Meet the Team
Interim Executive Director
Becca Black brings over 35 years of experience to her role as executive director at Valley Vista Senior Living. Raised by her grandparents on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, Becca feels grateful to have had their influence on her work ethic. She believes they empowered her journey in advancing dignified care for seniors.
Becca received her undergraduate degree in sociology, gerontology and long-term care administration from Kansas State University. She was also able to complete her administrator-in-training program at a continuing care retirement community that had just opened one of the first memory care units in the entire state. The honor to serve residents in memory care has stayed with her to this day.
After school and licensure, she had the awesome and gratifying experience of working with independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and continuing care retirement communities. Working in this field has enriched her life in countless ways, and she looks forward to building personal connections and a dedicated team. Her door will always be open!
Outside of work, Becca enjoys Chiefs and K-State football, traveling, cooking, art, and (safely) spending time with family and friends.
“Valley Vista is your home, and I intend to continue to provide enjoyable experiences for you as your executive director and with the assistance of the fabulous team members.”
Director of Sales and Marketing
Gabi Rodriguez, the director of Sales and Marketing, has four accomplished years in the senior living industry. She is an advocate for seniors and believes in the importance of maintaining a positive mindset around aging at all stages. Gabi strives to exceed expectations with each family she has the pleasure of working with. She recognizes challenges and identifies them as being an essential part in what allows for growth and new possibilities.
Vibrant Life® Director
Benny Medina, Vibrant Life® director at Valley Vista Senior Living, joins our community with more than five years’ experience in the senior living industry. She has worked in positions from administration and reception to marketing, but finally found her “home” in Vibrant Life®. Benny has served as a director for the last three years and uses her background in performing arts, sociology and fitness to create an elaborate and immersive activities calendar for our residents. She looks forward to getting to know each and every resident to build a Vibrant Life® together.
Generations Program Director
Sherri Similton first became interested in senior care when she noticed a lack of empathy in her uncle’s nursing community. From then on, she knew senior care was her calling. Sherri has turned that passion into a 10-year career with experience in adult care and memory care.
In her free time, you can find Sherri indulging in some retail therapy or taking a scenic drive up the coast.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Cheryl Spell has a passion for working with families and individuals as they navigate through the journey from home to a senior living environment. Being able to educate and equip people with information that will make this season of life less overwhelming brings her joy. Cheryl has been married for 28 years and has three children and one grandbaby. Originally from Colorado, she loves fishing in the mountain streams and camping in the beautiful mountains.
Building Services Director
Gustavo Munguia, Valley Vista Senior Living’s Building Services director, has a 10-year career in senior living. With his experience in carpentry, painting and construction, Gus isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and is very much a hands-on director. On any given day, you can find Gus lending a hand in housekeeping or maintenance, or even helping residents maintain our community garden.
When he is not maintaining our beautiful community, you can find Gus spending time with his three adult sons and grandson.
Business Office Director
Angela Rincon has been in the senior living industry since 2014. Her career background covers a multitude of industries, including education, family law, civil litigation and now the industry she is most passionate about, the senior living industry. Angela has been with Valley Vista since ground was broken during construction and has an intricate knowledge of the building. (Ask her for a tour sometime!)
Working in senior care has given Angela a deeper understanding of how to properly care for her own family, as well as an opportunity to provide seniors with a safe place to call home.