Meet the Staff

Ben Flores Executive Director of Cambridge Village of Apex

Executive Director

Ben Flores

I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a BA. I am an Army veteran and married to Torrey Flores. We have two children – Reghan and Matthew and have two dogs – Max and Izzy. We are members of Wake Forest Presbyterian Church. We enjoy many outside activities including bicycling, paddle sports, running, off road motorcycling and anything else we can get into. We spend a lot of time chauffeuring our children to soccer, basketball, baseball, piano and youth leadership activities depending on the season. We currently reside in Wake Forest.

I came to Cambridge Village for the opportunity to work with a team committed to creating an independent senior living community that provides an optimal living environment. We are more than just an apartment complex for seniors. We provide a comprehensive package that includes medical, wellness, dining and spa services in an amenity rich environment that feels like home.


 

Victoria Sosa

Marketing Director

Victoria Sosa

I was raised in Clayton, NC, but moved around quite a bit when I was younger while my parents were in the U.S. Marine Corps. One of the biggest accomplishments of my life was graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011. I began working in property management while in school and continued after I graduated. After 5 years of property management, I worked at an Assisted Living Community for 2 years before finally making it to Cambridge Village of Apex! The main reason I got into this industry was because I’ve always enjoyed helping others and I love meeting new people. I currently live in Fuquay-Varina with my 100 lb. dog Bailey and my 2-year-old daughter Olivia. I love to go shopping with my daughter, hiking, traveling and sitting on my back porch while reading a good book.


 

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Katy Parfitt

Katy Parfitt has been working at Cambridge since 2015 and is loving it. She was born and raised in Roulette PA, a tiny township in Potter County, near the Allegheny National Forest. Growing up in such a small town allowed her to be involved in many school clubs, activities, and sports, as well as church and volunteering. She went to Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, where she graduated with a B.S. in Biology, minoring in Fine Arts and pitching on the School’s Fast-Pitch Softball team. After graduating, she moved to Florida and began working as a naturalist with Audubon and other conservation organizations.

After a family move to Gainesville, FL she fell into an assistant activity director position for an Independent Senior Living Community and fell in love with Senior Activities. She has since worked in several communities coordinating activities for seniors and enjoys the family feel and making people happy and active. A move to North Carolina to be closer to family, has brought her to Raleigh, NC where she first worked as a naturalist and environmental educator with the City of Raleigh and Wake County Parks and Recreation Divisions. When the job at Cambridge opened up, she jumped at the opportunity and is so happy to be working with all the wonderful Residents and Staff here. She is looking forward to making more memories with the Cambridge Village of Apex Family in the years to come.”


 

Melissa Hicks Business Office Manager Cambridge Village of Apex

Melissa Hicks

Business Office Manager

I was born in Anchorage, Alaska and moved around to different states much of my childhood. My family moved to North Carolina in 1992 and I decided to “plant my roots” here. I married my husband, Randy, in 1995. We raised our boys in Wake Forest, where we still live today. I have an identical twin sister and two younger brothers. I enjoy scrap booking, exploring new towns and spending time with my family and sweet dog, Diesel.

My college degree is in Recreational Therapy, however, I spent almost twenty years of my career in the IT Services industry. When the opportunity to work at Cambridge Village opened, I was excited to accept the position of Business Office Manager. It is a pleasure to serve our residents and to be a small part of their lives.


 

Beth Ward Cambridge Village of Apex

Concierge Supervisor

Beth Ward

Hello! My name is Beth, I am the administrative coordinator here at Cambridge Village of Apex. A little about myself, lets see here goes… I grew up in Wilmington, NC and lived there pretty much my entire childhood so I was lucky, a beach baby. I moved to the Raleigh Triangle area, about twelve years ago to go to school and start my “grown up” life! I am recently married and am full of hope for my future. I have probably the world’s best mom and some of the best friends that anyone could ever ask for. I count myself incredibly lucky with the people who surround my life. I started my career in retail management, which led me to fall in love with human resources. I love everything about helping people which is probably why I enjoy it so much. My role here at Cambridge is to do just that and I take complete pride and ownership in all that I do. I hope to be here for many years to come.


 

Nicole Dickens Resident Relations

Resident Relations

Nicole Dickens

Hello! I am a North Carolina native who grew up right down the road from Apex. Fuquay-Varina is where I call home and is where I live today. I left for a few years to attend college at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and other than getting a degree in the sand and sun on the beach, I received my BA in Recreation Therapy with a minor in Psychology. I fell in love with working with seniors while interning in a hospital working with traumatic brain injury/stroke patients. In Wilmington I worked as a Licensed Recreation Therapist LRT/CTRS at a PACE program (program for all-inclusive care for the elderly) and I loved it, but I moved back to Fuquay in 2014 to be near family and my now fiancé. I came to Cambridge Village after working as an Activity Director in an Assisted Living Facility for 2 years and when the opportunity came up at Cambridge, I jumped on it and it was the best decision! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Lee, binge watching Netflix, traveling, exercising, being with friends, and making and selling jewelry. I am so glad to be here as your Resident Relations Coordinator. I have a passion for helping and am here to assist you with anything. From getting settled into your new home here, to coordinating care. Stop by my office at any time, even just to say hello!


 

Leslie Kelly Housekeeping Supervisor

Housekeeping Supervisor

Leslie Kelly

My name is Leslie Kelly and I have been employed here at Cambridge Village of Apex for 5 years. I started out as a fill-in housekeeper and have worked my way up to becoming the manager of the housekeeping department. I love working with the residents and keeping them happy, it always puts a smile on my face. I have 3 sons Scott Jr, Brandon and Jalen Kelly and 3 grandchildren Londyn, Siamere and Eva Kelly. My time away from work I love playing with my grandchildren and going to church. My hobbies are watching movies, eating, and listening to music.


 

Sam Kelly Community Relations Coordinator

Community Relations Coordinator

Sam Kelly

I grew up in Cary, NC and have lived in the area for almost 24 years. I graduated from Elon University in 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and a minor in Event Management. I have previously worked for multiple Marketing, Public Relations, and Branding companies in the Raleigh Durham area, helping them increase their clientele and expand their outreach. I really enjoy traveling, meeting new people, playing sports and just being outside. I have traveled all over Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. I currently live in Holly Springs with my two dogs Piggy and Hooper and my cat Willis, who is a ball of energy. I am truly excited to work with such wonderful people at Cambridge Village and ultimately promote our optimal lifestyle to the surrounding community.


 

Cristian Concha Executive Chef Cambridge Village of Apex

Executive Chef

Cristian Concha

I am originally from Connecticut and have been in the hospitality industry since the age of fourteen. I moved to North Carolina to be with my daughter Catriana in 2012. I studied Culinary Arts & Sciences and Restaurant Management at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.

Prior to relocating to North Carolina, I served at many high-end restaurants in Connecticut and New York. These include the prestigious Mayflower Inn and Tavern on the Green. I have also been Executive Chef at Ethan Allen Hotel and Corporate Executive Chef at Hot Tomatoes Restaurant Group. My last role was Dining Service Director and innovative culinary team leader at Woodland Terrace, a Kisco Senior Living Community for the last five years. In addition, I have contributed my time to Connecticut Farmland, Share Our Strength and Taste of the Nation. I also won the 2015 Share to Care Chef Challenge in North Carolina. I currently reside in Apex with my wife Sonia and two girls Catriana & Lesley.


 

Delta Chevalier Spa Supervisor

Spa Supervisor

Delta Chevalier

I was born in West Virginia and moved to Chapel Hill NC in 1988. I really enjoy the south. I joined the Cambridge Team December 2016, and love it very much. I worked in the hospitality industry for over a decade before becoming a hairdresser. My hospitality career, and my cosmetology career come together when working with others to make them look and feel their best. In my free time I love to go to the beach, kayak, shop, cook and spend time with my daughter. My passion is working with others to help them look and feel their best.

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