Trudy Hendricks

Executive Director

Trudy Hendricks, Executive Director, began her journey in health care 37 years ago as a nurses aide on the midnight shift of a nursing home. Through the years, she made the most of every opportunity to learn and grow, working many positions.  One thing she noted right off was that health care needed change.  Every effort of her career has been dedicated to create and refine a person centered approach to care. Recognizing that every person is unique and different, she loves to hear the stories of people’s lives. The cornerstone of her philosophy is respect for the human being and the conviction that we are never finished improving the quality of life, quality of care.

Trudy is originally a native of Iowa, but has spent the last 26 years living and working in Southern California.  She moved to the Pacific Northwest with her daughter in October of 2013.

Cathy Kretzer

Life Enrichment Director

Cathy was born and raised in Lodi, California.  Her husband and 4 children moved to the beautiful Northwest in February of 1991. They enjoy living here in the small town of Shelton. Cathy loves the outdoors and lives to go on picnics, hike on the trails, as well as deep in the NW woods. She has been married to her wonderful husband Chris for 40 years. She came to Alpine Way Community November of 1999. Cathy started out in housekeeping and after 13 years transferred to our Transportation Department for 3 years. Cathy then went to Life Enrichment, a short year later Cathy took on the role of the Life Enrichment Director. Cathy has truly found her calling bringing joy to Alpine Way residents. She enjoys enriching the lives of our residents whenever and wherever she can.

Ginger Drake

Business Office Manager

Ginger was born in Texas but raised in Wasilla, Alaska.  Prior to moving to Elma, Washington, Ginger was a Full Charge Bookkeeper for two Non-Profit Organizations in Cordova, Alaska.  She is currently attending college to earn her accounting degree.

Ginger loves animals! She has 19 chickens, 9 ducks, 1 dog, 1 cat and a boyfriend! She loves to go for hikes and take her dog for a run when not remodeling her home with her boyfriend.

Rod Davis

Plant Operations Director

Early in his life, Rod had an affinity for elders.  At age 10 he was doing odd jobs and even making breakfast for a neighbor.  He grew up about 65 miles from Shelton, in Raymond, Washington.  For the past 25 years, Rod has worked in plant operations. Twelve of those years have been right here at Alpine Way. He gets a lot of satisfaction in helping people who live at Alpine Way.

Rod has two brothers, David and Dan.  In his spare time Rod enjoys spending time in the great outdoors camping.  He also loves spending time with his dogs.

Wendy Wincewicz, RN

Wellness Director

Wendy started her nursing career working in a nursing home while waiting for a slot to open in the nursing program. Wendy fell in love with working with the elderly. During her nursing career she has worked in ICU and Long Term Care which allowed her to continue working with seniors. She loves being able to combine her love for seniors with her passion for quality care at Alpine Way.

Cyndy Armitage

Director of Sales and Marketing

Cyndy Armitage has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing as well as a solid background in business administration, accounting, fine arts education, fundraising and event planning. A native Washingtonian, Cyndy grew up on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. As a lifelong senior nutrition and care volunteer in her church joining the Alpine Way team was a natural progression in Cyndy’s career path. She enjoys supporting seniors and their families as they navigate this important process. The ability to represent only the highest quality of care to residents is critical to Cyndy. She is proud to be part of the Cascade Living Group family.

Del Mears

Director of Dining Services

Del has been in the culinary and food services arena for over thirty years. He has honed his skills in a variety of settings from fast paced skilled nursing dietary needs to upscale private catering. Coming most recently from Health Care Services Group in Moses Lake as their Director of Dining Services, Del brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Alpine Way Community residents.

Originally from Yakima, WA, he now makes Shelton his home. He balances his career by enjoying his free time with his fiancé and loves to garden with his youngest daughter. Family is everything to Del and with four children from 2 to 26 he stays very busy!

Troy Duty

Director of Environmental Services

Troy was born in Olympia and raised right here in Shelton. He joined the Alpine Way team as a Plant Operations Associate in May of 2018. Troy came with a solid background of ten years working in the security, corrections, and emergency response sector. He quickly learned all aspects of Plant Ops and excelled in his job. Troy was delighted to accept the promotion to Environmental Services in September of 2019. He takes pride in his ability to perform highly in all areas and his dedication and love for his Alpine Way community is what sets him apart from anybody else.

He loves to spend his weekends with his two children camping and going to the beach. Troy also has a passion for restoring cars and building hotrods.