Please Meet Our Executive Director – Kathy Turben
Born in a small town in central Wisconsin, the youngest of 9, Kathy learned at an early age what it meant to work hard. Her favorite memories are working on the farm with her grandma and grandpa. Kathy loved seeing their love for one another and hearing their stories. When Kathy was a 10, her grandma had a major stroke. Her grandma lived in a nursing home for a year. Kathy would go and see her as often as she could. Since her grandma was unable to speak, Kathy would sit with her grandma and retell her the stories she told Kathy as a little one. She loved having those moments with her grandma.
Kathy’s family moved to Ocala, FL in 1988. Her parents started working in the villages doing residential construction. Kathy followed suit after graduating from Lake Weir High School. She worked for general contractors building assisted living facilities, nursing homes and similar projects. After the economic downturn in 2009, Kathy went back to school. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Long Term Care Administration at the University of South Florida. Go Bulls! Kathy worked at a skilled nursing facility and rehab center in the Orlando area.
In 2018, Kathy started working with Cullison-Wright Construction Corp. With Cullison-Wright, she was involved in the construction of Paddock Ridge. Now Kathy is bringing her education and experience to Paddock Ridge in the role of Executive Director. This will enable our community to thrive. Our residents will be able to find old and new ways to live their best life.