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Steve Fishler, Executive Director, The Sequoias-Portola Valley

Steve comes to The Sequoias–Portola Valley after serving for 17 years as president and executive director of The Forest at Duke, an accredited and Fitch-rated continuing care retirement community in Durham, North Carolina.

During his senior year of college at the University of Arizona, Steve discovered that senior services and gerontology were his passion. That discovery sparked a 30-year career in senior living. In addition to his work at The Forest at Duke, Steve served as Executive Director of a Marriott Senior Living Community in south Florida, as executive director of The Devonshire in Chicago, and as an administrator for Pacific Homes (now Front Porch) in southern California. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a specialization in Long Term Care Administration and a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Arizona, and is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator.