As the Activity Director, It’s my job to make Riley Crossing feel like home and to provide you with an exciting, meaningful, and engaging activity calendar. Please come to me with activity suggestions, outing/restaurant recommendations or if you would like to get involved in your new community, in any way!
I graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Human Biology & moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern University to get my Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences. I practiced (acute) Physical Therapy for about 10 years in the Chicago hospital systems before deciding to move back to Minnesota. While waiting for my PT license to be transferred from IL to MN (a very long process!), I took a short-term position at another Ebenezer Senior Living facility in St. Louis Park, as an Activities Assistant. That was 2 years ago. Honestly, I never meant to stay in the residential senior living field, but after about 6 months working in the activities department and with the intergenerational program, I knew I found my calling.