Penny Weidman

Executive Director

Penny joined TerraBella Myrtle Beach as Senior Lifestyle Counselor in 2022 before transitioning to Executive Director and brings over 15 years of experience in hospice and senior care to TerraBella. A native of West Virginia, Penny moved to Conway and has resided in South Carolina for the past 23 years. Having been trained through the Alzheimer’s Association, Penny is passionate about serving our seniors and helping them achieve the highest quality of life.

In her free time, Penny enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren cooking, crafting, and reading. She also volunteers locally with several senior organizations.

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Tiffany Lester

Assistant Executive Director

Assistant Executive Director, Tiffany Lester, began her career in senior living in 2005 while finishing her final year of high school. Upon graduation, Tiffany pursued an education in Interior Design while taking on new responsibilities in various positions within the community. Feeling that she found her calling, she chose a career in senior living. During her tenure she has held more than five different job titles, from Housekeeper to Assistant General Manager and looks forward to advancing her career in the senior living industry.

Over the past 15 years Tiffany has found tremendous satisfaction in helping the hundreds of grandparents to live better and more fulfilling lives. In 2018, Tiffany was awarded Assistant Executive Director of the year and has won the coveted “Touch of Excellence” award two times during her time with TerraBella Myrtle Beach. On her off time, Tiffany has a second full-time job where she is called mom, mommy, mama, and everything in between. She enjoys family vacations with her husband and two little boys, shopping and a rare quiet moment spent with a glass of wine.

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Dorothy Halldorson

Director of Celebrations

Dorothy Halldorson, Director of Celebrations, joined TerraBella Myrtle Beach in 2023 and brings over 20 years of Senior Living experience to the community. Dorothy holds an Associates degree in psychology and a long term care/activity director certification from Clemson University and has operated in several positions in the industry, including the caregiving, transportation, and activity departments. A Certified Dementia Practitioner, she is passionate about her work with seniors and with her ministry.

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Ryan Mack

Executive Chef

Executive Chef, Ryan Mack, began his culinary career at a major hospital in Southern New Jersey where he learned large scale food preparation, adherence to dietary requirements, and the importance of health & safety in dining services. Originally from Jackson, NJ, Chef Ryan relocated to Myrtle Beach in 2006 and expanded his culinary knowledge while working at several casual dining venues. He joined the culinary team at TerraBella Myrtle Beach in 2010 and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2014.

Ryan has been named “Executive Chef of the Month” multiple times and prides himself on providing a satisfying dining experience to the residents and coaching his team while balancing the administrative requirements of his position. Chef Ryan has a passion for smoking meats, creating his “award winning” pumpkin chili, and enjoys the challenge of preparing special meals for celebratory events.

For relaxation, Ryan and his wife, Amanda, enjoy music of every genre, attending music festivals, and getting inspiration from sampling menus from locally-owned restaurants.