Mike Leiter – Executive Director
Mike Leiter just celebrated his one year anniversary as Executive Director for OrrVilla. He has worked in retirement communities for over 20 years starting in western Ohio. He is a Certified Aging Services Professional and a Master’s in Business Administration. He enjoys following baseball and the Baltimore Orioles. He once met Brooks Robinson, a famous Oriole third baseman, and received his autograph. He also enjoys playing some golf and tennis.
“I have found OrrVilla an enjoyable place to work. The staff are very dedicated to their work and providing the needed services for the residents. The residents have been friendly and understanding as I began my new role at OrrVilla in January.” —Mike Leiter
Glenda Stroud – Resident Services Director
Glenda Stroud has been our Resident Services Director at Maple Terrace since September 2004. She began working at Maple Terrace in 1998 as an aide. In 2000, she left to pursue a career in counseling but discovered she missed being a nurse. Glenda is a registered nurse. Receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Olivet Nazarene University in 1987. She, also, has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She has worked as a nurse caring for older adults for the past 25 years.
She attends church at Orrville Harvest Hills Church of the Nazarene where she teaches the teen Sunday School class, sing on the praise team, and coach teen bible quizzing.
“I enjoy working with senior adults because they have volumes of experience and wisdom to share. It is challenging to meet their physical and emotional needs while protecting their sense of independence and individuality. I believe that the staff here at Maple Terrace work hard to provide “person centered” care. Residents are evaluated on admission to determine specific functional care needs but are monitored to determine preferences and what works best for them as an individual.” — Glenda Stroud
Judy Gable – Activities Director
Judy began as Activities Coordinator in 1998. She recently took the position as Activities Director. She loves being outside, camping, bicycling and hiking with her husband, Ken. They are empty nesters now that their three children have grown up and moved away. So, they do a lot of traveling to National Parks. Judy is involved with bible studies and women’s ministries at Grace Church in Wooster.
“I enjoy working with seniors very much, at some point in life, we will all be there, and it has given me a positive outlook on growing older, many of our residents amaze me at how positive they are about life, how strong their faith is and their desire to keep learning new things is an inspiration to me. ” — Judy Gable
Andrea Balizet – Activities Coordinator
She started working for OrrVilla in April 2016. She has an Associate Degree in Human and Social Services from Stark State College. And, has over ten years of experience working with older adults in Social Services and Activities. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenagers and extended family and friends. Her hobbies are: playing tennis, hiking, decorating, reading and traveling.
“The OrrVilla staff are all very positive and genuine with caring for the residents. I love working here with these special residents and wonderful co-workers!” — Andrea Balizet
Karen Gerber – Administrative Assistant
Karen is currently living in Orrville with her husband Ken. She has two grown children, son Jason and wife Beth, and daughter, Jacinta and her husband, Eric. She has four beautiful granddaughters. She enjoys gardening playing piano and spending time with friends and family. She worked at Brenn-Field Nursing Center as Admissions Coordinator and Business Office Assistant.
“I’m really excited to work at OrrVilla and look forward to meeting all of the wonderful staff and residents.”
Kristin and John Lorson – Marketing Team
John and Kristin Lorson began working for OrrVilla in the spring of 2013 as our first Marketing Team. Together, they each collaborate and add individualized training and talent when it comes to promoting this wonderful retirement community. Kristin has a BA in Communications from the University of Akron, with a minor in Advertising. She, also has training in Graphic Design, and printing and newspaper advertising experience. John Lorson has a BS from the University of Akron, and although his formal education was in the sciences, John has years or writing and marketing experience from over 20 years of working in the field of higher education, to writing his own weekly humor column for more than 20 years in the Wooster Daily Record. On weekends you may find John and Kristin touring the countryside on their tandem together. Together logging thousands of miles over Ohio in 28 years of marriage. John is an avid bicyclist and photographer. He has logged hundreds of miles commuting back and forth between Orrville and his job in Millersburg, at The Holmes County Water and Soil Conservation District office, where he works full time as a Soil Technician.
Kristin has her own art business, KristinArt Personality Portraits, that she began 26 years ago. She does commissioned art for customers from all over the country as well as the globe. Kristin and John have three children.
“This job is so rewarding in the sense that, every time I am there and interacting with resident’s, I am reminded of how important ‘community’ is. Being among friends on a daily basis. You could be having a bad day, until you walk through the doors at Maple Terrace. Someone is always there to give you a warm smile and make you feel welcome.” — John Lorson
“And, Maple Terrace has the best coffee in town!” — Kristin Lorson
Randy Murray – Chaplain
Randy Murray began as Chaplain for all of OrrVilla in 2015. He has been to College and seminary-level courses, church camping and pastoral ministry. He enjoys “Back-to-Eden” gardening and is fascinated by things that fly!
“What sets OrrVilla Retirement Community apart is a staff that seeks not to be just hard workers, but above all to be serving joyfully and heartily as unto the Lord!” — Randy Murray
Alice K. Knobloch – Evergreen Place Resident Manager
Alice has been the Evergreen Place Resident Manager since January 1990. She has taken the Certified Occupancy Specialist Training program from the National Center for Housing Management and has kept up to date on the HUD handbook changes throughout the years. Alice and her husband, Scott, have been married for 33 years, and have 2 sons, Cody and Shane, 1 daughter-in-law, Sarah, and 2 precious grandchildren, Colt & Carson. They have a hunting cabin in West Virginia, and enjoy spending weekends there. She, also, enjoys quilting and has made both grandchildren a couple baby quilts, along with several that she made for home and enjoys wrapping up in them with a good book. She loves the outdoors and vacationing out west. In addition to all of her hobbies, she has been a Sunday school teacher for over 30 years and loves helping the little ones learn the songs and stories of the Bible.
“I love hearing the stories and wisdom of my residents and I have learned quite a bit from them down through the years. OrrVilla is a very friendly, compassionate community and I truly enjoy serving my residents.” — Alice K. Knobloch
Jan Croyle – Accountant
Jan began working as our Accountant on June 16th, 2016. She has 30+ years Accounting experience, most recently Operations Manager at Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc., Norton, Ohio. She enjoys children, music, swimming, gardening, traveling, and scrapbooking.
“The greatest asset I have found here at OrrVilla is the people. Those working and living here have been so welcoming and friendly to me and to others. There is much joy to be found in the hearts and smiles of those here in the OrrVilla community.” — Jan Croyle
Megan Hochstetler – Activity Coordinator
Megan Hochstetler has been the Activity Coordinator for the Locust Court and Evergreen Place, independent living since 2013. She has a degree in social work and previously worked in the area of mental health for 8 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, and when she’s not chasing her toddler around, she spends time, trying new recipes and cooking.
“I have always had an interest in interacting with seniors, even from a young age. I have discovered seniors have a lot of wisdom and wonderful stories to share the more you get to know them. Now that I am working at a retirement community, I enjoy creating fun and interesting activities for seniors. My hope is the activities are helping them enjoy this stage of their life.” — Megan Hochstetler
Sandy Hartmann – Groundskeeper/Interior Designer
Sandy Hartmann has been our Groundskeeper since May 2007. Sandy has 15 years of landscaping experience. She is a member of ONLA. She continues her education in this field by attending workshops, seminars and trade shows when they are available. Her interests include: biking, outdoor activities, reading, spending lots of time with my dog, Max.
“Over the years, I have enjoyed getting to know the residents on a more personal level. They have a lot of great stories and wisdom to share and are genuinely grateful for the service that I can provide to them.” — Sandy Hartmann
Noreen Miller – Dining Services Manager
Noreen was born in Orrville, presently lives in Apple Creek. She has also lived in Arizona, Illinois, and Wisconsin. She has two brothers, both of which live in Wisconsin. Noreen enjoys reading, fishing, playing games, cross stitch, and having time with family and friends. She joins us as the Dining Services Manager, having worked in other healthcare settings and most recently, with the retail restaurant business, Dutch Kitchen.
“I’m excited to come to work at OrrVilla with all the people who live and work here.” — Noreen Miller