Life Choices: It’s All About Living
Meet Our Staff
Sara Kuempel, Executive Director
As the Executive Director at Summit Pointe I have the pleasure of working with people every day! I feel incredibly blessed to spend the majority of my time working with our tenants and developing our staff to best serve the community.
I grew up in the Chicago-land area and went to school at the University of Iowa where I received my BA in Finance and Marketing. Before Summit Pointe, I worked in the Beverage Industry for 6 years and realized my passion for working with people. Now I have the ability to use that passion aiding you or your loved one in making Summit Pointe your new home.
In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with my family. My husband and I live right here in Marion and have 2 sons and a black lab, Lily.
Director of Marketing
As the Director of Marketing at Summit Pointe I have the pleasure of working with new people as well as our tenants every day! I am here to help each of you find the right living community for yourself or loved one.
Kate Stevens, RN, Director of Nursing
As a Registered Nurse and Director of Nursing, I make sure that the health care that we provide at Summit Pointe is the best. I am very excited to lead the clinical team here at Summit Pointe so you get great care!
I was born and raised on a farm in Ames, Iowa and attended Gilbert High School. I began working as a CNA at 16, went on to nursing school and joined Summit Pointe in 2009. I live in Kalona with my husband and 6 dogs. I enjoy playing with my dogs, swimming, rollerblading and playing cards. I look forward to meeting all of you. Feel free to stop in my office and say hi!
Cathy Weber, Community Outreach
In Community Outreach, I plan and organize events at Summit Pointe for the greater Marion and Cedar Rapids area.
I grew up in Cedar Rapids, graduated from Iowa State, and have lived in Marion for the past 20 years. I have taught aerobics for 20 years and have spent the last four years teaching classes for senior care centers in the area. I owned my own business helping seniors with daily living tasks and recently sold the business to allow me to spend more time at home and on the golf course. I love volunteering in the community and join Summit Pointe customers and staff in their efforts to make a difference in the lives of others. My husband and I have three grown adult children.
Tami Pickering, Human Resource Specialist
As the Human Resource Specialist, I am building a dedicated team to ensure a great living environment for our customers. I enjoy working in an atmosphere like Summit Pointe where I can make a difference in people’s lives.
My experience as a general manager prepared me for working in a setting like Summit Pointe with a driven and motivated team of professionals. I am excited about the opportunities to recruit, train and retain staff for our community.
I grew up in Newhall, Iowa and have spent most of my life in the Cedar Rapids area. I previously worked in a variety of businesses and enjoy the aspect of bringing people together. In my free time, I am always on the go. I enjoy watching sports, attending theater productions, trying new recipes and entertaining friends and family in my home.
Brett Taylor, Environmental Service Director
As the Environment Services Director at Summit Pointe Senior Living Community, I am responsible for directing the general operating maintenance, transportation, repair and housekeeping of the facilities. Our department is dedicated to maintaining a safe, clean, and comfortable living experience for Summit Pointe tenants.
I grew up in a small Iowa town, where you knew everyone. Summit Pointe is like that to me, we know everyone, care for everyone and always here to listen and help. Working at Summit Pointe is very rewarding and there is always a new challenge. In my free time, you will find I do a lot with my own family, or out for a ride on my Harley.
Terrie Winslow, Culinary Director