I started my career in health care by working within the communities as a home care and hospice manager. I was an advocate that aided families and facilities in providing the best possible care to their loved ones and/or residents. During that time, I was also working
pre-hospital care as EMS Rescue and a Firefigther for my local community. I was able to see first hand what it meant for our frail elderly to "fail at home". I was able to experience how the communities were struggling to aid our seniors in care they vitally needed. In 2008, Hartland Terrace Assisted Living opened its' doors to aid frail elderly in their journey of health and enrichment. It has been a wonderful journey of love and commitment to our residents, their families and the community. Over the years we have stood strong in our mission to meet our residents where they are in their journey and enrich them in body, mind and spirit.
Since I was young, my family has been navigating through various health care concerns, including my fathers 5 strokes and 4 heart attacks, that had left him paralyzed, and now my mothers early onset of Alzheimer's. Never has there been a time in my career that I have found a facility that I felt worthy of caring for my parents. Opening Hartland Terrace has allowed me to provide the best care for my parents and all my residents, allowing their family to rest knowing they are properly cared for, no matter where their journey takes them.
Personally, I am married to my husband Michael, a pilot for Delta Airlines, and we have two wonderful children, Lauren (Dustin) and Jayson. My passion for caring for others has led me to finish my masters degree in nursing education and leadership, as well as, a certified Trauma/ER Nurse with a certification in Forensic-Sexual Assault Nursing. I graduated with my Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine and Gerontology.
I could not imagine my life without Hartland Terrace Assisted Living and its' residents, families and care team members that make us a true home.