SpringShire Welcomes Marketing Director Valerie Gostele!
The SpringShire team welcomes Valerie Gostele, our newest team member in Greenville. Ms. Gostele comes to SpringShire by way of Chicago, where for the past 8 ½ years she guided families and future residents through the moving process at a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lincolnshire, IL. Valerie found a great deal of joy in listening to future residents and learning about their stories.
She explains, “Their stories of life and personal experiences made me admire and respect them for their wisdom and tenacity.”
Prior to working in senior living, Ms. Gostele held Sales Manager positions with Hyatt and Marriott hotels. Her career path has always been in the customer service & and marketing arena. It was in these positions that she found a passion for working with the senior population. Valerie’s compassion for seniors stemmed from her close relationship with her parents who left an indelible mark on her. She became a part of her father’s support system who lived with her for the last 10 years of his life.
From this experience, she tells us, “I truly believe the need for great camaraderie, comprehensive health care options, superb amenities and an overall fun and active lifestyle must be available to people in their retirement years.”
Valerie moved to NC in late 2016 to be closer to her daughter, Liz, a kindergarten teacher and to be farther away from the Windy City winters. She continues to cheer on the World Series-champions Chicago Cubs baseball team. Valerie’s son, Patrick, continues to hold the torch in her hometown working as an editor/videographer/cameraman for the Chicago Cubs.
Valerie brings to SpringShire a compassion and understanding to discussing and making the decision to move into a Life Plan retirement community.
Valerie states, “I look forward to being a part of the success of this beautiful SpringShire community representing the richness and history of Greenville and its residents. It will be my pleasure to assist future residents to select a place to call home.”
Ms. Gostele promises to make an effort to meet each of our future residents to learn more about their decision to move to this community. You may be receiving a call from her soon!