Meet Our Team!
Stonebay of Orono Senior Living is devoted to providing outstanding senior living options for our residents. We are a well-designed senior community where Family Values and Family Care are more than a slogan it’s the core of who we are. Delivering great customer service is our top priority at Stonebay of Orono and is created by building passionate and skilled care teams who get to know our residents as if they were family.
Jake Schneider - Executive Director
I recently moved to the area with my family of 4 and 2 German Shepards. I am a passionate MN Sports fan and enjoy hunting, fishing, snowmobiling or just being outdoors. In addition, I love coaching and cheering on my 2 children in the multiple sports they each play. I have been working in healthcare for over 20 years; I started my career as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in a small nursing home up north. Throughout my journey I have worked alongside many wonderful leaders who have blessed me with some great opportunities—I have learned so much from each, for which I am forever grateful. I have been an Executive Director for the past 9 years and thoroughly enjoy it. Being a part of so many individuals’ lives—whether it be my coworkers’, residents’, or the family members’ lives—is what I truly appreciate. I do view this role as a calling, and each and every day I try to give my full attention and focus to the team, residents and their families. Building relationships, making people smile and being trusted by so many to ensure the health and safety of their loved ones is my goal. I am excited to be here at Stonebay of Orono! Feel free to stop by my office to say hi.
Holly DiNella- Bethke - Life Enrichment Director
I love the outdoors and hiking with my dog in my free time and also being creative with painting.
Something that you love about working with seniors/Stonebay: I get to use my creativity to get people moving and involved in activities.
Lauren Martinovich - Sales and Marketing Director
I recently moved to Mound. I am excited to spend this summer near the lake. I enjoy being outside and exploring all the amenities that the surrounding area has to offer.
Something that you love about working with seniors/Stonebay: I was a CNA prior to this job and love that I can still enjoy the company of the seniors and hear all of their stories from the past and the wisdom they have to offer. ‘
Robert Kutscher - Food Service Director, Executive Chef
Having worked as a chef in many local dining establishments over the last 15 years I learned scratch cooking and many culinary skills that have helped me succeed as a Chef. I have even had the opportunity to help open a restaurant in a Hotel. , I have always gravitated towards providing the fine dining experience after learning how to cook and prepare excellent ingredients. I have worked at establishments such as Kincaids - Fish Steak and Chop House as well as Pinstripes – Bistro, Bowling and Boce and even opened up Café Urbana – located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington MN as the restaurant Chef. My goals are to continue training myself to apply the Dietary Needs of our residents on a daily basis to the food served in our dining room at meal times while always considering the dining experience and presentation of our food.
Working at Stonebay has given me purposeful work where I can directly impact the community that I serve. I can feel the affirmation and the appreciation of the hard work put in and efforts given to each hour as we navigate our next challenges. The Seniors here are family to me and will be treated as such, with compassion, empathy, and respect most of all. I love to listen and always have an ear.
Jessica Saba, - Business Office Director
I live in southern Minnesota with my husband, Kevin; daughters Emily and Lauren; and Maggie the cat. I have worked in a variety of jobs including Children’s Book Publishing, Freelance Writing, Office Management, and I am very excited to be a part of the Stonebay family. In my free time, I love to read, do watercolor painting, and spend time outdoors hiking or on the water.
I was very excited about the opportunity to come to Stonebay because I truly enjoy getting to work in such a positive environment filled with so many new people. I look forward to spending time with the residents and learning more about their lives.
Wendy Risschmiller, - Registered Nurse
I live in the northern suburbs with my yorkie Rosie, I also have daughter Lynsey who is currently working in the design world in Texas (location changes often).
I worked part-time in a Memory Care and knew it was my passion to assist seniors get quality care. My daughter graduated and moved away; I decided it was my time.
I plugged away at college and then graduated from St. Catherines University.
My experience has been in urgent care, long term care, adult day programs hospice but mainly in memory care and assisted livings..
I truly love to see a building come together and become a community; I am thankful and blessed to be in this field.