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.
Shannon Bennett started her career with Whispering Winds as the Assistant Manager in 2023. Her favorite part of the job is her relationships and connections with the residents and staff. She has been in Bend since 2004. She has spent most of her career in Central Oregon in Marketing in the Health Care and Senior Industry. In addition, Shannon is a very active member of the Rotary Club of Greater Bend and served as President of the Club for two terms. She has been nominated as Woman of the Year through the Bend Chamber and won the Most Accomplished Under 40 Award in 2018. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Bend Class of 2019.
Shannon enjoys volunteering and helping with fundraisers and sits on her Rotary Club’s board of Directors. When not working and volunteering, she spends her free time reading, painting, and exploring Central Oregon with her two dogs and fiancée Nick.
Amber Mcglynn joined the Whispering Winds community as an executive chef in 2020. She loves working here because she gets to travel the world through food. She enjoys bringing her passion and creativity to create culinary delights for the residents and staff. Amber is excellent at working with the residents who have dietary restrictions and helping them find delicious food that will fit into their diets.
Talitha started as our activity director in 2020. She moved to the area from Fairbanks, Alaska. Talitha is a firm believer of “home is where the heart is” and has undoubtably found a home right here at Whispering Winds. She loves the atmosphere and seizes every opportunity to engage with our residents. She is no stranger to customer service and entertainment; she finds her position the perfect opportunity to utilize her skillset and ensure everyone is having a top-notch time here at Whispering Winds!
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.
Erin started her career with Whispering Winds in 2013. During this time, Erin has worked with almost every department. This experience makes her the perfect person to be our Service and Development Manager; you will likely find Erin all over the building, helping all departments wherever she is needed. Erin also loves working with our employees and creating an inclusive culture.