I’m a lifelong Southern Californian native and have been in the Healthcare/Senior Living industry for over 20 years. It is a truly pleasure to be a part of so many memorable moments here at Carmel Village. The journey through Senior Living is different for each person and their family and I am privileged to help in any way I can. When I am not in our community spending time with everyone, I enjoy spending my time at sporting events and traveling with my family and friends.
David Kuzmiak – Director of Sales & Marketing
After working for over 20 years in the hotel industry, I started serving seniors and their families in 2014. I am passionate about improving seniors’ lives through the incredible attributes and the legendry service our community has to offer. Let me know how I can serve you!
Teri McLeod – Chef
For 28 years my life and goal has been dedicated to providing great customer service and the creation of an amazing dining experience. I am passionate about engaging residents around the creation of great food and a memorable dining experience. With over 20 years of fine dining restaurants, hotel and corporate dining, I feel like I have come full circle in my culinary journey which started on the east coast in Massachusetts. I am so excited to create new memories with our residents at Carmel Village.
Rose Street – Activities Director
I’ve had an amazing opportunity to work with seniors for over 20 years. I was a Director for a non-profit organization, then a caregiver, an Activity Assistant and now the Activity Director at Carmel Village. I’ve been here for over eight years and each day I’m motivated by my team and the love for my residents to continue giving them the best time of their lives with each activity and event I plan. The smiles on their faces at the end of each day is priceless.
Petra Vargas – Business Office Manager
I have been with Carmel Village over 25 years. It has been a great experience to know our residents and families. Throughout the years I have heard wonderful stories from our residents, families and co-workers. I have three wonderful grown children and two grandkids that I spoil. I hope to be here for another 25 years! Carmel Village has been my second home.
Thelma Unite – Lead Nurse
Prior to becoming a nurse, I was a caregiver for six years specializing in Lou Gehrig’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s and end-of-life care. Working at Carmel Village gave me a bigger purpose to serve our community with respect and dignity. I see beauty in every little thing. I enjoy riding my bike to work, walking to the doggie beach and singing my heart out while cooking in the kitchen.
I love working at Carmel Village. The smallest things like hanging a picture in an apartment, changing a lightbulb or fixing a TV remote is rewarding for me.
Karen Ashley, LVN
I was born and raised in York City and I have one daughter and 2 grandchildren. I come from a family in the Medical field and my dream was to always be a nurse. I’ve been a geriatric nurse for 31 years. My passion is Assisted Living and I love helping people. I also have a Homeless Ministry and I go into the jails to speak to the women about bettering their lives. I’m currently working on my Honorary Doctrine in Theology. It’s an honor to serve the residents and their families here at Carmel Village.
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