Team Happenings Careers
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Greg Kanser has been at Ponté Palmero since 2011- the longest of any staff member! Greg’s favorite part of his job as Executive Director is spending time with the residents. In his free time, he enjoys reading and spending time with his loved ones.
Business Office Director
Jena Amador has worked at Ponté Palmero since 2018. When asked what the best part of her job was, she said, “I couldn’t ask for better colleagues or a warmer resident family.” Jena loves taking mini road trips with her family and enjoys dancing to her favorite music.
Sales & Marketing Director
Rachel Amador has been with Ponté Palmero since August 2015. Rachel says the best part of her job is, “Getting to help families in need and seeing residents thrive in a safe environment that supports their independence, while providing necessary care.” Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her three boys.
Jennifer Davis had been with Ponté Palmero since February 2021. She finds a lot of joy spending time with residents and their families as well as the compassionate team at Ponté Palmero. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son and dog taking drives and having adventures in El Dorado County.
Activities & Transportation Director
Nancy Peabody has worked at Ponté Palmero since 2017. Nancy says the best part of her job is, “Working with the seniors and hearing all of their amazing stories!” Nancy enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, surfing and just being in the outdoors.
Shane Doyle has worked at Ponté Palmero since March 2020. Shane loves the people at Ponté Palmero, and as Dining Director he loves getting to know each resident personally. Shane enjoys working on cars in his spare time and cooking, of course!
Don Hicks has worked at Ponté Palmero since December 2019. Don says that he loves working on challenging projects and finding new ways to help make the residents even happier at Ponté Palmero. In his free time, Don loves to ride his motorcycle and explore California.
Betsy Bernardine joined Ponté Palmero in 2016. Betsy is the Clinical Director and loves using her medical knowledge to make a difference and better the lives of the residents. She loves to stay active by skiing, biking, rollerblading and trying new exercise classes!
Assisted Living Director
Amber Hirsa has been at Ponté Palmero since 2016. Amber’s favorite aspect of her job is interacting with the residents. In her free time, she enjoys painting and paddle boarding.
Wendy Middleton has been at Ponté Palmero since 2019. Wendy’s favorite aspect of her job is being able to interact and laugh with the residents and staff. In her free time, Wendy enjoys spending time in nature and camping.
Lighthouse Activities Director
Candace Worth has worked in the Memory Care building at Ponté Palmero since 2014. Candace loves working with the residents and says, “They bring joy to my life every single day I’m here.” Outside of work, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her four granddaughters.
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