Our Team Members

Commitment to Service Above and Beyond

Whispering Winds in Bend, OR, has a staff of caring and compassionate professionals who are fully-trained and have extensive experience providing exceptional services to seniors.

Carrie Kasch


Carrie Kasch is the General Manager of Whispering Winds. She has worked for us since 2005. She is honored to be a part of a team that shares the same philosophy and dedication to enriching the lives of our residents. The sense of family that is shared between our residents, their families, and our employees is why Carrie loves coming to work every day!

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Jodi Clugston, Activities Director

Jodi Clugston, Assistant Manager

Jodi Clugston started working for Whispering Winds in 2016. Jodi loves to watch the residents having fun and enjoying life. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know all the residents and their family members. She also loves working with such a great team.

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Angela Vanderpool, Marketing Director

Angela Vanderpool, Marketing Director and Corporate Employee Life Coach


Angela Vanderpool is the Marketing Director at Whispering Winds. She started with us in 2008 and always says – “I have the BEST job in town!” She loves the gift of getting to know all the residents and their family members – they all become like family to her. In 2016, she added the duties of Corporate Employee Life Coach. This allows her to help our employees be the BEST that they can be.

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Judy Duggan, Assistant Manager

Judy Duggan, Community Relations Director


Judy Duggan is the Community Relations Director of Whispering Winds. She started her career with us in 2013. She loves working here because everyone is a part of one, big, extended, happy family. She loves that part of her job duties is to have fun and make people smile. Call her today, and she will show you everything Whispering Winds has to offer.

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Ron Hillard, Housekeeping Manager

Ron Hillard, Hospitality Director


Ron Hillard is the Hospitality Director for Whispering Winds. He started working with us in 2010. The thing he loves most about his job is the residents. Being able to share their stories and memories is truly special.

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Dixie Cate, Dining Room Manager

Dixie Cate, Hospitality Assistant


Dixie Cate is the Hospitality Assistant at Whispering Winds. She began her career with us in 2008. She feels this job is a true blessing in her life. The residents are like family to her. They are supportive, funny, and their histories are amazing. She couldn’t find a happier place to work.

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Josiah Eckersley, Executive Chef

Josiah Eckersley is the Executive Chef at Whispering Winds. He began his career with us in 2013. He loves the freedom and flexibility to make whatever he wants, whether it be extremely complex or rather simple. He says having the freedom and flexibility pushes him to improve his culinary skills every day. He also enjoys managing his cooks to become better. He loves to showcase their strengths and helps them improve their weaknesses. He also enjoys working with the residents and finding solutions to their problems.


Charlene Vieaux, Activity Director

Charlene Vieaux is the Activity Director. She has been with us on and off since 2004. Her favorite part of her job is organizing all the activities and outings, bringing smiles to resident faces. Taking their ideas and making them a reality. Her job brings out the creativity in herself and others. “I get to have fun for a job!"


Cindi Garvie, Fitness Director

Cindi Garvie, Fitness Director


Cindi Garvie started as the Fitness Director for Whispering Winds in 2011. She enjoys every minute. Working with the residents is “like working with family.” She loves the freedom to dream up fitness activities and maintain a robust schedule with the residents. We do everything possible as long as it involves movement, including variety shows, walks, scavenger hunts; you name it, we will try it!

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Lisa Gentz, Fitness Director

Lisa Gentz, Fitness Director

Lisa Gentz started as the Fitness Director for Whispering Winds in 2016. Expanding the Fitness Program to include two Fitness Directors. Lisa is a Certified Personal Trainer and has a degree in Healthy Older Adults Fitness/Fitness Technology. Lisa is looking forward to using her past experience to help expand the Fitness Program at Whispering Winds.

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Dale Wycoff, Maintenance Director

Dale Wycoff, Maintenance Director


Dale Wycoff is the Maintenance Director at Whispering Winds. He started working for us in 2007. His favorite part of his job is helping the residents. He loves making their lives easier so they can just enjoy life.

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