Tiffany’s parents were both in the Army and serving in Heidleberg, Germany, when she was born. They remained in Germany for about 3 years before returning to the States. As a military family, they moved around a bit, eventually living in Reston for 8 years before settling in Charlottesville, Virginia, where Tiffany spent her teenage years. She ran track for 4 years in high school and is proud to have placed third as a district shot put champion despite her competitors having greater muscle mass. After high school she went on to Christopher Newport University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology.
Tiffany has known since her high school years that she wanted to work with older adults. As a teenager she answered an ad for a companionship role with Home Instead Senior Care. She discovered that she loved the work and continued to work with her clients during school breaks for the next few years. After graduating from college, having no job, and realizing that she didn’t want to stay in her childhood home forever, she sent off many job applications. At that time Ingleside at King Farm in Rockville was just starting up and advertised for an Activity Assistant. She was invited to come for an interview and drove over 6 hours in a snowstorm to get there. As she entered the building she slipped and fell splat on the ice in front of the interviewers. She didn’t let the embarrassing mishap deter her and was offered the job that day. She grew in her career at Ingleside for 6 years before coming to GHBC as Cultural Arts Manager and has since become the Director of Life Enrichment.
When not at GHBC, Tiffany loves to cook what she describes as “elevated comfort food”. She is extremely happy to have bought a house in DC where she is greeted by Koda, her 1 year old boxer puppy. Tiffany also loves to travel and has been to 9 countries in the last 4 years. Her most memorable experience was in Chiang Mai, Thailand when she spent 3 hours at an elephant rescue sanctuary where she swam in the river with them and scrubbed the whiskers on the top of their heads.
Tiffany is proud to have over 16 years of experience working with older adults and is thankful for her Goodwin House family and Life Enrichment team. “Every day is rewarding, full of joy and lots of laughter. I am grateful”.