The people that make the place.

It takes a special kind of person to make a special kind of place. Our qualified team of caring professionals is dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults, committed to providing quality care, and determined to continue setting the standard for elevated senior living.

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“I’ve been in the hospice care industry for several years and I know the senior communities in Utah. I would love for my own parents to be able to live at Cottonwood Place.

Every time I’ve been there to care for the residents, I’ve noticed how exceptional the people are.”– Sarah, Hospice Nurse

Our Team

Stephen Christensen

Executive Director

Stephen has his roots right here in Holladay, Utah. This is where he grew up, got married and built a family. With decades of experience in senior living and hospitality, it’s no surprise that he remains dedicated to service, compassion and care for seniors. But Stephen’s connection to The Ridge Cottonwood is much more personal than that – many of his lifelong friends and relatives have since become residents of our community. Stephen is incredibly passionate about making a difference in others’ lives and enjoys every day he gets to spend with each member of the Cottonwood family.

Cindy Fey

Director of Marketing

Cindy has been a passionate advocate for seniors for well over 15 years. From helping families care for each other on a personal level to aiding seniors on the road to recovery from brain injury, Cindy uses her master’s degree in counseling and social work (augmented by life experience and natural talent) to tailor the perfect package of services, living spaces and amenities to suit each of our residents’ unique financial and lifestyle needs. She’s the proud mother of three daughters who all share her passion for giving back to seniors.

Raven Storm

Director of Sales & Marketing

Raven was born in Maryland but spent most of his formative years in Ohio before coming to Utah to attend Brigham Young University. Throughout his career, his passion has been long-term memory care, bringing over three decades of experience in the field to our team at The Ridge Cottonwood. He understands the challenges those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia face, and he brings that expertise to our residents and families every day. Outside of work, Raven is inspired by the ballet, symphony, opera and theater.

Glenda Travenen, RN

Assisted Living Director

Glenda went to nursing school in Grand Junction, Colorado, and brings with her over three decades of experience in skilled nursing. When she came to The Ridge Cottonwood, Glenda felt like she’d finally found a home away from home. More than anything, Glenda enjoys getting to know the residents and doing her best to make a difference. Growing up among the wheat fields of Kansas, Glenda spent much of her childhood traveling with her family, exploring Canada and every state except Alaska and Hawaii.

Celeste Yeates

Business Office Director

Celeste has come a long way from her hometown in upstate New York. After graduating with a degree in accounting from Brigham Young University, she spent more than 20 years doing accounting for a variety of different industries. When she decided it was time for a change, she brought her talents to The Ridge Cottonwood. Celeste loves to interact with all members of the Cottonwood family and is passionate about using her talents to bring purpose and meaning to others.

Christopher Cornelius

Building Services Director

Christopher is more than a technician with a Class B CDL certification – he’s an integral part of The Ridge Cottonwood team. Born in Oklahoma, Christopher grew up in Tulsa before living in Denver, Phoenix and Albuquerque. Since joining our team, he’s become known to his colleagues as a dependable, passionate and positive professional. Outside of work, Christopher has a talent for drawing anything he can see, which sometimes amazes even himself.

Darin Bybee

Culinary Services Director

Darin is a chef’s chef. As a previous owner of – and chef at – restaurants in California and Salt Lake City, he has more than 30 years’ experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Since joining The Ridge Cottonwood in June 2017, Darin’s mission has been to consistently deliver an ever-evolving menu of high-quality dining options, always welcoming input on course selection and flavor from the residents he serves. He truly thinks of our community as his extended family and prepares each meal with love.

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