Dee Medlin

Executive Director

Dee was born and raised in Mooresville, NC and graduated from Mooresville High School where she was a part of the state volleyball championship team. Dee’s passion for senior living began in high school when she started her career right here at TerraBella Lake Norman as a concierge. Within the first year, she was promoted into the Business Office Director’s role before recently becoming the Executive Director. Dee’s passion drove her to study business at Appalachian State University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a primary focus in Management.

In an effort to consistently provide the management principles, strategic thinking, and vital leadership skills required of a healthcare administrator, Dee will be continuing her education at Appalachian State this year to obtain a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. Her enthusiasm to support our seniors and provide guidance to her TerraBella team resonates throughout our community. With more than 14 years of experience in senior living, she will be happy to answer any questions that you may have!

Stuart Madow

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Stuart has been a resident of Mooresville for over 25 years. He has been helping seniors and their families connect to the solutions they need for fourteen years in the senior care industry. Stuart has been a dementia care educator as part of the Alzheimer’s Association speaker’s bureau, having also experienced dementia related care-giving as an adult child who helped his mom navigate the healthcare landscape. He is a sports fanatic and has traveled around the country attending various professional and college sporting events with his son Bernie.

KATIE KENNERLY

Katie Kennerly

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Katie began her career right here at TerraBella Lake Norman over a decade ago while she was still in college. Over the years, she has gained experience in various aspects of senior living including assisting the business office and for the bulk of her career helping seniors and their families navigate the variety of options for the right senior living solution. Katie and her husband enjoy traveling and spending every precious moment with their young daughter, Claire.

Lynn

Lynn Ann McConnell

Director of Health & Wellness

Lynn grew up in Long Island, NY who always dreamed to become a nurse. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Molloy College, Lynn started her nursing career as an ER and Trauma nurse. Her love for serving seniors led her to a career path in leadership roles in long-term care nursing over the last 10 years. She also devotes time to writing and work as a legal nurse consultant. In her free time, Lynn enjoys family game night as well as camping and fishing with friends and giving warm cuddles to her dog, Maddie.

Gary

Gary Kunkel

Assistant Director of Health & Wellness

Gary resided for 20 years in Arizona before moving here in 2019 to further his nursing career. Gary has worked in the senior living industry and hospital settings before earning his title as Assistant Director of Health & Wellness here at TerraBella Lake Norman. Gary has also worked in other areas including Director for the Humane Society in Arizona. After caring for his father prior to his passing, Gary was inspired to become a nurse. Among his accomplishments during his decade-long nursing career, Gary the honor to care for former Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. When he is not tending to the needs of the seniors at TerraBella, Gary enjoys spending time traveling and restoring vintage lighting, but mostly he looks forward to spending time with his wife of 38 years, his three grown children and five grandchildren.

JARI SOBECKI

Jari Sobecki

Celebrations Director

Ever since she was young, Jari has had a passion for enriching the lives of seniors. As a young student, she and her classmates visited senior living communities providing entertainment performances for the residents. She has a long history of event and entertainment planning working in the senior care industry. Jari lives in Mooresville and moved here from Florida to be near her family. When not spoiling the TerraBella residents with her fun wit, charm, and infectious smile, Jari likes to make lasting memories in her free time with her daughter, Jaclyn, and her two grandchildren, Daxton and Lynnon.

MARK RODGERS-ALSTON

Mark Rodgers-Alston

Director of Culinary Services

After attending culinary college in the Philadelphia area, Mark worked in fine dining with an additional focus on hotel and banquet services. Mark has more than ten years of experience within healthcare and in the short time at TerraBella Lake Norman, he has dazzled the residents with his wide variety of culinary skills. He has also tapped into the wealth of cooking experience of our residents by incorporating some of their “secret” family recipes into his menus. Mark has lived in North Carolina for thirteen years and as a foodie himself, loves to travel the world looking for new culinary inspiration at every turn.

FRANK CAMPBELL

Frank Campbell

Director of Facility Operations

With more than ten years working in senior living facility operations, and another twenty years in the construction business, Frank has had a wealth of experience in maintaining an upscale apartment-style senior living complex. Originally from New York, Frank has been in the Lake Norman area for fifteen years. He and his five children enjoy spending their free time together boating and camping.

MARGARET GOODEN

Margaret Gooden

Business Office Manager

Margaret began her career in healthcare at TerraBella Lake Norman as the front desk concierge. Soon after, she began providing assistance to the business office in a variety of HR support activities. In 2021, she was promoted to the role of Business Office Director. Margaret has a Master’s degree in History from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She loves classic rock music and enjoys traveling as much as possible to Disney World. She is affectionately known around TerraBella as “The Queen of Disney World.” Margaret loves working at TerraBella Lake Norman and thinks of her co-workers as her second family.