With this being the gift of giving season, we at Manor of the Plains would like to recognize one of our best and longest employees.
Wendi Barlow has worn many different hats during her tenure at Presbyterian Manor, but she continues to wear her gift of kindness the most. Regardless of the situation, she is always there to lend a hand. Frank Trimboli, executive director, said that if he needs some assistance, Wendi is the first to step up and offer.
Wendi began her career here in nursing, working her way through school and quickly moving up to director of nursing for many years. Every morning, Wendi would arrive in the early hours of the morning to help take care of the residents, many mornings she could be seen in the dining room helping residents with their breakfast or pouring a cup of fresh coffee.
Wendi now continues to show her skills as the Manor of the Plains human resource director. She is still coming in early in the morning to prepare for her day, working with new hires, payroll and all of the other duties that go with her position. It doesn't stop there though. Wendi also assists daily with the care of her mother, who resides in our community. Once she is finished with her day, she assists her dad with his horse training operation and, of course, her favorite roll is being Meme to her precious granddaughter Presley, or as she is known here, Pretzel!
What a gift Wendi has been to Manor of the Plains. Here's to many more years doing what Wendi does best … giving!
PHOTOS: Wendi with her granddaughter, “Pretzel,” at the pumpkin patch; Wendi, wearing the famous birthday hat; Wendi with her nursing team: Kathy Miller (left) and Alicia Stude (behind).