Rachel Davenport, Executive Director
Rachel joined Legacy Village of Castle Pines in August 2017. She has a wide range of experience in the senior living industry and has served as a Vice President of Resident Care, Executive Director and Wellness Director. It was her close relationship to a grandmother, who lived with dementia, that lead her to a career in senior living. Rachel is passionate about empowering team members to provide excellent care and services in a person-directed and growth-oriented culture. Rachel is a Colorado native and lives in Castle Rock with her husband and two sons.
Michelle Newitt, Marketing Director
Michelle was born and raised on the East Coast, moving to Colorado in 2006. Growing up in Cecilton MD, many of her fond memories include her grandmother Lillian. While eating cucumbers straight from her garden, attending bingo nights at the local fire hall, and especially to working by her side at the local ice cream shop, Michelle's grandmother taught her to appreciate the little things in life and to help other people whenever you can. As a Marketing Director she is able to help people each and every day with making the best choice possible for their loved ones. Michelle has three amazing children; together they enjoy adventurous road trips back to Maryland, eating blue crabs and putting their toes in the sand.
Kazoua Lee, Assistant Administrator
Kazoua serves as the Assistant Administrator responsible for managing Assisted Living and The Cottage for Legacy Village of Castle Pines. Prior to joining Legacy Village of Castle Pines team, Kazoua worked as a Director of Assisted Living/Administrator; she has successfully been involved in four start-up senior living communities in the Colorado area. Kazoua has a passion for serving older adults and specializes in dementia. She earned her Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Independence University and her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration focused in Gerontology from College America of Denver, Colorado. Kazoua is a Colorado native. She embraces the possibilities when not working through travel, photography, graphic design, going to the mountains and spending time with friends and family.
Stephanie Magdziasz, Administrative Assistant
Stephanie was born and raised in California. She and her family have lived in Colorado for the last 28 years. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her grandchildren and her husband. She enjoys baking especially around the holidays. She believes that a little bit of glitter sparkle goes a long way and puts a smile on everyone’s face. She is very excited to be part of the Legacy family and is looking forward to growing within the company. Stephanie enjoys meeting new people and making friendships with residents and their families.
Phil Zeltsar, Dining Services Director
Phil began his culinary career at a young age by studying culinary arts for two years at Nashua High School in New Hampshire. After graduating college with a Culinary Arts degree, Phil worked in fine dining restaurants and hotels. Phil was featured as a Top Chef of Tampa Bay in Southern Living Magazine. Phil enjoys competing in culinary competitions. He earned a medal as a top performer in a American Culinary Federation hot food competition. Phil decided to move from restaurants to senior living communities because it provided him the opportunity to build relationships with his customers and make a difference in their lives. Phil’s cooking style is best described as layers of texture and flavor. Phil enjoys putting his culinary skills to good use by participating in fundraising campaigns for non-profit organizations, including the Make a Wish Foundation and Relay for Life.
Jennifer Mendenhall LPN, Resident Care Coordinator
Jennifer became a nurse in 2005, and chose a career as a long-term care nurse with heavy emphasis on dementia and alzheimer’s disease. She quickly realized this is her passion. In 2011, she left skilled nursing and relocated to Colorado with her family. When not working, Jennifer enjoys time spent with her husband and four children. Jennifer joined Legacy Village in January 2018. She is very excited to be part of a very experienced team and looks forward to growing with Legacy Village while developing relationships with all the residents and families.
Darcy Senador, Life Enrichment Director
Darcy is a transplant from Meridian, Idaho. Darcy grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and has always had a strong love for the older population. She comes to us with 10 years of assisted living and memory care experience. She loves to plan events that bring her residents and their families closer together, even when loss of memory is the diagnosis. Once on a riverboat cruise, an older gentleman asked to have his picture taken with her, the joy that was on his face for that one simple act of kindness, set her on her path to work in senior living. Darcy has 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren. When Darcy is not working, she loves to hang out with her husband, and see her kids and grandkids as much as she is able. Darcy is thrilled to join Legacy Village, and excited to explore Colorado.
Lee Hostetter, Maintenance Director
Born and raised in Denver, Lee joined the Navy after high school and served four years in the Philippines and Japan. Lee served as a Deputy Sheriff in Jefferson County for 13 years. He started a career in senior living in 2002. He has experience in Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. Lee is an avid sports fan and loves all the local teams. He has been married since 1983 to his wife, Christina, and has four grown boys and one very spoiled granddaughter.