Marilyn joined Village at Valley View in December of 2021. She has been in the health care industry for over 20 years. She found a love for helping others early on when her grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and she helped care for him for 15 years during his progression. Marilyn’s passion for Memory Care led her to pursue a career in long term care. While going to school to obtain her Bachelor’s degree she worked her way up through the ranks from caregiver into leadership roles such as Resident Care Coordinator, Office Manager and Senior Executive Director. Along with supporting her community, her interests include volunteering, hosting events, and networking. She’s an Oregon native and enjoys the outdoors, music, art, and spending that time with her family.
James has lived in the Rogue Valley for over 30 years. He is people-person who enjoys learning something new from everyone he meets. In his free time, when James is not painting in his studio, you can find him out in the woods enjoying nature. His love for life enrichment drives him to make every day better in any way he can and to always look for the silver lining. Working in the assisted living field he has found that his life has been enriched just as much as the residents he serves. For this James is forever grateful. He is passionate about providing care to those in Memory Care. The gratification comes from helping people through a difficult transition in their life and is second to none. His passion for memory care came from experiencing a family member’s struggle with dementia and the compassion from the nursing staff inspired him. James feels as if it is his duty to be there for a generation that paved the way.
Crystal joined Village at Valley View in January of 2022. She has been a Licensed Practical Nurse for 10 years, working in healthcare for 12 years. Crystal obtained her CNA certification as a senior in high school. During her time as a CNA, she had her first experience with those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Crystal continued to work as a CNA while attending nursing school. She has gained a lot of experience in several fields of nursing over the past 10 years; however, Crystal has always felt the long-term care communities were where she belonged, professionally. Along with seeking out new and/or up to date ways to further her knowledge of the science of nursing; Crystal enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her yellow Labrador Levi. She is originally from Illinois and enjoys reading, research, and music.
Tamlynn started cooking professionally in the Rogue Valley 15 years ago. She moved to Portland, OR in 2013 to attend Le Cordon Bleu, earning herself an associate of occupational studies degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She has a certificate for Culinary Arts and a certificate in baking and patisserie.
Tamlynn holds a NEHA Certificate as well (National Environment Health Association).
Tamlynn has worked in fine dining and high-profile restaurants like Blue Hour & Salty’s on the Columbia in Portland, OR
Tamlynn moved back to the Rogue Valley in 2017 and joined the Village at Valley View in May 2018.
She makes her home in Grants Pass with her eight-year-old daughter, Brooklynn. They are active in girl scouts, and love camping and rafting together.