Rusty and Diane Oleszewski
We couldn’t be more excited to officially announce the addition of Rusty and Diane Oleszewski to the Paradise Oaks family as our new Co-Activities Directors!
While Rusty and Diane are Massachusetts natives, they are no strangers to life in sunny Florida having both spent time working for a large manufactured home group, Sun Communities, before moving with the company to a community in Pennsylvania were they spent 10 years in various roles.
Their path to paradise, though, truly began in 2012 when they quit their day jobs and hit the road as full time RVers and workampers. Since then they have enjoyed a variety of part-time and seasonal jobs while traveling the country, including everything from Rusty’s position as maintenance manager at a dude ranch to Diane’s role as breakfast cook at a motorcycle resort and everything in between! In preparation for their role with us, they also worked as Activities Directors at a large Florida RV park.
Speaking on behalf of the couple regarding their new positions at Paradise Oaks, Rusty notes that he and Diane “like to have fun and the activities department allows us to bring that spirit of adventure and enjoyment to the entire community. Even though the majority of Paradise residents and guests are retired it doesn’t mean that they are inactive. An activities department can inspire residents to try something they may not have considered in the past, to make new friends, or to just cut loose for a little bit. We also have the ability to make a positive impact on the local community through humanitarian or fund-raising capabilities. After seven years on the road, we can’t wait to permanently drop anchor in paradise!”
Rusty and Diane officially join the team on Monday, August 26 so be sure to welcome them with a warm Paradise Oaks greeting!