Growing up in the small town of Barrie, Ontario in a tight-knit family I learned the importance of helping people and being part of a community. After graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours), I moved to Calgary, Alberta where I found myself working with Comfort Keepers Calgary. I was astounded by how fulfilling the work was. I loved it right away.
Over the next six years, I worked with the team at Comfort Keepers in Calgary and was given a place to truly shine. I was able to help seniors and their families, support the community and make connections and memories that would be with me for the rest of my life.
In September 2018 my husband, Corey, and I decided to move back to Ontario to support our own family, who have been struggling with numerous complex medical concerns.
We knew we wanted to stay within the Comfort Keepers family, which is why we decided to purchase the Comfort Keepers Peterborough Franchise. We were officially awarded the territory in April 2019!
Corey, who has worked in the banking industry traditionally, has jumped on board and we are ecstatic to be in this adventure together.
He enjoys camping, reading, spending time with his many nieces and nephews across Ontario and researching just about any topic, especially things related to computers and technology. In March 2022 he launched a brand-new program called Tech Support for Seniors to help seniors choose, install, learn and maintain technology in their day-to-day lives more easily. The community response has been phenomenal.
Living and working in Peterborough has been a blessing; it’s a very vibrant, patient, caring and beautiful community.
We both enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, walking, cycling, and camping. We love chilling, watching movies, spending valuable time with family and friends, and playing with our cats; Bill, Gray and Phoebe.
Corey and I continue to look forward to meeting and making connections with the wonderful people in Peterborough. This is our home now, and we are so happy to be here.
If there is anything at all we can do for you, please reach out by phone at (705) 243-4042.
Alyssa and Corey Rowe
Kristy Reynolds | HR and Office Administrator
Kristy was born in Peterborough and raised all around the Kawartha Lakes area; Lakefield, Bridgnorth, and Uxbridge. Growing up she had a very close family, they gathered often and held celebrations whenever possible.
Most of her family works within the health care field; as PSW’s, DSW’s, Companions and RN’s.
She believes that every person has their story and reasons for where they might be at that moment. Whenever someone personally comes to her for help, she does her best to support them and sheds a positive light on their life.
She has 2 sons under the age of 4, Elijah and Dominic, and enjoys spending her off time with them and her family.
Kristy is excited to continue her journey with the Comfort Keepers Peterborough team and owner Alyssa. This company represents so much to the community and she is so proud to be a part of it. A company that brings light into so many people’s lives. It brings her joy to be part of this team.
Heather Litster | On Call Coordinator
Heather was born in Cambridge and grew up in Ayr. She’s been a traveller across Ontario for most of her life and has now landed herself in Hastings. She has always enjoyed learning and has often found herself in new cities for the learning experience that was offered there. Peterborough was her largest learning opportunity and she went to school at Trent University.
Heather has always been passionate about helping people and has volunteered with many different organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Society PKLNH, the CNIB, and local youth soccer clubs. As she really is a lover of learning, she faces each of these opportunities as a chance to get someone’s story and marvel in the experiences they have had.
She comes to Comfort Keepers Peterborough with a deep interest in making people’s lives more enJOYable from any angle she can.
Lorrie Laming | Scheduler Extraordinaire
Lorrie joined the Comfort Keepers team in August 2020 as a caregiver and in January 2021 moved into her new position as Scheduler. With years of experience as office manager for a dental and orthodontic clinic, her amazing administrative and people skills made her the perfect fit for the position.
Born and raised in Brockville, ON, Lorrie loves helping people and has an adventurous spirit. She enjoys swimming, hiking, kayaking, yoga, and reading a good book. The mother of two daughters, Lorrie is also a grandmother to two grandkids.
Lorrie is always up for a challenge and is eager to keep learning more about our clients as well as the personal care and medical side of the work we do here at Comfort Keepers Peterborough. We are grateful to have Lorrie here, working alongside us as we continue to grow.