Letter From Administration

Tom Wolthoff,

Human Resources Director

My name is Tom Wolthoff and I have been the Human Resource Director at Kirkwood Manor since 2006. Part of my role is to ensure employees are familiarized and comply with the policies and procedures of Kirkwood.  In addition, I am responsible for providing new hire orientation, making sure employees get paid, playing the role of a counselor, mediator or even parent.  Finally, I am also responsible for video surveillance, any issues involving the computers, local area network and WiFi.  There are about 160 employees who I keep track of, so as you can imagine, I am a very busy person.

Working at Kirkwood is actually my second career. I worked for GTE/Verizon in the D/FW area for 25 years, retiring in 2003. After retiring, I went back to school and got my Masters in Human Resources.  My wife, Pamela, and I moved to San Antonio in 2005, and in January 2006, there was an opening for HR director so I interviewed and got the position.  If you would have told me back in 2003 I’d be working in a Nursing and Rehab within a couple of years I would have said you were crazy, but I’m so glad I am.  What a great career being involved with the elderly, which by the way, I am one!

My family is very important to me.  I have the privilege of working with my beautiful wife, Pamela, who is the Assistant Administrator here at Kirkwood every day.  We drive back & forth daily from our home in northern San Antonio. We have 2 daughters, Amy & Alyson, and two great son-in-laws, Mike & Nick. Amy is a dermatologist in Dallas and she/Mike have a son Jackson who is 2 years old. Alyson works for Raytheon in human resources and she/Nick has a daughter Avery who is 1-1/2 years old. Our kids area the joy of our lives!