I started my career at Friendship Village on June 21, 1977 and I have 45 years of tenure with Friendship Village. I was enrolled in Medical Services in my Senior year at the Joint Vocational School and it was a requirement for me to apply for a position in my field. My instructor recommended I come to Friendship Village because of its reputation in our community and the partnership
Joint Vocational School developed with them to hire their graduates.
I chose a career of service because I was taught by my parents at a very young age, we’re here to serve and not to be served. My parents showed me by example the joy that comes by helping others and it was very contagious. My gifts are love, empathy, compassion, dedication, humor, respect, especially for the elderly and leadership. I take no credit for any of this and give God the Glory.
I’m driven everyday to be diligent and dedicated in my work because it is a ministry. I’m privileged to be here and have the opportunity to share our residents joy, tears, loss, gain, laughter and their lives. I have so many beautiful rich memories of my connections here with residents and the staff and this is the gift that can never be bought. I was not placed here by mistake and my heart belongs to Friendship Village and the precious people it holds inside.
Chris oversees the daily operations of the Assisted Living community at the Friendship Village. Chris graduated from Xenia High School, with activity certification classes from the University of Cincinnati, Loraine Community College and Sinclair Community College. Chris has worked as an Activity Director in Beavercreek as well as a Corporate Activity and Dementia Care Director for Atlas Healthcare Solutions. Chris’s hobbies include gardening and watching Broadway shows.