Our Staff

College View Manor

Brad Eldridge
Executive Director

Brad Eldridge has been passionately involved in Senior Health Care and senior living for the past 10 years, and loves coming to work, and to College View Manor every day!! “I truly love what I’m doing, and I love our Residents and our Staff here at College View!” “We are very blessed to be able to have a positive impact each and every day on someone’s life, and helping improve their quality of living!” “If you join our Family here at College View Manor, we promise to SPOIL you!”

Brad has been the Director at College View since Dec, 2015, after spending the previous 9 years running senior communities in the Springfield, MO and Ozark, MO area. Before returning to the Senior Living arena, Brad spent 20 years in the Sports Management & Marketing industry, running Minor League Baseball & Hockey teams in Wichita, KS, and Ozark, MO. Brad truly puts the needs and desires of our seniors and their Families First here at College View Manor.

Ginny Horne
Business Office Manager

Ginny is originally from West Plains, Missouri and had an early interest in Childhood Development and Education. She also holds her Cosmetology license which sometimes also comes in handy with helping our Residents here at College View Manor! Ginny has actually been a team member at College View two different times over the last 12 years. She served as the community’s Activities Director, planning events and activities for our Residents; and has returned for her second stint as our Business Office Manager. “It’s been a blessing to come back to College View and get to know our Family of residents.  Every day is rewarding, and I just truly love to help our residents with whatever they need!  We really do want to give them everything they need to enjoy their lives.”

Ginny’s vast experience in personnel, human resources, recruiting, and employee relations prepared her to step into her new role. She has a passion for helping our Team members, assisting them with their employment questions, and helping them make their College View work experiences as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. She loves working with our Residents and their families, helping them navigate through any business challenges that may arise from day to day!

CCastner-teaser.jpgChris Castner
Executive Chef

Chris started developing his love of cooking at the very early age of 13, while helping his mother cook and prepare items in the kitchen with everything, from the easiest to the hardest dishes. He started running the kitchen at 14 in the first pizza restaurant that he ever worked in, and his love of food and cooking has grown ever since. His career path has taken him to Nebraska and Colorado, working in a variety of restaurants and learning under experienced chefs, even including a James Beard nominated Chef. Moving back to Joplin to be closer to his family is what led Chris here to College View Manor. He looks forward every day to creating the Five Star menus, quality dishes, friendly atmosphere, and environment in our dining room and kitchen that our great family of residents deserve!

Chris Farrar
Environmental Services Director

Chris is our number one trouble shooter and has been at College View Manor since June of 2008. Chris is our community’s “Jack of All Trades“and if an emergency arises day or night, Chris will be here to fix it. “I love my job. I never know if I will be in a resident’s apartment or just about anywhere inside or outside the building.  I just love College View Manor, it is 5 Star Living for our Residents, it is nothing like any other community I have ever seen.”