|Meet Stefanie Bernstein
Whenever Stefanie Bernstein came home from school with a good grade or received accolades for her athletic abilities, her father consistently encouraged her to always strive to do her best. His words still echo in her mind, and to this day, she applies this motivating philosophy to all her personal and professional endeavors. Stefanie not only thrives on challenging herself every day, she is determined to face those challenges head on and conquer them. She strongly believes there is always a way to improve.
The Right Attitude
From the time she was young, Stefanie earned a reputation for finding solutions to any situation and never accepting “no” for an answer. She got her first job with Princess Cruise lines through this diligent, results-oriented approach, calling her future boss every week until she got an interview.
After her work with both Princess and Crystal cruise lines, Stefanie applied her “can do” attitude and people skills as a Human Resources Generalist for Darden Restaurants, the parent company for many well-known chains throughout the country. In charge of everything from employee relations and management recruitment to conflict resolution, Stefanie thrived on the challenges and loved the excitement and reward each day brought her.
Stefanie’s driven demeanor has not only served the people in her life, but the animals as well. She has a real passion for creature causes and she has helped achieve great things through her work with many national animal organizations. As Founder and current President of Animal Canopy of Care for St. Johns, Stefanie actively volunteers her time to raise funds and implement new programs to better serve the local four-legged community. She is well known for her commitment and determination, and she gives 110% to these important undertakings.