Meet Our Staff
Cherrywood Pointe of Forest Lake
Gregg Fox - Executive Director
Gregg grew up in Elk River and graduated from St. John's University with a degree in Business Management. Upon graduation he had no idea what he wanted to do – the only thing he knew for sure was that he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Gregg says, “Personally, I get a lot of satisfaction in helping and serving others. For about ten years now, I've been able to do what I love, by working with seniors and their families on a daily basis!” He currently lives in Stillwater with his wife and three wonderful children.
Pam Trudeau - Outreach & Sales Director
Pam was born and raised in Northern Illinois but has lived in Forest Lake for over 30 years. She served as Director of Community Relations at Good Samaritan Society-Stillwater for seven years before joining the Cherrywood Pointe of Forest Lake team in September of 2015. She assists seniors and their families as they look into different senior living options and helps with the transition into Cherrywood Pointe. Pam says, “Working with seniors and their families at an important transitional time in their lives is an honor. We have a great care team here and community within community.”
Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville
Frances Fernandez - Executive Director
Frances was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She studied at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Frances lived in Miami, Florida where she completed her Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration at Florida International University. With over 20 years’ experience in non-profit health care, Frances has led programs in hospital based home health, outpatient HIV services, grant funding and education. Her passion to serve has brought her to Cherrywood Pointe – Roseville where she’s looking forward to continuing to enhance senior living and services through compassion, empathy and quality. “I’m excited to be part of such a wonderful organization that is focused in the wellbeing of seniors to help them lead healthier, longer, meaningful lives!” Frances enjoys photography, scrapbooking, traveling and has been a Girl Scouts leader for the past 7 years.
Robin Taylor – Outreach & Sales Director
Robin was born and raised in Devils Lake, North Dakota, but has made Minnesota her home for over 30 years. After going through the process of helping her parents find a senior living community last year she knew she would love to help other families with this journey as well. "Meeting the residents of Cherrywood Pointe, and having the honor of helping families find their new home here has been an amazing experience." Robin has been married for over 30 years, has 4 children and cherishes her 5 grandchildren. Her passion for seniors and working with them is truly a dream come true!
Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville at Lexington
Jay Benedict - Outreach & Sales Director
Jay Benedict grew up on a farm in Lamberton, a small community in southwestern Minnesota. He worked in a nursing home in high school and helped to care for his grandmother living with Alzheimer’s. “It was a true joy getting to help her. And my other grandma moved into an assisted living community. Seeing their lives become rich and full was all that it took for me to develop a love for helping seniors.” He obtained his Bachelor of Science from the U of M, and received his MBA from Southwest Minnesota State University. He worked as a licensed funeral director with a focus on grief and transition before making his own transition back into senior living. Jay has been working as the Outreach & Sales director for the original Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville on Cleveland Avenue, and is excited to be a part of the Lexington team and help to grow a beautiful new community.
Cherrywood Pointe of Savage
Dorinda Krueger - Executive Director
Dorinda has spent the past 14 years in the health care industry. For the past nine years, she has been a licensed nursing home administrator. She holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of North Dakota along with a Bachelor of Science from Dickinson State University. Dorinda says, "My passion has always been in health care. At the age of 10, I declared I would be a hospital administrator someday. In working with seniors, I enjoy learning their stories and laughing at their jokes. It amazes me the connections you can make over the generations." She is excited to be able to learn a new service line in senior living and is excited to serve the Savage community!
Linda Ulrich - Outreach & Sales Director
Linda is passionate about working with seniors and advocating on behalf of seniors and their families as they navigate through senior living. She is happy to be at Cherrywood Pointe at Savage and to be able to help seniors so close to home. Linda and her husband Eric are longtime residents of Eagan. Linda loves to be outdoors – walking, biking, hiking or rollerblading – and she doesn’t let the cold weather and snow stop her – she also enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing. She enjoys spending time with family, including nieces and nephews. She is an avid crafter and loves to cook.