ABOUT YOUR ADVISORS IN Frederick
MA, CT, CSA
I am a native of Frederick, MD, and was primarily raised by my grandparents. As a child, I was my grandfather’s shadow. And through him, I learned the value of hard work, being trustworthy and dependable, and giving back to the community. As an adult, my role shifted, and I became the caregiver for my grandparents for over eleven years. My grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease and my grandfather had his own chronic conditions, which made caregiving challenging. My grandparents were my world, and this personal experience led me to my educational path of obtaining a master’s degree in thanatology (the study of aging, death, dying, grief and bereavement), and eventually to entering the geriatric healthcare field in 2012.
During my tenure with hospice and as an executive director of an assisted living community, I saw first-hand the difficulties seniors and their families faced when making healthcare decisions. I understood their concerns on a personal level. Professionally, I found that lending an ear, providing resources for support and helping them navigate through tough choices was more than just a job; it was my calling.
As an Oasis Senior Advisor, I continue my passion for supporting older adults and their families in the following areas: Frederick, Myersville, Washington County, Carroll County, Loudoun County and more. If you or a loved one are looking for the right senior housing community and may not know where to start or have questions, I can help. I will work with you to help meet your goals, reduce time and stress, and provide extensive information for you to make a well-informed decision about senior living options. Life transitions can be difficult, but with the right support, they can be a positive time by maintaining dignity and promoting quality of life.
Senior Living Advisor
I am a native of Waynesboro, PA. I moved to a small community in the mountains at the age of 16 and have loved the mountain life ever since. Over 33 years ago, within this community, I was fortunate enough to meet my partner, my best friend and husband, David. We have two amazing adult sons who we are very proud of and love dearly.
I have over 27 years of experience working in the field of Geriatrics. For the last seven years, I served as an Admissions and Marketing Director for a small personal care community in Pennsylvania. My experience has shown me that there are so many families and seniors that need support in finding the right assisted living option. During my tenure, I have guided hundreds of families through the process of finding a community that will become their loved one’s forever home. It’s not always an easy decision or transition to make, but I am passionate about helping seniors and their families make a well-informed decision about finding the right senior living option.
I am excited to bring my knowledge, compassion and dedication to supporting the efforts and mission of Oasis Senior Advisors. I feel this is a natural transition in my professional journey that will bring an abundance of opportunities to support seniors and their families in finding the right senior living option as well as additional elder care resources for support.
Senior Living Advisor
Shepherdstown, West Virginia has been my home since 2005. When I’m not working I love to entertain my two sons, their wives, three grandchildren and friends, college students, professors, artists, musicians, writers, poets and playwrights.
Professionally, I possess 25 years of experience working with aging seniors across the continuum of care. I discovered the calling to this profession after taking on the primary caregiving role to my mother-in-law whose life was irrevocably change after a serious stroke. Building partnerships with the many healthcare providers involved in my mother-in-laws care inspired and empowered me as I learned how to help an individual journey through a life altering condition. I continued working with aging seniors in many capacities including programming coordinator in a medical adult day center,- Community Relation Liaison in a Nursing/Rehab Center., Activities Director in Nursing Home, Service Advisor for Non-Medical Home Care agency, Hospice Volunteer, Admission Director in Nursing/Rehab, an most recently Sales Manager for an Assisted Living community.
My career path continues with unwavering commitment to building trusted relationships with all involved in the circle of caring for and about our aging population, especially for the most frail and vulnerable.
My desire is to be the expert and trusted advisor to anyone seeking senior care and lifestyle options. Oasis Senior Advisors is a mission driven organization that values commitment to the concept of “person centered care”, serving all stakeholders with highest standards of customer service. Joining Oasis as a Senior Advisor gives me the opportunity to be part of a team that is making a difference every day in the lives of elderly seniors and those that love and care for them.