Meet the Skelleys'
When Larry and Donene were trying to find a place for her grandmother in rural New Mexico they were faced with the same questions that many of us have with aging loved ones. Where do we go? Larry had a dream to build the perfect home to serve these families in need, Donene was a little more hesitate, how could we ever build something like this? Larry said, "Hide and Watch" and the rest is history...
With a background in general contracting Larry was inspired to build not just a "facility" but a home where loved ones would feel comfortable, well cared for and loved. Donene, a past caregiver herself, helped create and furnish the perfect home to serve 16 residents or less. Making sure that these small ratios meant more one on one care for our residents, as well as creating a family atmosphere in a home setting. Since opening their first home in 2005, their dream has grown to 20 homes spread throughout New Mexico and Texas, serving over 240 families.
Dallen has been an intricate part of the company since the beginning being involved with the planning and construction of the first five homes built, including their opening and operations. Dallen brings to the company a wealth of knowledge and a new aspect of what it takes to manage the Assisted Living Homes so that they can be fully occupied and profitable while still focusing on the care that makes the company unique and different while maintaining the “caring for each resident as an individual” mentality.
My name is Gina Marie Sproule. I am a retired elementary school teacher. In that profession I was teacher of the year in both Arizona and New Mexico. It was a career that was as rewarding as it was challenging. I loved the puzzle of it all, solving the problems and difficulties of my students and teaching them to solve and overcome their weaknesses turning them into strengths.
Regional Operations Officer, NM
I’d like to introduce myself. I am Stephanie Molina. I’ve been in the health care industry as a professional my entire life. When I left the hospital and the doctors’ offices settings, I came to GoodLife. I have been certified nursing assistant, CNA, since 1996. I’ve also been a certified medical assistant, CMA for over ten years.
Regional Operations Officer, TX
With an entrepreneurial spirit and owner of business in childcare that served over 500 families in the Austin, TX area, Jennalee found her calling after her grandmother had a stroke in 2012 and became her caregiver. After navigating the "ins and outs" of medicare, rehab, home health, and finally skilled nursing, Jennalee wanted to continue her passion for serving seniors. She completely changed career paths and ever since has strive to serve as many seniors as she can touch. "Serving those that have built the world that we live in now is an honor and a privilege."
Jennalee provides operational support to our DFW area homes. When she is not found in a GoodLife home, she can be found spending time with her husband, Michael and son, Charlie.