Meet Our Team

Although our campus is made from bricks and mortar like all other buildings, it is the employees who work with your loved ones that make all the difference. Please let us introduce you to some of the key staff of our campus who can help you with your comments, questions and concerns regarding senior housing and care needs. Visit our corporate site to learn more about Great Lakes Management.

The Glenn Hopkins


1011 Feltl Ct Hopkins, MN 55343

Direct of Resident Services at The Glenn Hopkins

Jen Zinnel, Campus Administrator

As Campus Administrator, Jen brings over 15 years of leadership experience in senior living across the spectrum of care including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing.  Jen joined the team at The Glenn Hopkins in 2015 as Resident Services Director. Jen recently graduated from Leading Age MN’s Leadership Academy—a program designed to grow skills and knowledge in transformational leadership. Forever passionate about serving older adults and their families, Jen’s top priority is to ensure that all residents have an exceptional experience in their home at The Glenn.

Julie Nichols, BSN, RN, Director of Homecare

Julie’ s rich clinical background experiences extends 20 years with a special focus in geriatrics throughout the continuum of care including housing with services, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing communities. Julie’s commitment and passion is to provide exceptional care to The Glenn Hopkins Community members.

Director of Homecare at The Glenn Hopkins
Director of Marketing at The Glenn Hopkins

Scott Saffert, Director of Marketing

Scott has built his 30+ year career in long term care services working across the continuum of care in skilled nursing, adult day, independent living, assisted living and memory care service communities in a variety of director and social service roles. With a team of dedicated professionals, Scott serves in the Marketing department of The Glenn Hopkins, working with families and seniors seeking housing and service options.

Marie Judd, Pastoral Care

Marie Judd has served as a Pastoral Care Coordinator at The Glenn Hopkins for the past nine years. She has served in Ministry for the last 35 years in a variety of roles such as: Liturgy coordinator, musician, bible study facilitator, speaker, volunteer director, and woman’s pastoral ministry for a number of Catholic Institutions and parish ministries. These include Community of Christ the Redeemer, St. Paul’s Outreach, the Catholic Youth Center, and St. John the Evangelist & St. Olaf’s Parishes. She has been active in Catholic renewal movements such as Cursillo and the Charismatic Renewal for many years. Marie has served the senior community throughout her career in diverse ways such as Director of Adult Day Health Services for the Salvation Army, Senior Community Health Worker for Hennepin County Coordinated Home Services, and Therapeutic Music Specialist for Presbyterian Homes. Her degree is from St. Catherine’s University in Occupational Therapy. She is married and has one daughter.

Pastoral Care at The Glenn Hopkins
Pastoral Care at The Glenn Hopkins

Sr. Jennifer Rausch, Pastoral Care

Sr. Jennifer Rausch, PBVM, hails from Charles City, Iowa. She is a community member of the Sisters of the Presentation Of the Blessed Virgin Mary Convent in Dubuque, Iowa. Sr. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree from Clarke University and her MA in Religious Studies/Sacred Scripture from St. Louis University in Missouri. Her diverse career includes Junior & Senior High Classroom Teacher, Director of Religious Education in several parishes, Priesthood Vocation Minister, Pastoral Associate and Leadership Team for the PBVM. Sr. Jennifer spent a year in Ballygriffin, County Cork, Ireland as part of the Hospitality Team from her community before joining The Glenn Hopkins team.

Janet Larson

Janet Larson is the newest member on our Pastoral Care team. She began serving The Glenn Hopkins in the fall of 2017. Janet comes to us after serving her church community in a variety of ways for the past 25 years including Eucharistic Minister and Communion visitor to the home bound. She received her Befriender Certification from St. Thomas University and has served in a leadership role for St Bonaventure’s Befriender Program. Janet studied one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education through Fairview Southdale Hospital and completed her internship at Ebenezer Care Center in Minneapolis. She is married with two children and loves to travel to visit her six grandchildren.

Amanda at The Glenn Hopkins

Amanda Bochet - Resident Services Director​

Amanda joined our team as Resident Services Director in May of 2018. She is a graduate of St. Cloud State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in gerontology and a minor in psychology. Over the past eight years, Amanda has strengthened her passion for serving the senior population working in a variety of long-term care settings. In her role Amanda works with Community Life, Pastoral Care and Social Services to make a positive difference in the lives of the residents at The Glenn Hopkins.

Tammie Ellingson - Office Manager

Started August 2007, 12 years ago

“I love serving the residents and families. Working with a fantastic TEAM at The Glenn Hopkins”

Tammie at The Glenn Hopkins.

Jackie Byington - Director of Adult Day Services & Volunteer Coordinator

Jackie Byington is the DayBridge Adult Day Services Director and Volunteer Coordinator for the Glenn Hopkins Campus. Jackie is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with over 30 years of experience working with older adults in long term care, independent & assisted living, memory care, adult day services and managing volunteers. Her first love is working with clients in adult day services. Since joining our community in 2015, Jackie has grown DayBridge from a small program to a thriving community with up to 24 clients a day.  DayBridge serves both The Glenn Hopkins residents and the outside community offering support to clients and their families enabling them to continue living in their homes. Jackie’s enthusiasm for the program, support for the families and her advocacy for clients is contagious.

Jackie at The Glenn Hopkins
Lisa Whitgrove

Lisa Whitgrove - Sales & Marketing Advisor

Coming to The Glenn Hopkins in 2014 as a Marketing and Sales Advisor, Lisa uses her years of sales experience, plus her personal journey with her own parents, to help seniors and their families navigate a new stage in their lives. Most important to Lisa is to listen to each senior along with their loved ones and then share information that addresses directly their wants, needs and fears related to making a move to senior housing. Her favorite comment during tours, “Your residents and staff are so friendly, I feel at home”.