Meet Our Team
With more than 20 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 is a licensed nursing home administrator and opened his first assisted living facility, Cambridge Hills Assisted Living, in Roxboro in 2000. After Cambridge Hills proved a success, Kendall was convinced that he could extend his vision and operational experience into independent living for active older adults.
In 2008, Kendall and his partners 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’s diverse skillset has enabled him to venture into a variety of other real estate projects, including office, commercial and land development. He and his family live in Raleigh, NC, and attend Crossroads Fellowship Church.
Chief Operating Officer
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. 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. Originally from Florida, Katie has a degree in 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 since 2013.
Her love for this industry stems from a close relationship with her grandparents and in helping to care for her grandfather, who had Alzheimer’s.
In 2022, Katie welcomed a beautiful daughter named Allie. 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.
Director of Construction
After over 30 years of construction experience, Joe is still motivated to lead quality projects to safe, on-time, and on budget completion.
Joe believes in doing what you say you are going to do. He believes in holding teammates and partners accountable for their commitments. This can be achieved while treating others how you want to be treated.
Joe is grateful to have been a part of project teams creating legacy projects throughout the Triangle and the Carolinas. He has been blessed with a loving wife and two children. Joe looks forward to creating and improving great facilities for Cambridge Village and their residents.
Corporate Marketing Director
Katina is a marketer by nature, passionate about people, places and storytelling. She is a native Virginian that currently resides with her family in Holly Springs, NC. As a mother of 2 teenage sons, she is forever on the run, cheering them on at soccer matches or volunteering with athletic boosters and the PTA.
Katina is a graduate of Radford University and holds a BA in Media Studies. She has worked in advertising, marketing, and sales for over 20 years, most recently as a Marketing Consultant for The News & Observer.
Having worked in the real estate and senior living verticals at the N&O, Katina was thrilled to take on the role of Marketing Director at Cambridge Village of Apex.
When Katina isn’t working, you’ll find her spending time with her family, reading Elin Hilderbrand novels, or working on Sudoku puzzles. She loves the beach, strong coffee, and true crime podcasts!
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.
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. She spent several months studying abroad in Madrid, Spain where she was emerged in the culture and able to practice her Spanish. Jamie has a passion for animals and helpi