Meet the Team


Senior Leadership


Interim Executive Director

For over 35 years, Peter has contributed to the human services and hospitality field with a focus on senior services. With a unique grace for people, a zest for fine customer service, and a strategic business mind, Peter has enjoyed executive roles with Forum, Marriott, and Greystone. Peter’s leadership ability was recognized and accelerated when selected for the Marriott International Executive Development Program with Aspen Institute which generated his respect for global business. During Peter’s time with Greystone, he co-led the conceptualization, development and opening of 16 CCRCs from Hawaii to Florida. Prior to joining the Ingleside family Peter was the Executive Director at Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Baltimore, Maryland and served on the Board of Leading Age Maryland. Peter pursues hiking, biking, and fine wine along with culinary experiences with friends and family.


Independent Living Administrator

Kate Kavitski has had the privilege of serving senior living communities for over a decade. Her background includes a degree in psychology and theater from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in drama therapy from New York University. Professionally, she began in the life enrichment field, where she grew as a registered drama therapist and a certified dementia practitioner. Her experience with seniors ranges; she has served as a creative arts therapist to residents residing in memory care and skilled nursing communities, veterans coping with PTSD and those at the end of life. She has assisted in the development and strengthening of culture change programs, providing trainings, education and ongoing hands-on assistance to engage all staff and residents in person-centered living.

Kavitski is honored to serve as Ingleside at King Farm’s independent living administrator. A resident of King Farm, Ingleside is her second home, and the residents there, her second family.


Community Director of Health Care Services

Cody Christian has had the privilege of serving Ingleside at King Farm since 2015 as the fitness manager before completing his Administrator in Training program and receiving his nursing home administrator license in October of 2020. His background includes a degree in public health education and promotion from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Christian works from a holistic point of view, including physical, emotional, social, environmental, spiritual, occupational and intellectual wellness. He is a certified dementia practitioner and senior fitness specialist and is Lean Six Sigma trained.

In his free time, he enjoys running and playing volleyball. He is honored to continue his professional career as Ingleside King Farm’s health care administrator.


Director of Plant Operations

Abdo Karmouch started his career at our sister community, Westminster at Lake Ridge, in 2000, beginning with the dining team, working through the different departments and overseeing the plant operations department. Along with his 16 years of experience in working with HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical and renovations, he is also a certified professional maintenance manager. Born and raised in Lebanon, Karmouch has one son serving in the United States Navy, as well as two young daughters. When he is not at Ingleside at King Farm, he enjoys travelling with his children and spending time outdoors with them. He also has a passion for cars and collecting watches.


Director of Community Engagement

Debbie Loube is a native Washingtonian. She grew up in Montgomery County, graduated from Winston Churchill High School and got her degree in political science from George Washington University. After 20 years in the dry-cleaning industry, she and her husband sold their businesses, and Loube found a new career. She started at Ingleside at King Farm in 2009 as the lead concierge and then was promoted to volunteer coordinator and concierge manager. She recently joined the senior leadership team as the manager of community engagement, which is a part of the resident services team.


Executive Assistant

Bryan Bennett was born and raised in the Montgomery County area. He received his degree in visual communications/marketing at Salisbury University. With three years' experience in the health care industry, Bennett comes to us eager and ready to perform. Prior to starting his journey with Ingleside, he was the human resources manager for a home health care agency called Senior Helpers. During his time there, he cultivated a deep love for retirement communities and their residents. In his free time, Bennett loves to continue working on his photography, graphic design and caring for his Teacup Yorkshire Terrier.


Director of Sales

Sophy graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications. She also studied overseas at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Before Sophy joined the marketing team at Ingleside at King Farm, she worked in sales at Life Plan Communities for seven years, and continues to enjoy working with seniors to help them make important life decisions. Outside of her professional career, she enjoys live music and attending music festivals through the summer months. Sophy also enjoys running and hiking. She has run in quite a few different races, including a full marathon and many half marathons.


Director of Human Resources

Andrea Hopkins grew up in Rockville, Maryland. She received her degree in political science from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro. She previously worked in sales as an account executive for a local Herman Miller furniture dealership before finding her love of human resources and choosing to make it her second career. She earned her SHRM-CP certification in 2016.

While at Ingleside at King Farm, she has moved from HR assistant to HR generalist and currently holds the position of human resources manager, where she oversees the human resources functions for the staff at Ingleside at King Farm.

Hopkins enjoys spending time with her husband, twin daughters and dog and traveling to other countries.


Director of Dining Services

Christine Bair graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with a degree in dietetic technology and then University of Maryland Global Campus, with a degree in business administration. For 13 years, she worked as a kitchen manager and dietetic technician at the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents in Rockville before making a change to senior living.

Bair has worked as a director at HCR ManorCare in Chevy Chase and Golden Living Center in Westminster, Maryland. She started her career at Ingleside at King Farm as a clinical nutrition manager, was promoted to assistant director of dining and currently holds the position of director of dining services.

She loves the interaction with the residents and staff at Ingleside at King Farm, and she enjoys the everyday challenges of her job.


General Manager of Dining

Matt has worked in the hospitality field for over 30 years with the majority of his career spent in business dining. Prior to joining Ingleside at King Farm Matt held multiple leadership roles throughout his career with Compass Group and most recently was a District Manager overseeing multiple contracts for the Federal Government sector (GSA) General Services Administration and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Matt’s passion for food, creativity and serving others is what inspired him to pursue a career path working as a culinary professional in his early career, and has held several positions as an Executive Chef throughout his career. Matt’s experience as a culinary and management professional has allowed him to develop a keen business acumen and specialized soft skills to focus on the customer experience, emphasizing quality and results. Matt’s leadership within the service industry spans decades where he has accumulated many accreditations and certifications, including certifications from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). He is also a certified food protection manager for the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. When Matt is not at Ingleside, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, traveling, cooking, listening to music, and going to the beach.



Anne Ellestad most recently served as the director of pastoral care & counseling at a local retirement community where she worked for the past 10 years. Prior to that, she was a chaplain for Montgomery Hospice. Ellestad graduated from Yale Divinity School and is a board-certified chaplain. As interim chaplain of Ingleside at King Farm, she is available to all members and staff for spiritual support, leadership in weekly Vespers worship and simply caring when called.

She and her husband, Chris, live in Damascus with their three boys, two cats and 11 chickens.


Director of Memory Support Services and Programming

Maureen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Baylor University. She has worked with people with dementia and their families for about 30 years in various capacities, including care settings, professional training, and working for the Alzheimer’s Association. Most recently, Maureen opened a new memory support neighborhood at a Sunrise Assisted Living in Virginia and served that community for over 3 and a half years. As a Certified Validation Group Practitioner and a Certified Dementia Practitioner/Trainer, she loves training and coaching the team to provide quality care to those with dementia. Spending time with Ingleside at King Farm residents is the highlight of her day! Maureen lives in Virginia with her husband and they have 3 daughters. One is an Air Force Office, another is an elementary teacher and the 3rd is still in college. In her spare time, you are likely to find Maureen at one of Virginia’s many wineries.


Director of Nursing

Sales and Marketing


Director of Sales

Sophy graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications. She also studied overseas at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Before Sophy joined the marketing team at Ingleside at King Farm, she worked in sales at Life Plan Communities for seven years, and continues to enjoy working with seniors to help them make important life decisions. Outside of her professional career, she enjoys live music and attending music festivals through the summer months. Sophy also enjoys running and hiking. She has run in quite a few different races, including a full marathon and many half marathons.


Sales Counselor

Jan is an Indiana native and mother of five grown children. She comes to the Ingleside organization with over 25 years of professional experience serving people where they need it most. Her early career was focused in banking and finance with many years supporting the mortgage and home construction markets. Her passion for helping people evolved when she joined the staff of United Way in her hometown in Indiana. Following her husband’s career, they recently moved to Maryland. Prior to joining Ingleside, Jan worked as a senior move manager supporting clients throughout the entire move process from planning, organizing, downsizing, and preparing their home to sell, to moving into their new community. A retired marathon runner, in her spare time, Jan enjoys tennis, golf, and visiting her family as often as time permits.


Sales Counselor

Alex comes to Ingleside at King Farm from Harford County, Maryland. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Management of Aging Services. He began his career with Ingleside by previously working with Ingleside at Rock Creek as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator and is excited to step into his new role at Ingleside at King Farm.


Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Mandi is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. She graduated from Lee University in Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in telecommunications, and has an extensive background in multimedia and news production. Mandi likes to stay on top of the latest technology and social media trends. She loves to learn and experience new things. Before coming to Ingleside at King Farm, Mandi was the training and volunteer coordinator at Montgomery Community Media. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with Operation Christmas Child. Mandi currently lives in Gaithersburg with her husband and two cats, Binkey and Tyler.


Director of Healthcare Sales for Ingleside

Kiersten Parsons has worked in senior living for the past 11 years –four years of which have been with Ingleside. Most recently, Kiersten served as the Independent Living Administrator for Ingleside at Rock Creek. Kiersten started her career in Long Term Care nursing, then pursued further education in human nutrition, working as a clinical dietitian for seniors in all levels of care. Kiersten is committed to excellence in senior living services and is passionate about educating and equipping older adults to lead healthy, wellness-filled lives. As a clinician and healthcare services professional, Kiersten brings her joy for engaged living and her skillset in healthcare services to the Ingleside Sales team, where she focuses on supporting the growth of the Assisted Living and Memory Support Assisted Living neighborhoods at each community.
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