Meet the Team | The Willows at Brooking Park
Rev Jake Denap
Rev Jacob DeNap is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Previously, Jake has worked as a chaplain in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and in Hospice/Palliative Care. Jake lives in St Louis city with his beloved spouse and children. He has a special interest in healthcare ethics, poetry, and the ways we create community.
Kacee first joined our team over 12 years ago as a cook and quickly rose to the position of Executive Chef. Kacee comes with over 25 years experience in the restaurant business. When asked what is the best part about being here at The Willows he replies “the residents”!
Director of Culinary Services
Phil delights in providing residents with a top-quality dining experience equal to the ones seen by patrons at some of the top restaurants where he used to work. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he enjoys sharing his love of Italian cooking and seafood, reminding him of his large Italian family where food is everything.
Director of Plant and Property
Originally from Chicago, Holly has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Evansville. She has lived in St. Louis for the past 20 years, enjoying a long career in hotel management prior to joining the Brooking Park family. She enjoys getting to know the residents and their families, who are some of the nicest people she has ever met in her career.