Staff and resident at Waverly Place.

Waverly Place
Our Caring Team

Abby Grimps, Executive Director at Waverly Place in Albany, Oregon

Abby Grimps – Executive Director

Abby has been with Waverly Place since December 2022 – she came to us with almost 20 years of Senior Living experience. Abby started her career in Senior Living right out of High School as a caregiver at a facility in Corvallis. What she thought would just be a job, quickly turned into a passion and she has been in the industry ever since! Over the course of 19 years Abby has held many titles, until she got her Administrators License and has been an Executive Director for the past 10 years. Having experience in so many areas gives her a very hands-on leadership style. When she is not at work, Abby & Nate are busy with their 4 kiddos and their small farm of animals, they have cows, chickens, cats, and dogs. When they’re not busy with sports or taking care of animals they enjoy spending time outside; camping, swimming, going to the dunes to ride their ATVs, and taking them to the snow in the wintertime.

Candace Mock – Memory Care Coordinator

Candace grew up in Brownsville, Oregon and after finishing high school she and her spouse wanted to start a family. when her youngest turned five, she went back to work providing care to persons with dementia and knew this was her calling. Candance worked for Jefferson Lodge memory care in Dallas, where she started as Care giver then trained to be a Medication Aid, to Resident Care Coordinator, continued her education and worked her way up Administrator. Candace brings years of experience and knowledge and is a great asset to our team. In her free time, she enjoys her grandchildren and family.

Candace Mock, memory care coordinator at Waverly Place in Albany, Oregon
Brandon Collins, staff member at Waverly Place in Albany, Oregon

Brandon Collins – Maintenance Director

Brandon grew up in Albany and graduated from West Albany H.S. After high school he went to work for Mennonite Village and worked there from 2014 until yearly this year. Brandon had many rolls during his time there. Brandon married his high school sweetheart in 2019. They enjoy spending time together and exploring all the pacific northwest has to offer.

Cheri Moe – Dining Service Director

Cheri grew up in Albany, Oregon and at the age of 18 she moved to Arizona and went to work for five-star Diamond Resorts. Cheri started in the kitchen and after a short time they recognized her talents and offered to enroll her in their culinary program. Upon completion of training Cheri went on to become dining service manager for Pointe Resort Properties serving 300 guests. After seven years in Arizona, she returned to Albany to marry her high school sweetheart – the boy next door. Cheri had been working as dining service manager in senior living for eight years, prior to joining the Waverly Team.

Cheri Moe, staff member at Waverly Place in Albany, Oregon

Amber May - Marketing Director

Amber joined Waverly Place in 2023, after working with seniors for over 13 years in the healthcare industry. Amber started as a CNA shortly after high school, where she then transitioned to being a private caregiver for a ventilator dependent quadriplegic. It was during this time she attended nursing school and became a licensed nurse. Where she spent the next 9 years with Kaiser Permanente in the Urgent Care Unit and Nurse Treatment Room. Which is where Amber developed a love for wound care and geriatric patients. Covid was a grim time for most nurses and like most Amber re-evaluated her priorities and needed a change. Knowing her love for seniors, her outgoing personality, upbeat attitude and her background in nursing, a close friend felt she would be a great fit for the marketing world. Introducing her to Waverly’s sister property in July 2023. She was then fortunate to transition to Waverly just a few short months later. When not working Amber and her husband, Mike, are busy with their 3 daughters. They have 3 dogs and an off the track thoroughbred, Amber and her daughter are training to be her daughters show horse. Her husband is an avid hunter and fisher, their daughters share his love for this too! Amber loves living in the Pacific Northwest, as a family they enjoy kayaking, camping, movies, concerts, and travel. Enjoying all that the beautiful PNW has to offer.

Lynnea Wilson – RN Wellness Director

Lynnea started her healthcare career right out of high school as a CNA at a care facility. Her mother went back to college to be a Registered Nurse when she was in middle school, this began her love of caring for senior citizens. She worked in 2 different nursing homes, both following her mother while finishing school. Shortly after receiving her nursing degree in 2000 she applied and was hired at Sacred heart hospital where she worked for 22 years. She has 3 children, 2 dogs, 6 cats, 2 rabbits, and 2 guinea pigs. On her days off she enjoys the outdoors, and the indoor noise that animals and kids bring..

Lynnea Wilson, RN Wellness Director at Waverly Place in Albany, Oregon

Britney King -  Assisted Living Resident Care Coordinator

Britney came to Waverly Place in July 2023- with 10+ years’ experience in health care. Britney started in dining services Junior year of high school. After turning 18, began a career as a caregiver in a local memory care in Albany and continued to expand her education. After some time as a Med aide, Britney knew how to be a compassionate and respectable caregiver but craved to know more about the industry. Shortly later, she became the Business office Manager. Being one of the top Office Managers in the company, she traveled amongst the company's sister buildings providing support, effective tools, and training. At age 24, completed training and received her Executive Director License for a local community. When not in the community, Britney is at home with 4 kids,2 dogs and her husband, Sean. With 4 kids, they keep busy between sports, concerts, being the ‘Hangout” spot and life’s lessons. They enjoy camping, being with family, family nerf gun wars and use rock paper scissors to settle ALL arguments.


Michelle Fisher - Memory Care Activity Director

Michelle was born and raised in Albany, Oregon. After graduating high school and attending community college, she started working for Linn County. Working her way up from Records Clerk to Supervisor in just a few short years. She spent 12 years with Linn County but still felt like she was missing something. She started working in assisted living and realized this was what she had been missing all along. She discovered a love for the residents and a passion for activities. Keeping the residents active and engaged is something she loves doing. Knowing that she contributes to their happiness fulfills her. In her free time, she loves doing crafts, painting, rock hunting and spending time with her family. She has 3 children, ages 33, 17 and 14 and 6 grandchildren.


Janel Buchholz, Business Office Manager at Waverly Place in Albany, Oregon

Janel Buchholz - Business Office Manager

Janel is from Elgin, Oregon, where she spent most of her childhood in the surrounding Blue Mountains. Her interest in Psychology led her to Western Oregon University where she graduated from the Honor's Program. Janel spent 5 years as the store manager of a Journeys store, where she gained experience running a business and cultivating a strong team. These skills prepared Janel for her current role, where she is excited to learn about a new industry.

Brianna Hollingsworth - Administrative Assistant

Brianna joined Waverly Place in 2019. She started in the kitchen as a dietary aide where her love for helping others was very evident, a few years later she was offered a concierge position. She has one child and two cats. Her and her husband have been together for ten years. When she’s not busy helping our seniors she enjoys spending time with her family and pets.


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