At Garden View Care Centers’ Assisted Living Plus® facilities, we value our employees and the service they provide daily to our residents – your loved ones. Many of our staff members have been with us for years, even decades, and their kind and compassionate interaction with your family members are the key to success in the care we provide. Within our skilled nursing homes, smiles and hugs create a loving environment, and a familiar face provides relaxing comfort. We thank all of our employees for their wonderful contribution to the care of our residents.
Spotlight on Mike Kallvy
Spotlight on Mike
Mike works as a cook at our Chesterfield location, prior to that he was a cook in the kichen at Dougherty Ferry. Mike has been in the Senior Living industry for 10 years and loves it.
“This is where I want to end my career” He says. His favorite part about working with the elderly is making the people happy and knowing that we take care of them. “The most important thing to me now, is having my best friend and wife in my corner. I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.”
When Mike isn’t behind the grill, he enjoys taking care of his 4 grandkids. He stays in shape by working out daily and going hiking with his wife, grandkids, and dog. He also enjoys the open road while taking a ride on his Harley. Mike lives life by his moto: “Live life happy. No negative, all positive.” We definitely get that from him every day. He always has a smile and saying to “Hello” to anyone that passes by.
Congratulations Mike! Well deserved!
Spotlight on Leroy Owens
Spotlight on Leroy
Leroy was born and raised in Berkeley, MO. He attended McCluer High School and moved on to go to SIUE Edwardsville and American Trade School. He loves to travel, attend sporting events, and spend time with his family and friends. If you ask him, “there’s not a place I haven’t been.”
In January, Leroy will have been with Garden View’s Housekeeping department as a Floor Tech/Lead for 14 years. Others would describe Leroy as a hard, dependable worker. He would say “we are here for them [residents]… doing our job.” We are incredibly grateful to have Leroy and thankful for everything he does!
Thank you, Leroy!
Spotlight on Kelly
Spotlight on Kelly
Kelly was born in Macon, MO. She graduated from Kirksville, MO and most of her adult life was spent in the south. Kelly moved to Missouri to be with her 2 children, Justin Lee and Rylee Marie. Kelly is happily unmarried! Before she was a nurse she worked in several doctors office in the south. Kelly’s favorite thing to do is play Pubg with her kids (she’s pretty good at it too). Kelly hangs out with her best friend who happens to be her brother. She loves spending time with him and his family! Kelly is often heard around the building (she definitely has some Italian in her.) laughing and joking around with the residents. She is quite funny and the residents love it. We are so grateful for her.
We love you Kelly!
Spotlight on Ciera
Spotlight on Ciera
Ciera has been a valued employee of Garden View for 5 years! She graduated from Vashon High School and married her high school sweetheart, Steven. They have 3 children. In Ciera’s free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. We at Garden View are extremely lucky to have a dedicated, caring and compassionate employee like Ciera. Thank you Ciera for always going the extra mile.
We love you!, Ciera!
Spotlight on Rosetta Barnes
Spotlight on Rosetta
Rosetta was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated from Bloom Trail High School. In 1986, Rosetta married her high school sweetheart Nick. They had 14 children together and now have 9 grandchildren. Rosetta and her family moved to St. Louis in 2003. Rosetta was a homemaker while raising her children. In 2003, she obtained her Certified Nurses Aid certification and began working in long term care facilities. Rosetta and Nick were married over 28 years when he passed away in 2017. In her free time, Rosetta enjoys cleaning her house and spending time with her grand children. Rosetta is a devoted and compassionate caregiver. She always gives her residents the best care possible.
We love you!, Rosetta!
Spotlight on Margaret Njihi
Spotlight on Margaret
Margaret has been a member of the Garden View team for 2 years. She is a dedicated worker who takes pride in her duties. Margaret always has a smiling face when you pass her in the halls and she is friendly to everyone she encounters. Margaret was born in Kenya. She has 5 sisters and 1 brother. Margaret has 3 grandchildren in the United States and 3 grandchildren living in Kenya. Before working at Garden View, Margaret was a stay at home grandmother taking care of her grandchildren. You can see that nurturing quality as Margaret displays it in her work daily. Thank you, Margaret for your loyalty and hard work!
We love you!, Margaret!
Spotlight on David
Spotlight on David
Spotlight on David in Dietary! David has worked for Garden View for 15 years now. David is from the St. Louis area. David shared when he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his two nieces who are ages 7 and 1. David also shared he enjoys going on vacation when he gets the chance. David said his favorite part about working at Garden View are the residents and how you get attached to certain ones with seeing them every day. David also shared he likes how friendly the employees are that he works with. We appreciate everything David does and doing such a great job at his work.
Thank you David!