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Get to know the special people who help make The Ridge Foothill such a special place. Our qualified team members are dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults, committed to providing quality care, and determined to continue setting the standard for elevated senior living in Salt Lake City.

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“The staff is amazing, very friendly and always willing to help. The Ridge makes you feel like you live at a 5-star hotel.”
– Cyndi, Professional

Our Team
Bobby Ginn

Bobby Ginn

Executive Director

Bobby grew up in Southern California and moved to Utah in 1992; he fell in love with the beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities in Utah. He attained a Bachelor’s degree from William Penn University with an emphasis in Business Administration. He has worked in Senior Living as an Executive Director or Marketing Director starting in 2011 and enjoys making a difference in the lives he serves. Bobby takes pride in developing personal relationships while caring for each resident as an individual and providing a continuity of care that is second to none. Bobby and his wife Gina have four children; they all enjoy camping, boating and playing soccer together.

Michelle Mannikko

Michelle Mannikko

Director of Sales and Marketing

A Utah native, Michelle graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Technical Sales. With more than 25 years of professional experience, she’s spent several years in the healthcare industry where she assisted families in identifying the most appropriate types of care for their loved ones as they age. This includes assistance with providing an increased quality of life for people facing life-limiting illnesses. Seeing the challenges families face regarding memory care, she engaged with the Alzheimer’s Association to advocate for them. She also served on the Board of Directors for The Better Business Bureau because of her strong principles and passion for compliance and consistency. Working in an environment where she can make a difference in the lives of others is what drives Michelle professionally. Outside of work, Michelle loves to spend time with her husband, Lonny. As a couple, they enjoy traveling, streaming shows, and going out to new restaurants.  They are proud parents to four boys, two daughters-in-law, and one grandchild. Being parents to all boys, they spent a lot of time at karate, baseball, band concerts, school musical’s etc. Because of this, they created wonderful family memories and traveled all over the country.

Carol Runia

Carol Runia

Business Office Director

Carol was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has great admiration and respect for seniors and a passion for contributing to their health and well-being. She loves the Utah mountains and the local lakes in which she spends her past time paddle boarding. Carol has three children and one grandchild. Delivering outstanding customer service has always been an essential part of a day’s work for Carol. She has 20+ years of experience as an office manager and stared at The Ridge in June 2020.

Roe Sagun

Roe Sagun

Culinary Director

Roe was born in Cebu, Philippines and raised in the suburbs of New York where she graduated from the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park with a degree in Hospitality Management. After a working at Ridgewood Country in New Jersey, she moved to Utah where she ran corporate cafés and hospitals for Thomas Cuisine Management.  Roe now brings her culinary expertise to The Ridge Foothill. She enjoys spending time with her spouse, son, cat and dog camping, cooking and off-roading.

Melissa Barron-Resendez

Melissa Barron-Resendez

Memory Support Director

Melissa has seen it all and done it all in senior living which is why she is perfect in the role of Team Development Coordinator for The Ridge Foothill. She started her career as a licensed CNA, MedTech and Lead Med Tech where she grew in both knowledge and experience . It is that knowledge that she shares with our team to ensure our resident experience is exceptional. She has a unique ability to pay attention to even the smallest detail because that is where she shows how much she cares for residents and her teammates. She was born in Sinaloa, Mexico and grew up in Utah. She holds an Associates in Liberal Arts from Marygrove College in Detroit Michigan. Outside of work, her family and friends inspire her to continue to discover new things every day — whether that is a delicious meal, amazing views or cozy nights at home.

Mandie Paunie

Mandie Paunie

Move In Coordinator

Born and raised in Utah, Mandie graduated from Kearns High School and is a Certified Nursing Assistant and Therapeutic Recreation Technician. She has spent her career serving seniors either in skilled nursing or here at The Ridge Foothill. She knows and understands the ins and outs of senior living since she’s worked as CNA, Team Lead, Direct Care Supervisor, Activities Director, Admissions Coordinator, and in the business office. Since the age of six, Mandie was raised by her grandmother who she credits for her love of seniors and healthcare. Mandie’s desire is to show the same care and love to her residents, that had been shown her throughout her life. She never shies away from taking on and overcoming a new challenge. Her Co-worker describe her as always willing and ready to help, no matter the situation.  She currently lives in Poplar Grove with her two boys, her husband Sione, and their son Xavier. She is a self-described jack of all trades — she loves to draw, paint, and has a tiny farm in her backyard where she raises chickens, grows her own veggies and loves learning new things.

Hannah Doty

Hannah Doty

Community Life Director

With a passion for seniors and the outdoors, Hannah melds her years of experience with both to benefit the residents of The Ridge Foothill. She is a certified Wilderness First Responder and has been recognized by the Fort Carson Garrision Commander for her work in outdoor recreation and the design and implementation of a “Women in the Wilderness” program — a rare honor from Army leadership for a civilian. Hannah has an Associate of Science degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University in Hawaii and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation management from Brigham Young University in Idaho. In her role at The Ridge, she connects with seniors through wholesome activities to ensure they have fun and find joy in doing things they love — which she believes is a reward for their life’s work. She is a problem-solver that enjoys a good challenge. Outside of work, she is inspired by the by the beautiful natural world, positive difference-makers and her family and friends who love and support her.

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