Meet the Team


Tammy-Kucera Tammy Kucera

Executive Director

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.

Paula-Hindahl Paula Hindahl

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.

Scott Flewelling Scott Flewelling

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.

Jenessa Jenessa Cahow

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.

J-Martin Jeremy Martin

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.

Karen Karen Stafford

Memory Care Activity Coordinator

I am the Memory Care Activity Coordinator, and I love getting to know the residents and their families.

Each day is a new day of possibilities, and an opportunity to brighten someone’s day! What a blessing it is to be at The Shores of Lake Phalen. Working with seniors for over 10 years has been the most rewarding experience. Come enjoy an activity with us!

In my time away from the community, I love to spend it with my 4 awesome children, and 4 wonderful grandchildren.

Katie-Kinzel Katie Minke, RN

Clinical Director

Hello, my name is Katie Minke and I am the RN clinical coordinator here at The Shores of Lake Phalen. It has been my pleasure to serve within this community since August of 2019. I have been a nurse since 2006 and find the greatest sense of fulfillment and joy working and caring for seniors.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my daughter, Olivia, who is full of energy and keeps me on my toes. I also enjoy being out doors gardening, fishing or just taking a walk to take in the beauty of nature.

Brittany Monten Brittany Monten

Activities Director

My passion is working with seniors, and I love planning and doing activities with them and their families! My experience over the years working with seniors has led me to my passion of serving, and just making sure everyone is having fun, being active and engaged! What a blessing it is to come to The Shores of Lake Phalen every day, and know we have a day of fun planned!

When I am not working, I love to go on long walks, camping, and fishing with my 3 beautiful children and husband.

Brandon Jackson Brandon Jackson

Director of Maintenance

Hello, my name is Brandon Jackson. I am the Director of Maintenance for The Shores of Lake Phalen. I have over 20 years’ experience in building, commercial, and residential properties. I am the proud father to two beautiful children. I attended Penn State in Pennsylvania for business administration and graduated from Hubert H. Humphrey with a culinary degree.

In my spare time, I enjoy state of the art video games and home improvement projects. My passion is to help residents smile while fixing requested items.