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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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Enriching Lives, Building Community.

Daystar Core Values Coins Stack

Every decision we make must satisfy two basic requirements. One, it must enrich lives and two, it must build community. This is our mission. We also adhere to five core values, which are to


1. Be Dedicated

2. Be Optimistic

3. Be Trustworthy

4. Embrace Change

5. Seek to Understand


Every team member is reminded of these core values by the coin they receive to carry with them each day.

Meet the Daystar Team May 2020


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
Joey Severson of Daystar Retirement Village (1)

Joey Severson

Director of Dining Services

I have been in the Food Industry for almost 15 years. I started as a Dishwasher at 17 years old and later cross trained as a server then cook. My mother is from the Philippines so I would always be drawn in the kitchen to learn traditional Filipino dishes. Soon thereafter my hobby turned into a passion. I became like a sponge absorbing and mastering each station and job, slowly climbing the ladder. I worked Corporate Hotel for my first 4 years, Non-profit Retirement homes for 4 years, Small Business Fine Dining for 4 years and Government Hospital for 3 years. All my experience has given me a holistic approach and prepared me for where I am at today.

I want the food to be the highlight of each residents day and I strive to put love and care each time I prepare a meal. What I really love about working in retirement communities is the interaction with the residents. I want to hear all their concerns and feedback. The Residents are at the top of my pyramid of priorities. I want to do everything in my power to make each meal better than the last.

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

Cheryl Byrne

Daystar Marketing / Move In Coordinator

Cheryl joined Daystar in June 2019 bringing 44 years of customer care and marketing with her. Spending time with Seniors was a personal passion before coming to Daystar, so she feels this job is a blessing and a good fit all around. She loves listening to the stories seniors have to tell and the pearls of wisdom they often have to offer.
When she’s not at Daystar she spends time with her 2 grandchildren, or with her husband cooking, boating, gardening and traveling.
Her favorite quote is "Be the change you want to see in the world."- Mahatma Gandhi

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


The Powell Family Story



The Origins of Daystar


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

Built out of the Huntington Park community's expressed need for an assisted living facility in the 1980's (before assisted living facilities were even an option) Monte Powell and his family worked to strategically to build Daystar and provide senior care. Now, 40 years later, Daystar Retirement Village also offers 55+ Living and Independent Living to seniors in West Seattle.

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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