Chief reinvention officer at Maia Beatty & Associates
Maia Beatty has definitely seen the world. From her upbringing in the New York metropolitan area, to her years traveling the world while in the U.S. Navy, to her stints living in Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas, she has a lot of zip codes behind her. Still, she wasn’t sure what to expect when she moved with her husband to Bath Township in 2005.
“We wanted land and found this house that was basically all windows looking at trees,” says Beatty of her home, the only house on her block not facing another house, which greatly pleases the arbor-loving transplant.
As she strolled around Bath Town-ship, the nearby Metro Parks and her beloved Vaughn and Co. hair salon, she found a sense of home in the most unlikely of places. “As soon as I walked into the Colonial Pharmacy, I was treated like I had lived here all of my life,” remembers Beatty.
A locally owned business, Colonial Pharmacy traces its roots back to 1954, when William Kerek — father of cur-rent pharmacist Bob Kerek — founded the establishment. Those close-knit ties are ones that Beatty says she can feel when she enters the space.
“Colonial Pharmacy reminds me of the pharmacy I worked at in Poughkeepsie, New York when I was a teenager in 1968,” laughs Beatty. “And that helps make me feel like Bath is home.”