Megan (McCarthy) Ross ’01 and her husband, Mike, are the founders of GooseEgged LLC and proud parents of three children: Brady (7), Madison (5), and Molly (2). When Brady fell in 2018, they were inspired to find a better way to treat the inevitable goose-egg bump that appeared on his forehead. Featuring adjustable straps and soft insides providing comfortable, cool relief, GooseEgged is the perfect healthcare solution for active kids. Megan and Mike are looking forward to partnering with many new locations as well as children’s hospitals in the upcoming year. Additional designs and even an adult-friendly version will be added to their already eye-catching patterns. With time Megan and Mike would like to implement a charitable business model and donate a percentage of our sales to children’s hospitals.
Megan holds a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from The University of Scranton and a master’s degree in special education. She is a kindergarten teacher in Valley Stream District 13. The Ross family resides in Rockville Centre, NY.
How did your high school experience at Kellenberg shape who you are today?
Kellenberg prepared me not only academically but socially to embrace the world around me. The care and concern they have for the success of each of their students goes above and beyond the norm. The family-friendly atmosphere, their positive and healthy attitude towards sports and other extracurricular activities, and above all their desire to instill a solid religious foundation certainly played a part in shaping my life.
What has been the most fulfilling part of developing and launching GooseEgged?
The most fulfilling part of developing and launching GooseEgged was realizing that I can simultaneously be a good mom, teacher, and business owner. I love that our children see first hand that an idea can be created into a product and that hard work really does pay off. It’s a family effort! Thanks to our children, the ideas for the shark, the unicorn, and the puppy dog patterns were created. It’s been very exciting getting into some really great locations less than a year after launching. GooseEgged is pretty amazing. We are hoping to keep up the momentum so our business will continue to grow.
Do you have any advice for students or alumni who are interested in starting their own business or new product development?
Follow your dream! Don’t give up and know that there are many avenues where advice and guidance are available. So many people have helped along my journey and I truly appreciated their input.
Who was your favorite teacher/class, moderator/club, or coach/team from your time as a student here, and why?
I was a member of the cheerleading, lacrosse, soccer and softball teams. In addition, I was involved in Communications Club, G.S.O, Retreat Staff, Sodality, and also served as a Eucharistic Minister. My favorite teachers were Mr. Benintendi, Mr. Beyrouty, and Coach Savarese. Each and every one of them was a role model in their own right. They instilled in me the principles of hard work and encouraged me to do my best. Of utmost importance, they always made sure that the Kellenberg experience was a fulfilling and rewarding opportunity.