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.
Todd Carsen, Executive Director
Todd joined The Glenn Hopkins in October 2021, bringing his 40+ years of senior-level management experience to a dynamic team of professionals. Todd’s professional leadership experience includes skilled nursing, transitional care/rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, independent living, and adult day services around the Twin Cities area. Todd began his career as a Nursing Assistant while attending Gustavus Adolphus College where he studied Business and Political Science. Upon graduation, he pursued his long-term care administration licensure to becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He most recently obtained his Licensed Assisted Living Director certification. Todd is dedicated to serving seniors and considers this to be his calling and personal ministry. Todd acknowledges the important work the caring team at The Glenn Hopkins does each day and believes in creating an engaging and fun atmosphere to live and work. Todd resides in Golden Valley, MN and is an avid Minnesota Twins fan. In his spare time, he enjoys home improvement projects and attending estate sales.
Teri Harris, Assistant Executive Director
Teri joined The Glenn Hopkins in December 2021, brining over 25 years’ experience in senior housing. She began her career in sales & marketing working her way up to director positions in various continuum of care communities. Providing compassionate care and dignity to residents is something that Teri strives for each day. Teri enjoys working with families and residents to develop relationships built on trust and communication. There is nothing more satisfying to Teri than to see happy residents smiling and enjoying their home. Teri feels privileged to be part of The Glenn Hopkins Senior Living Community. In her spare time Teri enjoys spending time with her adult children, family & friends. She also enjoys being outdoors and camping throughout the Spring to Fall.
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.
Barb Fordyce – Sales and Marketing Advisor
Barb Fordyce comes to The Glenn Hopkins with a past career in in hospital and clinic management, with the goal of ensuring that patients get the right care at the right time and in the right place. A few years ago, her passion for helping others navigate systems translated to assisting seniors and families in finding the “best fit” Senior Living Community, meeting their health, social, financial and location needs and preferences. She believes it is an honor and a privilege to be a guide and resource to seniors and their families during this decision-making process and transition. She is thrilled to now be located at The Glenn Hopkins where she can share all we have that creates a vibrant community.
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”
Janet Larson, Pastoral Care
Janet Larson joined The Glenn Hopkins Pastoral Care team in 2017. Janet comes to us after serving her church community for 30 years in a variety of ministerial services including Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister, visiting the sick and homebound, volunteering her time with Fairview Hospice. Janet studied Clinical Pastoral Education through Fairview Southdale Hospital completing her internship at Ebenezer Care Center. Most recently she graduated from The Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute. Janet and her husband Dave have been married for 38 years and have two adult children. On her time off, Janet enjoys going to their family cabin and spending time with their 6 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.
Mike Cassidy, Pastoral Care
Mike Cassidy recently joined The Glenn from Abbott Northwestern Hospital where he served as a resident chaplain for 18 months. Mike led spirituality groups at the hospital and has years of hospice volunteer experience. Pastoral care is a second career for Mike, previously working in Human Resources. He recently completing a theology degree and five units of clinical pastoral education. Mike is married to his wife Sharon and they have four children and two grandchildren, and is active at his multi-cultural church. Mike loves meeting new people and developing relationships. Mike enjoys nature, following the local sports teams, and devouring pancakes. Blessed to be here!