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Meet The Team

The Cesta team has over 25 years of experience in the field of senior living, and is here to serve you. We believe in our community, just as we believe providing information and constantly building trust are key to rewarding, long-term professional relationships.

Meet Stephanie

Stephanie Burris is the Executive Director of The Cesta, and brings over 18 years of senior living experience to our team. Leading with a professional, personable and compassionate approach, Stephanie’s strengths lie in cultivating connections and utilizing relationships developed throughout her career, which will help to build a vibrant, multigenerational community within the Terravessa neighborhood. With her vast experience working with Life Plan Communities, Stephanie thrives on helping older adults find appropriate resources and works hard to promote quality of life for everyone she serves.

“I know trust is earned in the smallest moments. Throughout my career, I have considered it an honor to work with seniors; gaining their trust and assisting them in their journey, whatever that may be. The relationships I have been fortunate to develop over the years have given me the tools to oversee day-to-day operations as well as long-term development projects. I am thrilled to be part of The Cesta and cannot wait to see what the future holds for the Terravessa neighborhood!”

Meet Nikki

Nikki Krueger is the Director of Sales for The Cesta. She leads The Cesta team by being relatable, reliable and JUST a little bit funny. She is fully invested in being a resource to Madison area seniors. With 10+ years of sales experience in the hospitality industry with companies such as the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Hilton and Marriott, she believes the key to a successful community is creating relationships first. If you create a positive culture first, a great project will follow.

"I love being able to guide the senior community through one of life’s most exciting stages. I truly believe in the design of The Cesta, the Terravessa neighborhood and the sustainable features we plan to incorporate. I am so proud that I get to bring this vision to life, helping seniors find their next adventure."

Meet Nicole

Nicole Rindy is the Marketing Assistant for The Cesta. She hopes to make you smile and feel welcome, whether it be at an exclusive Charter Member event or an introductory Shine & Dine. She is passionate about helping seniors make positive decisions for their future. With her dedication and creativity, she plays a key role in showcasing all the wonderful aspects of The Cesta. She is excited to be a guiding light during this pivotal time of senior’s lives.

"Helping seniors make positive decisions about their future living arrangements is incredibly rewarding. It's all about empowering them to choose a place that meets their needs, where they can thrive, and enjoy their golden years to the fullest. Being a part of that process and seeing the happiness it brings them is truly priceless."

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Management Company | Illuminus

This new senior living community is being developed by Illuminus, a senior living management company and developer based in Watertown, Wisconsin. Illuminus was founded in 2016 to fulfill the faith-based mission of the original senior living community, Marquardt Village (now known as The Marquardt), and to expand senior services to the greater Wisconsin area. The history of the organization dates back to the founding of Marquardt Village in 1969. Today, Illuminus develops, operates and manages over a dozen not-for-profit senior communities and organizations, including market-rate independent living, affordable housing, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care and rehabilitative services. In addition, Illuminus operates Commonheart Home Health & Hospice, currently serving 32 counties across Wisconsin.

Architect | AG Architecture

Based in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, AG Architecture brings a 50-year commitment to innovative senior living design. The firm’s widely respected team of architects, engineers and support specialists has been commissioned to design and construct projects nationwide. These projects are distinguished by AG’s singular ability to develop environments that create a vibrant community atmosphere for active seniors, while providing the practical design needs for a successful senior living development.

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Construction | CG Schmidt

Through four generations of family ownership, CG Schmidt has built some of the largest, most recognizable projects in Wisconsin. The firm brings extensive experience in senior living and healthcare. Plus, as a founding member of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance, CG Schmidt is a leader in sustainable construction. They are dedicated to finding innovative solutions that benefit the communities in which they work.

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We’ll be happy to send you occasional updates on our plans, timeline and vision for this extraordinary next-generation senior living community.