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About Daystar Retirement Village

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Here at Daystar Retirement Community, we understand the importance of living a full life, and that's why we focus on all aspects of healthy living. There are all sorts of activities to enjoy as well as a wide variety of fitness programs to keep you in your best shape. Our dining room offers a full selection of menu offerings at every meal, and because we have a dietitian on site you can be sure they'll work with your primary care provider if you have any special dietary requirements.

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Meet the Daystar Team

Robyn Huetter Daystar Retirement Village Director

Robyn Huetter

Daystar Executive Director

Robyn Huetter joined Daystar in January of 2019. She attended college in Spokane, Washington where she studied accounting and marketing. Her healthcare career began in hospitals where she worked in the patient accounting department. After she obtained her license for Life and Health Insurance her career began moving towards senior healthcare roles such as business office director, branch manager, senior marketing director and executive director.
She is appreciative of the Powell Communities’ core value and it’s caring, family oriented, non-corporate atmosphere and that Powell Communities provide the respect and support to have a healthy work/life balance.
Robyn believes that we can learn a lot from our residents and enjoys spending time with them learning about their journey in life and listening to their stories.
She enjoys traveling with her husband on their motorcycles, going to car shows and she also loves golfing. They have 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren they love spending time with too.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”  -Maya Angelou
Marlene Williams at Daystar Retirement Village

Marlene Williams

Daystar Senior Marketing Director

Marlene Williams joined the Daystar team in February 2019 as a continuation of her career in the Senior Housing Industry that began in 2003. She truly enjoys working with people who have genuine enthusiasm for their work, and complete dedication to not only our residents, but for one another.

Marlene loves engaging residents in a positive way. She makes sure to stop and chat with everyone she encounters in the community including residents and family members. She finds that establishing trust through attentive listening really makes a positive impact in the lives of the seniors at Daystar.

When she’s not working, Marlene likes to spend her time singing karaoke, listening to music, and dancing. She is also a huge animal lover

She finds inspiration in the Beatles song, “All You Need Is Love.”

Jason Kitchel

Senior Sales Director

Jason Kitchel began working for Powell Communities in May of 2018. He joins us here at Powell with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington State University, and over 25 years of sales and customer service experience including more than 14 years of experience working in Skilled nursing, senior living, and retirement communities.

Jason really enjoys the culture at Powell. We are a family owned business, and everyone truly is treated like family- with integrity and passion, and always keeping in mind The Golden Rule.

There can often be a lot of anxiety surrounding the decision to move family members into a senior community, and Jason strives to put people’s minds at ease as much as possible by listening to them and showing them that this is not the end of the story- it is simply a new chapter and everyone at Powell Communities is here to help continue the story with them, and that we are not an “old folks home” – we truly ARE a community.

When not working, Jason likes to spend time fishing, playing with his two dogs, and working in his yard. He is also a huge sports fan – “Go Cougs!”

Chelsia Wakefield at Daystar Retirement Village

Chelsia Wakefield

Daystar Resident Care Coordinator

Chelsia Wakefield has been part of the team at Daystar since October of 2017. She has been caring for seniors in various communities for over 18 years.

Chelsia loves the family feel of Daystar and really thrives taking care of the residents, and enjoys joking with them a bit and figuring out how to make them smile.

In her free time, Chelsia spends her time boating and fishing, floating down the river- pretty much anything water related!

“If you can dream it, you can do it!”

Eva Thomas at Daystar Retirement Village

Eva Thomas

Daystar Assistant Executive Director

Eva Thomas began working at Daystar as a housekeeper in 1993. She has been with the company for 25 ½ years and has held many jobs here, working her way up to become our Assistant Executive Director.

Eva really enjoys working for Powell Communities. She feels that it is truly a family-oriented organization. Everyone is a joy to work with, and the company really makes it easy to come to work every day- they sincerely work with you to achieve your dreams.

She strives everyday to not only connect with the seniors in our community, but also to make them happy, and to forge positive, caring relationships with them and their families.

When not at work, Eva loves to spend time with her 8-year-old grandson, as well as on her photography hobby.

“End is not the end, in fact E.N.D. means "Effort Never Dies" -Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Somsri Chollet at Daystar Retirement Village

Somsri Chollet

Daystar Food Services Director

"Sami" Chollet has been at Daystar since June of 2018. She moved to the Seattle area from Lincoln, Nebraska where she worked as a Food Services Assistant at Union College for 22 years. Prior to obtaining a culinary degree, Sami was a Registered Nurse in Thailand. She has also worked in memory care, and previously owned a restaurant in Nebraska.
Sami really appreciates our Core Values here at Daystar. She feels right at home working in a community where her beliefs and values are respected and encouraged. She feels that Daystar is a place where everyone has the support to grow personally and spiritually.
The positive impact that providing delicious, healthy food has on the residents is one of Sami’s favorite things about the work she does. She likes to make sure that she is always available to chat with residents, to connect with them, and to make sure they have what they need.
Outside of work, Sami is having fun exploring her new home in the Pacific Northwest. She loves trying new and different foods and always staying curious. She lives by the motto “Embrace Change, and keep an open mind.”

Alberto Cordero at Daystar Retirement Village

Alberto Cordero

Daystar Facilities Manager

Alberto Cordero has been working at Daystar since March of 2018. He has spent the majority of his career in the maintenance field.

Alberto enjoys working with the residents in the community and is always there to help them and to be a smiling face and a positive influence.

In his free time, he likes to work on DIY home projects, and spends time working on his classic cars. Each day Alberto strives to be happy and to be positive.

Join the Team

Would you like to join our amazing team?
Email your Resume to hr@powellmgt.com

The Daystar Family Story


The Powell family takes pride in creating Daystar a place where so many people call home today. 

You'll be surrounded by personal touches, from the year-round splendor of gardens created by avid gardener Monte Powell to home interiors touched by the talented hands and heart of his wife Diane. A family dedicated to always offering the best of life's comforts, safety and convenience is the foundation of their success. They have invested love and personal care in the apartment homes they've created and in those who live and love it here.

A caring and devoted staff is always on duty, fulfilling the Powell promise of making Daystar a place you'll be proud to make your home.

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