Our team at Garden Place Millstadt in Millstadt, Illinois.

Our Team

We have a great team at Garden Place Millstadt. We invite you to get to know them and come meet them in person.

Tanya Schnarre, Area Director/Executive Director at Garden Place Millstadt in Millstadt, Illinois.

Tanya Schnarre, Area Director/Executive Director

Tanya Schnarre has over 20 years of experience in health care. She has a love for serving residents and believes a great team makes the difference in all the residents’ lives that live at Garden Place. She has been a CPR instructor for over twenty years. Tanya also has three years of nursing training. She enjoys bringing a zest for fun to our assisted living seniors. In her free time, Tanya enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.


Katy Staub, Dining Services Director

Katy started her career with Garden Place as a cook working at two of our 5 locations. When the opportunity for the dining services director was offered to her, she was excited to take on the new roll and bring her enthusiasm and knowledge for food and spread it through all the communities. Katy has and associate degree in culinary arts and is a certified dietary manager. When not at work Katy loves to spend time with her husband, son and two fur babies.

Katy, Dining Services Director at Garden Place Millstadt in Millstadt, Illinois.
Jaysa Pfaff, Community Relations Director at Garden Place Millstadt in Millstadt, Illinois.

Jaysa Pfaff, Community Relations Director

Jaysa is thrilled to be working in community relations for Garden Place Senior Living! A Columbia resident, Jaysa takes pride in helping the seniors in her surrounding communities find a safe and loving home at Garden Place. Jaysa graduated with a B.A. in Cinema and Photography and a B.A. in Radio and Television. Her career has taken many exciting paths including working in television production, managing small businesses, marketing and sales. She is so happy to be a vibrant part of the Garden Place family and to be able to put her skills to work enhancing the lives of our local seniors!

Kelly Luecking, Community Coordinator

Kelly began her career taking care of the elderly as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She ended up enjoying the medical aspect of this career so much she then went on to become an EMT. After her two boys started school she then transitioned into the food and service industry and soon filled the role as manager. Her favorite aspect of working in this field was the customer interactions. Not too long after her three children graduated college or moved on into their own careers, Kelly decided to go back to college herself, and obtain a degree as a Certified Medical Assistant. After graduating with top honors, she began her Medical Assistant career at HSHS Medical Group in a family and sports medicine office. After 6 years working clinical and administrative positions, she felt she had more to give this field and began teaching at South Western Illinois College in the Medical Assistant Program. Teaching brought her much joy but after 2 years of a part-time position Kelly wanted to resume a full- time work schedule.

She then applied at Garden Place Senior Living, got the job, and started in December 2017. Kelly enjoys helping take care of the elderly, meeting their needs, and ensuring that they are comfortable and happy. She loves seeing their smiling faces, talking with them when they need a friend, and coordinating activities and events for them daily.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys Spending time with her husband Glenn, three Children, six Grandchildren, family, friends, and their sweet little dog GIGI. Kelly enjoys camping, paddle boating, swimming, fishing, deer hunting, the St. Louis Cardinals, the St. Louis Blues and taking care of her many flowers and plants.

Kelly Luecking, Community Coordinator at Garden Place Millstadt in Millstadt, Illinois.