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Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Okemos, MI.

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Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighborhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community

About Us

Meet Our Team

Wynn & Amy Esterline, Franchise Owners

Wynn & Amy Esterline, Franchise Owners

Our Home Instead Senior Care story began many years ago. I, Wynn, was searching for something meaningful, a career and journey that I was passionate about. In the late 90’s my parents were caring for Great Aunt Helena. She lived in Monroe, Michigan and my parents were living in Manitou Beach, Michigan. It was a round trip of over two hours. Living with Parkinson’s disease she was only interested in living out the rest of her life in her home residence of more than forty years. It was difficult managing and supporting her wishes, like many families face. My parents were able to help her carry out her wishes. With this experience we knew that Helena wasn’t the only one that could use some extra assistance helping her remain safe and independent in her home. We spent more than a year researching Senior Care and Home Care. We found that the Home Instead Senior Care franchise network was the best option for us and the community that we serve. We have dedicated our life and the last ten years to helping clients and families just like ours.

Rakael,  Client Care Coordinator

Rakael, Client Care Coordinator

Rakael has been with HISC since 2004. Since then she has worked in various roles, currently as the Client Care Coordinator. Her favorite part of the job is helping clients to remain living in their own homes. Rakael is always willing to help, whether in the office, or with any of the clients’ needs. She is a relentless client advocate, always placing the needs of the clients first. Her role and never ending goal is to be the best community resource she can possibly be.‚Äč

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Aaron Pierce, Service Coordinator

Aaron was born and raised in Lansing and a proud father of four children.  He loves outdoors and once hiked the Appalachian Trail barefoot.  When he is not raising kids or hiking, he is working hard for our clients and caregivers as the Service Coordinator.  Aaron loves people and this shows in his years of customer service experience.  He is committed building relationships with and for our clients and caregivers. 

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Tonya Arbour - Training and Engagement Coordinator

Tonya came to Home Instead as an Army Veteran and a great mother.  From Army Veteran to the 2018 CAREGiver of the Year! For the Greater Lansing Franchise.  She has grown and blossomed into our CAREGivers Training & Engagement Coordinator.  She spent countless hours caring for our clients and now she is caring for the CAREGivers! 

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Jesi Hodridge - Recruiting Specialist

We are so pleased to have Jesi help us find the best CAREGivers in the Mid-Michigan area.  She came to us with great business, sales and educational experience.   She works hard, smart and takes on challenges with ease.  When Jesi isn’t working hard at Home Instead you may find her leading her youth group, taking classes or spending time with family. 

 

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Kristin Seegert - Bookeeper

Kristin has been working for Home Instead since November 2015, moving from Administrative Assistant to Bookkeeper. She has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College Chicago in Interdisciplinary studies combining Dance and Psychology. She did her internship at the Anixter Center in Chicago working with a group of TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) patients participating in Dance Movement Therapy. Her passion for helping others grew in 2014 when her mother suffered from a bleeding brain aneurysm and stroke leaving her to need 24 hour care I a nursing facility. Kristin has been married to her husband, Kyle, since 2011 and they have a small zoo of “fur babies”. When she is not working, she enjoys going to the gym, singing/playing music and spending time with family and friends. Kristin is a wonderful addition to the HISC family.
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Michelle Howe - On Call / Service Coordinator

Michelle has been with Home Instead Senior Care since August 2008. She started out as a CAREGiver and within 3 months, she became the On Call Supervisor. Over the years, she has been in various roles for the company. She often is nicknamed the “Jack of all trades”. Michelle has 3 kids and 10 grandkids. Michelle loves to travel. You can hear her saying she “loves seeing the U.S. through the windshield of my car”. We are so lucky to have Michelle on our team for as long as we have.
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Jessie Freytag - On Call Coordinator

Jessie started working with Home Instead as a CAREGiver and quickly became a tremendous asset to our team.  She came to us with Childcare experience and applied her passion for care for people to the older population.  She is a wonderful wife & mother; we have seen it on display at the office when she and her son stop in to visit.  You might find Jessie caring for her family, your family or the sweet voice on the other end of the line as an On-Call Coordinator for Home Instead.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Okemos, MI possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their Care Professionals.

When you are ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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