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Leadership that follows your lead.

Meet our dedicated team of professional listeners and catalysts.

An integral aspect of Creative Living is to empower residents to forge their own paths and pursue their unique inspirations and aspirations—to remain their own leaders.

That’s why members of the leadership team that we’ve handpicked and hired to serve our residents are, first and foremost, great listeners. They’re also great at thinking outside of the box and raising bars to higher standards.

Meet them now:

David Weidert
Executive Director

David brings to MonteCedro a genuine devotion to the service of senior living. He has a track record of community management successes, as well as an exceptional degree of health care expertise. As Executive Director, he is also keeper of our Creative Living philosophy and culture.

Prior to joining ECS and MonteCedro, David has held senior positions at Marriott Senior Living Services, Front Porch Communities & Services, the National Benevolent Association, and the Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home. He's previously served as executive director at other large, multi-level communities, as well as a health care administrator, and directly managed resident service teams, acting as both a resident advocate and the staff leader.

David holds a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from George Washington University. His many licenses and certifications attest to his varied abilities. He holds nursing home administration licenses in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also has a Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE) administrator certification, is a graduate of the national certification program for retirement housing professionals, and a fellow in the Washington, D.C., Area Geriatric Education Center Consortium.

“I made the decision early on in my career to work in the not-for-profit senior living community environment because here we can make the best decisions based on the what’s best for the residents. This also means we can focus on customer service, first, last and always.”

Gloria Felix
Director of Dining Services

Chef Gloria Felix is a native of Southern California, and graduated from the prestigious California School of Culinary Arts—Le Cordon Bleu Program in 2001. From there, she has worked behind the stoves of many of the top restaurants in Los Angeles, including Vida, Lucques, AOC, Grace, and Jar. She counts some of L.A.’s pre-eminent chefs as her mentors, particularly Suzanne Goin of Lucques, AOC, and Tavern and Neil Fraser of Grace and Redbird.

Additionally, Chef Felix earned her certification in Authentic Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN)- the art of pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven according to an –old culinary tradition. She trained with Pepe Miele of Antica Pizzeria, the only Los Angeles member of the VPN.

Chef Felix was also the on camera Sous chef to Gordon Ramsay on the reality hit show Hell’s Kitchen for two seasons, as well as behind the scene sous chef on Kitchen Nightmares.
Felix also worked as a culinary producer on hit shows such as Top Chef for Bravo and Say it to my Face for the FYI network.

Chef Felix was the owner and Executive Chef at reservoir Restaurant. She is thrilled for the opportunity to serve the community of Altadena as the Director of Dining Services.

Terry Quigley
Chief Operations Officer

Terry’s education, background and experience provide the optimal combination to lead operations for all ECS communities. She has over 30 years experience in health care, home- and community-based services and financial planning. She holds both a nursing home administrator license and an RCFE administrator certification. Terry received her BA from University of California San Diego in Psychology and a master's degree in Social Work from San Diego State University.

Rebecca Gruett
Regional Director of Life Enrichment

Rebecca Gruett joined the senior living industry four years ago with a passion to empower older adults by uniting creative development, program planning, and community outreach. In 2012, Rebecca was promoted to the position of Director of Life Enrichment to oversee the life enrichment program for Episcopal Communities & Service’s newest community development, MonteCedro. Rebecca has developed an industry-recognized lifelong learning program for older adults, created and taught numerous healthy-living educational curriculums, and spoken at industry conferences on the significance of lifestyle development in senior living communities. Rebecca also works extensively within the greater community to develop long-term partnerships with local nonprofit organizations and landmark institutions.

In 2014, Rebecca was promoted to Regional Director of Life Enrichment to develop life enrichment programming for all Episcopal Communities & Services campuses. Prior to her career in senior living, Rebecca has 15 years of combined professional experience in the health care, financial services, hospitality, and retail industries. Rebecca is a former small-business owner with two separate degrees in communications and behavioral sciences.

James Rothrock
President and CEO

Prior to joining Episcopal Communities & Services in January, 2003 as Chief Financial Officer, James was a financial health care consultant for Trilogy Healthcare Group, Inc. He provided consulting services to chief financial officers throughout the United States, providing professional assistance with Medicare and Medicaid cost reports, as well as operational financial analysis. Prior to Trilogy, James was the CFO for Grace Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Winona Lake, Indiana.

James received his M.B.A. with concentration in finance and B.A.S. in Organizational Management from Pepperdine University and Goshen College, respectively. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Indiana. He served in the U.S. Navy as Petty Officer Storekeeper and was in charge of the management of nuclear reactor parts and chemical storerooms. He received a Letter of Commendation during his service in the Navy. James has also served as treasurer of a non-profit organization that provides youth camps for handicapped children, and training for their parents.

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