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Steven L. Minter, MHA, LNHA

Executive Director of Warwick Forest Retirement Community

Steve has served in the senior living profession for over 30 years. He joined Riverside in 2019 as Administrator at The Gardens at Warwick Forest. In his role as the Executive Director of Warwick Forest Retirement Community, Steve has responsibility for all operations which include the oversight and coordination of the services received by those who currently call or will call Warwick Forest home. Those services include but are not limited to dining, housekeeping, buildings and grounds maintenance, resident services (including event planning/ activities, wellness & fitness, and chaplaincy services), nursing services, security and marketing/sales. 

Prior to joining Riverside, he has held progressive leadership positions including General Manager for SeniorCorp, a private duty home care provider in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Director of Operations for Sentara Life Care Corporation in Norfolk, Virginia. In his career, he has been involved in a variety of senior living operations including adult day health care, meals on wheels programs and Program for All Intensive Care for the Elderly (PACE). He is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from East Carolina University and a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University. He has remained active in the community serving on numerous state and local boards including Chairman of the Board for the Department of Medical Assistance Services in Virginia, and at-large board membership for Shell Point Village, Florida’s largest single-site Continuing Care Retirement Community. Steve and his wife, Julie, enjoy spending time with their son, Steven, his wife, Morgan, and son Matthew.

 

Stephanie Hertz

Stephanie Hertz

Marketing Director

Stephanie Hertz joined the Warwick Forest community in October 2020 as the Marketing Manager. In May of 2021, she accepted the role of Director of Marketing. Stephanie is a graduate of the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Education with emphasis in Curriculum Development and Instruction for Gifted Education and is currently working toward her MBA. With over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, Stephanie loves meeting new people and helping them find their perfect new home at Warwick Forest. While originally from South Carolina, she lived all over the US while her father was in the Air Force and moved to Virginia in 1993. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, relaxing on the beach, and working on her various artistic ventures.

 

Bree Watson

Bree Watson

Marketing Manager

Bree began her career at Warwick Forest in March of 2018 as the Marketing Coordinator before accepting the role of Marketing Manager later that year.  Bree graduated from University of California, Riverside with degrees in psychology and critical dance studies before moving to the east coast.  Currently she is pursuing her MBA at William and Mary.  She is often heard saying of Warwick Forest, “I want to work here until I can live here!” Outside of work and school, she enjoys staying active at the gym, cooking, and spending time with her two dogs, Dodger and Zeke. 

Ariana Jackson

Ariana Jackson

Marketing Coordinator

Ariana Jackson started as Warwick Forest’s Marketing Coordinator mid-2022.  A South Florida native, she moved to Virginia from Miami, FL in 2021. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of West Florida and her MSM from the Florida International University. Her extensive marketing experience comes from working on projects to modify and create brand identifiers that were beneficial in improving brand culture. She uses her marketing skills to foster relationships within the community and works with new residents to insure a smooth transition to their Warwick Forest home.  Ariana lives in Yorktown with her family and dog JoJo.  In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing, playing volleyball, and exploring her new surroundings.

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Tommy Pistolis

Executive Chef

Tommy Pistolis has been the Executive Chef for Warwick Forest since June 2022. Prior to this, he worked as the Executive Chef at Sentara Obici Hospital and VCU Community Memorial Hospital. Tommy graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina, with degrees in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management. While attending school, Tommy refined his skills by working in a few restaurants before settling in at Cajun Queen, where he excelled for 3 years.  He was later offered an Executive Chef role with Morrison Healthcare. Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tommy was exposed to the food industry at an early age.  His Greek grandfather was a chef and owned a restaurant, and his father is a chef as well. Tommy wanted to make them both proud and followed in their footsteps after his 13-year Naval Career came to an end.  In his free time, Tommy enjoys spending time with his two sons, Riley and Parker. 

Brigitte Jones

Brigitte Jones

Resident Services Director

Brigitte Jones first began her career in retirement living in 1989 and came to Warwick Forest in 1998. Brigitte started as an office manager where she wore many hats but quickly grew to become the Resident Services Director. She is an alumnus of Christopher Newport University where she graduated with a degree in business and a minor in psychology.  Brigitte loves working with residents to create and maintain an exceptional community and prides herself on the many relationships that she has made along the way. Brigette was born in Frankfurt, Germany where her father was stationed and lived there until she was three years old. Eventually his orders sent him to Ft. Eustis, and she has been a part of our local community ever since. Brigitte loves working out, watching movies and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter. 

Scott Reid

Scott Reid

Facilities Director

Scott Reid joined Warwick Forest in January of 2019. Scott holds a Residential and Commercial Class A Builders License.  With over 20 years of experience, Scott prides himself in putting the client first and delivering quality work. He credits his success to his previous positions, where he ran a construction company for over 20 years, built homes, and worked on residential and commercial remodels including Chick-Fil-A and BB&T. A Virginia native, Scott grew up in Virginia Beach. He loves to travel, spend time on his boat and cycle. Scott also spends a significant amount of time gardening, and you will often find his hand-picked bouquets throughout the Warwick Forest community.

Princeton Williams

Princeton Williams

Environmental Services Director

Princeton Williams is the Environmental Services Director for Warwick Forest.  Before becoming a Director in July 2022, Princeton was Norfolk Academy’s Facilities Manager, overseeing the Housekeeping Department. He played a key role in the school staying open during the pandemic.  Prior to Norfolk Academy, he was the Acting Quality Improvement Coordinator for the College of William & Mary, where he worked with over 300 facilities professionals.  He was promoted to this role within four months, due to his success as Housekeeping Supervisor.

Princeton has over 21 years of experience in Building Services and has worked in various environments.  He contributes most of his success to his training at Eastern Virginia Medical College in Norfolk, Virginia, where he supervised the housekeeping staff.  Princeton promotes teamwork, professional development, and considers himself a cleaning educator. 

Princeton attended Norfolk State University and studied Criminal Justice, and University of Phoenix for Business Management.  He enjoys football, swimming, and playing basketball.  He loves spending time with his daughter and his parents. Princeton’s motto is, “A Clean Environment is Conducive to a Healthy Lifestyle.”

Tracy Tyler

Tracy Tyler

Assisted Living Administrator

Tracy Tyler has dedicated her career to the service of others.  For more than 20 years she has led her teams through organizational change to improve operations and deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Since 2019, Tracy has served as the Administrator of Assisted Living at Warwick Forest Retirement Community.  She has responsibility for the daily assisted living and memory care operations which includes the oversight and coordination of the services received by those who currently call or will call Warwick Forest their home.

Prior to joining Warwick Forest, Tracy Tyler spent the first part of her career as a Director of Resident Care, providing oversight and guidance to various nursing teams. Tracy also served as Regional Director of Clinical Operations, where she provided operational support for over 11 senior living communities.  Tracy lives in James City County with her young son, Jabriel.

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