Get to know our passionate leadership team who make The Goldton at Venice a top senior community in Florida.

Laura Blakeman Executive Director The Goldton at Venice

Laura Blakeman

Executive Director

Laura started her senior living career in 2005. Over the past 17 years, she has worked in activities, dining, and operations. Her passion and knowledge in multiple areas in this industry have brought her to Venice, Florida as the Executive Director of The Goldton at Venice. Laura has an extensive background in fine dining and brings her love of good food and wine to the community. Laura is excited to lead a dynamic team at the Goldton at Venice and welcome seniors to the new luxury lifestyle offered to Venice.

Laura and her husband Curtis are happy to be new residents of Venice, along with their two dogs, Tilly and Lilly. Their two grown sons, Chet and Brenner, are living their best lives in Colorado and Kentucky.

Anna Dood Sales and Marketing Director The Goldton at Venice

Anna Dodd

Sales and Marketing Director

Anna started her career in senior living as a volunteer for a non-profit organization in 2010, engaging with the residents by orchestrating activities. Once she graduated high school, completing the 4 year medical academy and an active member in H.O.S.A (Health Occupation Students of America), Anna graduated as a CNA. From 2016 till now, she has worked as a CNA, Concierge, and Sales and Marketing. She also obtained her CDP certification (Certified Dementia Practitioner) which allows her to assist and support families in search of Memory Support. Anna has a complete passion for senior living and life enrichment. According to Anna, “seniors deserve the best life, make new friends, and enjoy their day to day, everyday!” She is beyond excited to be able to display the luxury lifestyle at the Goldton at Venice. 

She is a resident of Manatee County with her boyfriend, Connor, and their two fur babies, Roxy and Kita. They enjoy fishing and traveling on their off time. 

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