Jana Happe, has served as the manager of The Gardens in Cherokee since opening in 2008. Her goal has always been to create an environment where everyone will thrive. She takes great pride in having the opportunity to manage The Gardens and be a part of a great community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time on the farm with her husband and 2 children.
Carey Brown, RN, is the Health care Coordinator at The Gardens. She has experience in the Emergency Room, Medical Surgical and working in a clinical setting. Her goal is to maintain the health and well-being of all tenants. She is continually working on building great working relationships with physicians, pharmacists, therapists and other medical professionals in the community. Educating the residents on healthy living has always been her priority. The most enjoyable part of her job is getting to know the residents and their families. She enjoys spending time outdoors and camping with her husband and 2 daughters.
Deb Morrow, serves as the Director of Activities at The Gardens. Her duties are to schedule and over see activities at The Gardens. It is her responsibility to plan and create activities that will enrich the lives of the tenants at The Gardens. It is her goal to see that the families support and participate with activities as much as possible. She is also responsible for writing and distributing the monthly newsletter and activity calendar. She also provides opportunities for the tenants to stay active within the community. Deb plays a vital role in keeping the tenants socially active. Her goal to keep the tenants as happy and active as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Ken Johnson, has been with The Gardens as the maintenance coordinator since opening in 2008. Ken is responsible for the general maintenance of the building along with the grounds. He wears many hats and performs an array of duties. It is also very important that he stay current with building regulations and codes. He also enjoys helping the residents with all the little tasks. Before coming to The Gardens, he worked at a Grain Mill as the Maintenance Coordinator and worked for 24 years at Tyson Foods . He also served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his kids and riding his motorcycle.
Lindi Stykel, joined The Gardens in 2011 as the Food Service Coordinator. She is responsible for the ordering of all food items. She is also in charge of maintaining the food budget, scheduling staff, preparing menus and other various kitchen duties. Lindi comes to The Gardens from the hospital where she worked in the dietary department for 11 years. Lindi is a great addition to The Gardens and is always willing to go the extra mile. She also enjoys helping the residents with crafts. When she is not at work, she is often times camping with her husband and 2 daughters.
Lori Thrasher, has been the Housekeeper at The Gardens since it opened in 2008. Lori is responsible for cleaning the tenants apartments weekly, helping with tenants laundry, general cleaning of the building, ordering cleaning supplies and maintaining the housekeeping and laundry budgets. Thanks to Lori, the building always looks great! Lori is very involved with her church and enjoys spending time with her family.