Becky Zaist, Executive Director
Becky moved to the valley in 1976 and enjoyed working as outreach counselor to Seniors way back then! After leaving the valley and spending nine years overseas, she returned in 1996 with her husband and two girls. Becky was thrilled to return to working with seniors when she joined the Senior Center team as Executive Director in 2007. She loves her job of helping seniors live their best lives! When not at the center she enjoys knitting, reading, hiking and skiing.
Amando Perfecto, Head Cook
Amando was raised in Tlaxcala, Mexico and moved to Jackson in 1996. He has been at the Senior Center ever since, learning and moving up from dishwasher, to Assistant Cook, to Head Cook. Amando has also worked at many prominent local restaurants – Jedediah’s, Amangani, Spring Creek, and 12 years as Head Chef at Stiegler’s. He loves making food that pleases the seniors. When not working, Amando enjoys camping and wakeboarding on the lake.
Rebecca Erskine, Assistant Director
Rebecca joined the Senior Center in 2017. She graduated from Concordia College in Minnesota with a BA in Biology. She lived in Washington DC, Denver and Myrtle Beach, SC before deciding to move back to Jackson with her husband and two daughters. Rebecca has worked for and volunteered for many non-profits including Teton County Friends of the Library, Teton Youth and Family Services, Women Infants & Children, Community Entry Services, American Cancer Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Her career has focused on activity & event planning which she hopes will further the development of the Senior Center. She is enjoying getting reacquainted with many folks from her childhood and meeting new people coming to the Center everyday.
Melissa Rochlitz, Home Care Manager
Melissa has spent the last 18 years working in both Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing with seniors and their families. Most recently, she was in a regional capacity travelling to multiple centers across the state of Maryland. Through her work in institutional settings, she sees a huge benefit of supporting seniors staying in their homes. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys football (yes, she is a Ravens fan!) and hiking with her dogs Scout and Rookie.
Jenny Ryan, Bookkeeper/Financial Manager
Alyssa Cowan, Activities & Volunteer Coordinator
Home Care Assistant – currently vacant
Our Board of Directors
Dave Auge, Chair
Michael Schrotz, Vice Chair
Bruce Hawtin, Secretary
Cecilia Herbert, Treasurer
Bob Shervin, Emeritus
John A Turner
Sara Van Genderen
Board of Directors
Top Row: Michael Schrotz, Lou Hochheiser
Middle Row: John Turner, Cecilia Herbert, Irene Lund
Bottom Row: Bob Shervin, Bruce Hawtin
Not Pictured: Sara Van Genderen, Anne Schuler, Dave Auge