Meet The Team
Tom Kessler – Owner
I became involved in the senior care industry for highly personal reasons. I witnessed both parents requiring increased level of care and I was ill prepared to make the right choices for them. I felt there had to be a better service for people who are facing a similar situation. I saw the growing need as the population ages to provide care that truly honors seniors and their families with highly personalized, quality care so our seniors can live with dignity, safety and comfort in their home or chosen community. I am very proud to have assembled a team of loving and compassionate people who always strive to provide the best care possible.
Cindy Koch – Director of Marketing and Admissions
After living abroad in Australia for one year, I came home to Denver and wanted to find a new passion. I wanted to be part of a company and team that gave back to the community in a meaningful way. Following my work on my master’s thesis, The Aging of Americans, I was fascinated by the growing needs in the geriatric field and was determined to find a company that helped seniors have quality of life as they age. Working with seniors through Always Best Care Denver South is rewarding and enlightening. It is wonderful to support families who are in an intense moment of need and partner with them to navigate aging and healthcare. At Always Best Care Senior Services, we have an amazing management team and caregivers who truly approach their work from the heart. As a team, we have helped more than 100 families transition their loved ones into the next phase of their lives.
Chris Ridder – Client Service Director
For the past two years, I have had the pleasure of working for Always Best Care Denver South as the Client Services Director. In this role, I oversee the care we provide our clients as well as hire, train and supervise our caregivers. I am involved with every client’s case and I hand pick the caregivers with our client’s needs in mind. Each caregiver we hire must have a compassionate heart and a willingness to serve. I have been through this journey with my own parents and understand the need for the support that Always Best Care Denver South provides. We are a team who come alongside not only the elder adult, but also the family, to provide the day to day care, offer advice, and provide resources in this challenging time.
What I love about working for Always Best Care Denver South the most is the people I work with. I have never worked with a group of people who care as deeply for seniors as our team does! I am proud of the service we provide and feel truly honored to be a part of a team of such high quality and genuine people.
Christen Murphy -Recruiter/Caregiver Supervisor
I have been a CNA since 2007 and began my healthcare career in nursing homes and group homes for developmentally and physically disabled adults. Upon moving to Colorado in 2010, I have been working in home care in several different capacities. From working in clients homes, guardianship care management, quality management, scheduling coordinator, supervision and training of caregivers, to marketing and on-boarding of new clients. I began my supervisory role for a skilled and non-skilled home care agency in 2014 after working my way up from direct caregiving in 2011. Having the ability and knowledge to provide excellent care for all individuals with any level of need will always be my favorite aspect of working in healthcare. My ability to connect with my peers and make a lasting impression on clients has gotten me to where I am now–a caregiver supervisor and recruiter for Always Best Care Denver South. I look forward to having a long relationship with ABC, their clients, and employees.
Renae Trimmer – Scheduling Guru
I became a caregiver about 25 years ago when my dad became terminally ill and I was trained to be a caregiver from the wonderful Home Visiting Nurses where I learned skills I thought I would probably never need in my future.
About 5 years ago I met a lovely lady who offered me a caregiving position in her residential home. I simply adored working with all of the residents. I got to hear stories and view pictures from their lives. It brought smiles to their faces to be able to share them all again with someone who’s never heard or seen them before.
I have been with Always Best Care Denver South as the scheduling coordinator for the past three years. I absolutely love and respect all of the caregivers I schedule for, they all do a job that is sometimes hard but always fulfilling. They are very good at making our clients feel loved, cared for and secure while being able to live in their own homes, enriching the quality of their lives for as long as we possibly can.
I could not have asked for a better group of people or a better agency to work with than Always Best Care Denver South!
Kim Danish – Office Manager
Serving seniors, helping them with tasks for everyday living, is a true joy. I love the opportunity to interact with my clients, and delight in getting to know them, learning about their lives and drawing from their decades of experiences and wisdom.
Growing up, I watched my grandmother working with seniors –so now it comes naturally. I also cared for my father for 14 years before he passed away. I became involved in caring for seniors in 2007, and have been with Always Best Care Denver South for over a year. Indeed, worshiping God first and honoring one’s parents and elders second has been instilled in me from my culture and heritage. I am a Spanish Muslim, descended from the original Moors. My grandparents emigrated to the U.S. from Spain. I previously served in the U.S. Navy, and was a former surgical tech who has worked in surgery centers.
I hold degrees in business management and human resources and graduated at the top of my class. I am a Denver native and often visit Pakistan, the country of origin of my husband. I have two boys, and like to spend whatever free time I have volunteering for sporting events that my sons are involved in as well as volunteering at the 9News Health Fair.