Our Staff at BrightStar Care® South St. Louis County

Our experienced and compassionate staff is dedicated to caring for your loved one as if they were family. Get to know our team.

  • Ken Kraus

    Managing Director/Owner

    Each day I find a greater purpose and value in helping those we have the privilege of assisting. One of the many reasons I chose to start BrightStar Care in St. Louis and St. Charles is my passion for providing families the opportunity to continue creating special memories, even while their loved ones may be facing serious health challenges.

    My journey to this profession is deeply personal. I experienced firsthand the struggle of finding and retaining reliable home care for my family and I understand how difficult it can often be to balance family and personal responsibilities with those of caring for a loved one. These experiences convinced me of the critical need for compassionate and dependable home care services in our community.

    Prior to entering home care, I worked as a journalist, media manager, and banker, and spent many years volunteering with healthcare and educational organizations. Each of these experiences has uniquely shaped my approach and commitment to our clients.

    At BrightStar Care, I am privileged to work alongside a knowledgeable and caring group of individuals who share my dedication to enhancing the lives of our clients. Together, we strive to help them achieve their greatest level of independence and well-being.

    When I am not at work, you might find me running, hiking or cheering on my favorite sports teams. Go Cardinals, St. Louis FC, Blues and always the Jayhawks!

    Ken Kraus
  • Skye Harris

    Marketing & HR Coordinator

    My life's purpose is to leave this world slightly better than I found it. I strive to be a dependable coworker, friend, aunt, sister, daughter, and wife who uplifts others. My goal is to make each person I encounter feel valued.

    One accomplishment I cherish is creating a mobile intake unit for a disability law firm in a rural area. This allowed clients to avoid the burden of extra appointments. Thirteen years later, the mobile unit is still used weekly.

    I work in home healthcare because my family has desperately needed these services. Families must have full confidence in the care company they choose.  I take real pride in ensuring that other families have a great experience.  

    I love being part of the BrightStar Care family. Working with a team united by the goal of excellent home care is refreshing.

    Skye Harris
  • Paul Balderramos

    Business Development Manager
    I love building relationships to benefit others by making an impact. Enjoy serving clients and families with exceptional care. My goals and aspirations are helping others, family values, and continued growth.  I love being part of BrightStar Care as we put clients and families first because we are a family.
    Paul Balderramos
  • Andrea Lisman

    Director of Nursing for BrightStar Care of St. Louis

    In everything I do, I want to show my work ethic and compassion.  Nursing isn't a job, it's a calling. My career goals were always put on hold as a military wife. My journey to become a nurse took a long time, but it was worth it. I've been able to work full-time, maintain a 4.0 GPA, and raise a family. Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel." Making people feel loved and cared for is my goal.  I love being part of the BrightStar Care team because it's like my second home not just because I work here. We are a work family.  I feel like everyone is on the same page and I'm blessed to have such wonderful people to work with. It's refreshing to come to work each day knowing that everyone is there for each other, both professionally and personally. I'm thankful to be part of this work family.

    Andrea Lisman
  • Brandi Thomas

    Client Care Manager
    My goal is to continue to strive for success and gain as much knowledge as possible. My greatest accomplishment in life is that I started as a caregiver, advanced to an infusion scheduler, and now am a Client Care Manager. I love what I do. I want to show others that it's not just a job, it's a career, and you can always move up! I love working at BrightStar, we are more than just colleagues, we are family and families always have each other’s backs. I think that’s what our entire BrightStar team wants to achieve!
    Brandi Thomas

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