Quality Team Members means quality care
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All applicants must go through a phone interview first
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Ivan graduated from the renowned Kiev Technical Institute and at first was an android developer who branched out into quality assurance and then founded his own company Demigos. Within three years, Demigos grew to a full-stack development team of twelve employees. Demigos has been reponsible for developing all the software for Wendy's Team including an iPhone app, a website that integrates the client and team member experience with an administrative backend allowing for visit request management, secure payments processing and automated notifications among many functions.
I have been an internal medicine physician for over ten years and saw first hand how difficult it is for families to find trusted, reliable and quality care for their elderly loved ones. I am immensely proud of our Team Members who come from diverse walks of life but are united by a shared vision of making a difference in the lives of our seniors and to do so in the most caring and compassionate way possible. I personally interview, select and train all our Team Members. I believe that getting high quality home care should be as easy as one-click shopping. Therefore we created a tech platform that enables our client families to book, manage and pay for visits as simple as hailing an Uber.
Naomi is the CFO and a co-founder for Wendy’s Team. Naomi’s expertise is in bookkeeping, accounting, payments and her academic background is in legal studies. She is a member of the American Accounting Association specializing in financial management and reporting as well as forensic accounting. Naomi’s executive role is in making sure the company’s strategies are financially sound although like the other founders, she is a hands-on leader who at a moment’s notice will roll up her sleeves and go on a visit to help a client with an urgent need. Despite her busy work schedule, Naomi is a dedicated mother of three beautiful daughters. To relieve work related stress, Naomi enjoys rock climbing and adventure travel.
Juliet has probably the most diverse work background of all our Team Members. She continues to work part-time at the Douglas County Libraries but before that, she worked as an event coordinator, executive assistant, counselor, in sales and in government agencies including the Colorado Health Department and the Better Business Bureau. She also worked for the Sunflower Farmers Market and National Jewish Health. Juliet has coordinated many volunteer events. Juliet loves adventure and seeing new places. One of her favorite travel companions is fellow Team Member, former librarian and friend Heather who referred Juliet to our Team.
Mikala grew up in Colorado Springs and comes from a family of professional caregivers. Her mom and several of her aunts are in the nursing profession. She started doing elder home care even when she was seventeen and has taken care of patients with the most challenging needs including those with severe dementia.
Mikala found out about Wendy’s Team while she was a student at Emily Griffith Technical Institute. Mikala took some time off to help care for her ailing grandmother and hopes to one day resume her studies towards a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) degree. Mikala is a native Spanish speaker.
“...should I get to the point of needing a daily caretaker, you [Mikala] would be on the top of my list. You are an able, thoughtful and conscientious caretaker. Wendy is lucky to have you on her team.”
- Dr. Ron L. (son of client), Greenwood Village
Tish moved to Denver to be closer to her daughter in 2014. Tish completed training in 2016 to be a licensed medical aesthetician and is looking forward to providing skin care services to her private and Wendy’s Team clients.
Tish also loves cooking and among her many accomplishments in her colorful past, she owned three restaurants, a window cleaning company and was a franchise owner of a Curves gym. Other interests include gardening and taking her dog out for walks. Tish is one of our most experienced Team Members in eldercare.
“Your team is great! Tish and Mikala are excellent. Andrea is new, but also gets an A grade.”
- Dr. Ron L. (son of client), Greenwood Village
Chris spent most of her career doing kitchen and bathroom design and has been the owner of two companies Limited Editions Design, Inc in Denver and Country Haus Interiors based out of Castle Rock. Among Chris’ accomplishments are her faculty positions as adjunct instructor at Arapahoe Community College and The Art Institute.
Chris also volunteers at the Denver Botanic Gardens and AARP doing taxes for low income people and seniors.
Chris heard about Wendy’s Team from friends when she was at a point in her life where she was burned out from design work and she was looking for work that would be meaningful and would provide extra income as she transitions into retirement.
Heather balances her work hours between Wendy's Team and Continuum where she is a caregiver for disabled and developmentally delayed adults who live in a group home. Prior to jumping into caregiving, Heather was a librarian for Denver Public Libraries and specialized in adolescent literature. Among Heather's interests are traveling, cooking and spending time with her puppy Mage.
Quote To Live By: Whatever the moment contains, act as if you chose it.
Favorite Food To Cook: Any and everything
Favorite Movie: Too many to name
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Hobbies: Painting, gardening, hiking/walking, reading
What Is The Best Part Of Wendy’s Team: The care and consideration given to the clients
Sydney lived in the mountains near Vail for 25 years, where she and her late husband owned
an art gallery and iron-working studio. She moved to Denver to get away from the snow and
the isolation in 2005. She ushers for The Newman Center and Curious Theater, is a docent
for Denver Botanic Gardens, and co-gardens with a friend.
She loves living in the city,
and she feels privileged to have spent so much time living in the high country.
She has a grown son and daughter who live in other states. She chose Wendy’s Team
because she wanted to work part time, and wanted work that would have heart and meaning.
Andrea moved to Denver from Florida and has been keeping herself busy with a nanny position in addition to working for Wendy's Team. Andrea "defected" to Wendy's Team after working for a short period with another elder care agency. Andrea's sunny personality and every present beautiful smile, makes her a welcome addition to the Team especially during the winter months. Andrea loves hearing the stories our seniors share and because she has no family here in Colorado, she is often "adopted" by our client families.
April found out about Wendy's Team through our veteran Team Member Heather. They had both worked at Continuum as caregivers for developmentally delayed adults in a group home settings. At that time, April was working part time at the Denver zoo and was looking at a part time position where she could continue taking care of adults. Among April's interesting accomplishments is through-hiking the Appalachian Trail with her boyfriend Jake.
Zoe is a Denver native and after graduating from college, she was inspired to become a physical therapist. She is an avid skiier and also works at the Loveland ski shop. Between doing part time work with a chiropracter's office and Wendy's Team, Zoe is in the process of fulfilling the applications requirements for PT school. We wish her all the best in her pursuit of her career.
Taylor went to college in Florida where she met her best friend and veteran Team Member Andrea. Andrea convinced Taylor to move to Denver and work for Wendy's Team. The rest is history.
Laura is a retired registered nurse who has not only worked in a number of clinical settings (intensive care unit, rural hospital, trauma and neurosurgery special unit) but also distinguished herself in the nursing profession as an educator, clinical coordinator and member of multiple committees ranging from education, patient satisfaction, pain management, and medical ethics. She was a speaker at the national level for the National Organ and Tissue Collaborative.
Laura also spends countless hours doing volunteer work for the Denver Botanic Garden, Women's Homeless Initiative and Project Cure and a homeless shelter for women and children. Her other interests include gardening and ushering and patronizing our local theaters.
Jake is our “muscle man”. Jake is our “go to” person when clients need help with lifting, gardening, yard work or household repairs. Jake is quite the comic and is great at bringing out laughter from our clients who might be lonely or depressed.
Jake’s professional experience has been mostly in landscaping for large venues such as resorts and golf courses. Currently he does this kind of work for the Denver Zoo.
Ayla worked with us as a summer intern while working part-time in the marketing department of 5280 magazine. Ayla helped us tremendously with community relations, developing strategic partnerships, and creating promotional materials.
Ayla continues to help us whenever she has time available - not much these days as she pursues her career in sales at Elevated, spends time with her boyfriend Scott and her doggie Skinny.
How we Select and Train our Team Members
Every applicant needs to pass a background check and undergo in-person training to be sensitive and knowledgeable in providing care to seniors.
Wendy’s Team is made up of people who are committed to making a difference in our aging population. We provide care for our neighbors and our communities.
If you like helping people and would like flexible work hours, find out how to become a member of our team.