Daryl Synstelien, Owner, daryl@scslife.com
Daryl  provided vision as co-owner for the proprietorship of Synstelien Foster Homes from 1993 to 1999, when the growing company incorporated as Synstelien Community Services.  His vision is for SCS to provide the highest quality of services and care through a “person-centered” and team-oriented approach to meet the needs of disabled individuals.


Linda Synstelien, Owner,  linda@scslife.com
Linda served as co-owner and Business Administrator for the proprietorship of Synstelien Foster Homes from 1993 to 1999 and continues today in the position of CFO for Synstelien Community Services. Linda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Linda is a “master” at data organization and interpretation. 

Jennifer Baker, Chief Executive Officer, jennifer@scslife.com
Jennifer provides direction and oversight for all daily operational activities of SCS. She also oversees human resources, employee relations, benefits and training.  As a member of the SCS Executive Team, Jennifer collaborates with other Executive Team members on strategic planning, project development, and company communications.  Jennifer provides essential visionary leadership for the company’s movement into the future.

Tim Baker, Deputy Executive Officer, tim@scslife.com
Tim brings years of executive level leadership experience to the SCS team, as the Director of an international convention center in Quito, Ecuador and as an Executive Pastor.  Tim has been responsible for business and finance leadership in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Tim serves as the Finance Manager for the company and is responsible for payroll, billing, accounts receivable and accounts payable duties. 

Amanda Madison, Designated Coordinator, amanda@scslife.com

Amanda provides direction and oversight for the delivery of client services for four of the program sites within SCS. Amanda brings her knowledge and years of experience working for SCS to the Executive Team. She began her journey with SCS in 2004 as a Direct Support Professional. She grew her career within SCS,  and currently serves as a Designated Coordinator. Amanda currently holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, with current licensure to practice in both Minnesota and North Dakota.

Jeanette Devitt, Designated Manager, jdevitt@scslife.com