Scott Van Duinen
Administrator / Owner
In early 2018, I left a 20-year investment career to become a small business owner and operator. I wanted to focus my time & attention on serious illnesses and chronic conditions and have more of an impact on others’ lives. This search led me to Comfort Keepers. Diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s have touched me personally, taking the lives of my grandmother, mother-in-law and two aunts, which is why I decided to evaluate the home care field. While I’m a "business guy" – I was trained as a CPA and hold a master’s degree in entrepreneurial finance – I have always been interested in health & wellness and am a big proponent of interactive caregiving. I appreciate the power of faith, the need for social connections, and the importance of education and strive to lead a balanced life. A Texas native who lived in Kingsville and Tyler as a child, I returned to the DFW Metroplex some 30 years ago to go to college. I met Christy (an Arlington resident and Baylor grad) in 1995, got married in Arlington, celebrated with family & friends at The Colonial, and then we started a family here.
My story is a little different, after having a successful sales career I began looking for something with meaning, something that I could give back, and somewhere I could make a difference. That’s when I first learned of Comfort Keepers. After meeting with Mike Chapman I soon went to work as a caregiver and it wasn’t long that I was placed with one of the most amazing client’s I could have ever imagined. I had the distinct pleasure in working with her over the next 3 years. During this time I learned how we (CK) made a difference, I saw how being with someone not only enriched their lives but extended their lives. I was asked to join the office in 2011; I came into the office, while maintaining my care giving position with my client. After Gracie passed away, I remained in the office full time. I am currently the Business Manager and I could not imagine being anywhere else. Our team gives 150% starting with our owner all the way through to the wonderful caregivers. Here at Comfort Keepers YOU matter, whether you’re the Client or an Employee.
Business Development / Community Outreach
I worked as a CVS Manager for 5 years when my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Faced with some tough decisions, I quit CVS to become my husband's full time caregiver. Seven years later, my husband passed and I begin to look for an opportunity where I might be able to help others that were experiencing the tough job of caring for a loved-one with dementia. That’s when I found Comfort Keepers. I became a caregiver and eventually was promoted into the office. I am currently a Business Development / Community Outreach specialist. I love my job. Along with my experience as a caregiver and the widow of an Alzheimer’s patient, I have the unique position of knowing how it feels to be both an employee AND a client.
Training / Client Care Coordination
Customer Service / Client Care Coordination
Scheduling / Payroll
In 2009 while I was working at a dry cleaners my mother became seriously ill. I wanted to be able to step in and take care of her. While being a single parent that was hard, but I was willing to take on anything for her. I then decided to take the step and go get my CNA license. I continued to work at the dry cleaners and went to school full time. I received my CNA and Phlebotomy ￼license and found a great job working at a nursing home. Working in the rehab hall made me have a new perspective on life. I wanted to be there for others and help when they needed it. I loved giving them that one-on-one attention they deserved. After my mom died I decided we needed a new start. In 2015 I moved my family to Texas. I worked in a factory for a little while to get us back on our feet. But I wanted to get back into healthcare. I came across Comfort Keepers one night... I started working as a caregiver, and 3 months later was promoted to a receptionist for the office. I knew then that this wasn’t a job, but more like a calling and CK became home to me. I have loved working with Mike and the entire admin team since the beginning. I have now been promoted to handle scheduling/payroll. I find my job very rewarding and I cannot see myself working anywhere else!