Executive Director – Carol joined the Arbor Village Campus team in 2017. She has been involved in the Senior Housing industry for the past 25+ years. She got her start as a Business Office Manager for a nursing home. From there she branched into marketing, social work. She found a home for her passion for seniors through assisted living leadership. Carol has a rich background in advocating for seniors, working with legislators, and special committees in Olympia. She has been an instructor with the LeadingAge Washington Administrator Academy, and a Board Member of that organization.
Carol and her husband, Dave, enjoy traveling, visiting new places. It is their dream to visit all the National Parks. Additionally, Carol can never pass up yarn. She loves to crochet, and has a passion for fiber arts.
Carol is happy to call Cascade Living her new home. Living in Kent for the past fifteen years with a commute to Seattle she couldn’t be happier to share her experience so close to home.
Retirement Director, The Inn – Tamara began her career in property management in 2005 as the manager of a 135 unit multi-family community in Kent, WA. She took a break and earned her degree in Administrative Management in 2015. After college she began working with seniors and found her passion!
“I am truly blessed to work for a company that has integrity. The staff members are very down-to-earth and genuine! CLG is definitely about doing the right thing! I love coming to work every day, and making a difference in people’s lives!”
Community Relations Director – Mark has lived in the Kent and Maple Valley area for the last 25+ years. He has spent much of his career in sales and sales management positions for companies in hi-tech, information management, legal, and water/wastewater treatment. He is new to senior living, but he is passionate about working with seniors as he has for many years at his church in Kent. In his spare time he and his wife enjoy spending time with their son and daughter and their spouses, crabbing and clamming at his weekend getaway on Hood Canal, camping, hiking, biking, and watching baseball and softball at all levels.
Community Relations Director – Kathy has lived in the Seattle area most of her life. Kathy started out in the senior industry over 14 years ago as an Activity Director. Over the years she has been a Community Relations Director, Director of Sales and Marketing and an Executive Director. Kathy is a past board member of the West Seattle Senior Center. “She has always had a passion to work with seniors and their families.” In her spare time she enjoys travel, skiing, music and being out in nature.
Memory Care Director – Naomi is a California native, growing up in Sacramento County. She has over 26 years of experience in Alzheimer’s/Dementia care. Before joining the Arbor Village Team, Naomi was a licensed California Administrator for several Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) and supervised an in-home Elder Care Agency. She began her career as a Live-in care provider while putting herself through college, and then moved on to accept the position of Administrator. She relocated to the Northwest in 2009, and joined the Arbor Village Team shortly thereafter as the Life Enrichment Director.
Life Enrichment Director – Manpreet Brar is our Life Enrichment Director. She was born in California and raised in Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington earning a degree in psychology. She has worked at arbor village for five years starting off as a dietary aide. She later worked as the weekend concierge. While attending the University of Washington, Manpreet volunteered at the Tacoma schools where she would assist students in their grammar and help them reach their reading goals. She was also a volunteer at Valley Medical Center where she would help patients, friends and family. Manpreet loves being able to engage in different day to day activities with residents.
During her free time, you can catch Manpreet either at the gym working on her fitness goals or reading a book cozied up in her blanket.
Associate Executive Director/Wellness Director – Jennifer started working in assisted living five years ago. Ironically she swore that she would never work geriatrics. Friends ask her for help in an assisted living community, she found that the flexible schedule worked for her. Her husband had been encouraging her to leave her position in correctional nursing. Jennifer has found that she quickly fell in love with the residents and their families. “This is the career for me, I know it.”
Jennifer’s super power is multi-tasking! With two children, one a cheerleader and the other involved in wrestling. Jennifer continues to keep her positive outlook while attending practice, games and matches. Most weekends you can find Jennifer and her family in a gym. Traveling with her family, crafts, being outdoors are other interest.
Fitness Director – Casey Shorten is the Fitness Director for Cascade Living Group. Casey is certified by the American Arthritis Foundation as an instructor in group exercise. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree and has worked as a respiratory therapist in Seattle hospitals and nursing homes. Casey’s hope is for all the residents and employees of the CLG facilities to embrace an active lifestyle whether it is on their own or through an EverFit class to enjoy the benefit of better health and happier lives.
Chef Bernardo has called Seattle his home now for 20 years. His experiences in the kitchen began 26 years ago, with 18 of those years being exclusively in retirement communities or healthcare. Institutional cooking is where Bernardo’s heart is as his passion lies within catering to his elders. His depth of cooking background as well as Cuban, Mexican heritage contribute vastly to his creative menus.
On Bernardo’s free time, he’s either spending it with his family or writing out strategies for his next soccer game. Bernardo coaches Club soccer for boys in the community. He thoroughly enjoys the travels and competitions, but most of all…the contributions he’s making in building our talented youth.
Bernardo is ecstatic to call Cascade Living his home once again and looks forward to many more years to come!
Operation Director – Aleck loves a good story! He believes that seniors can teach you so much about life. Aleck has worked in senior living for five years. Asked by a friend to come to work at Arbor Village, he has completely enjoyed his year as Operations Director. With a passion for helping, Arbor Village is the perfect spot to use his skills in maintenance, construction and landscaping. In his free time Aleck can be found enjoying time with his wife of 25 years. He’s a huge football fan! With a passion for listening, and enjoying storytelling, Aleck is in a perfect spot!