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Carrie Zak

Director of Sales and Marketing, Walker Place

Carrie will tell you that she didn’t choose senior living—it chose her. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t involved with older adults: volunteering at Bible studies, leading sing-a-longs, coordinating Bingo, and more. So, when she joined the team at Walker Methodist Place in 2020, Carrie knew she’d found the perfect next step in her journey in pursuit of her calling.

She’s worked in senior living for most of her career, most recently as an account executive with a home care agency. Her other roles included executive director at Southview Senior Communities and active life manager at The Waters Senior Living. Passionate about helping seniors find the highest quality of life, Carrie is delighted to be back in a relational role.

Her daily responsibilities include connecting with future residents, inviting folks to tour the community, assisting them with moving, and working with families through transitions. She’s known for making people feel comfortable and loves to help find solutions. As director of sales and marketing, Carrie strives to make sure everyone who visits Walker Place feels welcome. The best part of her job is seeing the joy on someone’s face when they discover how happy they are to have decided to make Walker Place home.

Carrie grew up in Winthrop, Minnesota, and now lives in Hastings with her husband, Rick. They have two sons, Noah and Blake, and two dogs. In her free time, Carrie enjoys being outside or at the lake, grilling, singing, and spending time with family and friends. Both her sons play guitar and sing, and she loves watching them perform. “I’m pretty sure I’m the luckiest person alive,” she often says.

She volunteers at her church and her kids’ high school. Carrie wants to be remembered as a caring person who was willing to help and did the right thing.

Carrie has a degree from Winona State University.