Meet the Staff
I wanted to take the time to welcome all of our new residents and family members to Cambridge Village of Apex. For those that may already know me, I have now returned to Cambridge Village of Apex as your new Executive Director! I started here over 3 years ago and have been blessed to have the opportunity to be a leader and resource for you all. I am very excited for this new role and always welcome new ideas and strategies to be the best community we can be. I look forward to the Holidays to spend with your loved ones and to an exciting new year in 2017!
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.
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.”
I have been in the Hospitality Industry for over 25 years. I have owned and successfully operated 2 business. One cleaning and construction. One was a daycare that was active for 30 years. I sold both so I could spend more time with my children and move back to the West Coast when my husband came back from the war and got out of the military. I love reading and collect tea pots and mini houses. I have a wood shop at home that my husband and I build plant tables and furniture. I have 3 girls 19,18,11. We recently moved from Las Vegas to here. I have a degree in accounting/ business management and an Early Education Teaching Degree.
I was born and raised in East Islip, New York. I attended Dowling College in Oakdale, New York where I received a Bachelor of Science in Education. While in college I started a part time job working in a school for children with Autism. I continued to work in that field for fourteen years. My last position held there was as Director of Education. My husband Paul then got a transfer to Florida and off we went with our three boys. We lived right outside Disney World for nine years until he got another transfer to North Carolina.
It was then that we moved again with our three boys (Cory, Nicholas and Joshua) and one daughter (Julianna) We have been in North Carolina for five years now and proud to call it home. I have been with Cambridge Village for more than two years now and feel so blessed to be considered family to our wonderful residents.
I grew up in New Bern, NC, then moved to the Triangle Area where I eventually graduated from NC State in 2013 with a B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, and a minor in Outdoor Leadership. My biggest accomplishment was completing a month long backpacking trip in the Cascade Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School. I’ll never forget the fulfillment achieved from climbing beautiful mountains, or the peacefulness from being miles away from civilization. Before I started at Cambridge Village I was the Assistant Director for St. Timothy’s After School Program, and a Zipline Course Instructor at Go Ape in Raleigh, NC. I have always had a passion for the outdoors, and for a while, I worked on the side guiding trips, teaching rock climbing, paddling, and teambuilding with the City of Raleigh’s Adventure Program. After I married my wife in 2015, I decided to pursue a different line of work and jumped aboard with the Activities Department at Cambridge Village. Whether it is leading a group of college students on their first backpacking trip, or seeing residents laugh and smile at Cambridge, I’m always thrilled to give someone a happy memory to take home with them. In my free time, I enjoy seeing live music, reading, playing guitar, and backpacking and traveling with my wife Hayden, and dog Charlie.
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!
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.
Community Relations Coordinator
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.
I was born and raised in Apex, North Carolina. I attended Wake Technical Community College where I received an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I am currently enrolled and will receive a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in June 2017. I enjoy trips to the beach, listening to music and I adore animals and my family. I have always enjoyed helping people and that is what brought me to Cambridge. I have been with Cambridge since July of 2015 and am excited about my future here. The residents are what keep me loving my job and I am honored to serve them.
Well, here we go. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. I went into the Air Force right after High School. I got out of the service and moved to Spokane, WA where I started my culinary career. I spent 26 years out there and have done a lot of different types of cooking. My favorite to cook are the Asian flavors. I moved to Wilmington 8 years ago. I have been with Cambridge for a little over 2 years now and have been in Apex for the last year.
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.