Meet Our Team – Eskaton Village Grass Valley

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Adam Hill, Executive Director at Eskaton Village Grass ValleyAdam Hill
Executive Director

Adam Hill has worked in the aging services industry for over twelve (12) years, gaining experience in many areas including Residential Living Quality Assurance and techniques in properly supporting those living with dementia. As a proud advocate and a continued learner of dementia and similar afflictions, he is passionate about advancing strategies and approaches that meet the individual needs of each person. Outside of the office, Adam has a loving wife (Brittani), two children (Braydon & Brooklyn), and two dogs (Sierra & Lola) that he enjoys spending any available time with. As a family, they enjoy going on family trips to the beach and exploring nature through biking, hiking, and swimming.

Greg Seck Director of Environmental Services at Eskaton Village Grass ValleyGreg Seck
Director of Environmental Services

Greg Seck has worked in the aging services industry for over two (2) years. He has spent the majority of his career in the technology industry, gaining experience in all aspects of modern technology, including computers, smart phones, and internet related devices. As the director of environmental services, he is passionate about meeting the needs of our residents and keeping their Eskaton homes in top shape. Outside of the office, Greg enjoys hiking and spending time with his kids and his dog, a German shepherd.

Matthew Willoughby Director of Dining Services at Eskaton Village Grass ValleyMatthew Willoughby
Director of Dining Services

Matthew Willoughby has worked in the dining services industry for over twenty-five (25) years, and the aging services industry for over four (4) years. A seasoned director of dining services, he is very proud of his prior chef experiences, including helping to open a beachfront restaurant in Santa Monica and having the incredible opportunity of working with the famous Wolfgang Puck in Los Angeles. Shortly after he met his wife Wendy, Matthew took an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as the executive chef & manager of the Tahoe Mountain Club in Truckee. Matthew and his wife now live in Grass Valley and he proudly states that his current role at Eskaton Village Grass Valley is one of the most rewarding for him.

Michele Ozanich Director of Life Enrichment at Eskaton Village Grass ValleyMichele Ozanich
Director of Life Enrichment

Michele Ozanich has worked in the aging services industry for over ten (10) years, establishing methods to aid residents in the process of transitioning to our community and making the most of life here at Eskaton Village Grass Valley. As a seasoned director of life enrichment, she is passionate about developing programs that support the overall well-being of the residents, families, and staff of our community and building meaningful relationships with them. Outside of the office, Michele’s family is at the center of her heart. When not at work, she enjoys spending her time with her husband, children and grandchildren. They love the beauty of the great outdoors and some of their favorite memories have been made through camping, backpacking and fishing together.

Lynette Lee - Sales & Marketing Director at Eskaton Village Grass ValleyLynette Lee
Sales and Marketing Director

Lynette Lee has worked in the aging services industry for over sixteen (16) years, gaining experience in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. As a seasoned sales & marketing director, she is passionate about advancing and learning as much as she can about the cognitive and physical obstacles facing our aging population. Lynette is very connected with many local and surrounding organizations who serve older adults. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her five (5) grown children, her husband and their three (3) Alaskan malamute dogs.

Yvonne Harlabakis Sales and Marketing Director at Eskaton Village Grass Valley Yvonne Harlabakis
Sales and Marketing Director

Yvonne Harlabakis has worked in the aging services industry for ten (10) years. Before coming to Eskaton, her prior position was manager and event coordinator at the Trolley Junction Restaurant in Nevada City for twenty (20) years. As a seasoned sales & marketing director, she loves enhancing the quality of life of each resident and being an active participant in all aspects of caring for older adults. In addition, she enjoys helping families find their loved ones the perfect new place to call home. Outside of the office, Yvonne has been happily married to her husband Mike for over twenty-eight (28) years and has been a proud Nevada County resident for over forty (40) years. She has two boys Cody (27) & Caden (16) with whom she enjoys summer boating and winter skiing.

Kathy Madeiros Business Office Manager at Eskaton Village Grass ValleyKathy Madeiros
Business Office Manager

Kathy Madeiros has worked in the aging services industry for over fourteen (14) years. As a seasoned business office manager, she is very knowledgeable about long-term insurance details and preparing monthly statements. Outside of the office, Kathy enjoys the occasional quilting project and spending time with the lights of her eyes, her five sons and eight grandchildren. She has always believed that working at Eskaton Village Grass Valley has been an extraordinary gift.

Amy Gutierrez Wellness Nurse at Eskaton Village Grass ValleyAmy Gutierrez
Wellness Nurse

Amy Gutierrez has worked in the aging services industry for over thirteen (13) years, gaining experience and education as a Licensed Psychiatric Technician and student of social & behavioral sciences. As a seasoned wellness nurse, she is passionate about supporting those living with cognitive change and identifying strategies to best support their individual needs. Outside of the office, Amy has three daughters (ages 4, 13 & 15), and enjoys watching the two eldest as cheerleaders at games and competitions. They enjoy reading, painting, going to the ocean, camping and taking family road trips.

Debi Stewart Resident Care Associate at Eskaton Village Grass ValleyDebi Stewart
Resident Care Associate

Debi Stewart has worked in the aging services industry for over twenty-five (25) years, focusing on understanding the common changes that come with living with dementia and techniques to provide quality support to the residents. As a seasoned resident care associate (lead RCA), she is passionate about implementing Eskaton’s vision, mission and core values through contact with residents, families and staff members as part of her daily routine.

Monica Avalos Resident Care Coordinator at Eskaton Village Grass ValleyMonica Avalos
Resident Care Coordinator

Monica Avalos has worked in the aging services industry for over sixteen (16) years, gaining valuable experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), a Licensed Psychiatric Technician and an associate’s graduate of science for psychiatric nursing. As the resident care coordinator (RCC), she is passionate about supporting the vulnerable aging population and providing the care partner staff with the knowledge and techniques they require to offer the best care possible. In addition to overseeing the health services department, she is involved in providing ongoing evaluations and meeting the care needs of the residents. Outside of the office, Monica is happily married and a proud mother of three boys aged seven (7), eleven (11), & sixteen (16).

Sydney Lawson Move-In Coordinator at Eskaton Village Grass ValleySydney Lawson
Move-In Coordinator

Sydney Lawson has worked in the aging services industry for over fourteen (14) years, gaining experience in both customer service and providing quality support to other team members. As the move-in coordinator, she is passionate about welcoming each new resident into the Eskaton community. Outside of the office, Sydney has a very active and sassy daughter who keeps her and her husband very busy.

Candice Nutting Lead Housekeeper at Eskaton Village Grass ValleyCandice Nutting
Lead Housekeeper

Candice Nutting has worked in the aging services industry for over fourteen (14) years. As a seasoned lead housekeeper, she is passionate about providing excellent care and services to the wonderful residents at Eskaton Village Grass Valley. In addition, she is head of the Employee Wellness Committee and team captain of the Eskaton Chicken Scratchers for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Candice has been recognized by the California Assisted Living Association as 2017’s Outstanding Team Member for her extraordinary commitment to older adults and community outreach. Outside of the office, Candice enjoys crafting, writing, and seeking new adventures with her friends and family.

Zach Tygart Dining Services Supervisor at Eskaton Village Grass ValleyZach Tygart
Dining Services Supervisor

Zach Tygart has worked in the aging services industry for five (5) years, gaining experience in customer service, hospitality, and resident care. As the dining services supervisor, he is passionate about providing friendly and timely service to all residents & their guests. Ensuring all residents are satisfied with their meals and service remains his top priority. Outside of work, Zach can be found at one of Nevada County’s many beautiful river spots, or adventuring around different parts of Northern California.

  

  

 

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