Carol Lawrence-Erickson, Owner of the Red Arrow Diners in Manchester, Milford and Londonderry. She has over 30 years of experience managing and marketing of various restaurants, including her own. Carol is an active supporter on the Board of Directors for Challenger Sports in New Hampshire. Among her many charitable interests, Carol and the Red Arrow Diner are avid supporters of New Hampshire Association for the Blind and Compassionate Friends.
George Lawrence, Vice President of the Red Arrow Diners since our incorporation in February 2008. In addition, George is Co-Owner of our Milford Red Arrow Diner Affiliate since its incorporation in September 2008. From 2005 to September 2008, George was a consultant in the restaurant industry; and from 1975 to 2005, he was self-employed as a restaurant owner in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Lee Frederickson, Account Controller of the Red Arrow Diners. Lee joined Red Arrow Diner as a part-time bookkeeper in July 2008 and was quickly promoted to full-time Account Controller due to her hard work and dedication to the position. In this role, Lee is responsible for the financials and accounting for all four diner locations, as well as downtown Manchester’s Midtown Café. She manages accounts receivable and accounts payable and is responsible for preparing monthly financial and Profit and Loss statements. Prior to joining Red Arrow Diner, Lee worked for a tax preparation firm in Manchester, NH and also did bookkeeping for local restaurants. It was during this time she met Carol Lawrence-Erickson, owner of Red Arrow Diner. Carol learned of Lee’s accounting skills and didn’t hesitate to bring her on board. Lee considers her colleagues at Red Arrow Diner her second family and loves working for Carol and George.
Lee is from Manchester and earned a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Saint Anselm College. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho with her husband and young daughter and travels back to New Hampshire frequently.
Amanda Wihby, Chief Operations Officer of the Red Arrow Diners. In this role, Amanda is responsible for reaching the highest profitability for the company while managing the monitoring of budgets and expenditures, including food and labor costs. She also works closely with all of Red Arrow Diners’ general managers to assure company policies and procedures are being met and manages the company’s human resources, payroll and marketing components. Since joining the Red Arrow Diner in 2010, Amanda has worked directly with the company owners to open two brand new locations in Londonderry and Concord. Due to her hard work and dedication, she has managed to increase business and profitability in all of the company’s current locations.
Prior to joining Red Arrow Diner, Amanda worked as the Marketing and Office Manager for a commercial real estate company and also owned and operated her own catering business. She has spent ten years in the hospitality industry, and has always had a passion for food and cooking. Amanda embraces the daily challenges in the hospitality industry and welcomes the unexpected, whether it be a pie in the face for a fundraising event, SOS calls she receives from the diner locations, or menu changes that involve food tastings (her favorite!). Amanda considers her fellow employees at Red Arrow Diner her extended family and loves working with owners George Lawrence and Carol Lawrence-Erickson, whom she has learned a great deal from thanks to their 40+ years in the restaurant business.
Amanda graduated magna cum laude from Southern New Hampshire University in 2007 with a BS in Organizational Leadership with minors in Psychology and History. She currently resides in southern New Hampshire, a place she is proud to call home throughout her childhood and now as an adult, building her career and family. In her spare time, Amanda loves to cook, travel and spend time with her beloved family: her husband of nine years, Michael, as well as her two daughters, Lyla and Olivia.
Jamie Lemay, District Manager of the Red Arrow Diners. In this role, Jamie is responsible for maintaining consistency throughout each of the diner’s locations and will work closely with general managers to assure company policies and procedures are being met. She will also have a part in monitoring the diner’s budgets and expenditures. Jamie joined Red Arrow Diner in 2012 as a third-shift server at the company’s Manchester location. She was promoted to General Manager of the location in 2015, where she was responsible for managing employee scheduling, maintaining food and supply orders, regularly interacting with customers to assure the food and service was to their liking, and working closely with servers, cooks and other staff to make sure company procedures were being followed.
Prior to joining Red Arrow Diner, worked as a host in a chain restaurant for five years before she began bartending at a Nashua banquet facility. She was recruited by a former Red Arrow Diner general manager to work at the diner as a third-shift server and then began her tenure at the Manchester landmark. Jamie’s management roles made her realize how much of an extended family she has at the Red Arrow Diner. She loves working with owners George Lawrence and Carol Lawrence-Erickson as well as Chief Operations Officer Amanda Wihby.
Jamie currently lives in Nashua with her fiancé and their five children. She is very involved in her kids’ lives and enjoys spending time with her family.
Three Generations at the Red Arrow Diner!
From left to right: Tyler Isabelle, Carol Lawrence-Erickson, George Lawrence.