Susan brings both passion and experience to our community as Administrator of Autumn Ridge Senior Living Center. She possesses 34 years experience in the Health Care industry. Susan accepted the challenge of Administrator at Autumn Ridge just over 10 years ago and has flourished in the role. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 2006 as well as holding a Missouri state license for 34 years as a Registered Nurse. This experience and expertise has been extraordinarily valuable to our staff and residents.
Among her many accolades she was nominated as the 2017 Administrator of the year for District Three. Sue is an educator for Certified Medication Technicians, Certified Nursing Assistants and also performs Insulin certifications for staff and new members to the medical field.
Susan, with her team has proudly provided several years of Deficiency Free surveys at Autumn Ridge. She works to become an integral part of the community. She’s an active participant in many local charities, health care events and she works to promote the highest level of care to our residents.
Susan firmly believes in operating a fiscally prudent operation and will continue to focus on maintaining a elevated quality standard of care in a warm cultivating surrounding.
Director of Nursing
Although I have been involved in many areas of healthcare, I always find myself drawn back to the geriatric community as I truly find it my niche. I love visiting with residents and listening to stories of their younger lives and being drawn into the history of the days gone by that only that specific generation has to offer. Those bygone day reminisces are just one of the things I love about geriatrics. In our busy lives we often don’t find the time to really listen, and that is one of the things I look forward to the most in my new role. I love getting to know people and hearing their stories.
I am committed to being a strong advocate and look forward to serving them in all areas of their needs. It is my goal to be dedicated to helping everyone here to maintain independence, happiness and dignity.
Business Office Manager
Cindy has a genuine care and concern for our seniors and she supports our residents with paperwork, insurance questions and various other needs including being the Notary Public which comes in handy for their official business purposes. Cindy also keeps the staff focused on the tasks at hand and ensures they are successful and efficient.
Cindy has great personal qualities that are helpful in performing her role efficiently. She has developed immense social skills and is willing to work along with the residents and employees to do whatever is needed to get the job finished.
Ashley is the Certified Dietary Manager at Autumn Ridge Senior Living Center. This title shows she has met the education requirements set forth by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. Ashley is passionate about her cooking career and has more than decade of experience in the food industry. She delivers a genuine hospitality while putting emphasis on the importance of nutrition for the geriatric population. She creates delicious, healthy culinary delights; outstanding menu’s and always tops off the dessert with her beautiful smile.
Ashley has served our community seniors extremely well for the past 9 years. She oversees the department and is responsible for purchasing and preparations of the food. She truly cares and coordinates and listens to our residents needs at the quarterly Residential Menu Meetings where they discuss food planning and dessert items that may be of interest to them.
Ashley has a passion for raising various species of chickens. She holds the title for the largest catfish caught in Missouri and she loves spending time with her dog appropriately named “Fish.”
Eric has been our Maintenance Director for 12 years. Those who know Eric, know that he is a hard-working individual. His work ethics and desire to keep Autumn Ridge looking spectacular is what continues to drive him today.
Eric is responsible for the facilities maintenance of Autumn Ridge. In addition to focusing on the maintenance of the company’s buildings and surrounding grounds, he also ensures that the working environment is as good as possible for our residents in order to increase the efficiency of the buildings by reducing energy costs. He is trained in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC system repair. He is very experienced in working with diverse personalities.
His duties include but are not limited to inspecting all aspects of construction, repair work, projects, equipment, work orders, daily maintenance and supplies for the purpose of ensuring that jobs are completed efficiently, specifications are within regulatory requirements and inspection reports are correct.
Eric collaborates with internal & external personnel (e.g. administrators, auditors, public agencies, community members, construction managers, architects, vendors, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and programs. Eric has developed a preventative maintenance program for the purpose of ensuring Autumn Ridge is well maintained and in safe condition.
In his personal time, Eric enjoys being on his boat and in the water competing in various fishing tournaments with the “Catch of his Life,” his wife, Tammy.
Carla brings over 10 years of experience in directing activities to her job Autumn Ridge.
Prior to that, she managed two assisted-living facilities in Illinois, one of which was memory care.
She is a certified Alzheimer’s facilitator and has a special love for dementia residents.
Her goals at Autumn Ridge are to: 1. plan and carry out fun and stimulating activities, and 2. to revisit residents’ memories through trivia—one of our favorites—second only to bingo, and Spelling Bees.
“We definitely have fun and always find something to laugh about”.
Each building and resident is different, so finding a good variety of dignified activities is key to fulfilling her role as activity director.
“I am blessed to have been modeled by my own grandparents, dignity and respect. They were two of my best friends!”
When not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, flower gardening and following Christ.
Sales and Marketing Director
Mike comes to Autumn Ridge with more than 20 years of healthcare sales experience. Previously Marketing Director for a 164-bed retirement community, Mike’s responsibilities involved admission procedures, financial management, marketing, public relations, strategic planning, quality improvement, and regulatory management. To say Mike loves working at Autumn Ridge Residences is an understatement! Interacting with residents, families, partners, and others connected to our community is what Mike loves best.