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

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, 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, Director of Culture Engagement

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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Geoff Lefebvre, Dining Room Manager

I came to the United States in April 2012 and lived in the San Diego Area for 5 years. I moved to Bend to raise my little Boy, Ambroise, because it seemed to be the best place to enjoy a family and the good life. Professionally speaking, I graduated in 2010 in Paris, earning an associate degree in hospitality management. For the last 10 years I’ve enriched my experience by only working in the food service industry among some of the best places in Europe and the States.

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Troy Stauffer, Executive Chef

Troy Stauffer joined the Whispering Winds community as the Executive Chef in 2019. He is a 2008 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. In 2009, he and his family returned to the Pacific Northwest to be close to family. He enjoys leading a great culinary team at Whispering Winds to bring excellent food to the residents.

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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 residents 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!"

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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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Jacob Witherspoon, Maintenance Director

I was raised by my grandparents in Eastern Oregon. Everything I know, I learned from working with my grandfather on the farm. Being raised by my grandparents is why I love working in senior communities. I knew I wanted to work maintenance when I was a kid and it has never changed.

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