Our Dedicated Team
Meet the Staff
We are proud to have a tenured team who provides true hospitality and thoughtfulness.
Our amenity rich community is enhanced by a team of staff members who take the time to genuinely understand and integrate an individual’s wishes regarding their living experience.
Hi, I’m Terri Howell, the Community Administrator at Hilltop Commons. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of serving in a variety of roles at four of our Ray Stone Senior Living communities and my favorite part of each community is hearing the life stories of our residents. Their willingness to share their experiences and advice is a rare gift and one that I treasure with all my heart. I’m a lucky gal!
Hi! I'm Traci Gelgood, the Marketing Director at Hilltop Commons. I've been part of the Hilltop family since 2015. I love working here, and especially enjoy working with all of the residents! I have been in the hospitality industry for almost 30 years, with a focus on sales and marketing, and this is the most rewarding and fulfilling part of my career to date! I enjoy showing our beautiful community to potential residents, and I love helping the residents who already call Hilltop Commons their home.
Hi, I’m Jammie Barquilla, the Activities Director here at Hilltop Commons. I have worked at Hilltop Commons since 1997 in a variety of different roles. I do have to say, being the Activities Director is the most enjoyable! Creating new activities and events for the residents to enjoy and making them smile are just a few things that bring me great joy. I have lived in beautiful Nevada County my whole life and there is nowhere else I would rather be!
Head of Maintenance
Hi, I’m Kelly Nevius, a multi-talented maintenance man who was blessed to have grown up in Nevada County. Along with being outdoors, I love the challenge of fixing almost everything. I am happy to help the Hilltop residents with their maintenance needs, and occasionally I am lucky enough to be able to entertain everyone with a song.
Housekeeper and Van Driver
Hi, I’m Andrea Wheeler, the Housekeeper and van driver at Hilltop Commons. I am proud to say I was born and raised right here in Nevada County. I have 5 wonderful children, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. I have been working at Hilltop Commons over 20 years and for Ray Stone Inc. for the past 10 years. I love what I do and enjoy working with the seniors!