I have been working in Social Services in a skilled nursing setting for many years and am very excited to take the leap as Executive Director of Gladding Ridge. I have lived all over the country while serving in the Army and finishing my education. I am originally from Southern California but love the Sacramento area and all it has to offer my family. I have 4 very busy and active children who take up all my free time. I enjoy coaching their sports teams and being a volunteer in their various scouting and school activities. I am looking forward to the new adventures this position will bring and in getting to know my staff and residents and creating a fun, but professional environment, where everyone loves to live and work.
As The Marketing Director at Gladding Ridge, I pride myself on living locally and helping our local community. My career over the years has been spent serving our seniors in Placer County and surrounding areas. I have the opportunity and responsibility to educate the community, potential residents and their families about assisted living. It is with great pleasure that I help families transition to community living with simplicity. I host educational workshops and enjoy fundraising for local charities. Alzheimer’s research is near and dear to my heart and it is my hope that they will find a cure for Alzheimer’s with the advancement of our technology in the near future.
I started working for the company in 2012 in housekeeping. As I grew closer to each and every resident, my job became my home away from home. After a year and half of housekeeping, I moved onto a concierge position where I found a whole new interest in admin work. I knew that this job was meant for me. Ten months into the position, I was offered the Business Office Manager position to continue my career.
As the Business Office Manager, I am responsible for making our community policies and regulations easy and clear for our residents and their loved ones. I oversee the concierges, meet with family members regarding admission agreements, and manage deposits and billing. I also serve as human resources for the amazing employees by making sure that all policies and procedures are being followed.
Working with seniors has made me come to appreciate the finer things in life. I have learned to slow down and take time with the people I love, including all our residents. I know that working with seniors is what I was meant to do.