ABOUT YOUR ADVISORS IN Mason
Certified Senior Advisor®
Thank you for your interest in Oasis Senior Advisors.
I was born in Ohio and at age 7, left for the adventures of growing up overseas, with an Air Force family. After residing in Japan and Italy, we relocated back to the states. I returned to Cincinnati shortly thereafter, and it has remained "home" for most of my life. Traveling as a child allowed me a variety of cultural experiences. Traveling is still my greatest hobby and I have enjoyed passing along those experiences to my children.
In my early years, I took on some work through college at a Hospice unit and I absolutely loved working with families and hearing the amazing stories that seniors would share with me about their life experiences. After college, I spent 10 years working in Deaf Education with students and also families, helping them gain an understanding of deaf culture and teaching sign language. For 12 years following, I spent it in Human Resources managing a team and helping others to grow and prosper.
I sincerely enjoy people, and especially enjoy helping others! While this moment in time may feel overwhelming for your family, having my guidance and support can help ease a difficult and time-consuming process. I am committed to taking the same vested interest alongside your family to find the best fit possible for your loved one.
Thank you for your interest in Oasis Senior Advisors. I am originally from St. Louis, MO and moved to Dayton, Ohio as a young girl. My mother was a Hospice social worker and my father a teacher, so the service industry is something I have always been genetically predisposed to. I came to Cincinnati to attend college. Upon earning my Masters Degree in Social Work, I went on to pursue a career in the field and made Cincinnati my home.
I have always felt drawn to helping others and making connections. A majority of my work life has been as a discharge planner and case manager. However, my most important job was being a caregiver to my medically-fragile son. This was certainly an incredibly rewarding experience, yet one of the loneliest times in my life. I don’t want any caregiver to feel like they don’t have an ally and someone who can support and advocate for their loved one. I am passionate about helping caregivers navigate the healthcare system and making those all important connections.
I understand that this is not an easy process. It is my truest honor to be able to assist families on their journey of finding the right facility and level of care. Please allow me to shoulder some of this responsibility and allow you to just focus on your loved one and yourself.
I have always been drawn to helping others and giving back to the communities I feel most connected to. My desire to help others began as a high school student, when I volunteered as a youth counselor at a Juvenile Delinquency Center. I worked to help incarcerated youth achieve their true potential. I followed this passion by obtaining a BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and later working in the criminal justice field. After spending time in upstate New York raising my family, I moved back to Ohio in 2011 and began working in the senior living industry. Frequent visits with my grandparents in a senior living community led me to realize that working in this industry was my calling. I wanted to be a person who could bring seniors connection and joy at this stage of their lives. Seniors should have the best care and quality of life possible, and that is my goal, alongside each and every family I serve. I am incredibly passionate about dementia care and am a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a volunteer at the Alzheimer’s Association. I am also certified as a trainer for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. As a part-time caregiver for my sister, who suffers from this disease, I understand the unique challenges that come when your loved one has dementia. It is gratifying to learn how to connect best with people with dementia and provide tools to see them thrive. In my role at Oasis, I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to help seniors and their families. I will work diligently on your behalf to find a community that is the best possible fit for your loved one.