Vice President of Human Resources
Why did you get into senior living?
My career in senior living and with Validus Senior Living arose from a desire to work for a company that positively impacted the lives of others. After nearly 20 years, I had worked for some good organizations and people, but the tangible impact on others’ lives was missing. The call to “take care of moms and dads” resonated with that desire to help others in the work I do every day.
Who truly inspires you?
Faith. We all have a calling or a purpose for our lives. While that calling may take time to understand or it may even change over time, faith helps inspire my thoughts and actions towards that calling.
Thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Growing up as “picky eater” (and still am to a certain degree), I actually love to cook. I’ve grown to appreciate great food…a long evolution from the hamburgers and peanut butter sandwiches of my childhood.
Beatles or Elvis?
How did you wind up at Inspired Living?
After being impacted by a company downsizing and doing some consulting work, I was hunting for a new position, one with purpose and meaning, at the precise time Validus was seeking a new leader for the Human Resources team…destiny.
What do you want your legacy to be?
On a recent flight, an older woman next to me reminded me that the legacy we leave behind is through our children. With two boys, my hope would be that they grow up to have the hunger and desire to serve other and make a positive impact on the lives of others.