Monday, October 5, 2009

Introducting Connie Tolley & Shannon Thines

Connie Tolley, Residence Director

Connie Tolley, Residence Director for The Windsor, was born in West Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Connie is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's Degree from Bluefield State College, and received her Practitioner's in Gerontology from West Virginia University. Connie has received the honor of being certified by The American College of Health Care Administrator. She is also recognized by the Florida Administration Licensing Board as a Preceptor, a credentialing giving her the privilege of mentoring young leaders in the Senior Housing/HealthCare Industry. Connie has two daughters; both have followed in her foot steps and work in the Senior Housing/HealthCare Industry in Venice. In her free time, you will find Connie playing golf, shopping with her daughters, or shark teeth hunting on the beach. It has been rumored that she is a "Professional Shark Tooth Hunter" with thousands of shark teeth in her collection.

Shannon Thinnes, Marketing Director

Shannon Thinnes, Marketing Director and a graduate of the University of South Florida, brings with her 12 years of experience in the Assisted Living and Senior Housing Industry. "I have been continually impressed by the thoughtfulness and high standards that have gone into the planning and construction of The Windsor of Venice," said Thinnes. "One gland at the plans and I knew I wanted to be part of it." Shannon started her career as a counselor and found that she was working with many older adults; as a result, she became an advocate. It is evident that Shannon is a nurturer; she and her husband have six children. As the children grow older and become more independent, she is replacing them with stray dogs. Much to her husband's dismay, she currently has three! If Shannon is not running her youngest daughter to local dance competitions, you can find her on the river with her three boys fishing their favorite catfish hole. "Its a blessing to live, work, and play in paradise."