Amanda Sanchez, Executive Director
Amanda was born and raised in Hanford, California. She became a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2009 and began her caregiving career in the nursing and rehabilitation center/skilled nursing setting. In 2012 she decided to make a life changing move from California to Oregon. From that experience she sought out and was hired into an assisted living community where she took on a variety of positions including Caregiver, Medication Technician, Staff Trainer and Activities Director in Memory Care. Ultimately, she gained the knowledge and experience needed to join the Regency Park team in 2017 as our Health Services Director, and in 2018 she transitioned into the role of Memory Care Administrator. In 2019 she was promoted to Executive Director and her focus on customer service is not just for her residents and families but for her staff as well. She regularly seeks out opportunities to recognize and treat her team to show her appreciation to them for their hard work. Her belief is simple, if you take care of your staff they will take care of their residents.
Amanda currently resides in Forest Grove where she and her partner care for her grandfather whose Alzheimer’s diagnosis prompted her and her family’s move to Oregon. In her free time Amanda enjoys spending time with her two boys Wyatt and Cannon. They especially love board games and family movie nights!
Roger Greene, Business Office Manager
Roger joined our BPM family as a Maintenance Assistant at Regency Park in February 2014 and was promoted to Building Services Director in February 2016. In May of 2017 he embraced a new role as our Business Office Manager. He brings to our community over 19 years of valuable experience in the management and maintenance of large multifamily apartment complexes. Roger has proven to be exceptionally passionate about working with our senior population, and takes the greatest degree of care, pride and pleasure in assisting them with their needs, no matter how trivial. He has a deep affection for each of our residents, and can often be heard laughing and joking with them in the hallways, or quietly talking to them about their diversely unique life stories – “I find it especially rewarding and interesting learning about their incredible lives, and as I watch them relay their stories I see the youthful light reawakened in their eyes. Those are the moments that truly feed my soul.”
In his off time, Roger enjoys spending time with his wife, Cheryl, their dog Leo, and (fat) cat Joey. He and Cheryl enjoy vacationing in their motor home, trying to play golf, home brewing, and to immerse himself in the pages of his favorite author’s latest novel (Wilbur Smith).
Laura Andres, Community Outreach Director
Laura serves Regency Park as our Community Outreach Director. Laura graduated from George Fox University with her master’s in business administration. Before finding her place in administration, Laura worked as a caregiver. This helped her realize she truly enjoyed working with the senior community. Laura comes to work each day with a smile on her face ready to serve families and their loved ones. She understands that transitioning to care away from the home can be difficult, and supports families in finding the best solutions.
Aside from work, Laura enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Bob Morrissey, Activity Director
Bob is a graduate of New York University and a Board-Certified Art Therapist. He has worked in a variety of settings and has served client populations in the Mental Health and Addictions fields in New York City, Los Angeles and Portland. He has an abiding passion for the therapeutic value the arts can play in fostering health, wellness and overall quality of life. He joined Regency Park in 2019 and we are thrilled to have him guiding our life enrichment programs for our residents.
Linda Grishow, Illuminations Coordinator
Linda has been passionate about the aging population since she was a young girl. She loved spending time with her grandparents and hearing their lifetime of stories and memories.
She joined Regency Park in 2008 as a caregiver and began the community’s transitional activity-based Illuminations program in 2010. Linda recognized the unique needs for residents in the beginning stages of memory loss and is the founding Illuminations coordinator, which has since expanded to other BPM Senior Living communities.
Her love of music is appreciated by many of the residents and is an added dimension to the community. Her childhood passion continues to be expressed with her caring and compassionate attitude. She is skilled at supporting residents and their loved ones as they experience the pathway of memory loss.
Linda moved to the Portland area in 1960 and loves all the outdoor activities available in the state of Oregon. Her hobbies include playing music, dancing, gardening, and supporting the Portland Timbers. She is the mother of three sons and a daughter and adores spending time with her two grandchildren.
Caroline Goulet, Personal Preferences Coordinator
While Caroline’s first introduction to working with the senior population as a dietary aide in a senior living community, she knew it would never be her last. Her hobby in Interior Design blossomed and she pursued a degree and graduated with Bachelors of Arts from Heritage School of Design in Portland, Oregon.
It was from her design business she would continue her work with seniors, assisting them in transitioning from home into senior living communities. She is still able to highlight her skills serving as our Personal Preferences Coordinator, celebrating special occasions, birthdays, and the on-boarding of new residents and their families. Caroline believes that moments spent with the residents of Regency Park makes a huge difference in their lives, having lost a sister to ovarian cancer. She shares a great awareness of compassion and the needs of seniors. Caroline is a California native and loves spending time at the beach, reading, design, and travel.
Levi Crawford, Building Services Director
Born in Washington, Levi is a Pacific Northwest native. He grew up in many places in the Washington countryside, and four years ago crossed the river to city of Portland to marry his wife. In his professional life, he is drawn to jobs where he can help others and work with his hands. He has worked in construction contracting, he is certified in plumbing from Home Depot, and was promoted from Assistant Director to Director of Building Services at Regency Park. A lover of history, Levi enjoys coming to work in an environment where he can converse with, form friendships with, laugh with, and learn about life from those older than him.
In his personal life, Levi enjoys romping around the Pacific Northwest in his Jeep Wrangler, going mudding and off-roading. He has two rescue dogs and loves to jump in his Jeep with his family and go on road trips and be outdoors whenever he can. Levi also enjoys volunteering with a local non-profit for adults with developmental disabilities. Keep your eye out for Levi working all around Regency Park, as he is always ready to meet someone new with a warm handshake.
Torrance Lydem, Dining Services Director
Torrance took his first job as a part-time cook in a small restaurant called Gillies in Blacksburg, Virginia. He was there for 9 years and worked his way up to kitchen manager and after that he went to work at a restaurant called The Salmon Bake which was located just outside the entrance to Denali National Park. This is where he discovered his passion for hiking and backpacking. After receiving a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts Photography from the University of Connecticut and holding multiple cooking jobs in bars, coffee joints and pizza joints he decided to pursue a Culinary Degree and packed up his family and moved to Portland. He graduated from the Western Culinary Institute in 2016 and now has over 30 years in the food and beverage industry.
When asked what he liked most about working at Regency Park without hesitation he said “the residents”. “I try to make them happy through food. At the Food Council meeting and whenever I am walking around the building, I talk with the residents and learn what was a success and what was a failure on the recent menus. I always ask for ideas from them. I remind them that although I can never cook like their mom did, I at least will try.”
In his free time Torrance enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly, their two boys Nate and Sam and their two dogs Taterpie and Arteen.