Born on Long Island, and moved to Orlando FL at 16 with his family, Eric Hardoon witnessed first hand the transition of small town Orlando to become one of the premier vacation destinations in the world. Eric graduated from the University of Central Florida School of Business with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Hospitality Management in 2000. He worked in many resort styled hotel environments including the Marriott World Center in Orlando as well as the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort hotel. During this time he worked in all departments of the industry including becoming head front office manager of a 5 star resort in Orlando.
In 2002 at the start of a construction boom he decided to acquire a Certified Residential Contracting License and began to build high end custom homes in Orlando to keep up with the growth of the transitioning area.
Over the next 10 years while he was building, he partnered with many other companies including software development as well as a company that managed a medical facility. In 2014 Eric wanted to make more of a difference in the community and create projects on a much larger scale. Eric founded and created ME Site Development, LLC which focused more on Residential and Commercial Site Developments. Eric joined up with his family in Melbourne, FL and created the concept, design, and did the sitework for Brevard Medical City. Chateau Madeleine Senior Living is just another phase of the massive Brevard Medical City concept which is becoming a reality.
Through his commitment to excellence and a dedication to professionalism, Eric Hardoon has continued to exceed industry standards by forming professional partnerships based on integrity and reliability. In 2019 Eric decided to continue his adventure by taking all of his deep rooted development experience and blend it with his extensive resort style hotel experience to create a superb Senior Living experience. “Why not take the Senior Living Facility experience to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL? Put Senior Living Residents in a Resort styled hotel, mix it with excellent healthcare, and pamper the residents with immaculate hospitality, good food, and entertainment like no other community offers in Brevard County?” That is when he decided to continue the dynasty at Brevard Medical City and become the new Executive Director of the Community Chateau Madeleine Senior Living. These characteristics, along with a deep rooted ties to the Space Coast have enabled Eric Hardoon to become one of the most recognized and respected names in the Space Coast Community.
Business Office Manager
Director of Nursing
Cindy is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years of experience working with the geriatric population. She started her career in the healthcare field working as a Certified Nursing Assistant prior to becoming a nurse in 1997. She has worked in Long Term Care, Assisted Living and briefly as a Neonatal Nurse. When she is not working at the community or taking classes to advance her degree she enjoys spending time with her husband of 28 years, their two children and her grandson.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Yvette Jenkin is Director of Sales and Marketing at Chateau Madeleine. She has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the tourism and senior living industries in Central Florida. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Yvette moved from her native Puerto Rico to Florida and began working in sales and marketing positions in the Orlando tourism industry. Yvette also worked as a sales and marketing manager for Delaware North at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for 8 years.
After transitioning to the senior living industry, Yvette has worked for several of the top assisted living and memory care properties in the area before bringing her passion and experience to Chateau Madeleine. The most rewarding part of Yvette’s work is helping seniors and their families find a community where they feel safe and enjoy a fun, new way of senior living.
Yvette, her husband Randal, and daughter Vanessa live in West Viera and enjoy playing golf, gardening, riding bikes, watching movies, and driving Vanessa around for acting auditions.
Yvette is looking forward to introduce Chateau Madeleine to seniors and family members. Call her for an appointment to tour our beautiful new community. She will greet you with a big smile.
Director of Activities & Recreation
Stella is known for her tireless energy and zeal that is devoted to our residents, in order that they may continue living lives full of activities and purpose. She is grateful to be involved in bringing Chateau Madeleine’s cherished residents fun, arts, culture, live music, social events, exercise, hobbies and community contribution right to their doorstep!
Originally from England, Stella obtained a BA (hons) Design Degree from Nottingham Trent University, UK. Straight out of college, she eagerly jumped at an opportunity to be a Knitwear Designer in Peru, SA. Both in the shanty towns of Lima and the Mountainous areas of Arequipa, Stella worked to help underprivileged women to utilize their remarkable textile skills to provide income for their families.
After visiting the USA, Stella made it her home and is still here 24 years later! Recently she became a fully fledged US citizen and both her and her Californian, Football Coach husband are the proud parents of their US Army son, Anton.
When asked about her experience, Stella said “I believe that all the varied and unique experiences I have had in life, have lead up to this moment, giving me this wonderful opportunity to be involved in enhancing the lives of our Chateau Madeleine beloved residents. I find it very fulfilling to be a part of bringing interesting and varied activities to our residents lives. The residents have become just like my ‘friends and family’ and totally forget the word “work” as it’s a true JOY for me to see their smiles and hear laughter.”
Director of Dining Services
Kevin is the Director of Dining Services at Chateau Madeleine. He is originally from London, England and moved the United States when he was 24 years old, since then he has worked as an Executive Chef or Food & Beverage Director at large resorts and Casinos, in Las Vegas, Nevada and more recently Resorts and private country clubs, as well as having owned his own Bar and Grill on the Beach. He believes in delivering only the highest quality of Food and Beverage to his guests, this has resulted in Kevin training numerous chefs who are now working as Executive Chefs within our community. He believes in building a strong team of like minded Food and Beverage professionals to make Chateau Madeleine the premier place to live in Brevard County. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children as well as watching Football and American football, he also enjoys playing Golf when he has the time.
Dining Room Manager
Twila was born in Yuma, Arizona, she has spent most of her life on and off in Brevard county, and has also lived in Virginia, Nevada and California which is where she met her husband of over twenty years and father to their four children. Twila has worked in all areas of the front of the house from cocktail waitress to manager of both bars and restaurants, mostly in resort settings. Her and her husband have also owned and operated their own bar and restaurants. Having such a diverse and extensive knowledge of food and beverage as well as guest service means she is a true team player, very dedicated and genuinely cares about all aspects of our guests and residents happiness and overall experience. Twila will work hard to tailor individual dining experiences and resolve any problems or issues that arise. Her goal is to always exceed expectations and deliver excellence.
Director of Facility Operations
Juan was born in Lima, Peru. At 13 years old, I entered the Military High School “Leoncio Prado” graduating in 1971. In 1973 Juan went into the Peruvian Air Force Academy and graduated in 1975. I left there at the rank of Major.
Within the United States, I had the opportunity to study psychological operations in Fort Benning, Columbus, GA.
I decided to immigrate to the United States with my family where I obtained my USA Airline Transport Pilot Multi Engine Land license from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1991. Life took me in a different direction when in 1991, I began working at Walt Disney World gaining experience in customer service and the hotel industry.
We found our own Transportation LLC company until an opportunity opened up at Chateau Madeleine in which I decided to join this excellent team and put into practice my excellent customer service skills and hotel experience.