How Five Star is responding to the COVID-19 virus
For us, you are everything. How you feel, how you spend your day, what makes you laugh, what you need, what you love to eat—we embrace all of it, because we are a community. We support one another and make the most of every single day, together.
Stephanie has been with Amber Ridge since 2015. She has been working in the health care industry for 13 years, the last 10 years in sales and marketing. Stephanie brings with her a compassion for seniors. She really knows how to “get in there” and help seniors discover how to maximize their quality of life while in the most independent setting as possible. Stephanie loves getting to meet new families and learning about their life stories. Stephanie is the proud parent of a son, Brogan.
Jessie has been with Five Star Senior Living since the fall of 2019 and has worked in senior living in various roles for many years. With prior experience in the hospitality industry, Jessie excels in customizing experiences for our residents and families to meet their individual needs and wishes. Her personal touches are what set her apart from others! Jessie is the proud mom of a beautiful little girl. In her spare time she enjoys reading, shopping, and being outdoors boating on the Mississippi River.
Angela has been a certified Activity Director since 2003. She has been with Amber Ridge since 2011. Angela loves using her creativity and imagination to engage the residents daily. Angela finds the Lifestyle360 program to be a useful tool and a wonderful way to promote positive choices in activities of daily living. Her favorite part of the job is being able to make a difference in the lives of our seniors. When on her free time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and hunting for antiques.
Ed is a new member of the team, joining us in 2016. Ed has spent the last 13 years as the head of maintenance at Kaplan College. Ed has shown to be a very dedicated and detail oriented team member. Ed also heads up the transportation for our residents. In his spare time Ed has plenty to keep him busy with his wife, three children and four grandchildren.
Born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois, Chef Mike Reeh completed his training at the Culinary Institute and spent 20 years with the Heart of America Restaurants and Inns. He owned and operated his own upscale dining restaurant, was one of the first Certified Executive Chefs in the Quad Cities, and was the featured chef on “Paula Sands Live” for six years. When not in the kitchen, Chef Mike enjoys spending time with his two children.
Carissa began her professional career as a caregiver and transitioned to a business office roll 8 years ago. She started with Amber Ridge in the spring of 2018 and we couldn’t be happier to have her. Carissa is fantastic at building a team atmosphere and enjoys visiting with the many residents, friends and family at Amber Ridge. She loves that “Every day brings something new and no two are ever the same!” During her spare time she loves spending time with her two young children, Addison, and Finn and her husband Josh.
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