David Scarlett - Executive Director
Originally from England, David has a background in the Family Entertainment and Travel Industries. A tour guide in Berlin and throughout Europe, David has traveled extensively in Africa, as well as Europe. Arriving in Ojai after living in France, London, Berlin, Heidelberg, and Santa Cruz, David came to the Gables of Ojai in 2010. David enjoys the challenge of enriching his Residents lives. His motto is to; "Give them highlights in their lives in the twilight of their lives." He loves and admires his Residents and Staff, and is honored to be their Executive Director.
Ashley Phelps - Assisted Living Director
Ashley has worked with seniors in Assisted Living for 15 years, 12 of those as a caregiver. She joined the Gables in 2015 working as a Medication Aide, Caregiver, Activity Assistant and Care Manager. Ashley has been our Assisted Living Director since the beginning of 2017, in charge of our biggest department. She loves how rewarding it is to work with seniors. Ashley loves to spend her free time with her two children, taking them to baseball, scouts and other activities.
Salvador Ramirez - Dining Services Director
Salvador has been cooking in the Ojai Valley’s fine restaurants for the past 29 years. He has delighted Gables’ residents since 2000, preparing menus for every type of occasion. He loves to try new recipes from around the world. An artist by nature, Salvador expresses his creativity with his delicious and beautifully presented meals. Salvador has developed a unique talent; he carves detailed sculptures out of fruits and vegetables. During his time off, he shares his art with his wife and young daughter.
Christine Fenn - Marketing Director/Community Liaison
Christine joined the Gables with over 25 years experience in customer service and financial compliance administration. She feels this job is the most purpose driven work she could possibly imagine doing and is honored and humbled each time she has the opportunity to help families through this often challenging chapter (transition) in their lives. When she sees the new resident move in and settle, she sees their family realize this was a wonderful decision, and wish they had done it sooner. Christine serves as a Board Member for Ojai Hospital, Relay for Life Survivor Chairperson, 30 years volunteering with Parents Against Leukemia (PAL), President/member of Association for Senior Care, Member of a Philanthropic group, and Church Elder/Eucharistic Minister. Christine also has a wonderful husband, three grown sons and two grandsons that keeps her busy.
Craig Bensen - Maintenance Director
Craig was born in Santa Barbara, raised in Carpinteria, and has lived in the Ojai Valley since the early 1990's. He worked in the construction industry with fine quality builders before working at Ojai Ford for over 10 years as an auto technician. Craig has been at Gables of Ojai for almost 10 years, and strives every day to make our residents happy. He loves to see them smile and works hard to keep them safe and warm. He truly believes in our mission statement and knows that Gables staff make a difference.
Donna Parsons - Bookkeeper/HR
Donna was born and raised in California. Before joining us at the Gables, she worked in the healthcare industry for 30 years, and spent five years at The Friendship Adult Day Care Center as Program Specialist and Bookkeeper. Donna loves working with her new friends at Gables of Ojai. On her days off, Donna loves to spend time with her two awesome grandsons.
Carole Sullivan - Concierge
Originally from Miami, Carole came to the Gables with over 20 years of experience providing exceptional service at five diamond spa resorts. This means she takes customer service seriously and has a keen eye for quality. She delights in offering this exceptional level of service to our residents and their families. Carole and her team truly support the residents in living every day to the fullest. When she's not at Gables, Carole enjoys gardening, cooking, travel and history. She recently nurtured relationships with her late Father's WWII buddies through the 6th Bomb Group, an association of former B29 crewman.