Learn more about our great South Bend Assisted Living team at Wood Ridge Assisted Living!
Amanda Quesenberry, Administrator
Amanda started her senior living career with Ridgeline Management Company in 2009 as a Resident Assistant. Through the years she has worked her way up to Administrator, which she has been for 5 years. Some of her greatest work experiences were when she was a traveling Administrator in 2015 working with multiple communities in several states, including Wood Ridge. Now she is returning as the full-time Administrator, ensuring compliance with policies and regulations as well as making Wood Ridge a great place to live and work! When not at Wood Ridge, Amanda enjoys the outdoors, reading, live music, volunteering, and traveling.
Angela Wentz, Sales & Marketing Director
Angela Wentz came to Wood Ridge in March of 2016. Serving as the Sales and Marketing Director, she is the first voice and face you meet in our community. While she is new to senior living field, she loves interacting with the residents and helping families through the process of finding the perfect living situation for their loved ones. Before she was introduced to senior living, she was a high school history teacher who also served as student government sponsor. Her communication skills, training as an educator, and event planning experience have contributed greatly to the Wood Ridge management team. Angie is a big sports fan and her favorite teams are: the University of Notre Dame, the Colts, and the Cubs. She is also an avid watcher of NASCAR races, enthusiastically cheering for Indiana hometown heroes, Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman.
Dachel Smith, Health Services Director
Although Dachel is new to Assisted Living she has 23 years of experience working as a nurse in Geriatric care. She is a great fit for our community because she loves people and loves smiling. She is also very kind, considerate, outgoing, and direct. When she isn't working she might be found on stage either as a soloist or with her Gospel Band. Dachel has been a life long resident of South Bend and loves being active not only in the community but as a member of Greater St. Matthew's Church. She and her daughter can be seen working and participating in events around town.
Shaunta Humphery, Dining Services Coordinator
Shaunta has served in the Senior Living field for 15 years, with seven of those at Wood Ridge. She is proud of making residents happy and loved by serving good food, while running an organized and orderly kitchen. When Shaunta is not spreading joy by cooking nutritious meals, she can be found caring for her new baby, dancing or shopping. She was acknowledged recently as a Ridgeline Rock Star for her dedication and exemplary contribution to the community.
Deejra Lee, Activities Director
Deejra, known as DeeDee, joined the Wood Ridge team in September 2015. She has served in the Life Enrichment Director role for nearly a decade. Deejra is a Certified Activities Director and is now pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Marketing, attending online college courses. DeeDee has a real passion for activities and loves to put smiles on her residents’ faces. She appreciates the opportunity to make a difference and enrich the lives of seniors. She grew up in the small town of Buchanan, Michigan. Despite being from Michigan, she is a Notre Dame Fan and an even bigger LeBron James, Cleveland cavaliers fan. Deejra enjoys dancing, shopping, watching sports, and especially spending time with her husband and two sons.
Carly Singleton, Business Office Manager
Carly joined the Wood Ridge team in July of 2013. She began her career in healthcare at the age of fifteen, as a volunteer at a local nursing home. Carly has worked as an activity assistant and a CNA before joining the team at Wood Ridge. Here she has served our community as a CNA, community liaison, and now the Business Office Manager. She often says she is glad to be a part of the Wood Ridge family, where she can play a part in enhancing the lives of residents. She graduated from John Glenn High School and continued her education at Ancilla College, where she received her Associates degree in Health Science. Carly is an outdoor enthusiast, who loves animals. She resides in South Bend with her significant other, their two children Brooklyn and Kaleb, her niece Layla and their two dogs. She is a family-oriented person and relishes spending time on the weekends with her mother and grandmother.
Ki-Esha Turner, Community Liaison
Ki-Esha has recently joined the Wood Ridge team. She came to us as a CNA and transitioned to the Community Liaison position when the position became available. She learned she had a passion for caring for people after taking care of her mother after open heart surgery 9 years ago. When she isn't working she loves to read and can be seen reading anything from fiction to nonfiction. She especially loves biographies. Ki-Esha is originally from Memphis but currently lives in South Bend with her three children.
Mike Cavinder, Maintenance Director
Mike has many years of experience in maintenance and more than 7 of them have been spent working with seniors. He is originally from La Porte but now resides on the South side of South Bend with his wife Holly. They have enjoyed 36 years of marriage and raising 3 children who are all now adults. When Mike isn't hard at work he enjoys Bikes. Everything to do with fixing, building, and riding them. He is most proud of a beach cruiser that he built himself. He also enjoys walking and playing with his 3 dogs.