Mayela, more commonly known by our residents and her friends as MJ! She is the Executive Director of our Melody Living independent living community in Colorado Springs. She was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador through high school as her parents were missionaries. After leaving Ecuador, she lived in Nyack, NY for six years before moving to Colorado Springs in 2000. Mayela calls Colorado Springs her forever home. Her favorite thing to do is visit different breweries and take in nature however she can.
Mayela and her husband, Timothy, are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary this month! They are a blended family with four children; their oldest is Dominic, 26, a paramedic in Reno, NV; second is Jack, 23, and he is currently attending Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO; their third is Daniel, 22 and he is also a paramedic, located here in Colorado Springs with the Security Fire Department their fourth is Jada, 20, the only girl and she is currently completing an internship with a medical practice here in Colorado Springs to become a medical assistant.
Mayela says they are grateful and blessed to have each other! Being an empty nester is a new phase of life that she’s still trying to figure out. She is a homebody at heart and loves to relax at home with her husband, two dogs, two cats and eight goats.
She is grateful for her job, for the wonderful people that she works with, and for the amazing residents that she has the privilege of doing life with here at Melody Living. As the Executive Director of Melody Living Colorado Springs, MJ would summarize her job as supporting her directors the best that she can to make sure they have everything they need to care for residents through daily operations and in creating a community culture that is centered on residents first.
MJ strives to create and maintain a community of respect, kindness, and sincerity. She hopes that residents, guests, and employees will always be greeted with a smile, and they will always hear laughter and friendship in the halls. She doesn’t want anyone to ever doubt that they are cared for, she wants them to know that they matter and that they are part of a family at Melody Living.
MJ’s background is in multi-family housing and her favorite residents were always her senior residents. She made a special friend at one of her apartment communities, Al Hughes, and she would visit him at his independent living community after he moved out.
MJ loved the atmosphere and the community that he was part of and always hoped she could find an opportunity to work with a senior living community. She jumped at the chance when she saw the Executive Director position open at Melody Living and voila, she became our amazing independent living Executive Director!
To learn more about Melody Living’s independent living community, give us a call at 719.900.1540. Mayela can’t wait to welcome you or your loved one to their new home.
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INDEPENDENT LIVING 7570 Tutt Boulevard Colorado Springs, CO 80924 (719) 900-1540
ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE 7600 Sandy Rock Point Colorado Springs, CO 80924 (719) 960-4005