Lisa, Executive Director
Lisa brings 20+ years experience working in community health and wellness and is a certified end of life care specialist (doula). Her areas of strength are health care directives and legacy projects. She is the person responsible for ensuring the organizational goals and mission are lived out daily. She holds a BA in Leadership and Gender Studies from Metropolitan State University and a MA in Management from St. Scholastica. Lisa enjoys writing songs, playing music, walking her dog in Como Park and section hiking the Superior Hiking Trail.
Ting, Homemaker & Chores Support
Ting is a longtime Minnesotan who is originally from Southern California. She takes a heart-centered approach toward work and looks forward to meaningfully impact lives in this position. When not working, Ting enjoys reading, writing, cooking, doing handwork, and being with her dogs. She remains an avid letter writer who sends "snail mail" and has recently teamed up with her daughter to become novice beekeepers.
Nicole, Yoga and Meditation
Nicole joins our staff as yoga and meditation teacher. Nicole has many practical knowledge tips and tricks that many students can relate to. Nicole also has a background in athletic training which makes her experience in management of injuries to the body valuable when learning how to decrease stress on the body. As a yoga teacher, Nicole believes that relaxing and calming the mind will in turn release painful over-tightened muscles. She is training to become a somatic therapist as well to help teach people how to heal their chronically tight muscles. Nicole has two wonderful daughters that are 4 and 6 years old. She loves to paddle board with her kids in her free time.
Stephanie, Volunteer & Services Coordinator
Stephanie is born and bred in St Paul Minnesota with the Como area being one of her all time favorite communities! Stephanie brings 20+ years of managing and training experience with a focus for helping others feel comfortable and capable of whatever tasks are asked to do. The last several years she has developed a great passion for seniors. Volunteerism has always been the “wind in her sails” as she moves through life and this position allows her to connect passion with experience. She believes dignity and security in living should be a primary focus for every senior! In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys resale shopping, cooking and art of all kinds. She is happily married and has two married children and two amazing grand babies.
Heidi, Office Support
Heidi is originally from Door County, WI, but has lived in Minnesota for many years. She firmly believes in elders living in their homes as long as they want to and can do so safely. She has a background in program management in public radio and stage management at various theaters in the Twin Cities. In her free time she likes to read, watch movies and spend time with her family.
Freddie, Arts and Crafts
Miss Freddie joins our program with a lifelong passion for arts and crafts. It was a way of life for her growing up. Her mother taught her to sew which led her to many other creative endeavors, including launching Two Sistah’s Crafts. From there she entered a competition through her work and began making cloth and porcelain dolls--their clothing as well. Miss Freddie is an avid quilter as well and enjoys all kinds of creative outlets including coloring and baking. In addition, Miss Freddie is very active in her community and has a genuine love for being of service to others.