Erik comes to Orchard Park with more than 13 years’ experience in the senior living industry, and has held roles such as executive chef and administrator. He cites his love of caring for others as the reason he found his way into the industry. A native of Finland, Erik traveled extensively before emigrating to the U.S. in 1994. Outside of work, you can find Erik hanging out with his wife, Virginia, and three kids, Tobias, Tomas, and Annika, as well as cooking, traveling, and enjoying the company of friends. Some fun facts about Erik? He speaks three languages fluently, and one not so fluently, he says. He also prefers a strong, black cup of coffee—no cream or sugar. Erik looks forward to meeting members of the community and is always happy to sit down for a cup of coffee or to give a small tour. We're excited for all that he will bring to our community!
Mary started her career at a skilled nursing facility and has experience working in both memory care and assisted living. She is currently working on her Health Science Degree. Mary has two amazing dogs, Nyx and Aurora, and a very caring husband with whom she spends most of her time. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, watching movies, camping, going on trails with their truck and doing crafts. She takes a great deal of pride knowing that Orchard Park residents are having fun and are challenged with their daily activities.
Deb has worked in long term care settings since 1996 and joined Orchard Park in 2002. She oversees the business office and reception desk. It’s a job she loves—and it shows. Deb earned her RCFE Administrators License in 2008. In her spare time she enjoys camping and fishing with her family. Deb and her son, Zach, love to take residents of Orchard Park fishing in the spring and summer whenever the weather is nice.
Vanessa comes to Orchard Park Senior Living with a wealth of knowledge and a bachelor's degree from California State University. When asked what makes Orchard Park special to Vanessa she replied, "It is truly an honor for me to serve a community with a population of war heroes and their spouses. I sincerely enjoy learning about the lives of our residents, their families and what motivates them. I’m excited about coming to work each day knowing the possibility that I can make a difference in the life of a family by providing them with a comfortable place to call home that allows them to thrive in a beautiful setting." In her free time, Vanessa enjoys traveling, history, fine dining, and visiting historical landmarks with her husband and daughter.
Beth applies more than 20 years of experience in Assisted Living to her job as Health Services Director at Orchard Park. With Orchard Park since January 2005, she is responsible for overseeing all health care services for our residents. She earned her RCFE Administrators License in 2014. Beth lives in the foothills of Fresno County and enjoys the serenity of country life with her family and grandchildren.
With more than 15 years of successful sales and marketing experience for a national publishing company, Amy’s customer service skills and her desire to help others paved the way for her current role in the healthcare arena.
Amy has always been concerned with helping others, especially the elderly. While living in London, England, she volunteered with a charitable organization that called on seniors who were housebound and in need of an advocate for their care. After returning to the U.S., she dedicated herself to her ailing mother’s last few years, and provided 24/7 care, to ensure that they were meaningful. After her mother’s passing, Amy felt the need to continue working with other seniors to improve their quality of life and followed that path.
In her current role as the Illuminations Coordinator, Amy says she has the privilege every day of providing loving care and support to the memory care residents who call Orchard Park their home.
Prior to coming on board at Orchard Park, Amy’s served in the role of assisted living coordinator for a new luxury residential community, as well as the activities director for a non-profit senior community, and the assistant director at an in-home care agency.
Amy moved to Fresno from Tampa, Florida, in November of 2011 with her husband, Tim. In in their free time, they work as volunteers to support the Fresno Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event. And they also operate a local restaurant.
As Dining Services Director, Jim is responsible for all food service functions and oversees our dining services staff. In 2006, his work earned Orchard Park's dining services program an Award of Excellence for resident satisfaction. Jim loves to fish and spend time with his family, which includes four children and nine grandchildren.
Dan came to Orchard Park in 2001 and brings four decades of experience in maintaining healthcare facilities. He oversees housekeeping, maintenance, laundry and landscaping. He works closely with the nursing, dining, marketing and activities departments to ensure residents live in a safe, comfortable and pleasant home. In 2013, Dan earned the title of Maintenance Supervisor of the Year for the entire company. Dan can often be seen chatting with residents on his way to his next task. When not at Orchard Park, Dan loves fishing, cooking Thai food, Thai boxing and tai chi exercises.
The activities we plan at Orchard Park encourage and promote life-long wellness. We make sure we always provide a variety of high-quality recreational activities that speak to the mind, body and spirit of our residents. We’re here to help you make the most of every day.Activities at Orchard Park