Amber Ridge Memory Care - Alzheimer's / Dementia | Moline, IL

Our Staff

Amber Ridge Memory Care

Nichole-Will.jpgNichole Will
Executive Director

A senior living professional since 2001, Nichole has dedicated the last 13 years of her career to Memory Care, including 9 years as an Executive Director. She finds joy in helping our residents rediscover their passions, and also loves farming with her husband and two sons, reading, and scrapbooking.


 

Wendy King, LPN
Resident Services Director

Wendy has worked in the health care industry for 26 years.  I suppose you could say she was destined to care for others.  Not only did she start working as a Certified Nurse’s Aide when she was 15, but furthered her involvement in healthcare by becoming certified in Medication Administration. Knowing helping others was her desire, she put herself through nursing school next.  It was easy as she was following in the footsteps of her parents who have both been nurses for over 40 years…now there’s a good support system! Prior to coming to Amber Ridge Memory Care Wendy worked in the long term care setting.  She spent her days in the skilled environment, memory care, and provided wound care.  Wendy also did some “travel nursing”.  This experience helped her realize that her passion was in caring for our senior population and more specifically, those who are cognitively impaired. Wendy has been certified in Memory Care training and simply states, “a love for nursing has been passed on“.
 

Lindsey LaCamera
Manager, Environmental Services

Lindsey came to Amber Ridge Memory care after sending 3 years working for and in home cleaning service and working another 4 years as a teacher’s aide.  She enjoys working with people of all ages and takes pride in keeping a clean, organized environment. “Here at Amber Ridge Memory Care, I am able to do both of things I’m most enthusiastic about.” Lindsey says she finds it, “very humbling to work side-by-side with the residents and offer assistance with the daily tasks they were once so accustomed to doing on their own. “ She finds it rewarding to see the sense of accomplishment on resident faces when they are helped to complete a task. “I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to work with such amazing people.
 

Stephanie Butler
Community Relations Director

Stephanie has been with Amber Ridge since 2015. She has been working in the health care industry for 13 years, the last 10 years in sales and marketing.  Stephanie brings with her a compassion for seniors. She really knows how to “get in there” and help seniors discover how to maximize their quality of life while in the most independent setting as possible. Stephanie loves getting to meet new families and learning about their life stories. Stephanie is the proud parent of a son, Brogan.


Kari-Nicola.jpgKari Nicola
Business Office Manager

Kari Nicola comes to Amber Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care with many years experience as a Business Office Manager. She also has been fortunate enough to work with the senior population for the past 22 years. Kari feels that the most fulfilling aspect of her day is when a senior comes into her office and shares their life stories with her. In her spare time Kari enjoys shopping and spending time with her daughter Gabby and her dogs.
 

Candee Argo
Culinary Manager

Cooking and baking is a passion for Candee.  Her experience includes 33 years of employment with Bishop’s Buffet.   Candee adds that she enjoyed working there and only left because the business was closing its doors for good. Candee is grateful for the experience Bishop’s offered in cooking, baking and management skills and uses them every day for Amber Ridge Memory Care. Bishop’s helped Candee to appreciate an organized kitchen and a neat and organized work area. It is refreshing to listen to Candee talk about how much she enjoys, and takes pride in, the most challenging recipes. When asked what is most rewarding for her in her as a Chef, Candee proudly boasts that maintaining high standards for the meals she creates,  knowing that the people she serves enjoy food that is great tasting, nutritious and colorful bring her great joy. When Candee isn’t at work she enjoys watching movies, being in the sun and near the water. 
 

Randy Hendricks
Maintenance Director

Randy was born and raised in Moline.  Randy has two children and two grandchildren and has been married for 30 years.  Randy enjoys interacting with our memory care residents.  He has been in maintenance for 6 years and strives to keep our building a safe and secure environment to live in.