The caring Monticello West staff members make our senior living community in University Park a place you’ll truly call home. Their dedication and commitment to residents is evident in everything they do, and many of them have been with us for over five years. From our Executive Director to our memory care team, our incredibly attentive staff is here to ensure you’re comfortable, engaged, and living your best life. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who call Monticello West home.
Meet our caring senior living staff:
Josie has been our Executive Director since the fall of 2014 after serving as the Memory Care Director for Monticello West for 3 years, bringing 25 years of experience in senior care to our community. Her passion for caring for seniors emerged in the wake of her mother’s 6-month battle with cancer and with her father’s dementia diagnosis.
Sandra has been the Wellness Director at Monticello West since 2011. She has had a career in nursing for over 30 years. When she is not caring for our residents, she is caring for her grandchildren and her black Labrador, Loki.
Lisa is a graduate of UTD and has over 10 years of experience in senior living. Volunteerism lead to a career change she found even more fulfilling than teaching. Her joy is in creating an effective, robust program resulting in the growing and strengthening of minds, hearts and bodies of the individuals she serves.
Shelley is the Life Enrichment Director and has been with Monticello West since 2013. She is a certified activity director and dementia practitioner, and brings this experience to Mayfair, our memory care neighborhood. She is committed to improving each resident's quality of life by combining person-centered care and meaningful activities.
Eldridge has worked for Monticello West for over 20 years, and since 2017 has led our dining services team as the Director of Fine Dining. Eldridge understands the important link between resident happiness and dining, bringing two decades worth of experience in food services. When he is not serving up delicious meals for our residents, he spends his time fishing and cooking for family and friends.
Nan is our Director of Community Relations at Monticello West, and she has been with the community since 2013, bringing 30 years of experience in Sales and Marketing to our community. Her path into senior living was inspired by caring for two aunts who had dementia, and she truly enjoys forming relationships with residents and families as they navigate through this chapter in their lives.
As Community Liaison at Monticello West, Michael ensures the needs of our current and future residents are always met. Prior to joining Monticello West, he held a career in marketing and sales. He earned his master’s degree in History from the University of Texas at Arlington, and uses his passion for learning in every interaction he has with residents and family members.
Tim serves as the Plant Operations Manager at Monticello West. Previously, he was the Lead Maintenance Manager at an apartment complex in Plano. He was born and raised on the Hawaiian island of Oahu; thus, he makes a point to travel to Hawaii every year.
Kathy is the Director of Human Resources and has been with Monticello West since 2011. One of her greatest joys is her weekly trivia sessions with our residents.
Ginger is our Business Office Manager at Monticello West. She began her career at the community in 2000 and worked her way up to her current position in 2006.
“Mom loves her apartment. It’s nicely painted and carpeted, and the size is perfect for her. She has a living room area with a full-size couch and chairs, so she can entertain guests. I visit a couple of times a week, and my husband swings by on other days. My son stops by every few weeks, too. Mom has her own space that looks and feels like home. Every time I’m there, she just seems contented. ”
“The minute I entered the community I liked what I saw, but it didn’t stop there. I’ve visited other communities where the furniture was lovely in the main areas and when you proceeded down the hallways, it was a different scenario. But as we continued to look around at Monticello West, I thought: This is pleasant! ”
“The staff is caring and genuine. From the beginning, we didn’t feel like we were being processed, date-stamped and handed off to the next person. The community must have an exceptional hiring process, because I have yet to find someone there who isn’t qualified, doesn’t respect me or that I don’t enjoy. The caregivers are polite, and perhaps most important, I trust them.”
Whether you’re seeking an active, independent lifestyle in a spacious apartment, need a little help with daily activities, a place to recover successfully following an illness or injury, or a loved one requires personalized memory care, you’ll find the senior living services you need here in the Park Cities. Best of all, your loved ones will get the help they need in surroundings that feel like home.Let's Get Started!