The friendly culture at The Village at Woods Edge starts with our team. People join our staff because they believe in work of caring for seniors. For all of us, it’s an honor to do what we do, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve our residents every day.
I’ve worn a lot of hats at The Village. I started in our administrative office in 2006 but soon happily accepted the opportunity to learn and grow as Director of Resident Services. In that role, I discovered a passion to provide quality care to those living with dementia.
My next role was as the original Director of Asa’s Neighborhood, our Memory Care community. It was an immense honor but also a major endeavor to get it up and running in 2014. As the Director, it was my job to obtain licensure, develop policies and procedures, secure and train employees, and kick off the initial marketing for our 16-apartment neighborhood.
In 2016, I became The Village’s Executive Director, coming full circle back to our administrative office. I’m proud of our community and my staff every day who make The Village so special (one reason we were honored with the Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Award).
As a Franklin native, I love the relaxing, peaceful tone of our town, while having access to more metropolitan areas only a short distance away. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to local auctions and experimenting with gardening. I am a member of the Franklin Baptist Church, a Relay for Life Event Leader, and a member of the WWW (Words, Women and Wine) Book Club.
I am a Southampton County native - Sedley specifically. I moved from the area for a few years and found that Franklin’s small town charm is something that cannot be duplicated. I began working with The Village at Woods Edge in 2014 after I returned “home” to Franklin. Much of my experience prior to senior living was in the not-for-profit and tourism industry, and this background plus several roles within The Village have helped me in my role as Director of Sales and Marketing.
My favorite part of my “job” is helping people find their home at The Village and in Franklin. I feel fortunate my career allows me to be a part of so many people’s lives and make so many people’s days brighter. One thing I am particularly proud of, in connection with our Village, is our Neighborhood Block Party, fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, which to date, I am proud to say, has raised over $83,000.
Outside of TheVillage, I am on the Board of Directors for Rawls Art Museum, Boys and Girls Club, James L. Camp YMCA and the Chamber of Franklin. My personal interests are running, traveling, photography and spending time on the water with my husband and our labradoodle, Murphy.