LIZ THIGPIN

I am Elizabeth Thigpin or (Liz) to the residents here to keep it short. A little bit about me: I am a Houstonian born and raised in the East Aldine area of Houston. I have kids, grandkids, and my mom that live with me and of course I have to have some pets. I came to work in this community many moons ago (May 2013). I was out job hunting one day and had prior janitorial skills and as luck would have it they were looking for a housekeeper! I had my interview and I was in. I got along so well with the residents and learned a lot from them. The opportunity to move up to Housekeeping Supervisor came up and I took a shot at it. Then this past year (2020) I was offered an Activities Manager position, so of course I took that opportunity. I wouldn’t see myself anywhere else but here. My love for the residents and hearing their stories is what helped me thrive in all my roles here. I thank the residents and the Company for giving me this blessing to be here for as long as I’ve been here and counting. I wouldn’t be here still to this day without all of them.

CATHY EVANS

I was born in Chicago, Ill but Texas has been home for the last 48 years.

Senior living has been a big part of my life for 2 years now. And I would have to say I have the best job ever as an Activity Manager! I get to bring joy and fun into our residents daily lives. I enjoy seeing the smiles on their faces while we play the games or are working on an activity.

I am a wife of 33 years and we have 4 grown children and best of all I have 4 adorable grandchildren.

Volunteering at my church brings me joy. I also love to cook, bake and sew.

MELODY STEPANENKO

Melody brings a wealth of experience to her position as Executive Director of Reunion Court of Kingwood. Her career in senior living began in the late 1980s as a devoted caregiver. Her commitment to and love for seniors would eventually reward her efforts in the mid-90s as she began her leadership role in senior living.

Melody is blessed with a beautiful daughter and four wonderful grandchildren. The saying goes, “If you want to be happy, do what you love,” and that’s exactly what Melody has done in her career. Her sincere love, respect and appreciation of our residents serves as her daily motivation at Reunion Court of Kingwood. “My goal is to continue serving seniors for as long as God allows,” says Melody.