Hello, my name is Tammy Kucera, and I am the Executive Director here at The Shores of Lake Phalen. I have been in senior living for over 30 years starting as a Nursing Assistant. I have been a Director of Medical Records for a skilled nursing facility before returning to school again for Assisted Living. I am the proud parent of 2 sons, and we have recently added 2 granddaughters to our family. My passion for serving our residents has been a long-standing commitment to the best generation on earth.
Business Office Manager
Hello, my name is Paula Hindahl, and I am the Business Office Manager here at The Shores of Lake Phalen. I worked for Chisago County for 26 years before coming to The Shores in 2018. My experience as a Financial Worker with Chisago County has given me the opportunity to help families navigate senior care finances.
My husband and I have 3 children and in my spare time I love going to all their activities and we enjoy camping as a family. I truly enjoy coming to work every day and serving our families in the best way possible.
Director of Culinary Services
Hello, my name is Scott I am the Culinary Director here at The Shores of Lake Phalen.
I am a Le Cordon Bleu graduate with over 30 years of experience. I have worked everything from Fast food, as a teenager, to working for a James Beard-winning chef, and everything in between.
My love for cooking has to be attributed to my Mom. She was an excellent cook and got me involved in the kitchen at an early age. I started baking cookies with her around 4 years old and I was cooking family holiday meals by the time I was 12.
In my free time I like to see live music, go fishing with my daughter, spending time with family and friends.
Director of Health and Wellness
My name is Jenessa Cahow, and I am the Director of Health and Wellness at The Shores of Lake Phalen.
I have been a nurse since 2008 and during that time I have worked in hospice and assisted living. I enjoy working with our seniors and learning about the amazing things they have accomplished.
I’m married and have a daughter. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with family, my animals, and baking.
Director of Community Relations
My name is Jeremy Martin, I am the Director of Community Relations at The Shores Of Lake Phalen. I started in senior care in 2015 as a Life Enrichment aide for a memory care community. I grew to love the people I was working with after day one. Once I started in the Community Relations role, I found a new love for helping families find comfort during the transition life has put in their hands when moving a loved one into senior care. Making sure families are comfortable is my focus along with finding their loved one a new forever home.
I am a fun loving and upbeat father of two beautiful children, and I always look for the bright side of every situation life puts on my plate. My little ones keep me on my toe’s every day. When we have free time, we like to get out of the city, and we really enjoy playing in the dirt while camping. Long walks around the lake by our home, is where you will find us on a weekend morning.
My name is Katrina Korbel, and I am the Activities Director at The Shores of Lake Phalen. I began my journey in healthcare 14 years ago. I went to college right after high school for Business and Marketing, but it just didn’t quite feel right. I then shifted into healthcare and became a Certified Nursing Assistant. I have had extensive training and many hours of experience in Dementia Care. I have worked at a couple of different Assisted Living communities in WI, and then for six years, in St Paul at Midwest Special Services, I lead a room of elderly residents that had Dementia with Disabilities. It was quite challenging but, so rewarding. It taught me all the hands-on experience that I brought to The Shores. I have been at The Shores for almost four years now and I couldn’t think of a better job to possibly have! I’m honored that I get to have fun every day with the residents, to entertain, and make their last phase of life the best that I can for them.
When I’m not at work I spend my time with my husband, Jeff, and my two Yorkies. We love to go camping, snowmobiling, and enjoy our underground pool as much as we can with the short summers we have up here!
Assistant Director of Nursing
Hi, my name is Robin Neubauer, and I am the Assistant Director of Nursing here at The Shores of Lake Phalen.
I started my healthcare career as a CNA and after 10 years I received my LPN Degree. I have worked for 6 years in the clinic/hospital setting and then 5 years with Assisted Living and Memory Care. I have worked for The Shores of Lake Phalen for 4 years and I absolutely love the residents, my co-workers, and my job.
I just recently was married and have 3 children and 4 grandchildren with a 5th on the way! In my spare time, I love to be outside camping, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Katie Kinzel, RN
Hello, my name is Katie Kinzel and I have been RN clinical coordinator at the Shores of Lake Phalen since August of 2019. I have worked as a nurse in senior care for over 15 years and take great pride in helping others. I am married and we have a 5-year-old daughter that keeps us on our toes. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, gardening, and playing Bingo.
Memory Care Director
Hello, my name is Kayla Corbett. I am the Memory Care Coordinator. I have worked in the health field for over 5 years. I have worked at The Shores of Lake Phalen for almost four years. I started here as a Resident Assistant. After a year I transferred departments and was the Concierge for one year. I recently this last year became the Memory Care Coordinator. I love working here at The Shores along with all the employees, residents, and their families.
I recently just got married to my husband, Kevin. We have one daughter and one fur child. In our spare time as a family, we love to spend our time on the boat, camping, and 4 wheeling.