traveling the world. With over 35 countries under her belt, she eventually stumbled across her forever home when she came to visit New Hampshire for the first time in 2007. It took 3 years to wrap up her life in England and finally make the move to the USA; and with her dog and cat in town, she began the arduous struggle of getting her residency after 2 years of not working. She now lives in Maine with her boyfriend Nick, their two dogs, one cat, 5 ducks, 12 chickens and 2 goats.
Fun Facts About Abbey:
Abbey can speak 4 languages and play 3 musical instruments. She has accomplished a successful ascent of Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain, and has lived with a Masai tribe in Tanzania while volunteering in an AIDS Orphanage. In 2007 she spent 4 months traveling solo around South America. She has done the highest bungee jump in the world - twice, a solo skydive, hiked the Inca Trail, tubed the Amazon River, cycled the world’s Most Dangerous Road in Bolivia, and stood inside one of the Great Pyramids in Egypt. She loves sports and has played (and coached) state-level field hockey in two countries and can often be found on the tennis court at Cranmore or on the slopes of a nearby mountain. She loves obstacles course races and succeeding in winning a Battlefrog in Nashville, TN in 2017.
Patty built a vacation home in North Conway in 2004 and decided to relocate permanently in 2007. After building a second home, Patty got into the world of Airbnb and did vacation rentals in her original vacation home.
She assists her husband's greenhouse business, runs her own promotional business, and handles all household and office work for both businesses. She loves cleaning and organizing, so when Abbey needed help, it was a perfect opportunity for her to get out of her house/home office and do something she enjoys. She takes pride in her work at Indigo Property Services because she is detail-oriented.
Patty has had a varied work history: babysitting, working at Sears in the employee cafeteria in Saugus, MA, assisting in the management of a gym at a hotel in Wakefield, MA, running an office supply store in downtown Salem, MA, becoming an assistant purchasing agent for the office supply company in MA for over 12 years, and working with a friend to help organize and build his promotional business in Danvers, MA.
Upon moving to North Conway full-time, she worked part-time in the area for a few companies as she was getting her two sons adjusted to the move and getting settled in
Patty’s attention to detail is unparalleled and she is the quintessential “Jack-of-all-trades”.
Lead Inspector and Cleaning Trainer
She likes going to the gym, taking a walk with friends when the weather permits, and kayaking. She loves being a "mémère" (French for grandmother).
Fun Facts About Patricia:
Assistant Home Manager/ Head of HR
Born and raised in Russia. Kristina has a bachelor's degree with honors in Psychology. She conducted research on procrastination, life satisfaction, motivation, and emotional intelligence. At the university, she was the president of the class, defended the rights of students, and helped students transfer from paid to free tuition.
From 2017 to 2020 Kristina worked as a project manager. She created educational projects for young people. She headed the career guidance committee at the faculty and helped students with choosing a career path. She was engaged in event management and held more than 35 educational events. She conducted training sessions for large classrooms on self-development, time management, goal setting, and team building.
From 2020 to 2021, Kristina worked in the HR department at an IT company that developed video surveillance software. In the company, she worked on corporate culture, HR brand, and creating an atmosphere in the office.
In 2021, Kristina came to the USA as J1-student for the summer. She worked at Shaw’s. One rainy day after work, she was waiting for the rain to stop, a kind stranger offered her a ride home and she said “yes”. That's how she met her husband, the love of her life. And now she lives in Conway with her husband and their daughter.
Fun Facts About Kristina:
Kristina loves traveling. The first country she visited was the US. She spent 4 months here working and traveling. After that, she couldn’t stop traveling and visited 3 more countries – cold time of the year she stayed in Turkey, visited Croatia and Dubrovnik where The Game of Thrones was shouted, and spent a couple of weeks in Mexico. In New Hampshire, she has discovered her love of hiking. Kristina speaks 3 languages.
Thanks to good people, Kristina met Abbey. And, it was life-changing. Abbey gave her the opportunity to apply her experience in Russia and develop in her favorite field and help people make their dream of traveling come true.
Was born in Connecticut. Crystal has a younger brother whom she is really close with. They spent their childhood traveling to Maine and participating in all the outdoor activities. After some time an opportunity arose and Crystal along with her family moved to Maine. She attended the prestigious school of Fryeburg Academy. Crystal ventured to California for College, while in school there, she maintained 2 jobs and assisted her Aunt and Gram, whom she lived with. Crystal’s drive and love for the East Coast had her moving back to Maine.
After some odd jobs, Crystal decided to go back to college, and Early Childhood Education was the goal. Finding a path that was “The right fit” seemed to be a struggle.
In 2006, Crystal found herself to be a single mother raising an amazing little boy, Aidan. In the fall of 2006, they moved back to Connecticut to be around family for support and guidance.
Through some rough years of losses, Crystal really took a deeper look inside and knowing life is short, wanted Aidan to grow up in Maine. So together with their cat Oreo, they moved “HOME!”. Crystal met Abbey through a metal friend when they were both in a transition phase.
Crystal brings hard work, organization, and a can-do attitude to the table, all with a smile on her face. Every day crystal meets with her sunny disposition and hopes to leave those she meets or encounters with a smile. When Crystal isn’t at work she can be found outside enjoying nature or snuggled up with Oreo reading a book.
Crystal loves to bake and try new recipes. Occasionally she gets Aidan to join her in the creations. Crystal has a travel bug and hopes to get out there and see more of what the world has to offer.
Fun Facts About Crystal:
She loves to decorate her home for the holidays. Putting out lights and inflatables to bring smiles to people's faces. Crystal taught herself to swim at 5 years old on vacation in California, then came home and taught her best friend and later her little brother to swim. Crystal became a certified lifeguard early in life.
Ashlin has always been a hard worker since the early age of 15. Her first job was working at Storyland in the parks and services department. She would give short, engaging, and enthusiastic tours, dress up in character costumes, and clean bathrooms. Little did she know that wouldn’t be her last job involving cleaning. That summer she saved every check she got and by the end of the following summer, she bought herself her first car, commonly known as Meep Meep.
She then moved on to intern at TechPros in Berlin, New Hampshire. Her work there involved fixing and working on computers and keeping things tidy in the shop.
She interned there between the ages of 15 and 18. The summer after she graduated in 2021 a friend told her about this great job in Conway. It involved cleaning and the pay was worth the hour-long drive to the office. A few weeks after hearing about the job she called and set up a meeting where she was given a cleaning position. That's how she came to work at Indigo. Being new to cleaning the job took some learning and getting used to. Cleaning regularly throughout the year she was eventually moved up to being a Saturday supervisor, and then became the cleaning team manager. Her roles now include cleaning, scheduling, managing the other cleaners, keeping track of supplies, and helping out with any odds and ends as needed. Ashlin loves to learn and evolve and has a lot of pride in her work. Always striving to be the best she can be for her loved ones and her teammates.
Fun Facts About Ashlin:
Ashlin Loves to rock climb and aspires to travel the world doing so with her partner Cameron. She also loves to spend time with her family when she isn't at work. Spending lots of time doing fun things with her littlest sister when she gets out of kindergarten. Hanging out with her grandmother either baking or doing puzzles. And spending time with Cameron going on whatever adventure comes their way.
AYAH DELA MAR
Social Media Manager & Graphic Designer
Ayah began her career as an online teacher of international students. She earned her professional license as a high school teacher in 2017 and taught for two years. She became involved in her church's multimedia ministry and fell in love with multimedia arts. But something inside her tells her that she needs to pursue her passion for creativity and media designing which is why she left teaching and began her freelancing career.
She has worked as a voice-over artist, video editor, translator and interpreter, and is now Abbey's social media manager and graphic designer. She believes that meeting Abbey is life-changing because she has discovered what she truly enjoys doing, which she no longer considers a job but a "hobby". She always puts her heart into everything she does and strives to go above and beyond limitations and expectations. She is constantly hungry for new knowledge and experiences.
Fun Facts About Ayah:
Ayah was a former theater arts director who had also acted as the lead in a play during her college years. It's strange for her because she's a shy person, but she feels ecstatic when she's on stage. She enjoys singing and is a member of a music band. She can also play three different musical instruments. She is currently a program head and event coordinator at her church where she directs concerts and big events. She enjoys camping, going for walks on the beach, and watching sunsets.