Short-Term Stay Rental Retirement Community
“The interaction with the residents and staff makes everyone feel like they are part of a community. The reward is seeing a senior thrive because of all the socialization and activities available at the Timbers.”
Kevin started at the Timbers in business development and has moved to General Manager. Prior to joining the Timbers, he worked as a medical social worker at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago. Young is a resident of Plainfield, and he enjoys biking, running and spending time with his two teenage sons. He also works with the Chicago Lab Rescue as a foster, transportation and screening for adoption.
Director of Marketing
“Every resident touches my heart and becomes a part of my Timbers family. I especially enjoy touring prospective residents; I love to see the excitement in their faces when they find out just how flexible and caring we truly are. Working at the Timbers helped influence my career path and made me a better, more patient, loving and caring person.”
Sheila joined the Timbers in 2007 as a receptionist and is now responsible for marketing and leasing. She also updates services for residents and helps residents and their family members choose the appropriate care package that is right for them.
Director of Activities
“I am inspired every day by the older adults who live at the Timbers. I am planning lots of new activities and events that hopefully will please everyone. There’s so much out there – travelogues, music, dance, health topics and more. It’s a joy to plan exciting events.”
Linda joined the Timbers in 2015 as the Director of Activities. She will choose, plan and coordinate a variety of events and activities for the residents of the Timbers. Many of the events are open to the public as well. She comes to the Timbers with an abundance of experience. Most recently, she was the life enrichment coordinator with a retirement community in Ottawa. Prior to that, she was the recreation supervisor for the Village of Shorewood. She received a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and an MBA, both from University of St. Francis, Joliet. Linda and her family live in Crest Hill.
Nekisha Smith, LPN
“From my first day at The Timbers, I could feel the friendly atmosphere and how everyone is treated like family.”
Nekisha joined The Timbers in May, 2016. As Homecare Director, she supervises the certified nursing assistants (CNA). A high priority for her is emphasizing the need to treat the residents and family members with kindness and respect. She has been a licensed practical nurse (LPN) for 19 years earning her license at Summit College in Colton, California. She also has experience in home health, hospice and assisted living. As part of community service, Nekisha helps with evaluations at local hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. Her family and she enjoy movies, roller skating, bowling and paint ball events.
“I have always loved working with the residents and staff at The Timbers,” she said. “I enjoy working in a lively environment where I am always building and strengthening bonds with everyone while growing in a job I love.”
Joining the Timbers in 2003, Jodi began her career at 19 years old as a receptionist, and later, she was promoted to administrative assistant. In her position as Business Manager she is responsible for human resources, payroll and management of the front desk staff.
“For many residents, dining is a social hour. So, we’re always striving to create a fun, relaxed environment in the restaurant. Seeing the smile on the residents faces when they’re enjoying themselves – for instance, when we deliver a birthday cake and sing – is priceless. I’m always looking for ways to make things fun while providing the best service possible!”
Pam joined the Timbers as restaurant manager in 2006. She began visiting the Timbers as a volunteer in 2003. Pam was initially in charge of welcome baskets and soon started running the Timbers’ annual craft show. She is now responsible for ensuring the appearance and sanitation of the dining room and meeting the needs of the residents. She also keeps the restaurant servers motivated and working as a team. Pam is a member of Kiwanis of Shorewood, Shorewood Chamber of Commerce and Minooka Chamber of Commerce.
Eustolia (Toya) Dorado
“I sincerely enjoy working with seniors. My goal is to do my best for the residents every day. It is an honor to work at The Timbers which, to me, is like family.”
Toya joined The Timbers in 2012 as part of the housekeeping staff. Promoted to Housekeeping Supervisor, she manages the department and oversees nine housekeeping employees.
“I like working at the Timbers because every day is different, and I especially enjoy all the residents and my co-workers. This feels like my second home.”
Gerardo joined the Timbers in 2013. He is in charge of the maintenance department which includes all aspects of the building and grounds. He makes certain all residents’ needs are dealt with efficiently and in a timely manner. Prior to the Timbers Gerardo was the supervisor of a Bally’s Total Fitness Facility for 12 years. He lives in Berwyn, IL.