Assisted Living & Memory Support Residences
Central Denver, E. 8th Ave. at Jersey St.
To learn more call 303.770.ROSE (7673)
Vanessa comes to Rosemark with significant experience leading assisted living communities along the Front Range. Although she had many choices, Vanessa was attracted to our independent community, knowing she could help residents thrive in an intimate setting.
Vanessa was born and raised in Napa Valley, California. When Vanessa’s grandmother started showing signs of dementia, she moved to New Mexico to help care for her. Vanessa has experienced first-hand the progression of this disease, along with its ramifications on the rest of her family. She describes her grandfather as her role model and best friend. He has now followed Vanessa, and is currently living in Colorado Springs.
Before entering the senior living field, Vanessa owned a health-related business, served as a relationship manager for a highly successful community college, and worked as director of operations for a large property management company.
A Colorado transplant since 2013, Vanessa and her husband are thrilled to be raising their boys in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Her weekends are spent hiking, four-wheeling and soaking in high-country hot springs.
All of Vanessa’s experience has culminated in becoming the leader she is today. Her driving mission is to maintain a culture of resilience for those requiring varying levels of care and to cultivate a resident-directed community for older adults, families and team members.
Health and Wellness Director, LPN
Growing up in a small town in Minnesota, Amy knew helping older adults was her calling since she was as a teenager. Her grandmother was a nurse, and Amy regularly followed her to work in an assisted living community, where Amy loved interacting with residents. She earned her certified nursing assistant license and cared for older adults while studying for her nursing degree.
Now a licensed practical nurse, Amy has been making a difference to those with memory loss in managing senior living communities for nearly a decade. She has served as wellness director, clinical liaison and executive director.
Amy recognizes older people as individuals with personal goals and aspirations that she can help them achieve. Guiding those with memory loss is a passion and a pleasure for her. Amy gravitated to Rosemark as a place where staff creates good relationships with residents and creatively meets their needs.
Amy is an avid reader, and especially enjoys historical fiction. Along with her husband and son, she loves to hike and fish.
Our Live, Enrich, Aspire, Flourish activity director is a whirlwind of energy and ideas. Julie believes that providing positive environment is key to the well-being of our residents and the peace of mind of our family members. She is responsible for working with residents, families and staff to create and carry out an exciting calendar of events and activities to help residents maintain their different ability levels. Julie has been in the senior living field since 2009, when she graduated with a degree in human service management.
Culinary Services Director
Caring for others is central to Elena’s character. Within the assisted living world, she has served as head chef, pastry chef and activities director. She has also been an addictions and eating disorders counselor. As our Culinary Services Director, Elena brings a deep understanding of our relationship with food – emotionally and nutritionally. Look forward to more delicious, satisfying meals from our kitchens, and even a British High Tea or two!
Todd’s biggest passion is cooking. He has been in the culinary industry for many years and gets great joy from seeing Rosemark residents happily eating his newest creations. Bringing a smile to residents’ faces brings a smile to his.
Todd grew up in Wisconsin and moved to metro Denver in 2005. He loves all things outdoors – hiking, snowboarding, disc golfing, biking, fishing and exploring Colorado’s many parks and peaks. Todd also excels in martial arts. He recently graduated from Heritage College with an Associates Degree in Personal Training.
Community Outreach and Sales Coordinator
Over the past decade, Erica has worked in nearly every aspect of senior living management, from financial operations to human resources to activities director. She has a passion for serving older adults and gently engaging them with humor. You’ll find Erica enthusiastic, open and warm. She has a knack for listening intently to the families who come through our doors, discerning what matters most to them, and genuinely addressing those concerns. She approaches every family as unique, and it shows in her attitude.
Erica is currently finishing her associates degree in health information technology. Her free time is devoted to her son and husband, scrapbooking and party planning.
Audrey has been balancing the numbers for Senior Living Communities since 1995. She has worked at the Business Office Manager in several other communities and oversees our concierge team. Audrey was drawn to this field by a love of seniors and a desire to help them live happily in well-managed communities. Originally from Texas, Audrey moved to Colorado to be closer to her children and grandchildren, who live nearby. She likes to travel, including road trips!
Carrie’s warm smile and sunny personality make her the perfect first contact for guests and residents at the Rosemark front desk. Carrie believes life is what you make it, and that shows in her fun-loving nature.
Originally from Iowa, Carrie, her husband and two children have lived in central Denver since 1978. She has worked in customer service for more than 20 years and has over five years of experience as a senior caregiver.
Carol has always been drawn to caring for others, especially older adults. She spent 17 years as registered nurse working within assisted living and retirement communities. Understanding and engaging others has been a driving force in her nursing career and life. As a Rosemark concierge, she can step back from nursing and connect with residents in new ways.
Her favorite pastimes are reading, gardening, music and family get-togethers. Carol and her grown children have made a sport out of scouting new coffee houses. Rosemark is particularly appealing to Carol because she can walk to work!
Patty joined the Rosemark team after watching the construction of our building from the ground up. Having been a neighbor to Mayfair Park for over 32 years. Patty loves the neighborhood and is happy to share all her favorite local spots with our residents and families.
Patty has many years of customer-service related jobs, including legal administrator, caterer and owner/operator of the concessions at a local athletic club. She was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and landed in Denver after living in many cities on the west coast. Patty looks forward to serving the residents at Rosemark!