Our Team

The heart of Trico LivingWell – our diverse team of health professionals and support staff have years of extensive experience in planning, management, health & memory care, and day-to-day operations of active agers. Our robust orientation, ongoing training, and education sessions for all team members ensure we deliver the highest level of quality care, and earn the trust, confidence and friendship of our residents and their families.

Here are a few of the friendly faces waiting to greet you at Trico LivingWell!

Drew Williams TLW Director

Drew Williams

Executive Director

With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Drew joins the Trico LivingWell team as Executive Director. He studied at Humber College and soon after began his career in public relations, but was later drawn to sales with a customer-centric focus. In 2015, Drew was recognized for his role in achieving the highest occupancy growth in the country with his previous organization.

After working in sales regionally in Alberta and BC, as well as nationally, Drew transitioned into operations. He has enjoyed working in independent communities, as well as those with a full campus of care. Drew shares Trico LivingWell’s vision of creating joyful and enriching experiences, where residents and visitors alike are empowered to live their happiest and most rewarding lives.

Spending time swimming, searching out “foodie hot-spots” and keeping up with his daughter, Brooklyn, and son, Noah, are just some of the ways Drew keeps busy outside of work. Drew is extremely excited to be working with such a highly accomplished team.

Cathy Lockhart

Cathy Lockhart BN, RN

Director of Nursing

Cathy is Trico LivingWell’s Director of Nursing. Cathy began her career as a registered nurse in the areas of maternity and the NICU, where she developed her skills in relationship-centred care. While raising her children, Cathy took a brief hiatus from nursing and worked in advertising and corporate design. Throughout her life, she enjoyed many meals with her grandparents and wanted to help other older adults live a life of meaning and purpose. She knew she needed to return to nursing, specifically senior living.

For 10 years, Cathy worked in a nursing leadership role in a retirement residence in Calgary. During that time, she was the recipient of several regional and national awards for clinical leadership. Cathy was fortunate to lead a high performing clinical team who regularly surpassed provincial audit requirements and as a result, she was featured in the 2017 Health Quality Council of Alberta’s Annual Report. Outside of work, Cathy enjoys spending time with her sons, family, and friends, as well as exercising and doing puzzles.

Kelsey Clarke

Kelsey Clarke

Director of Leasing

Joining the Trico LivingWell team as Director of Leasing, Kelsey is passionate about connecting with older adults in a thoughtful, respectful, and meaningful way. For many years, Kelsey worked in retirement residences throughout Calgary by helping families find the right retirement community to meet their needs. In 2015, she joined the Trico Homes sales team where she was awarded the Avid Service Award (2019 & 2020) for exemplary customer service scores. When Wayne Chui announced that Trico would be venturing into the retirement living industry, Kelsey saw a rare opportunity to combine her passion for helping older adults with her deep trust and respect for Trico Homes. She had no doubt that the Trico values would bring Trico LivingWell to life and create an exceptional residence for older adults to call home.

Kelsey studied theatre at Keyano College, and when not at work she is busy hiking, biking, and exploring the great outdoors with her husband, Scott, her son, Atlas, and her dog, Jasper.

Liana Robberecht

Liana Robberecht

Executive Chef

Originally from Smithers, BC, Chef Liana is an accomplished culinary leader and international speaker who has helmed some of Calgary’s top kitchens, including the Calgary Petroleum Club and WinSport. Encouraged to challenge the status quo and ignite the passions of those around her, Chef Liana’s genuine curiosity and empathy have helped her forge lasting and meaningful relationships with other chefs, diners, and artists. With every bite, conversation, and mentorship, Chef Liana hopes to connect with others and evoke an impactful change for the future that inspires others to become the best versions of themselves.

Highly recognized in both in the industry and the community, Chef Liana’s long list of accolades include the 2011 Chef of the Year by the Alberta Foodservice Expo, a James Beard Foundation Collaboration Dinner in 2015, Outstanding Industry Contributions by the Canadian Restaurant and Bar Show in 2018, and an International Bronze Medal from Paris’s Chaine des Rotisseurs in 2019. She was also a participant on the Food Network show Guy’s Grocery Games and is a regular guest on CBC’s Alberta at Noon with Judy Aldous.

Outside the kitchen, Chef Liana is an avid painter and loves to spend time with her dog, Momo. She is actively involved in the community and has helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities through several culinary events she has co-founded, including Planted and the Cookie Exchange.

Kate Rosling

Kate Rosling

Wellness Program Lead

As the Wellness Program Lead, Kate Rosling develops recreation programming with a team of artists, fitness instructors, and community connections to align all seven dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Environmental, Intellectual, Physical, Spiritual, Social, and Vocational. Kate has been passionate about supporting older adults since she was a young girl, when she used to volunteer in long-term care homes. Inspired by the fond memories she’d made, Kate decided to study Therapeutic Recreation and Gerontology at the University of Waterloo, where she turned her passion into her profession.

With years of working as a recreational therapist in a variety of senior living communities, Kate has made countless connections through her variety of continually evolving wellness programs. If she’s not working on a new wellness program, Kate is busy with one of her many hobbies, including painting, graphic design, puzzling, hiking, and playing soccer. When she needs to recharge, she spends time with her family and friends, preferably within view of the mountains. Kate is excited to spark new passions, make new relationships, and be inspired by the Trico LivingWell community!

Renee Woodworth

Renée Pasishnek

Office Administrator

Renée is the Office Administrator for Trico LivingWell, and oversees both the front desk and administrative operations. Renée and her administrative team are vital for ensuring our business is running smoothly behind the scenes and that everyone is welcomed into our community with a friendly face.

Her years of work experience and recent Diploma in Business Administration from Bow Valley College have prepared her for the complexities that come with administration. Renée’s previous experience as a front desk receptionist in an older adult community awakened her desire to further improve the lives of residents. Being the go-to contact for both staff and residents, Renée has created countless meaningful relationships that inspire her work every day. If you need a good laugh or a shoulder to cry on, Renée is a kind-hearted and selfless individual that is always happy to help. In Renée’s free time, she enjoys knitting, doing puzzles, and heading to the mountains.

Nancy Pochakom

Nancy Pochakom

Clinical Lead & Educator

Nancy graduated from Mount Royal University in 2015, and has since worked with seniors in all stages of aging, ranging from day programs to hospices. Her experience throughout the years continues to spark her passion to destigmatize negative ideas about aging, and help older adults age well.

Nancy is currently pursing a Master’s of Nursing through the University of Calgary and has been fortunate enough to receive grant funding from ARNET (Alberta Registered Nurses Education Trust).

Outside of work she enjoys travelling to new places, knitting (she made the sweater in her picture!), and trying new restaurants.

Brandie Young

Brandie Young

Sales Consultant

As one of our Sales Consultants, Brandie is an ambassador for Trico LivingWell and the first point of contact for information, tours, and everything else! Her extensive knowledge of Trico LivingWell and its amenities and services allows her to help individuals coordinate their desired lifestyles in our community.

Brandie’s passion for helping older adults was ignited at a young age, while she was completing a co-op placement in Grade 11 at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. The empathy and compassion she felt for the patients and staff there led her to develop lifelong relationships with them, and she maintained these connections even after her placement had ended. This experience became Brandie’s first of many years working with older adults.

Brandie has 14 fulfilling years of experience working in the senior living environment and has had the pleasure of working in a variety of roles, including as a health care aide, receptionist, and recreation coordinator. These roles provided Brandie with the knowledge and wisdom that allow her to thrive in her current career as a leasing consultant. Brandie looks forward to meeting people from all walks of life and welcoming them to our community!

Maria Besuijen

Maria Besuijen

Food & Beverage Administrator

Maria is the Food & Beverage Administrator for Trico LivingWell, where she will work both in the kitchen as well as with the service team. Maria grew up in DeWinton, AB, in a bustling family that connected over the dinner table, fostering a sense of community through the food they shared.

Maria has 15 years of experience in the culinary industry and completed her Red Seal through apprenticeship at SAIT in 2012. She has worked with Chef Liana for the past 12 years, both at the Calgary Petroleum Club and at WinSport Canada.

When not at work, Maria is busy pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, playing soccer, swimming at the lake, and spending time with friends and family, her son Liam, and his three guinea pigs.

Wayne McPhee

Wayne McPhee

Maintenance Supervisor

With over 25 years’ experience, Wayne joined the Trico LivingWell team as Maintenance Supervisor in July 2022. He is responsible for completing daily preventative maintenance on the overall building and providing the day-to-day overview for our residents and staff. In his last position as the Director of Environmental Services, he oversaw all maintenance as well as managing the housekeeping department. Prior to moving to Alberta four years ago he worked in Property Maintenance at a Retirement Living residence in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia ensuring residents had all their necessary maintenance issues addressed in a timely manner.

Wayne is a Canadian Military Veteran who prides himself as a highly organized, energetic, great customer-focused individual who cares about the well-being of our seniors. Dealing with seniors is very rewarding and Wayne enjoys getting to know them and their families as well as assisting them in their transition into retirement living.

Wayne and his wife moved to Calgary 5 years ago to be closer to their son, daughter in law and 2 grandsons, Nolan and Jack. Grampy as he is known, enjoys hiking, biking, going to his grandson’s hockey games and weekend breakfasts with friends.

Wayne can always be found walking around the buildings with his little red tool bag ready to spring into action.

Khu Cherrington-Kelly

Khu Cherrington-Kelly

Facilities Supervisor

Khu was born and raised in Manila Philippines, and finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with a major in Assembly Language before she migrated to Canada in 2006. She has 18 years experience in building management and turnover, starting in the hospitality industry in fort Mcmurray where she worked in one of Canada’s largest privately held management companies, with over 40 hotels from coast to coast.

After working in the hotel industry for 10 years, Khu ventured out into student housing management under CCC (Canadian Campus Communities). She served as the Housekeeping Manager for 2 years managing the bed turnover for every semester, and she also prepared the building for hotel and long stay service during Stampede! In April of 2018 Khu joined the YWCA as Facilities Team Lead/Coordinator where she able to serve women and children who are facing domestic violence and homelessness. She also served a supply chain mentor during the Covid pandemic and support the YWCA for procuring their Covid supplies after working with YWCA for 3 and half years. Khu Join Trico Living well in June 2022 as the Facilities Supervisor and though this is her first experience with retirement communities, Khu believes strongly in the idea of seniors health and wellness, being that she was raised in a culture that supports elderly and treats them as family. She currently finishing her diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Outside of work, Khu plays competitive Tier 1/Tier 2 volleyball every Sunday, Monday and Thursday, and she enjoys spending time with her husband Shaun and her kids Gabriel and Samuel, who love to go camping and hiking together in the summer.