I have enjoyed working with the elderly population since the 1970’s when I worked as a CNA. I have been at Four Winds since 2003, and am privileged to lead a dedicated team that provides “better care, better living” to our residents and helps to create the hometown environment we enjoy. We are excited to be moving into the next stage of long term care and embrace the future of culture change.
I have been in the long-term care field for 32 years and have joined the Four Winds team in September 2015 as the Director of Activities. I am so grateful to work with the best in the field. The dedication and compassion is a top priority at Four Winds. As the Director of Activities I oversee the Volunteer program, daily activities, and special outings as well as coordinate events to keep our residents happy and active. My department and I will diligently work each day to make sure our residents are having fun and feel right at home!
I have been a member of the Four Winds team since April of 2013, working as a dietary aide and cook in the kitchen. I took over as Dietary Manager in December of 2015 and now reside over an excellent kitchen staff that is in charge of preparing and serving meals to our residents. I cover a lot of bases from developing menus (alongside our Registered Dietitian) for our resident’s dining pleasure all the way to cooking once in a while. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and I find that working in the kitchen is an extension of that since we are creative with meal designs and provide home cooked meals for our residents. We strive to provide the best quality of life for our resident’s in all aspects and having the home-like feel to our meal service is something I look forward to providing for everyone at Four Winds.
Business Office Manager
I have been with Four Winds since 2003, having been in the long-term care industry since 1981. As Office Manager I am responsible for all aspects of Accounts Receivable as well as overseeing assigned office duties of clerical staff. I thoroughly enjoy the challenge this position gives me with the ever changing world of Medicare’s reimbursement rules and regulations. Not only with Medicare, but also with challenges this position brings to me with insurance companies and the state Medicaid program. I find myself explaining reimbursement guidelines to residents and families and this brings me great joy in visiting with them. It is important to keep all lines of communication open with residents and families. After all – we are all a family at Four Winds, whether their stay is short term or long term.
One of my greatest interests is creating an aesthetically pleasing environment. I feel that it is important for a facility to look it’s best for our residents and their families, as well as our staff and visitors. I started working as Facility Manager in September of 2017 and am quickly learning the many attributes of the building, staff and residents. My past experiences are varied; 25 years as a lead tech at a print company, building my own home, and work at my family’s furniture store. I am married to an awesome music teacher, we have 6 children, a big black dog and a cat.