Featured Resident Archives

 

Our residents are a diverse, fun and friendly group of people. They come from a variety of backgrounds, races and religions and this blend of personalities, experiences and cultures is a real plus.

You're bound to meet someone a lot like you, and at the same time have the opportunity to get to know others from whom you might gain a new perspective. You'll soon meet new and lasting friends here at Hilltop House! Won't you come join us?

We shine the spotlight on some of our special residents in this "Featured" section. You'll find lots of really interesting, diverse and talented people here.

Amber Joy
Amber Joy

From the time Amber was a little girl, it was very clear that one of her values is justice. She cannot stand to see anyone treated unfairly. She was born in McPherson, Kansas where her father was president of a small Christian college and her mother taught elocution at the college. She was the baby of four children with two older sisters and one brother. It was a town of 2,000 and she recalls more ...

Bob Porter
Bob Porter

In 1978, Bob Porter accepted a teaching assignment at the Tehran International School, teaching German and English to high school students and in the evening, he taught English to junior college students a little outside the main part of town. Six weeks into the school year, the revolution began. Everywhere you went, students were excited and all Iranians were tuned into their transistor more ...

Bruce Bowden
Bruce Bowden

Bruce has always had an egalitarian bent. His first job was a paper route, but he resented collecting. He tried to start a paper boy (one would presume girls could join) union, but it fizzled. He was president of the Student Council in high school. He attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana where he was given an AB degree in political science - he claims despite his performance. But more ...

Dr. Charles Reid
Dr. Charles Reid

Our neighbor Charles Reid was born in Hartford, Wisconsin. He was an only child. His father did leather and upholstery work at Kissel, a car manufacturing plant. The company produced top of the line cars and employed some 5,000 to 6,000 workers. The "crash" occurred in October, 1929 and by Christmas of that year, the plant closed and Kissel was never produced again.

His father went more ...

Phil Mervin
Phil Mervin

Phil Mervin's father was born in Britain and immigrated to Canada on his own at age 14. Due to various disagreements in the family, the only two sons in the family left England - one to Canada and one to Australia. The two brothers never saw each other again.

Phil's father joined the Canadian army and was sent to Europe during World War II. He met Phil's mom at an army dance in more ...

Yohosha Costello
Yohosha Costello

Yohosha Costello, known to us as Yoshi, refers to himself as a card, a fool on purpose, one who tries to joke with people and does not always succeed. He also claims to have the ability to get one's goat easily. So, watch out!

He was born in Spokane, the oldest child in his family. He has a brother four years younger and a sister 12 years younger. Their father was employed by the SSI, more ...