Operations is everchanging requiring flexibility and adaptability. Plans change, and we make sure the business can change and grow in conjunction. The enjoyment of working in operations comes from interacting with all departments and levels. The connections built with my colleagues through these conversations and shared goals deepens my understanding of the business. Our relationships perpetuate honesty about where the organization can improve as a whole unit instead of individual departments.
Senior housing operations is where I have built my career, but it is certainly not what I envisioned. I always planned on becoming a doctor and obtained my Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Florida, but after a semester at University of South Florida I realized it was no longer what drove me. With a passion for business and healthcare I fell into the senior housing world and never looked back. I started with a small ALF owner/operator group and helped build the company over 7 years. In that time, I developed the entire structure from the ground up as we grew from 100 beds to close to 1,000. Concurrently, I obtained my Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida and grew from an administrator in training to the Vice President of Operations. I was brought into the SRI family to help continue our significant success.
SRI is uniquely positioned as a management company to bring maximum value and growth to our ownership groups and employees. It starts with our vision of treating others how we would like to be treated. Because of that core tenet, the operations of the communities we manage and employees within them are the main priority. Building upon this strong foundation is a company that is small enough to easily maneuver within a rapidly changing industry, but large enough to offer the resources and services even the largest of investor groups would find valuable.