"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
I was born in California and moved to Arkansas as a young boy. I went to college in TN where I majored in Accounting and Marketing. There I met the woman that soon became my wife. We left to teach English for a year in China. After that, we landed in Florida where we have spent the last 20 plus years working and raising our family. Kathi and I have been blessed with 3 children and 23 years of marriage.
I was born to a missionary family in Panama. I had the privilege of growing up in Honduras and Guatemala. I was blessed to learn Spanish and didn't move back to the US until I was 12.
I was born in New Jersey and have lived there all of my life until moving to Winter Haven in May of 2014. I got married to my husband Phil in March of 2013 and we have five beautiful children all of whom are married. We currently have 5 grandchildren with another coming any day.
Love of people and community motivate me every day! I have been involved in health care most of my life and have a deep sense of advocacy for seniors. My desire in life is to make rich deposits into the people I am in contact with. I retired once, but that did not last long! I am so happy to be a part of Home Instead doing community outreach and truly connecting with our local seniors. As our office's community outreach coordinator, I am responsible for alligning networking opportunities and events in order to promote how Home Instead can help seniors and their loved ones. One of the programs I am most proud of is our Alzheimer's Support Group. This group gives both caregivers and family members alike an opportunity to learn more about the disease and how to care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. Outside of work, I am the mother of four fantastic children and nine amazing grandchildren.
I am a Winter Haven native and have strong ties to this community. I am usually the first point of contact for both our clients and our CAREGivers. I aim to recoginze people's needs and deliver results in a way that exceeds clients' expecations. During the day, I assist with the hiring process, billing, and entering information into our database. I work collaboratively with the rest of our office staff toward a common goal: the best care for our clients. When I am not at work, I am kept very busy with my two children and my very active four grandchildren.
I was born in Winter Haven Florida when it was still a very small town. I am a 4th generation Floridian. I did spend some of my childhood in Birmingham, Alabama and some adult years in Crossville, Tn, where I still have great friends to this day. I have a son and a daughter who are both married and I am patiently awaiting grandchildren. Most of my professional career has been spent in Emergency Management in the field of Emergency 911. I have been a Dispatcher, Supervisor and Training Coordinator in this field. I also have had jobs in management and coordination of personnel in medical office environment. I am here and happy to help you in any way that I possibly can!
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