Employees Review Garden Spot Village

October 15, 2015

Written by Trish Lauer

You may have noticed something about Garden Spot Village: our focus is on people. They’re front and center, and with good reason. This extends over to a lot of the stories we share – after all, they’re the mainstay of GSV. They’re vital to the community in more ways than one.

If the residents are the lifeblood, then what does that make the staff? Happy! (Swerved you, didn’t I?)

Recently, members of the staff were asked what they thought about working at Garden Spot Village. Here’s what we got in response:


“Here at GSV we have the honor of working with team members, residents and families to not only make a difference in their lives, but are blessed to have them contribute to ours.”
– Melody Karick, Laurel View Program Director

“For many of us we call GSV work, to all of us it’s HOME!”
– Amy Leakey, Laurel View

“My time here has been fantastic. This is a place I enjoy coming to everyday, and a big part of that is the employees and the residents. I have been here a little under 2 years, but the way the residents and staff have accepted me, I feel like I have been part of the GSV family for much longer than that.”
– Nate Weber, Controller

“As soon as I started working here, I noticed a very friendly atmosphere. People seem genuinely happy to be working at GSV.”
– Melissa Hurst, Laurel View

“When I walked into Garden Spot Village in 2007, everyone was warm, friendly and welcoming!  That has not changed! I’m not 100% sure what makes it so different, but I do know it starts at the top, and trickles down through the blood, sweat and tears that every employee and resident so generously gives to the facility! I’m sad for those who don’t look forward to going to work every day. I do! I am in the best place I can possibly be!”
– Karen Bogusz, Director of Environmental Services

“Garden Spot Village is a great place to work. The environment, the residents, the co-workers…overall it’s a great place to be. It’s a blessing.”
– Tony Garcia, Environmental Services

“I am privileged to work at Garden Spot Village. The staff are extraordinary people who not only care for the physical needs of our residents but also establish relationships with their residents and coworkers that are based on love and compassion.  I am proud to be a part of this outstanding community.”
– Connie Fasnacht, Director of Skilled Nursing

“Garden Spot Village is more than a great place to work; it has almost become an extension of our family. I not only like the people I work with, but I trust them, and truly enjoy working side-by-side to solve the issues of the day. Together, we provide a home our residents can be happy and fulfilled living in. Serving on the leadership team at Garden Spot Village has been professionally challenging, and at the same time it is the most fulfilling role I’ve ever filled. Our values highlight Teamwork and Excellence and Service and Stewardship… and that’s how we live and operate here at GSV. I’m blessed to be a part of this community, and hope our work is a blessing in the lives of those we serve.”
– Steve Muller, Chief Operating Officer

“This retirement community is like none other. I’ve been working here almost 10 years and don’t plan on going anywhere else. Everyone treats one another like family.”
–  Jodi Wingenroth, AtHome Coordinator

“Each day here at Garden Spot Village is special, but one day was particularly touching to me. A couple had asked to meet with me regarding their estate plans. They shared with me that they had lived at a number of places over the years and always had friends, but the very best friends they have ever had are here at Garden Spot Village. We are all certainly blessed to either live here or work here.”
– Linda Dodge, Director of Development

“Garden Spot Village is the best company I have ever worked for. GSV works hard to stay ahead of the curve through innovative, out of the box thinking, and I am often given tasks that challenge and push me in my career. Did I mention how awesome our residents are? I love being a part of the Garden Spot Village family!”
– Brandon Adams, Graphic Designer

“Garden Spot Village is such a loving and caring community…it’s the best place I’ve ever worked!”
– Janine Ziegler, Administration

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