Sandy and Tom Boughner - Owners
Sandy and Tom Boughner, Home Instead Senior Care Franchise Owners for Clallam and Jefferson Counties
Sandy has devoted her career to serving seniors. She has held several management positions, including Administrator, at independent and assisted living communities in Florida and Virginia, and she has been a program manager for the Loudoun County, Virginia Area Agency on Aging. With her 17+ years of experience working with seniors, Sandy has developed a keen understanding of the challenges seniors and their families face every day and the many options available for addressing those challenges.
Tom came to the senior home care business from an entirely different route. His career was in nuclear systems engineering management with the Navy and involved design and development of submarine nuclear propulsion plants. Tom takes care of the business aspects of the business, freeing up Sandy and the rest of the staff to focus on the wonderful people we serve and CAREGivers we employ.
After Tom retired from his Navy job in December, 2005, Sandy and Tom moved from the Washington, DC area to Port Ludlow and began looking for ways to put Sandy's experience with seniors to work in their own new business. "We researched the Home Instead Senior Care franchise network, and the more we learned, the more impressed we became with this wonderful company" said Sandy. "We opened our office in Sequim in August, 2006, and have been thrilled with the response we have received from the community." Today, they have offices in Sequim and Port Ludlow to better serve clients in both Clallam and Jefferson Counties. They also have an office at The Fifth Avenue Retirement Center in Sequim to serve residents when they need a little extra help to maintain their independence.
Wendy Cutting - Office Manager
Wendy manages our Sequim office and is the primary point of contact for clients to ensure that their needs are being met. She regularly checks with clients and family members to be sure we are maintaining the highest quality of service. She assists clients who have long term care insurance with claims. Wendy also takes the the lead on hiring and initial training of CAREGivers.
Laura Mary Christenson - Client Care Coordinator
As the Client Care Coordinator Laura Mary visits with new clients and family members to perform a needs assessment and recommend a customized plan of care. After the client is established and the plan of care is being implemented Laura Mary does perform follow-up evaluations to ensure our high quality of care standards are being met.
Laura Mary has a degree in Psychology and has worked as both a parent educator and parent coach. Before moving to the Olympic Peninsula Laura Mary spent 20 years in Switzerland, where she taught ESL for all ages and taught a French/English kindergarten class and also worked as a family counselor.
Laura Clemons - Staff Coordinator
Laura has the very important job of scheduling CAREGivers and clients to ensure we meet our clients' needs. Scheduling is a constantly evolving process, like solving a jigsaw puzzle each day. Laura takes many things into consideration in scheduling CAREGivers with clients, most importantly finding just the right match to develop a lasting relationship founded on trust.
Susan Bridges - Administrative Assistant
Susan began her career with Home Instead in 2007 and was CAREGiver of the Year in 2009. She became an Administrative Assistant in 2011 and CAREGiver Training Coordinator in 2012. Susan is the first point of contact for clients and caregivers.
Susan earned a Degree in Child Development with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from Western Washington University. She taught Kindergarten and First Grade in Public Schools for 3 years then moved to Sequim in 1982 where she taught children ages 2 - 9 at Sequim Early Learning Center for 24 years.
Susan financed her college education by working summers at Red Devil Fireworks/Pyrodyne Corp and was one of the first two women to become a licensed Pyro technician in the State of Washington.
In her spare time, Susan enjoys spending quality time with her 4 grandchildren, camping, crabbing and fishing.
Nancy Karam - Administrative Assistant
Nancy is originally from the San Francisco bay area where she lived, worked and attended
the California College of Arts and Crafts, Chabot College, and Las Positas College. Nancy previously worked as a project manager for AT&T and retired in 2005 after 20 years of service.
Nancy moved to Washington State in 2004 to be closer to her family and currently resides in Port Ludlow with her husband, black lab and three cats. She has been employed with Home Instead Senior Care since 2008 as a caregiver and now as an office assistant.
In her off time Nancy has been dedicated to the care of animals as an animal rescue volunteer.
Angela Gregory - Web Marketing Specialist
Angela works with contacts throughout our community to help make seniors and their families aware of the services available through Home Instead Senior Care. She will also take the lead on various community outreach programs sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. She brings with her a wealth of experience in customer service, marketing, and public relations in a variety of industries including health insurance, non-profits, and retail. In addition Angela proudly served in the Marine Corps as a Communications Operator.