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At Homewatch CareGivers®, our mission is to deliver exceptional and compassionate care to your loved one and help ease your everyday stresses.
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    Shellie Burke Office Coordinator | Mother
    Photo of Shellie Burke
    Shellie Burke Office Coordinator | Mother

    A definite “people person” Shellie has over 15 years of experience helping people with complex medical, social, emotional, developmental and intellectual challenges meet their daily life goals. Shellie likes spending one-on-one time with people of all ages to come up with personalized, comprehensive care plans. “I like seeing people happy and living their best life,” she says. “Whether it is helping a senior who has been in the hospital to recover and return to their own lifestyle or setting up daily help with prescriptions, medications, food prep, eating well or exercising. I think in-home care makes all the difference for people.” In the past, Shellie has not only cared for the elderly and disabled but new mothers, children, Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, developmentally delayed and intellectually disabled individuals and many others who need assistance in order to remain in the comfort of their own homes. Shellie takes time to get to know people and hand-selects caring employees for each client. She lives in Meriden with her husband who is a veteran, her science and tech-loving son and an Italian mastiff and a boxer. She is also a music fanatic and loves going to live shows.

  • Photo of Matthew Peterson JD-MBA
    Matthew Peterson JD-MBA Owner | Director | Father
    Photo of Matthew Peterson JD-MBA
    Matthew Peterson JD-MBA Owner | Director | Father

    Matthew is a native of Hamden, Connecticut, a complete Greek and Roman history buff and a father of boy-girl twins. He has entered the home care industry wanting to bring a fresh approach to care in the home, supporting clients and their families by providing a high standard of quality care. His career includes over 20 years as a leading investment management consultant for high net worth investors with investment boutiques and major investment houses. He earned a JD-MBA concurrently from The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University and has a BA from The University of Connecticut. While researching opening a personal care agency, Matthew discovered Homewatch CareGivers. Their decades of experience, industry knowledge, cutting-edge technology, and family-type culture are what set them apart in choosing to join their national team. “Their philosophy of caring and supporting the whole person instead of only their physical needs was a philosophy I was looking for,” he says. He was born in New Haven and lives in Hamden in the house he was raised in with his wife, daughter, and a rambunctious 5-year-old Pitt Bull mix named Fletcher. He plays guitar and is a big fan of live music.

  • Photo of ME Peterson
    ME Peterson Co-Owner, Marketer, Artist, Mom, Brain Surgery & Stroke Survivor
    Photo of ME Peterson
    ME Peterson Co-Owner, Marketer, Artist, Mom, Brain Surgery & Stroke Survivor

    ME is a Connecticut Yankee, a veteran of the financial services industry, a professional artist and the mother of twins. She holds a BA from the University of Connecticut and is an accomplished writer. She held senior roles at NASA, Aetna Health Plans, Aetna Capital Management, Federated Investors, and PNC Brokerage. In 1997 ME had 11 hours of life-changing brain surgery and decided to pursue her passion as an artist at The Corcoran College of Art. Over the years, ME’s abstract paintings have found a following of collectors. She has shown in museums, galleries and Pottery Barn and William Sonoma Home sell reproductions of her work. ME had additional brain surgery and suffered strokes as a complication in 2017. She made a full recovery and returned to making art full time. She was born in Hartford, raised in Newington and lives in Hamden. She works from a professional art studio in New Haven. To view her art, visit: www.maryelizabethpeterson.com