Tessa was born in London, England, during World War II. In 1975 she moved to California and settled in Newbury Park with her husband and two children. During this time, she worked as a legal secretary. After meeting her new husband, Tessa found an opportunity to start her own business as a Certified Résumé Writer; the name of her business was “Make Every Word Count.” For 28 years Tessa helped job seekers define their brand, prepare targeted resumes and cover letters, and use online social networking profiles. She coached them in job search strategies using the latest tools and techniques to help them win and succeed in fully satisfying careers. Tessa enjoyed every aspect of her business.
At age fifty Tessa entered college to study Commercial Art. She went on to earn a degree from Ventura college in Liberal Arts and Sciences. During this time, she enjoyed learning a variety of art techniques such as watercolor and pen and ink drawings. You can view Tessa’s pen and ink art in the lower-level basement showcase.
When Tessa retired, she volunteered as a museum docent for the Museum of Ventura County. There she prepared and presented entertaining and informative gallery talks, and led tours for groups of adults and seniors. She assisted curators in setting up quarterly exhibits by painting walls and showcases, prepared labels, and helped with moving works of art and artifacts.
Tessa is now enjoying the peace and serenity available to her while sitting on her balcony, listening to the birds, and taking in the beautiful treetop and ocean views from her home here at the Townehouse.
My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.
Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!
Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.