Kelly Raske: Executive Director 

Kelly Raske has always had an interest in all facets of senior living, creating and developing memory care programming and selling exceptional senior living for over 15 years.  Kelly has established herself as a leader in the industry and has become a resource to many seniors looking for housing options.  All her communities have won awards for being the top leaders in the nation in senior housing.  Her goal is to build a team rich with kind and creative leaders striving for excellence in senior lifestyle communities. Offering the most informative and the latest available resources for all seniors to enjoy the benefits of living at The Grand at Twin Lakes is important to Kelly!

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs and reading a great new book! She also cherishes time spent with her 89-year-old grandmother, with whom she has a close relationship.

Judy Nordschow: Director of Sales & Marketing

Tim Russell: Director of Dining Services

Tim oversees all of the dining operations at The Grand. Tim didn’t pick cooking – it picked him! At a young age, he was inspired by his mom who cooked for her 7 children. Tim was happy to lend her a hand in the kitchen any chance he got! At 13, Tim started his first job cooking pizzas. Years later he graduated from Kendal College with a degree in Culinary Arts. He’s worked in many restaurants and senior living communities and has been an executive chef over 20 years. What he loves most about working at The Grand is our friendly atmosphere and formulating relationships with residents and hearing their stories of their past.  Tim makes it a priority that residents are happy and satisfied and loves the appreciation and feedback he gets.

Outside of work, you’ll find Tim recharging on his boat on his lake in Wisconsin or in the woods on his four wheelers with his family.

Caroline Hempleman: Life Enrichment Manager

As the Life Enrichment Manager, Caroline is responsible for planning and executing all the events and activities at The Grand. The Life Enrichment office focuses on creating Purpose Driven Programming for our residents and community. Caroline comes to us with a background in anthropology and religion and has a passion for finding the intersection of where worldview meets health and wellbeing. She believes the key to staying healthy is being active and involved, so she loves getting to work hands on with the residents to do that each day.

Outside of her work at The Grand, Caroline enjoys being with her family and friends, and spending time outside in nature. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing and reading, ideally from the comfort of a hammock.

Gerald Raap: Maintenance Supervisor

Jerry has always had a special respect for older adults; he took care of his grandfather who was given one month to live, but who lived on 7 years under his care.

His expertise is in remodeling, plumbing, building engineering, and roofs. Jerry brought his 40+ years of experience to the senior living industry three years ago.

When not at The Grand, Jerry is picking up extra shifts at another senior living community and cares for his 93-year-old mom each morning and evening. He is most proud of raising his two kids on his own, who are two professional adults today.

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