Meet Your BTV Staff
I’m the Activity Coordinator for the Assisted Living Cottage and the Health and Special Care Centers.
HOW LONG AT BTV
Two and a half years.
Studied Art Education at the University of Arkansas, and Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO
I create meaningful relationships with residents by engaging them in activities. I work with musicians and other groups to provide entertainment and activities that stimulate the mind, body and soul.
Did you know we love animals? We have pet parades and host visits by farm animals. Birthday and holiday parties are a big hit, too.
WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
The one-on-one visits with residents. I so enjoy getting to know the residents and hearing their stories. Boy, do they have great stories! Laughing together is the best medicine. Taking the time just
to sit and enjoy the beautiful Sensory Garden outside the Special Care Center. It’s such a calming and peaceful environment for residents.
WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE IN AT WORK?
Building relationships with residents, family members and staff. Doing my homework. I continually seek knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease, and I’m proud to be part of the successes we have at the Health Care and Special Care Centers.
Director of the Fayetteville Senior Center and its Meals on Wheels program for eight years. Event coordinator at the Fayetteville Chamber
I lived in Downey, Calif., Little Rock, Ark., and Northwest Arkansas. I’m an only child who was raised by wonderful parents and grandparents.
I have three sons and a daughter. They have blessed me with five amazing grandchildren.
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
Hiking and photography. Painting, gardening and traveling.