Community Relations Director
I have worked in the Healthcare industry for the past 24 years. Originally from Idaho, I moved to Washington State in 1990 and have remained in this area because I enjoy the Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer outdoors with the 4 seasons. I began my career as a Certified Recreational Therapist in both Rehab and Psychiatric settings but soon discovered that my niche is actually working with the Senior population. In 2002 accepted my first position in Sales and Marketing, where I gained a lot of experience working in Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Adult Family home settings. I have remained in the Sales role ever since, as I enjoy offering the support and guidance needed as people make life-changing decisions.
I find that working with the Senior population is particularly rewarding because elders in general are so appreciative of the relationships they establish and they are full of knowledge and experiences that I find very interesting. We have so much to learn from our Seniors because they have experienced hardships and challenges that our younger generation may never understand, nor will they ever witness. I enjoy hearing each person’s story, their life hurdles and what makes them unique. Taking the time to really get to know an elder and their family is important in guiding their life-changing decision to move into a retirement community. I truly feel that what is crucial for an elder and their family is to make sure the community is a “good fit” for them. What is most important are the relationships and connections they will make when choosing their new home and for them to feel comfortable in their decision-making process.
I am very excited to start working for Care partners! I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and being a part of what is already a great, solid team!