Get To Know Us

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Gary Holeck, Executive Director

Gary has been with Preswick Glen for the past six years. He is a graduate of Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY with degrees in Mathematics and Economics. Having worked in senior living communities for twelve years, his focus is to continue to make Preswick Glen far and away the best independent living community in the area. Outside of Preswick Glen, Gary’s other passions include bread making, vegetable gardening, and paddling. He lives in New Hartford with his fiancée Mary and their dog Bismarck.

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Anne Connor, Controller

Anne has been the Controller at Preswick Glen for the past nine years. She is a graduate of SUNY Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Anne’s prior work experience includes auditing, and working in the accounting departments of major local healthcare Providers. Anne is an avid bowler, and lives with her husband, their two sons, and two dogs.

 

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Jason Gordon, General Manager and Executive Chef

Born and raised in New Hartford NY, Jason lives just outside the village of New Hartford with his wife and son. Jason’s culinary background includes the Yahnundasis, Aqua Vino and other fine dining restaurants for the past 20 years. Jason has an extensive catering and fine dining ala carte background that he has brought to Preswick Glen, as well as emphasizing tableside dining. Some of his fan favorites include Bananas Foster and Caesar Salad. Jason has been at Preswick Glen since April 2017 and he loves his job and the staff he leads.

 

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Kyle Leisner, Director of Events and Programming

Kyle has been the Director of Events and Programming at Preswick Glen since 2013. He is a graduate of SUNY Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a graduate of Utica College with a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity Intelligence. Kyle’s prior work experience includes working in human resources, cybersecurity and business management. Kyle spends his spare time with family and friends, he also enjoys classic cars, baseball, archery and physical fitness. Kyle lives with his wife, Kayla and their three senior rescue dogs Pom Pom, Pixie and Pearl.

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Sari Wightman, Wellness Coordinator

Sari Wightman has been with Preswick Glen for the past 5 years. Her work experience includes previously working as a preschool teacher in Clinton. Sari is an avid distance runner who participates in marathons and ultra-marathons all over the country. In addition to her daughter and husband, Sari has a dog, horses, goats, and other animals who make appearances at Preswick from time to time.

 

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Joyce Wilbur, Receptionist

Joyce has been the receptionist at Preswick Glen for the past five years. She is a graduate of Faxton Hospital School of Nursing and is a retired Registered Nurse. Joyce’s prior work experience includes hospital nursing, office nursing, school nursing, and nursing home part-time supervisor. Joyce enjoys music, reading, crafts, and card stamping. She lives in Clinton with her cat Denver. Joyce has three children, five grand children and two great-grandchildren. She feels truly blessed to have all her family in the area.