Resident Services Manager
A native of Faribault, MN, Sydney graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Gerontology. Sydney has been with Walker Methodist since October 2014. Her previous work as an Activities Director and Resident Assistant prepared her for her current position as Resident Services Manager of Memory Care and Care Suites.
Sydney knew she wanted to work in senior living during her senior year of college while volunteering at a nursing home in Wisconsin. After volunteering finished, she stayed in touch with a Resident for a few years. Sydney would visit a few times a week, write letters, and talk on the phone regularly. Their bond helped Sydney realize how sometimes the simplest things can make a big difference and that creating relationships with the Residents and families is what’s important.
Sydney loves spending time outdoors walking her dog, running, and gardening. She’s passionate about dog rescue and all animals. She has experience fostering dogs and says she would keep them all if she could! Sydney grew up as an only child and remains very family-oriented. She lives with her husband Sam, son Emmitt (1), and German Shepherd Aida in Faribault, MN.