MEET OUR TEAM
Although our campus is made from bricks and mortar like all other buildings, it is the employees who work with your loved ones that make all the difference. Please let us introduce you to some of the key staff of our campus who can help you with your comments, questions and concerns regarding senior housing and care needs.
Jen Zinnel, Campus Administrator
As Campus Administrator, Jen brings over 15 years of leadership experience in senior living across the spectrum of care including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Jen joined the team at The Glenn Hopkins in 2015 as Resident Services Director. Jen recently graduated from Leading Age MN’s Leadership Academy—a program designed to grow skills and knowledge in transformational leadership. Forever passionate about serving older adults and their families, Jen’s top priority is to ensure that all residents have an exceptional experience in their home at The Glenn.
Julie Nichols, BSN, RN, Director of Homecare
Julie’ s rich clinical background experiences extends 20 years with a special focus in geriatrics throughout the continuum of care including housing with services, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing communities. Julie’s commitment and passion is to provide exceptional care to The Glenn Hopkins Community members.
Scott Saffert, Director of Marketing
Scott has built his 30+ year career in long term care services working across the continuum of care in skilled nursing, adult day, independent living, assisted living and memory care service communities in a variety of director and social service roles. With a team of dedicated professionals, Scott serves in the Marketing department of The Glenn Hopkins, working with families and seniors seeking housing and service options.
Janet Larson is the newest member on our Pastoral Care team. She began serving The Glenn Hopkins in the fall of 2017. Janet comes to us after serving her church community in a variety of ways for the past 25 years including Eucharistic Minister and Communion visitor to the home bound. She received her Befriender Certification from St. Thomas University and has served in a leadership role for St Bonaventure’s Befriender Program. Janet studied one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education through Fairview Southdale Hospital and completed her internship at Ebenezer Care Center in Minneapolis. She is married with two children and loves to travel to visit her six grandchildren.
Deacon Jim Bauhs, Pastoral Care
Deacon Jim Bauhs joined The Glenn Hopkins Pastoral Care team in 2021. He was ordained in September 2010 and served at Guardian Angels in Chaska, MN for 6 ½ years and St. Joseph in Waconia, MN for 3 ½ years. On November 1, 2020, the Archbishop assigned Jim to serve God and His Church as a Permanent Deacon at St. Michael’s in Farmington. Jim and his wife reside in Burnsville, MN and have been married for 42 years. They have two married children and four grandchildren. Jim’s past career path has been in Information Technology working 33+ years at Cargill, 18 months with a technology startup, four years as Parish Director at St. Hubert’s in Chanhassen, MN and most recently working at parishes in the Archdiocese in Administration and leadership. In Deacon Jim’s ‘spare-time’, he enjoys spending time with family, particularly the grandchildren, being outdoors, and riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle.
Amanda Bochet – Resident Services Director
Amanda joined our team as Resident Services Director in May of 2018. She is a graduate of St. Cloud State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in gerontology and a minor in psychology. Over the past eight years, Amanda has strengthened her passion for serving the senior population working in a variety of long-term care settings. In her role Amanda works with Community Life, Pastoral Care and Social Services to make a positive difference in the lives of the residents at The Glenn Hopkins.
Tammie Ellingson – Office Manager
Started August 2007, 12 years ago
“I love serving the residents and families. Working with a fantastic TEAM at The Glenn Hopkins”
Lisa Whitgrove – Sales & Marketing Advisor
Coming to The Glenn Hopkins in 2014 as a Marketing and Sales Advisor, Lisa uses her years of sales experience, plus her personal journey with her own parents, to help seniors and their families navigate a new stage in their lives. Most important to Lisa is to listen to each senior along with their loved ones and then share information that addresses directly their wants, needs and fears related to making a move to senior housing. Her favorite comment during tours, “Your residents and staff are so friendly, I feel at home”.
Mike Ordorff, Director of Maintenance
Mike’s professional career background started 25 years ago as a plumber for the family business. Over time Mike expanded his skill set into carpentry and as a self-employed carpenter, Mike started Ordorff Maintenance Co. before joining the Carpenter Union to build assisted living complexes. Mike also ventured into property management, and maintenance in the Healthcare Industry before joining the team at The Glenn Hopkins Senior Living Community. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his chocolate lab dog, family, and friends.