Jamie Lehtomaa has lived in Findlay for three years in a very unusual spot, in the upstairs of a funeral home. It is her husband’s family business so it is not a spooky as it could be.
She fell in love with Findlay after visiting it several times from where she lived in Westerville where her husband still drives to as a LT. in the fire department there. They have two children 14 and 13 years old.
Jaime spends her time as a mom, a greeter/receptionist at the family funeral home and is also the shelter office manager for the Hope House Transitional Shelter. She has found these niches as she has always wanted to be meaningful to someone to make a difference with a smile and a hug.
She is an active runner and has run five half marathons. She has a Tri-Athlon coming up in the near future. She is also an instructor in yoga and at XT fitness. Jaime loves water with its peace and quiet and has a kayak coming to allow her to be on the peaceful water. She was a swimmer in high school and played the flute so she is multi-talented.
Her motto is “Everything is going to be alright.” Her outlook to life is ,”I’ll try anything once and twice if I like it.” (Mae West)
Her role model is Mother Teresa for “her raw honesty and love. Her humanity.”
Jaime describes Findlay as “Home, generous, friendly and possibility.”