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We are happy to announce that Melissa is our new Administrator Her background consists of office management to running small business and now leading the nursing care team. She has gained valuable life experience over the years and appreciates what everyone can bring to the table, recognizing strengths and building upon them.
Melissa was born and raised in Northern California, later moving to Eau Claire, Wisconsin where she obtained her RN degree. Her husband and her four children settled into Idaho in 2018. When Melissa is not working, you will find her at frequent Volleyball tournaments supporting her daughter, on the soccer or baseball field supporting her son or camping enjoying the fresh air and campfire with her family.
Melissa has a passion for finding the solution to roadblocks and assisting others along the way to unlock their own potentials. She is focused on improving whatever she comes across and leading her team to have a positive mindset where anything is possible. She values her time with senior citizens and appreciates the life they are living and the stories they share.
Elaine is a Southern California native who after moving to South Lake Tahoe in the late 1980's, continued moving North with her family and settled in the Hayden/Coeur d' Alene area in 1995. While raising her three children, Elaine worked as an elementary school aide and went on to become a CNA. In 2012, Elaine began her career in Assisted Living as an Activities Director.
Through her passion for helping those in her community and abroad, Elaine found her calling in Community Relations. She also found time to study and most recently obtained her Assisted Living Facility Administrator License. During her free time, Elaine loves being in the great outdoors, singing, cooking and spending time with her fiancé Bill. "I have found a home here at Honeysuckle Senior Living, and there's no place like home!"
Stefany was born and raised in Peru where she received her bachelor’s degree in management and tourism. She has always had a passion for serving and helping others which led to many years of work in the hospitality industry before moving to the United States where she continued her career as a Front Desk Lead.
Now in North Idaho Stefany enjoys spending time with her husband, family, two furry babies and using free time decorating cakes. Stefany enjoys working at Honeysuckle Senior Living where she feels a great satisfaction in helping elders feeling cared for and appreciated.
Troy has cooked professionally for 27 years. He grew up in San Francisco idolizing the great chefs of public television. As a kid he would take the bus to Chinatown and Fisherman's Market to buy ingredients that he would then take and practice creating meals for his family. This opened the doors to his culinary path. After serving four years in the Army, he landed in Portland where he cooked with great chefs for more than a decade. This led him to opening and running restaurants from Portland to Las Vegas.
His love of the outdoors, hunting and the desire to start a family brought him to North Idaho where he created and ran a resort restaurant as well as being a personal chef for golfing and vacationing celebrities.
Now retired from the busy restaurant industry, Troy has found a new culinary passion: creating great meals and memories for amazing residents. Plus, he now has the time to enjoy all that North Idaho has to offer with his family!
Tiffany grew up overseas in the Philippines and South Korea. She is married with 3 grown children and 2 beautiful grandchildren. For over 20 years, Tiffany has worked in numerous areas of healthcare mostly working as a private In-Home caregiver. Part of that time was spent in Colorado where she worked as a firefighter and an EMT. She always found caregiving for the elderly to be her passion.
Tiffany joined Honeysuckle Senior Living in 2019 working on the floor as a caregiver. Throughout her time here she found herself using many of her skills contributing to life enrichment. Since being promoted to Life Enrichment Coordinator Tiffany has enjoyed much of her days with our residents baking, gardening and so much more.
Kirk grew up in California, he has a great son who works for Apple Inc. Kirk’s father was a pilot and he thought maybe he would follow suit one day, but he knew that deep down he had a passion for the medical field. Kirk worked as a surgery attendant at Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, California where one of his greatest experiences was assisting the float nurse in the open-heart surgical room.
Kirk has lived in Hayden for over 20 years and enjoys many of the recreational opportunities that North Idaho has to offer. He spends much of his time with his girlfriend, hiking remote areas, walking his dogs along the lake, and playing tennis. Kirk has worked for Honeysuckle Senior Living since 2013; he’s worked for other facilities but says Honeysuckle beats them all!