Cheri grew up in a home where they were taught there is no greater gift you can give others but to serve them. Her father was a Vietnam Veteran who served a lifetime career in the Army and her mother was a nurse. As a child, Cheri’s parents were great examples of how caring for others can provide huge rewards for those that serve. Because of their example, she always had a passion to become a nurse. Her nursing career has consisted of Hospital ER, ICU, Medical/Surgical and Labor and Delivery followed by 10+ years of Home Health nursing.
Cheri lives in Granbury with her husband, Walter. They have two children, Taylor and Kendyl, who both attend Texas Tech University in Lubbock. “They are my greatest blessings!”
Cheri joined the Quail Park team in May of 2016 and feels incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to share in enriching the lives of our family of residents.
Memory Care Director
Ericka started her career as a caregiver at Quail Park in 2011. She had the opportunity to work with Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. She quickly fell in love with residents with dementia. Ericka then realized the passion she had for the field and decided to go to medical assistant school.
She graduated in 2014 as a Certified Medical Assistant & Phlebotomist. In 2015, she left her Quail Park family to work for a physician in an office setting. It was a great experience working there. However, she was missing a big part of her…her residents!
“In 2017, Quail Park gave me the opportunity to return to this wonderful community as their Memory Care Program Director. In this position, I am responsible for ensuring our residents are honored with dignity and respect. It is so rewarding to see how they enjoy each moment to the fullest. I am blessed to be back at Quail Park and it is truly an honor to be a part of this great team.”
Michelle Allen, LVN
Director of Health & Wellness
Michelle was born in Odessa, Texas and graduated from Odessa Permian. Go MOJO! She went to CRMC School of Nursing, Odessa, Texas as has been a LVN for 10 years. She is currently working towards obtaining her RN degree. She feels God has given her the nurturing and caring love that it takes to be a nurse. She has 5 children, 13 grandchildren and another grandbaby on the way. She and her husband moved to Granbury in 2016 where she continued her nursing career. In her spare time, she likes to do arts and crafts, reading, Bible studies and learning new things. She also has a Cosmetology license and loves doing hair.
What she enjoys most about nursing is being able to care for the residents because they mean more to her than just being “residents”, they are family, and she treats each one as such. The residents at Quail Park are truly family! She uses her knowledge that she has gained from her many years of experience with home health and skilled nursing facilities to give the utmost care for each one. She makes sure to identify each resident as an individual with individual passions and needs.
She is grateful to be a part of the Quail Park family and looks forward to building lasting relationships with residents and their families for a long time.
Community Relations Director
Michelle started her career working in admissions for a large Texas based hospital. While she worked for this employer for 10 years, she quickly learned how important it was to her to take care of our seniors. Michelle comes from a very close family, “I want for everyone what I would want for my family and that is outstanding care, love, and respect.” After graduating from Tarleton State University with a degree in Business and Marketing, Michelle found her home with Quail Park of Granbury where she can help others find the kind of care she would want for her family. Michelle Currently lives in Stephenville with her Husband, Clint, and is expecting their first child in November. When Michelle is not at work, she is either spending quality time with family, playing disc golf, being crafty, or eating an overly filled bowl of Ice cream
Business Office Manager
Shelly has worked in geriatrics for over 14 years. She began her career as a caregiver in an assisted living facility and worked her way to obtain the title of Wellness Director. I am now very privileged to be a part of the Quail Park family, serving as the Business Office Manager. Her people skills, coupled with her love of the seniors, has enabled her to be successful in the senior living community.
When she’s not working she’s enjoying spending time with family, friends, and anything that involves being outdoors.
Mandy finished culinary school in 2001 and got her first job in a restaurant that same year. She worked in several types of restaurants at different locations gaining much knowledge over a 10-year period. Mandy got married and started working in a senior living community and fell in love with the residents and sense of family the community brought. She briefly left senior living and opened and bakery and tearoom, but realized she missed working with seniors and returned to senior living.
She is happy to now be a part of the team here at Quail Park. She says it feels like home. When Mandy is not working, she can be found at church working with young children or at home reading a book.
Life Engagement Director
Rachel was born in Fort Worth and moved to Granbury when she was 4 years old. She graduated from Granbury High School in 2006 and started working at Quail Park in September of 2014 as a server for Dining Services. Rachel was promoted to cook in 2015 and took on the added responsibility of Personal Assistance Program as well. In 2016 she was awarded Employee of the year. In April 2020, Rachel became the Life Engagement Assistant. She earned her Life Engagement License in October and became the Life Engagement Director in October of 2020. Rachel absolutely enjoys working at Quail Park and the time that she gets helping to enrich the lives of our residents with many different activities.
Rachel has a service dog named Sadie who comes to the community frequently to visit the residents.
Rachel has been a teacher for the youth group at the Landing for Celebrate Recovery in Granbury. She is an avid music fan, the Beatles being her favorite group. She enjoys sporting events, being outdoors and the beach is her happy place. Rachel says anything she can do with family and friends is cherished time.
Rachel feels blessed to have worked at Quail Park for all these years. She has a heart for seniors and enjoys her job and work family. She has made lifelong friends through her journey and plans to make many more for many more years