Learn more about our great team at Bayberry Commons Assisted Living and Memory Care!
Patty Neuman, Administrator
Patty has worked in the senior living field for over a decade. The majority of her time has been in Memory Care, where she has excelled, as she discovered a passion for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. She has been trained in Validation®: the Feil Method, the Eden Alternative®, and Best Friends Approach® to name a few. She shares her training with her staff to help them better care for the seniors they are fortunate to share their lives with.
Patty worked at sister community, Chateau Gardens Memory Care Community as Administrator prior to coming to Bayberry Commons. She was proud of the nurturing and loving environment she created there for residents and staff alike.
Ridgeline Management Company honored Patty with the first J.I.W. Award for her commitment to joy, independence and wellness. She has won this award more than once. Among her other accomplishments are the completion of Milestone 1 for Chateau Gardens to become the first Eden Registered home in Lane County, and only the third in the entire state of Oregon.
Patty was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. In her early 20’s she moved to Tucson, Arizona where she worked in commodities and commercial real estate appraisal. She eventually had three beautiful children and after 18 years in Tucson decided to move her children to Eugene to be close to the rest of their family. Her diverse careers include working as a paralegal, private investigator, specializing in criminal defense, and even running a cattle ranch in Northern California where her children had room to roam over thousands of acres. She loves to spend her spare time with her family, children, 4 dogs and 2 cats!
Sue Luke, Health Services Director
As Health Services Director for Bayberry Commons Assisted Living and Memory Care, Sue oversees all aspects of Health Services for the Seniors in the community. She is responsible for the oversight, auditing, quality of care and ongoing training for staff. Sue's objective is to ensure that the best possible care is given to our seniors as her expectations are very high for the quality of care our seniors receive.
Sue has been an RN for many years. She was an Emergency Trauma Nurse, ICU nurse and Cardiac Surgery Nurse before moving into Community Based Care. She was involved in training for the Air Force Search and Rescue and was one of the first Certified Trauma Nurses in Oregon.
She has worked for Bayberry Commons since early 2007 and is also the Health Services Director for another Ridgeline Community in the area. Having worked for other companies, she finds that the Ridgeline family truly lives their mission and is much more dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors than any other company ever has. She believes in the mission and community so much that her own mother lives at one of communities where Sue works.
Originally from Eugene, she has spent a number of years working in other states and finally came back home so her children could grow up around family as this is a most important value to her. She has a daughter Lisa, a son Dominic and one granddaughter. She is also passionate about animals and has spent most of her life doing rescue work. She raised her children on a ranch. She and her daughter showed Arabian Horses for many years around the country.
Franki Young, Business Office Manager
Franki always knew she wanted a career in a senior community. She has been at Bayberry since April 2016. She has worked with the seniors in various settings. Years ago, she worked in a nursing home. She has cared for several senior family members, including her grandmother. Most recently, Franki volunteered for a few years at a senior center in her hometown. Franki graduated three years ago with an Administrative Medical Assistant degree, and worked in that field for more than two years.
For over twenty years Franki lived in Sutherlin, where she raised her three daughters. She met her husband Stan nine years ago, and he brought a son into the family. They have one grandchild. When they moved to Springfield for Stan’s work, Franki was determined to find her dream job. The moment she walked in, she knew Bayberry was where she was meant to be. The staff, residents and their family members are wonderful and loving. Franki feels very fortunate to have found so many new friends
In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her children and granddaughter, cooking and baking, watching movies, playing with her wiener dog Harper, and relaxing weekends with her husband.
Debbie Vigueria, Resident Care Coordinator
Debbie Vigueria started at Bayberry in May of 2012. She came to Bayberry Commons from another community in the area, with over seven years of experience in senior housing. Debbie says that from the first time she walked into to Bayberry, she felt a warm, caring feeling throughout. She says the staff are wonderful and it is easy for her to see that the Seniors are happy and content at Bayberry – they are well taken care of. Debbie feels blessed to be working with such wonderful people. Debbie looks forward to getting to know the Seniors, their families and the staff better.
Debbie is originally from San Jose CA and spent the majority of her life on the Oregon coast. She has four wonderful children, Sophia and her husband John resides in Arizona with their two children Kaleena and JJ. Rogelio lives locally with his son, Owen, Vanessa and her husband (with baby on the way), live locally, and Fernando and his girlfriend, Jen, also live locally. When Debbie is not working, she is surrounded by her family and friends and doing things with them. When she has alone time, Debbie loves sewing , graphic design, music, and other creative endeavors. She calls herself a “Jill of all traits,” as she has worked in a quite a few different fields including maid work, waitressing, school custodian for the Springfield School District, in home child care, caregiver, medication aide, and Resident Care Coordinator. Debbie truly loves working with children and seniors.
Kristen Fox, Memory Care Coordinator
Kristen is the Memory Care Coordinator here at Bayberry Commons. Kristen has been working in memory care for 9 years and counting. She moved here from Nebraska but spent her summers growing up in Southern Idaho. While in Nebraska she attended the University of Nebraska.
Kristen’s previous job was in a Memory Care unit in Eugene and she was there for 8 years. She found that she enjoyed helping senior people that have various stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. She has also worked with developmentally delayed individuals, troubled youth in an enhanced treatment group home and in a halfway house for men in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. Kristen is very passionate and willing to help those in need.
Kristen’s free time includes loving anything outdoors and volunteering for different charities every month. If she isn’t out in the woods with her puppy and better half she is out hiking along the Oregon coast.
Kristen has been with Bayberry Commons since Oct. 2015. She absolutely loves working there. She enjoys the very warm environment which Bayberry Commons offers not only to the residents but to the staff members as well.
Bev Gross, Activities Coordinator
Bev grew up in the smallest state -- Rhode Island. She came out to Oregon to visit a friend in 1989 to visit a friend and never left.
Bev has worked in healthcare for 10 years, starting as a caregiver, then CNA2 and then switched to Life Enrichment. Her passion is working with seniors and bringing joy and smiles to their lives.
When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, cats and her horse. She also enjoys the outdoors, hiking, cooking and reading.
Bev says the seniors and team here at Bayberry have been so welcoming and she is happy to be part of the Bayberry family.
Scott Brock, Maintenance Director
Scott was born and raised in rural Georgia where he lived on the same property he farmed as a young man. He is married to his wonderful wife Demi who is originally from Eugene and they have two daughters, Jayna and Amy.
Scott has a varied background in the engineering field. He acquired an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Design and worked as a civil design engineer for the first 10 years of his career. He took his first job as a maintenance director over 20 years ago. Scott has worked primarily in the hospital and long-term care fields.
Scott’s interests and hobbies are hunting, fishing, listening to and performing music, and working on his home. Scott has been playing guitar since the age of six and has played almost every day since. His hope after he retires is to have a shop so he can build guitars.