Meet Our Staff
Eric Chelton -Executive Director
Originally from Titusville, PA, Eric attended Mansfield University and earned a degree in Music Therapy. He oversees all operations and resident care at The Laurels. Eric is one of the original staff members who helped open The Laurels when it was built in 2012. Eric enjoys spending time with his family including cooking as well as geocaching. He and his wife have two girls and what he calls a “mini-zoo” --- 3 dogs, a cat and even a guinea pig. He also plays the trombone and his family is active at their church in Landsdale.
Mike Simko - Director of Marketing
Mike manages Hidden Meadows on the Ridge’s community outreach, PR, and he is the liaison to the local health care partners who refer families to Hidden Meadows. Mike helps new families who seek tours and information; he is the first step in a resident’s transition to living at Hidden Meadows. Mike has been working in sales and marketing for his whole career, and has recently been drawn to working in senior living because he enjoys helping people. He grew up locally and attended Pennridge High School before going to college. In his free time he enjoys acting, writing and being outside hiking and kayaking.
Dawn Mason -Activities Director
Born and raised in Hilltown, Dawn, at the age of 7, began volunteering at a nursing home where her mother worked. She enjoyed the experience and continued to volunteer until she was offered part-time job at the age of 16. Dawn has 25 years experience in recreation at long term care communities with a primary focus in dementia. She received formal training from Temple University - Ambler and Reading Area Community College. She is one of the founding board members at the Dementia Care Consortium (covering the tri state area). She is also an active member Bux-Mont activity professionals. For fun she enjoys spending time with family and shopping.
Corey Wood - Director of Dietary Services
Corey oversees the kitchen and dining services. He is in charge of creating delicious and nutritious meals to meet the dietary requirements of residents at the Laurels and Hidden Meadows. Corey is from the Doylestown area and attended the Restaurant School of Philadelphia. He has experience cooking in hotels and restaurant in addition to 10 years working in senior living. He enjoys cooking so much that in his free time he barbeques his favorite recipes for family and friends, and he occasionally participates in iron chef competitions. He enjoys working with seniors because of the home-like feel of the work environment, and he likes the freedom to be creative with the menu and cuisine.
Albert Grove - Director of Facilities
Albert oversees the maintenance and upkeep for the entire Hidden Meadows Community including the grounds, memory care and personal care buildings. Albert is a Sellersville native who has worked at Hidden Meadows since 2013. A Central Bucks West grad, Albert enjoys helping others and takes pride in keeping the community well maintained. He spends part of his free time on a small, family-owned apparel business. He enjoys football and spending time with his 3 children.