Mary Ellen Riley, RN – Owner
Mary Ellen enjoys spending her free time traveling the world, socializing with family and friends, volunteering her time for heartfelt causes and relaxing at home with her dogs.
Integrity means everything to me. I want the care here to be done so well that families can go home, knowing without a doubt that we are caring for their loved one in such a way that they can rest and focus on just being a family again. I’m surrounded by loving family, great co-workers and the best of friends — what more do I need? Nothing.”
Jeff Laramee – Owner/Administrator
Jeff enjoys spending his time with his family and friends. He also enjoys Crossfit, playing guitar and home improvement projects.
Knowing the quality of life that we provide for our residents and families at Holly Residential is very motivating for me. Hearing a resident refer to Holly Residential Care Center as home is a very rewarding thing that confirms our vision of what a “care center” can and should be.
Sarah Shipley – Administrative Assistant
(joined in 2001)
Sarah enjoys spending her free time traveling and adventuring with her 8 daughters and multiple animals including dogs, chickens and goats. She also enjoys writing novels and dancing.
I love working for a family-owned business and knowing who I work for personally. The owners really strive daily to provide the best quality care for all the residents and I take pride being part of that. I thoroughly enjoy the ‘family feeling’ that is prevalent throughout the building. And I love the residents — some of them I’ve known for over 17 years now.
Sherri Haga, LPN – Director of Medical Services
(joined in 2015)
Sheri spends her free time with her pet pig, dog and husband in that order.
I love Holly Residential because of the commitment to the care and comfort of the residents and staff. I also appreciate the commitment to always doing the right thing.
October Searfus – Social Worker
(joined in 2017)
October enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors in the sunshine. She also likes reading, travelling and visiting with friends and family.
Holly is such a friendly place and I love that about it. It’s great to work with so many compassionate professionals who care so deeply about the residents. It truly feels like a family here.
Cheryl Norris – Office Manager
(joined in 2006)
Cheryl spends her free time crafting, creating jewelry and getting absorbed into a good book.
I appreciate that we are a smaller facility so our care is a little more personal. Here you are not just a number, you feel like you are part of a family.
Ben Nyls – Kitchen Manager
(joined in 2005)
Ben spends his free time with his son. Indoors he enjoys playing video games. Outdoors he enjoys hunting and hiking.
I love that I get to help people every day. I love that we all work as one unit to provide the best care for our residents.
Mark Laramee – Maintenance Manager
Mark does a lot of things for fun including, but not limited to, camping, visiting national parks, being with family, laughing or playing a bad round of golf.
The culture is great. The environment is incredibly empowering and the care values of the company align with mine. I enjoy the people and the diversity of it all. I feel I am appreciated and allowed to take initiative to get things accomplished.
Suzan Barker – Activities
(joined in 2015 )
Suzan likes to spend her free time with her grandson playing with art, letters, numbers, gardening or having a grandma sleepover night. She enjoys painting, gardening, hiking, visiting with friends, spending time with family, arranging flowers, church, community service events, photography, writing poems and short stories.
The best thing about HRCC is the ‘team’. We encourage the residents’ interests both emotional and spiritual. Outside visitors are impressed that we provide so many indoor and outdoor activities; that we support our residents by being with them while still encouraging independence. The team here truly cares about the residents’ needs in a personal way. I love being part of the ‘A’ team and making a difference daily.