With more than 35 years in the senior housing industry, Kendall Oliver has an insider’s perspective on what it takes to design, build, staff, and market a community for older adults. His in-depth operational knowledge comes from firsthand experience.
He received his Nursing Home Administrator License (#1121) in 1988 and managed nursing homes until 1998. In 2000, he opened his first assisted living facility, Cambridge Hills Assisted Living, in Roxboro and has operated his own since. After Cambridge Hills proved a success, Kendall was convinced that he could extend his vision and operational experience into independent living business for active older adults.
In 2008, Kendall found partners, Cary Oil, and launched what has now become the Cambridge Village Optimal Living Brand, beginning with Cambridge Village of Apex. Cambridge Village of Wilmington followed in 2015, and The Cambridge Brier Creek opened in the spring of 2022. Kendall developed, constructed and operates all his facilities. Apex was constructed over 4 phases, Wilmington was built in 2 phases, and Brier Creek has built phase 1 and has another phase to build.
Kendall’s diverse skillset has enabled him to venture into a variety of other real estate projects, including office, commercial and other land development. He and his family live in Raleigh, NC, and attend Providence Church. His son Davis just graduated Liberty in May 2023 and has now joined the Cambridge Team to follow along in the family business.
Executive Administrative Assistant
The passion to serve, along with the desire to assist with designing and developing senior living communities, led Anita to Cambridge Village. Having been in hospitality since graduating from Campbell University, Anita finds great pleasure in exceeding the expectations of those she serves.
Creating a culture and building teams dedicated to service, trust and compassion that withstands the test of time has been Anita’s motivation throughout her career.
Her experience as a controller, general manager, director of human resources and marketing director has given her a solid foundation for her role as Chief Operating Officer in which she served for over nine years. Recently Anita has taken on the role of Executive Administrative Assistant which will allow her the ability to focus on growing other areas of Cambridge. Being able to bring her passion, knowledge and experience to the leadership of Cambridge Village is a true blessing for Anita as she continues to serve, lead, teach and design Optimal Living® communities.
Director of Operations
Katie joined the Cambridge Team in 2013 as the Director of Marketing for our Apex, NC community. She moved to Wilmington in July 2016 as the Executive Director for Cambridge Village of Wilmington and in 2022 became the Director of Operations. Originally from Florida, Katie has a degree in Business Marketing from the University of Kentucky.
She began her career as property manager for a large, multi-family housing company which moved her to North Carolina in 2009 from Kentucky. Her passion for seniors and caregiving led her to a career as a Marketing Director for an Assisted Living community and then as a Business Development Director for a health care services company. She is honored to be a part of Cambridge Team for more than 10 years.
In 2022, Katie welcomed a beautiful daughter named Allie Kate. While not working, Katie, Scott and Allie spend time with their “zoo” of animals – a Boxer, Golden Retriever, cat and saltwater fish tank and spend as much time as possible at the beach. They are fortunate to have both sets of Grandparents local in Wilmington and spend much of their time with family.
Corporate Business Office Manager
Optimal Living® Director
Assistant Executive Director
Taylor was raised in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. She attended Calvin University receiving her Bachelor’s in Marketing Management with a concentration in Graphic Design. Taylor relocated to the Raleigh area when she got married in December of 2020. She joined the Cambridge team Spring of 2021 and enjoyed assisting with The Cambridge project from construction to operations.
Prior to coming to Cambridge, Taylor was the Operations Manager of a Christian resort and Conference Center. She had the opportunity to work in a variety of departments including childcare, food service, activities, and marketing. Her favorite part of operations is the joy of seeing a great team work together to serve both residents, guests, and fellow staff members.
Outside of work, Taylor loves to break out her creativity with photography, painting, or woodworking. Together, her and her husband enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking and paddle boarding, but waterskiing is their all-time favorite.
Assistant Executive Director
Jessica comes to The Cambridge at Brier Creek as our Resident Relations Director with over 13 years of experience in the senior living industry. She has enjoyed serving residents and families in the past as Marketing & Sales Director, Community Relations Coordinator and Customer Service Liaison.
Jessica enjoys taking every opportunity to educate herself and has gone back to school to obtain a Business Administration Marketing & Sales Certificate and Business Administration Advertising & Digital Media Certificate.
Born and raised in sunny San Diego, California Jessica moved to North Carolina over 30 years ago where she then met and married her husband. They now have three grown children and have increased the family with a wonderful son-in-law.
Outside of the office you may find Jessica and her family walking, biking, hiking, or kayaking around the Raleigh area or in the North Carolina mountains.
Business Office Manager
Kim was born in Georgia and recently moved to Wake Forest from Glendale, Arizona with her family.
She attended Swainsboro Tech where she received her Bookkeeping Certificate and has over 20 years of experience the accounting field. Prior to moving to North Carolina, she was the Accounting Coordinator for a large property management company.
She also has a background in the Hospitality industry, so that experience combined with her accounting background makes her feel right at home in her role as Business Office Manager at Brier Creek.
She loves spending time with her daughter, Jacqueline and husband, Derek. In her free time, she likes to shop with her daughter, take family trips to the beach, hang out with her fur babies, read and watch HGTV.
Jamie, a native North Carolinian, was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned her degree in Recreational Therapy with a minor in Spanish.
Jamie has always desired to work with the senior population since she was a little girl. She has a passion for helping others. She has worked in the senior living industry for 6 years. She enjoys helping others and meeting new people. She enjoys meeting with families and future residents to help them navigate through the senior living process.
Jamie’s favorite slogan to live by is… “Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.”
Jamie is married and lives on a farm in Oxford, NC with her husband, Clay. They have a daughter named Dawsyn. When she is not working, Jamie loves to spend time with her family, bow hunt, boat, indoor cycle, tend to chickens, and hang out with friends.
Move Coordinator / Sales Assistant
Kelsey grew up outside of Charlotte, North Carolina and has been in the Triangle area since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In college she earned degrees in both Communication Studies and Recreational Therapy. She had the opportunity to study abroad in Athens, Greece – where she thoroughly enjoyed the cuisine and running on the track above the Panathenaic Stadium. Inspired by her strong relationships with her grandparents, Kelsey has worked in the senior living industry since 2020.
In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, and their solo rescue kitty, Lisette. On the weekends you can often find her running or hiking on the greenways behind her house. She enjoys fiction novels, jigsaw puzzles, and a competitive game of euchre with her family.
Resident Relations Director
Amy was born and raised in Person County , N.C and has been working in Geriatric HealthCare for 30 years. She has had the pleasure of knowing and working for Mr. Oliver the majority of those 30 years. Amy started her career in Skilled Nursing in Durham in 1993 and when Mr. Oliver built Cambridge Hills Assisted Living Facility in Roxboro in 2000, she began working there as a Med Tech. Amy ultimately transitioned into a Resident Care Coordinator role and held that position for 19 years. She then moved into the role of Executive Director, where she remained for 3 years. Amy currently leads the Resident Relations department at The Cambridge at Brier Creek.
In her teenage years, Amy used to tag along with her sister and assist the elderly in their community. She always wanted to be a nurse but circumstances and situations didn’t allow her to take that path. She likes being hands on with the residents and she shares a true affection for each of them. Amy feels that the elderly are special and have an abundance of knowledge and skills to share.
Amy believes Mr. Oliver has done an amazing job with the Optimal Living concept and is glad to be part of the Brier Creek family.
When Amy is not at work, she spends a lot of time with her two amazing daughters and the love of her life, her 8-year-old grandson, Karsen. She is very involved in her church and enjoys service projects. She also loves to sit outside in her yard reading with her Yorkie, Mason, by her side.
Wellness Membership Director
Katie graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also completed her Dietetic Internship through Meredith College. Katie’s passion for nutrition began early on in high school when she was ran track and learned how important it is to eat right to perform well. She has always been a big people person and knew that she wanted to one day take her passion for nutrition and use it to help others.
Katie enjoys riding horses, spending time friends and family, and travelling in her spare time.