Our Team

Vanessa Jones, Executive Director
Vanessa Jones
Executive Director

As the Executive Director at Sterling Heights, my essential duties include operational and budget planning, delivery of all residential services, regulatory compliance, occupancy levels as well as resident satisfaction. I have worked as a Caregiver, Medtech, and Resident Care and Wellness Director assistant, helping in every way I can. I enjoy helping to make Sterling Heights the best place to call home in the Owens Valley.

Christal Blakeney, Business Office Manager
Christal Blakeney
Business Office Manager

As the business office manager at Sterling Heights, I have the privilege of upholding the policies and procedures for our residents and their families. I also manage the day to day accounts, receivables/payables, payroll and human resources for our terrific staff. I take a great deal of pride in helping others.

Trudi Lee, Activities Director
Trudi Lee
Activities Director

I bring decades of experience in the Assisted Living field in Sterling Heights. I oversee the daily exercise classes and make everyday fun and exciting. I plan community events, take the residents out for lunches and weekly scenic rides in our beautiful Owens Valley among many other activities. I have a big heart and am always willing to create a good time for all to have.

Rick Lee, Transportation Director
Rick Lee
Transportation Director

I am in charge of Sterling Heights transportation. I pride myself on getting each and every resident to their appointments in a timely manner. I am also backup for our maintenance department and for our caregiving department.

Vanessa Jones, Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor
Vanessa Jones
Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor

As the Housekeeping Director, I train the housekeeping staff in proper procedures to follow and handle administrative tasks such as making the staff work schedules, ordering cleaning supplies, and managing the housekeeping budget. I just started working with this company in 2017 but so far it’s been great to grow in my career and be able to visit with the residents.

Kirk Nove, Maintenance Director
Kirk Nove
Maintenance Director

As the Maintenance Director, I am responsible for keeping the exterior of the building intact and making sure everything inside of the building is taken care of as well. I’m new to the company, however, it’s been great so far and I’m enjoying being able to work with the residents and continue growing in my career.

Kerry Nugent, Concierge/Marketing
Kerry Nugent
Concierge/Marketing

As a concierge, I perform the tasks needed to organize the front office which includes greeting people, answering phones, giving appropriate information to visitors and residents and assist the other Department Heads with community needs. As a marketing representative, I have the responsibility of informing newcomers and potential residents about the assisted living community.

staff picture coming soon
Nicol Jorgensen
Wellness Director

As the Wellness Director, Nicol oversees our care-staff as well as the residents’ care plans and medication management. She works closely with the residents daily to get to know them and to be sure that they’re as comfortable in their health as they can be. She’s fairly new to this position, but the residents definitely bring her joy through this journey!

Marianne Hepburn, Dietary Supervisor
Marianne Hepburn
Dietary Supervisor

As the Dietary Supervisor, Marianne has the responsibility of meeting the residents’ dietary needs by creating the menus, making sure we have alternate meals, and managing the dietary staff. She started off as a caregiver here in 2017 and moved her way into being a med-tech then found her way into the kitchen as a server and now the supervisor! She enjoys being able to know the residents in and out and being able to keep their stomachs full.