Meet the Team
Get to know the talented individuals that help make our community great.
For Rodney, his mantra is putting residents at the center of our universe, and doing all we can to fulfill our hospitality promises to them will determine how successful we are at The Bayshore, who manages a talented department head team at the community.
With his more than 20 years of experience in senior living, Rodney has worked in many different communities of shape and size including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. He brings a variety of experience with him from frontline service to operations management—in several different departments such as Culinary, Housekeeping, and Administration. He has served in different roles like Director of Housekeeping for a retirement community, Business Office Director and Executive Director now for the last several years —giving him extensive knowledge and experience.
For Rodney, learning each resident’s story and having the honor of caring for them makes his duties at The Bayshore such a rewarding career
A graduate of California State University, Chico, in recreation therapy, Therese brings years of experience developing social, recreational and therapeutic programs for seniors in retirement communities to her role at The Bayshore.
Over the years, Therese took time to start and sell a successful business and to spend more time with her children, but her commitment to seniors drew her back to senior living.
According to Therese, she is passionate about providing services that bring residents joy and quality of life. As a new resident of Savannah and Director of Life Enrichment, perhaps she summed up her position best: “I instantly felt like I’d found the perfect home away from home, working with not just an amazing staff, but with a gracious, fun-loving adventurous group of seniors.”
All of Melissa Hallbeck’s previous work roles, whether it be in a continuing care retirement community, skilled nursing or non- profit, has helped her set the stage for her current role as Director of Marketing and Sales at the Bayshore. Melissa’s work experience in social work, sales, marketing, community relations, public speaking, and fund raising make it a perfect fit for her. Living in the Hilton Head area for many years, Melissa has developed many professional relationships and is a respected member of the community.
“I tell residents and family members all the time that not only is Bayshore an amazing place to live, but an amazing place to work as well.” Melissa’s enthusiasm for the Bayshore is contagious. “My background in social work has really helped me here because listening is really the key to being able to sell well and meet the needs of the residents all at the same time. I feel really lucky - I have always either worked in healthcare helping people or in animal rescue helping animals.”
When she isn’t showing the Bayshore or working with potential residents, Melissa loves being with her husband, Rob, and their animal rescues. There is never a dull moment in the Hallbeck home!
Dana would be the first to admit that his passion lies in the kitchen—cooking. And as The Bayshore executive chef and Director of Culinary Services, the residents get to enjoy all the benefits of his joy and expertise.
He is a graduate of the Johnson & Wales University culinary arts program—the largest food service educator in the world, where Dana was well-trained to oversee daily food creation and preparation. In fact, he is ServSafe® certified after successful completion of a food safety examination administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
But, most of all, Dana loves what he does. As he poetically puts it, his staff “makes meals like music sings.” A definite hit with residents!
Catherine began her relationship with The Bayshore as their first Concierge even before the doors officially opened, and then quickly moved into a Health Services role supporting the Nursing department. Now, in her new position as the Business Office Manager, she brings to the table over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, Risk Management, Payroll, and Benefits Administration.
Catherine relocated from Florida to Hilton Head Island in 2016 and is engaged to be married in the fall. She enjoys home renovations, interior design, gardening, and socializing daily with all the residents of Bayshore.
The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is managed by a nationwide leader: Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, leads the way in senior living with over 40 years of proven experience. Life Care Services brings passion and performance through strong financial stewardship, lifestyle-centered services as well as high quality health services in communities as unique as the individuals who live in them.
Bayshore Retirement Living was formed in late 2012 for the specific purpose of developing high quality senior housing communities throughout the southeastern United States. The two primary Principals of Bayshore, Thilo Best and Greg Iglehart, have been in the senior housing and multi-family industries respectively for their entire careers. The goal of Bayshore is to develop the “next generation” of senior housing communities by implementing best practices in design, space utilization and building techniques from the senior housing and multi-family industries.