ABOUT YOUR Jacksonville ADVISORS
Dave Stieglitz, Certified Senior Advisor®, Melanie Stieglitz, and Becky Harkness, Certified Senior Advisor®
Dave Stieglitz, Certified Senior Advisor®
"I am passionate about the lost art of customer service! It is critically important to connect with people to understand their needs before you can provide service. Accomplishing this with compassion and integrity is what drives me. I look forward to the opportunity to be of service during this critical time for you and your family."
Dave had a very successful 30+ year career in the hospitality industry, delivering high quality customer service on a daily basis. Along the way he mentored many subordinates into leadership positions of their own and was elected by his peers to State and National leadership positions within the industry. Dave has also served on various charitable boards, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Children’s Miracle Network and Special Olympics. His faith and family are most important. Beyond that he enjoys most all sports, carpentry and continuing education.
"I saw my mom go through all stages of the aging process and wish I had found more people to provide professional guidance. I want to help you during this critical time, and provide the help that wasn’t there when I needed it."
Melanie has worked in various industries, sandwiched around raising her three daughters – one of whom has a disability. She learned advocacy from the inside and has been a guide to other families in their role as care givers and advocates for their own disabled children. She loves the beach, and absolutely adores her grandson!
Dave and Melanie have lived in Jacksonville since 1983. They have three daughters and a grandson.
Becky Harkness, Certified Senior Advisor®
While attending FSU, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in rehabilitative services, one of my favorite jobs was working in the activities department in a memory care unit. I enjoyed figuring out what made each resident happy, and then helping them enjoy each moment. After college, I worked at a private club for 10 years as a membership manager, and I loved the relationships I built with the members. After my second child was born, it was an easy decision to stop working and enjoy my children. Around that time, my grandparents moved to Florida. It was such a gift to spend quality time with them and help them in a caregiving role. This left me with such a love, appreciation for, and understanding of older adults. I was blessed to be with them as they aged and moved from independent living to assisted living, and two of them to a memory care facility. Finding the right facility is everything. We were very happy with our selections, and I want to help you make the right decision as well.
Now that my children are independent teenagers, I am ready to go back to work. I want to combine my appreciation for older adults and my strong desire for everyone to be in their perfect home, with my determined skills to make it so. It’s not just about a job, but a passion for helping people and developing relationships. I am eager to give families peace of mind during this overwhelming process. You can trust that I will work hard to find you the best home for your loved one, with the right needs and desires for them. I am very excited to join David and Melanie’s Oasis team in Jacksonville. I have lived here for 30 years and know this city well. I look forward to working with you, and helping you or your loved one transition into a new home that will help them thrive!
Al Bagocius -Senior Living Advisor
My lovely wife, Carol Goldberg Doyle, CSA and myself are excited about the Oasis Senior Advisor opportunity and helping our seniors and families find the right place they can be proud to call home.
Originally from Philadelphia and then, Connecticut; I have always had a passion to help others. Initially a high school teacher specializing in helping disadvantaged students. Later, I became passionate about helping businesses grow through the thrill of selling creative packaging and printing, helping companies and organizations get their message out to their clients and prospects.
Fast forward, 12 years ago, my wife and I moved to Jacksonville to support her parents who needed a lot of extra attention...we had an opportunity to have 9 wonderful additional years with them until they passed.
Seniors from that experience have been my passion, from Director of Care for a home care agency, VP of Business Development of a major seniors guide publishing company and now Oasis Seniors Advisors; completing my full circle of helping people.
Justin Bean - Senior Living Advisor