Presidential Ponderings August 2022
Approximately 13 years ago, Tyler Sell came to work for Londonderry Village. He was a very personable young man with a great sense of humor and a set of biceps that indicated he was no stranger to lifting weights. He also had great genes, being the grandson of our beloved Dietary Aide Barb Minnich! We split his time between the Grounds department and the Dietary department. Eventually he became full-time in Dietary, where he excelled at creating and operating the delivery systems that kept the Green Houses supplied with food and supplies.
As most of you are aware, over time Tyler learned new skills, and grew in his maturity, to the point where he became one of our Assistant Food Service Managers. Tyler was instrumental in the opening of our Seasons restaurant, where he trained and managed the Wait Staff. Sensing his talents, Londonderry Village sponsored Tyler’s college courses where he earned his Certified Dietary Manager degree. It was a pleasure seeing his career taking off at such a young age.
Tyler recently left Londonderry Village to take a Director’s position at the Long Home in Lancaster. Though sad to see him go, I am personally happy to see him continue the upward trajectory of his career path, and I wish him continued success. Before closing, I would like to share two last observations:
• Tyler met his (now) wife, Sarah, when both of them were working as Dietary Aides for LV. They were a cute couple, and many of us remember the year they dressed as Flintstones characters (Bam-Bam and Pebbles) for Halloween! They are now the proud parents of two young daughters, and Sarah works as a nurse at Masonic Village.
• Tyler was a perfect fit for our Green House philosophy of caregiving, because his great personality was a natural for forming the types of relationships we aspire to create. He was a friend to all. You can’t improve on that.
Godspeed Tyler! Stop back and see us sometime.
Thanks for listening,
Jeff Shireman, CEO