My love for the healthcare field and caring for others began while serving in the United States Army as a combat medic as both an active duty and recently as a reserve member. I was able to learn a great deal while serving my country; however, I found my passion for the elderly as a caregiver at Oakwood Village in 2014. In order to fulfill the desire to serve the elderly in our community, I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and Management from Colorado State University. Born and raised in Auburn, CA.; I feel a deep connection to the community and taking part in giving back.
As the Executive Director, I am dedicated to providing a community that encourages seniors to welcome a new chapter of life in which they can not only receive quality care but an environment to continue enjoying their lives in.
As the Maintenance Director, Ryan has been making sure that Oakwood’s facilities are modern, efficient, comfortable and running smoothly since July 2000. With over 25 years in the business of managing facilities for the senior community, he feels a special connection to our residents and takes great pride in making sure everyone stays safe, happy and comfortable. Besides being the go-to-guy who can fix anything, his friendly demeanor and caring smile make him a favorite at Oakwood Village.
Angel has previously worked at Oakwood Village's sister community, Sierra Regency as the head cook for four years. He is very dedicated to what he does and focuses on meeting all the dietary needs of our residents. Angel is responsible for preparing the weekly menu, maintaining compliance with food safety and overseeing the culinary staff. Angel works closely with the residents to maintain culinary satisfaction and also enjoys accepting new meal ideas from residents. He takes pride in what he does and is open to help in any way he can.
Mariah is the Activities Director here at Oakwood Village, she is responsible for developing and coordinating a successful activity program that engages residents and encourages socialization. Mariah enjoys coming up with new ideas for the monthly calendar. She has always had a love for her elders and was a caregiver many years before joining the Oakwood Village Team. In March 2018 Mariah started working here at Oakwood Village in the Caregiving Department. A year later she joined the Activities Department where she had the opportunity to use her creative side and quickly found her place as Activities in March 2019. Mariah is proud of her position here at Oakwood Village and considers the residents as her extended family.
As the concierge, Amy gets the opportunity to grow in connection with the residents, family members, and other visitors who come to the community. She loves being able to connect with people on a personal level, as well as professionally because she feels that it helps in developing relationships that could last a lifetime. Being the face that people first see, it is a pleasure and honor for Amy to represent the friendliness and joyful atmosphere of Oakwood Village. She is grateful for her position here at Oakwood, and for being part of this team!
Stacie is the Business Office Manager here at Oakwood Village and she is very proud to be working here. She is very passionate about helping the residents, residents’ family members, and staff in any way that she can, ensuring that each concern is being heard.
Growing up, Stacie spent a lot of time with seniors, and it is a privilege to be working with them at this time in her life. In 2017 she received a Bachelor’s in Psychology at Sacramento State University, where she studied the Process of Aging and Gerontology.
Stacie looks forward to bringing her experience, knowledge, and love for seniors to this community, and hopefully making a positive difference.
I have always had a passion for helping people, and in 2012 I began my career as a med tech and caregiver for seniors. It was then that I found my calling. I’ve worked at other facilities and have extensive experience with dementia care. I’m currently pursuing my degree in nursing and Gerontology and am Certified as a Dementia Practitioner. You can find me working closely with the residents to ensure medications and care are being provided to your loved ones and that their quality of life is our top priority. Giving out smiles and creating special bonds with the residents is my favorite part!!