I have worked at the Gardens most of my adult life. Not telling how long, or you will know my age!
It’s never a dull moment here at the Gardens, I learn something new every day. Let’s hope I have learned something about aging gracefully, and I hope I can age like many of the residents that have taught me so much along the way.
On my days off, I try to see my grandchild! I have waited years to get one and she has truly captured my heart!
I have a therapy dog named Gigi and we work at the airport, nursing homes, with disabled adults, and many other events.
I LOVE to travel, so I’m not at the Gardens, I am off on my next adventure.
I have been blessed to work here, Gardens has shaped who I am and hopefully of what I will be in the future.
What I love to do: I love being with my family, riding my road bike, reading, & playing strategy games.
What I enjoy about Gardens: The residents! I love hearing about their lives, their families, and their dreams. Everyone has such amazing life stories, and I very much enjoy listening and learning from them.
My Family life: I have 5 kids and 2 cats. Our Favorite things to do as a family are have family dinner, watch movies, and bike.
What makes my job awesome! I find my job so fulfilling when I can be there for a resident and their family and give them comfort, peace, and respect in the last states of their life. It is a very special experience.
Favorite memory of Gardens? The conversations I have with the residents. They can be quite hilarious as their minds tend to forget some of the details.
I have been with the Gardens Assisted Living for the past 18 years and in the assisted living industry for the past 28 years. I am married to my beautiful wife Sydney of 33 years and I have 3 beautiful daughters. My oldest daughter Hailey is 22 years old and was recently married, I also have twin daughters Taylor & Shelby who are 18 years old.
I love working at The Gardens because of the home and family atmosphere. I love to hear the resident’s life stories. I get a great deal of satisfaction from helping those who cannot help themselves, the residents are always so grateful. It’s like having many, many grandparents! My favorite time at Gardens in the Springtime-our grounds are in full bloom, and has so many beautiful flowers and plants. I love how grateful our residents are, it makes coming to work nice!
Director of Care
What I love to do: When I’m not driving my kids around to various activities, I like to enjoy time outdoors or working on home projects especially if it involves decorating or organization.
What I enjoy about Gardens: I enjoy the stories the residents share and hearing about their lives. I also enjoy my coworkers- it is so nice to work with a great team of people
My Family: I have three awesome kids and a great husband. We have lots of fun together whether it be watching movies or snorkeling with whale sharks we are always up for an adventure
What Makes my Job Awesome! I treat our residents as I would want my family members treated. I want o add joy to their lives by being helpful and kind.
My Favorite Memory at Gardens: I love the friendliness of the residents, I’m always greeted with many friendly hellos and waves whenever I walk in the foyer, and a “See you later honey” when I’m leaving for the day.
What I love to do: I love going kayaking!
What I enjoy about Gardens: Getting to know each resident and hearing their life experiences. We have many amazing residents.
My family: I have 3 children, and we love going camping, and BBQ’s.
What Makes my Job Awesome! Working here has given me an extended family. I look forward to seeing the residents every day.
Favorite memory of Gardens? Watching different activities that make the residents smile from dumb jokes to beautiful music. We have a great time together!
What I love to do : I love to watch tv, play around in the yard, garden, and do landscaping. I also watch old movies, my favorites are Turner Classic.
What I enjoy about Gardens: I love the residents! I came from restaurants, and it is so nice here how much the residents appreciate my delicious food.
My Family : I have 3 kids and 2 step sons.
What Makes my Job Awesome! The residents make my job awesome! I also love to experiment with cooking, and like to try new things.
My Favorite Memory at Gardens: I have great memories of a resident named Betty. She was 95, never complained, and was always happy. She was an inspiration: she could be sick and still be positive.