Skagit, Whatcom, and San Juan Counties (Change Location)

Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Mount Vernon, WA.

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Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighborhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community
About Us
Meet Our Team
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Amy Benson, Franchise Owner

Amy Benson began her senior care career in 1990, working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a skilled nursing facility. Since that time, she has been a Staff Development assistant training new Nursing Assistants, a Unit Clerk coordinating patient care, a Staffing Coordinator creating schedules, and a Client Care Coordinator for Home Instead. Quickly realizing she had found her calling, Amy purchased her franchise in 2009. She says that while being her own boss is a dream come true, owning her own business that helps so many people is the reason she loves being a Home Instead owner. “Keeping seniors independent and living in their own homes” is her favorite way to describe what we do here at Home Instead.

Amy lives in Burlington and has been happily married to her husband Richard since 1999. They have twin daughters, Joanie and Justine, born in 2001.

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Deseree Zamora, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Deseree Zamora has worked for Home Instead since 2016. Deseree started her journey with Home Instead as a Caregiver and transitioned into the office as our Client Care Coordinator in 2018. As our Client Care Coordinator, Deseree played a vital role in the lives of our Clients, their families, and our Caregivers by developing a personalized Care Plan for each client. Deseree’s skills and enthusiasm for helping others is apparent and we are so happy that she is a part of our Team. Deseree is now on our Recruitment and Engagement Team! In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, going on hikes with her dog Kayla, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Home Instead Team Member Dianne Solis

Dianne Solis, Retention and Engagement Coordinator

Dianne began her journey in senior care as a nursing assistant for a skilled nursing facility in 2014. She then joined Home Instead as a caregiver in 2015, her clients absolutely adored her caring charisma, and positive attitude. Dianne recently joined the office staff this year as our Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator where her knowledge plays a vital role in helping our future and present caregivers. Outside of work Dianne loves to spend time with her husband and her 2-year-old son. Her hobbies include going on hikes with her 2 dogs and going horseback riding with family.

Maria Barriga 2023

Maria Barriga, Retention and Engagement Coordinator

Maria Barriga began her career working for Home Instead as a Care Professional in 2019. Maria soon realized that working with seniors was her passion and being able to make a change in people’s lives became more than just a job for her. Her dedication and caring heart led her to want to grow more and share her expertise with others. Maria transitioned into the Home Instead office as a Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator in March 2023. Her goal is to be able to share her experience and inspire other Care Professionals.

Outside of work Maria enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys a nice beach view and nature walks.

Home Instead Team Member Yesenia Vargas

Yesenia Vargas, Training Coordinator

A Skagit Valley local, Yesenia was born and raised in Mount Vernon and has been a positive member of the Home Instead Team since 2017.

Yesenia’s journey in Senior Care began in 2012, where she started as a private caregiver. This experience sparked her passion for the care of the elderly. The next step in her journey was in a receptionist role at an Assisted Living Facility. Yesenia’s experience and knowledge gained through the years have given her the tools to help train great Care Professionals! Outside of work, Yesenia enjoys spending quality time with her husband, 4 kids and extensive family. Her hobbies include camping, family BBQs, and Karaoke nights. Yesenia also enjoys dancing in her Zumba classes!

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Keshema May, Service Coordinator

Keshema has worked in the In-Home Care field as an On-Call Scheduling Coordinator for the past four years, and now as Service Coordinator for Home Instead. Her prior profession at the local Art Museum gave her the skills to serve and engage with our clients and caregivers professionally and compassionately. Keshema is responsible for meeting the schedule needs of our clients and matching them with the right caregiver and looks forward to the opportunity to enhance your life or a loved one’s life. Having grown up in the San Juan Islands Keshema enjoys hiking, boating, beach combing and spending time with her loved ones.

Raven Bryan 2023

Raven Bryan, Scheduling Coordinator

Raven Bryan was raised in the Skagit Valley and joined Home Instead in 2022 as our On Call Supervisor. While working remotely from Vancouver, Wa, Raven managed the office after hours, on the weekends and on holidays. Raven moved back to the Skagit Valley in June and has now joined the office team full time as our Service Coordinator, working with Keshema in the scheduling department.

Raven enjoys spending her free time exploring the PNW with her two young sons, and watching them play football! 

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Mount Vernon, WA possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their Care Professionals.

When you are ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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