Meet Our Exceptional Leadership Team: Guiding Senior Living Excellence in Summerville, SC
Kaley Patterson has been an Executive Director in the healthcare industry for nearly fifteen years. Kaley began her career as a caregiver and has since worked every position within a community as she believes this necessary to provide quality support in her servant leadership. Kaley also believes that no matter the title, everyone is a caregiver first; and brings passion, accountability, integrity, and a customer service focus to every community she operates.
Kaley’s family came to America from Scotland, and her grandparents had a very large influence on her life. They ultimately encouraged her joining the senior living industry and she considers herself thankful and blessed for having their love and guidance.
Kaley and her husband, William, have two children, Gavin Nicholas and Clara Josephine; and the whole family enjoys spending time volunteering and engaging in the arts and nature of the local community.
Life Enrichment for Memory Care
I’m Linda Guimond, the Life Enrichment Coordinator here at Wildcat. I had more than 30 years of customer service experience during my career, including several positions in banking. I worked with my father for three years before he passed. Interacting with therapists I realized that I wanted to pursue the chance to work with other seniors. Outside of work I devote my time on the worship leadership team with my church, coordinating various activities.I have been married to my husband Mike for 40 years. We have 2 children and 1 grandchild. I enjoy spending time together with my family bike riding, traveling and playing games.
I feel blessed to have the opportunity to interact with our residents through games, crafts and acting silly. The smiles and laughter that I encounter every day are priceless. The residents have so much love and care for each other that it makes each day more special than the day before.
Life Enrichment Coordinator
My name is Laura Robinson and I am the Activities Director here at Wildcat Senior Living. My first job was in a retirement community and my work with activities started there. After that, I was in hospitality working for a hotel group. I have my BA in Occupational Therapy and am very passionate about providing hospitality and providing my skills to be an advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves.
I am the eldest of four children and have always taken the role of a caregiver. I have recently fallen in love and built a combined family of 5. I am extremely career driven, adventurous, and I love to travel. When I am not traveling I love taking care of my plant children at home. I believe you are never too old to learn something new. I appreciate and respect the lessons we learn from our residents every day, and love them like they are my own family.
Gintare is originally from New Jersey and has been in the Central Florida area for the last 12 years working in hospitality management. She has been in Charleston, SC for a year, and is excited to switch roles from hospitality to working with seniors and their families. Gintare graduated from the University of Central Florida with degrees in Public Relations, Advertising and Business Administration. She is passionate about creating and cultivating connections and building genuine hospitality within communities.
Gintare is an avid baseball fan and her team is the New York Yankees. She is recently married and a new stepmother to a wonderful teenager and two fur-babies, Goliath and Savi. Gintare loves all things related to food, traveling, live music, and browsing on Amazon.
Hello, I am Adam Foley and I am the new Wellness Director here at Wildcat Senior Living. Prior to Wildcat I was a Healthcare Director for a senior community for almost 7 years. I came to Wildcat for a better opportunity to serve residents in a healthy and caring environment.
I came to South Carolina from upstate New York to get away from the cold and be closer to my passion; fishing. I have four children ranging from 16 months to 16 years and my family is what drives me every day.
I have a huge heart and compassion for making the lives of our residents as full of love and happiness as possible, they are my family too. I look forward to growing with our team and making this community into the best home for our team and our residents.
Hello, my name is Eileen Goos, and I am the Culinary Director at Wildcat Senior Living. I have over 35 years’ experience in the food industry and senior dining. Over the years I have worked every position in kitchen from dishwasher, waitstaff to baker and chef.
I owned my own Italian Pizza Restaurant, worked as a Corporate Culinary instructor, appeared live on local TV news cooking segments, worked as a Senior Dining Consultant and have been featured in industry magazines more than a dozen times.
I have three children (with my first husband Tom, deceased) two grandchildren, third on the way and a stepdaughter. I am currently married to Mark Mengel, we will be celebrating our 5 th wedding anniversary this July.
Community Relations Director
My name is Angel Cox, and I’m the Customer Relations Director here at Wildcat. lI began my journey in senior living by volunteering in communities with my father as a young child. That background led me to become a CNA at the age of 16. I have 24 years of experience, crossing the lanes between home healthcare, medical centers, hospitals, and skilled nursing centers. ;I’m currently pursuing further education in Business Management so I can become an advocate for caregivers, CNAs and senior communities. I have a passion for developing others colleagues’ professional skills and knowledge of senior living.
I truly love helping others and being supportive through transitional chapters in their lives. I value being a support system for families by serving as their trusted, reputable resource. In my free time I enjoy being a sports mom, going to the beach, taking trips to the mountains and being outside as much as I can.
Business Office Manager
Hello, my name is Juanita and I am the Business Office Manager here at Wildcat. I am originally from Idaho and have lived here in South Carolina for 17 years where I have spent my time working in senior care.
My passion is our residents, making sure that they and their families have all of the resources we provide to live a full life. I have 3 daughters with my husband of 25 years and one grandson who is turning one.
I have a passion for traveling and my favorite place to visit is Guadalajara, Mexico. Outside of travel I enjoy time with my family, my children, and love pizza and all things dessert related.
Hello, my name is Chris and I am the Maintenance Director at Wildcat. I am from Ft. Meyers, Florida and have been in South Carolina for 3 years. I have worked in construction all of my life and working to help seniors brings me a true sense of being able to help others.
I have a wife of 20 years and a daughter who is about to turn 18. I love football, both college and professional and my teams are the FS Seminoles and the Buccaneers. I also enjoy playing golf in my free time and indulging in Mexican food with my family as often as possible.