Tiffin House Assisted Living Management Team

Justin Trodahl – Owner, President and Leader of the Assisted Living Management Team

Tiffin House Owner, Justin Trodahl, has helped guide Tiffin House to the Highest Rated Assisted Living in Georgetown, Texas. He worked as a Director of Rehabilitation in several Nursing homes across the State of Texas between 1997-2005 and felt in his heart the Alzheimer’s and dementia residents in these settings were under-served.  He had over a decade of experience working with the elderly in his mother’s homes and used those ideas, coupled with his own unique experiences, to come up with the Quality of Life Program that Tiffin House uses to improve the residents’ lives. The Home setting of Tiffin House is like no other and this is evident from reading the testimonials of residents’ families.  The Tiffin House difference is simply unmatched.

Justin encourages his staff members to allow residents to help with chores and it is common to see them helping fold clothes, sweeping the kitchen and doing dishes. Justin wants to add value to each resident’s life. Justin provides training for his staff on caring for Alzheimer’s and Dementia residents. He also provides the same training free of charge to families interested in learning more about the disease process.  The classes are at Tiffin House once a month.  For anyone interested in attending check our education link.

Justin is a Combat Veteran of the Iraqi War (2006-2007), where he flew AH-64 ApacheTiffin House Assisted Living and Memory Care owner Justin Trodahl in Iraq with the American Flag during combat operations helicopters during the ‘Surge’ in support of US ground forces. He began his service to our country in 1992 and Honorably retired in 2016.

Justin received his Occupational Therapy degree from the US Army Health Science Center in 1994. He then graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a heavy emphasis on Biology and Anatomy and Physiology. In 2003 Justin received his Masters in Business from the University of Oklahoma.

Hortencia Torres – Quality Assurance Manager Tiffin House Campus

Hortencia is a native Texas girl born in Eagle Pass Texas.

She graduated from High School in 1984 and moved to Georgetown in 1985.  Hortencia has two wonderful children Anabelle and Ernesto and 3 Grandchildren.

Mrs. Torres has been a CNA since 1987 and was a supervisor for the Georgetown ISD for 12 years before retiring to take care of her mother.

In February 2011 Hortencia came to Tiffin House to visit a resident that had moved to Tiffin House from another facility where she was working and she fell in love with Tiffin House and never left.  She is the Lead Assistant Manager and she is the campus leader of all Nursing Assistants.  Hortencia ensures our staff maintains the highest level of professionalism and quality of care.

We are honored to have her as a team member.

Nereida Del Real – LVN (RN Student) – Director of Nursing

Nereida was born in Durango Mexico. She moved to Texas when she was 9 years old with her family. At the age of 15 she started her first job at McDonalds where (to no surprise to Tiffin) she quickly was prompted to manager after only a few months.  In 2015 she was introduced to Tiffin House by a friend, and she decided to make a change and join the Tiffin family.  She started out as a Resident Care Aide and immediately felt the love in the Tiffin homes, and she especially loved the sweet Residents.  Nereida decided this was the career path for her and she rapidly promoted to Team Leader due to her character and work ethic.  After a few years as a Team Leader, she decided she wanted to further her knowledge in the field and began LVN nursing school.  Nereida attended ACC’s Nursing program while still working and graduated in August 2021!  She is now studying to receive her RN.  An impressive young lady.

Shawn Eppel, BSN, RN – Nurse

A southern girl at heart, Shawn was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she worked as a paramedic for 8 years before graduating Cum Laude with her Bachelors of Nursing degree from Oregon Health and Science University. She has 10 years of nursing experience in areas including Infusion Therapy and Progressive Care nursing. Shawn joined the Tiffin team in May of 2019 and already feels at home working with the loving staff and fabulous residents!

Shawn lives in Georgetown with her husband, Konrad, and their two feisty boys: Luke (11) & Cody (9). She enjoys spending her time at home on the “mini farm” caring for their goats, chickens, and turkeys. Shawn also enjoys baking, crafting, party planning, binge watching Netflix, and watching Aggie football on Saturdays!

Her son Luke is also a diehard Aggie fan!

Tasha Pool – Assistant Manager Tiffin House Campus

Tasha was born in Bryan-College Station. After graduating high school in 1991 she began working for Sanderson Farms as Assistant to the Manager. She stayed with Sanderson Farms for 11 years before taking positions as a Loss Prevention Manager at Sears for three years and as a Private Caregiver for 5 years.

In 2011 Tasha began working for Tiffin House as a Resident Aide. She was an exceptional worker and leader so in 2015 she was promoted to Assistant Manager. Her love for the residents and leadership of the Tiffin House staff are the embodiment of the Tiffin House mission.
Tasha is a mother of 3 children and a grandmother of 6 grandchildren. She is a Youth Advisory Board member of the Youth Department at the Endtime Evangelistic Pentecostal Church.

She loves her role in caring for those in need at Tiffin House and feels each resident is family. She believes in the Tiffin House philosophy and inspires all those that she leads.

in the Tiffin House philosophy and inspires all those that she leads.

Nancy Meyer – Activity Director

Nancy was born in Georgetown, and raised in Cedar Park Texas. She is a proud 5th generation Texan!
When Nancy’s parents began having health issues she became a full-time caregiver to both her mother and father. She understands the toll it can take on a family and how difficult decisions about your loved one’s healthcare can be on a family. She wishes Tiffin House would have been open when she needed help with her own parents’ care. Nancy joined the Tiffin House Team in 2010 as the Activities Director. She believed in the Tiffin House philosophy and desired to help others going through the same journey. She has flourished in this role, providing exceptional care to the Tiffin House residents.

Nancy’s passion for the residents is inspiring and ensures each of them receives nothing but the best care. You can always find her spending time with each of her Tiffin House residents offering an activity they would enjoy. You might also see her out with Tiffin House residents, taking in the beautiful sights and eats that Georgetown has to offer.

Petrice Goldsby – LVN (RN Student) – Nurse

Petrice Goldsby is a native-born Texan, raised in the small town of Clay Texas. Petrice graduated from Snook High School in 1998 and became a CNA shortly thereafter. Petrice moved to the Austin area in 2009 to continue her education and became a Registered Medical Assistant.

In May of 2010 Petrice began working for Tiffin House Assisted Living and Memory Care as a Resident Care Aide. Petrice quickly demonstrated a stellar work ethic and drive to improve every day.  Her character and leadership skills coupled with her love for the Residents led to her being promoted to Assistant Manager and then Resident Director.  Petrice then decided to continue her education and in 2016 she completed nursing school, becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse.  Following graduation, Petrice wished to broaden her knowledge and skills working in several different settings to include Skilled Nursing facilities and a Pediatric hospital.

In September 2021 Petrice returned to Tiffin House, now as a member of the amazing Tiffin Nursing Team.  We are very proud and honored to have her back home!

Petrice has three sons named Markedreon, Martreveon, and Mardarreon.

Lindsey Lockwood, RN – Nurse

Lindsey Lockwood was born & raised in Monroe, LA.  She graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2004.  She has been an RN for over 20 years and is a Certified Oncology Nurse with training in Oncology, Hospice and Geriatrics.

Before Tiffin she was the Director of Nursing at an Oncology Center for 12 years.

Lindsey lives in Georgetown with her husband, Trey & their 2 children: Sarah-Jane & Read.  They have 2 dogs, 20+ chickens & a bearded dragon.  Lindsey enjoys crawfish boils, LSU baseball, New Orleans Saints football, and her church.

Both her and her husband are SCUBA certified and enjoy diving in the Caribbean.

Lindsey is also the manager of a local select baseball team that my son plays for, GTX Bombers Baseball.

She hopes her kids will one day go to Texas A&M!

Stefanie Cates, RN -Nurse

Stefanie was born in Mississippi however she has lived in Texas most of her life. Stefanie has been a Registered Nurse for 28 years and prior to that a Certified Nurse Aide for 5 years. She started off working in Pediatrics Home Health with plans to specialize in pediatrics until she worked in a skilled nursing facility and fell in love with the Geriatric population.

Stefanie has held many positions in her 28 years of nursing to include charge nurse, CNA instructor, treatment nurse, assisted director of nursing and director of nursing.

Stefanie lives with her wonderful fiancé of 12 years, along with their three children, a dog and 2 guinea pigs. Her oldest daughter is currently attending the greatest school in the world, Texas A&M University.  She also has a son and daughter who are in high school.

Stefanie currently lives in Georgetown where she enjoys gardening, kayaking, and hiking when she is not spending time with her parents in Belton.

Ariana Castelan – Office Assistant

Ariana has been in the caregiving profession for over twenty years. She discovered her love for the elderly as a teenager in high school when she would volunteer at nursing homes and assisted livings in the Georgetown area. Ariana graduated from Georgetown high school in 2001 and completed medical assisting school in 2009. She has experience as a medical assistant, medication aide and private home health aide.  Ariana has worked for Tiffin House since 2012 and she has been awarded several times for her exceptional skills, to include Employee of the Year.  Ariana started as a caregiver, promoting to Team Leader, and now she is an Office Assistant.  Ariana is also in school to become a nurse.

Ariana enjoys reading, scary movies, her puppy Dani, and spending time with Justin.

Sylvia Molina  – Madame Chef

Sylvia Molina was born in Memphis, Texas. She moved to Cameron, Texas in 1968, and attended school in the Yomen School District.  Her Yomen spirit is strong! Sylvia was a manager for 35 years at the Royal City Company that produces office chairs. In 1994, she opened up her own business, Molina’s Restaurant. In 2014, Sylvia started working at Tiffin House. Her excellent cooking skills earned her the name, “Madame Chef” from one of our dear residents. Sylvia has one daughter, three grandchildren and three great-grandkids. She loves to travel and attend her great-grandkids’ activities.

Abril Vences  – Office Manager

Abril moved from New Mexico to Texas after she married the love of her life, Carlos. In December 2021, during a Christmas party, Carlos brought Abril to Tiffin House to visit and meet the Tiffin family. She fell in love with Tiffin and the residents. A few months later, she joined the team as an Activity/Office Assistant. She really enjoyed spending time with all the lovely residents. After a year she was promoted to Office Manager. Abril graduated from Central New Mexico Community College as a Pharmacy Technician. She previously worked at Presbyterian Medical Group Clinic as a Team Leader Patient Visit Specialist where she discovered a passion for Office Administration.

Abril enjoys spending her time with her husband, family, friends, and puppy Chloe. Her favorite things to do are hiking, camping, and exploring new places. She also enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, party planning, shopping, home decorating, photography, singing, reading the bible, and watching documentaries.

She feels happy and blessed to be part of Tiffin!