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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team 2018-03-25T18:50:09+00:00

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. She lives to go on picnics and hike on the trails or hike deep in the woods. She has been married to my wonderful husband, Chris of 40 years. She came to Alpine Way November of 1999. 18 years! She started out in housekeeping for about 13 years, then went to transportation for 3 years. She was in Life Enrichment for about a year when I took on the roll of the Life Enrichment Director. She enjoys enriching the lives of our residents whenever and wherever she can.

Brenda Lehman

Business Office Manager

Originally from Grays Harbor, We have been settled in Shelton for the last three years. My husband and two sons keep me busy with camping, swimming, and traveling whenever possible! I Started at Alpine Way in 2016 as the receptionist, and have felt like a part of this family since day one. I’m excited to learn and grow with this wonderful team here at Alpine Way.

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.  Dan is the Dining Services Director.  In his spare time Rod enjoys spending time in the great outdoors camping.  He also loves spending time with his dogs.

Chef Dan Davis

Dining Services Director

…started his career harvesting Christmas trees. He became a restaurant dishwasher to get out of the weather, and discovered that he enjoyed food service.  His boss told him that if he wanted to be a cook, he had to come in on his own time to train with the cooks. That is exactly what he did.  Dan has worked in many different kitchens, from roadside diners to upscale restaurants, and he received additional training at the Culinary Institute of America.  He planned to work at Alpine “for about a year to get management experience.”  Instead, he ended up staying, 17 years so far, because he likes the residents and the challenge of incorporating their input into his menus. Dan is married with two daughters. In his spare time, he raises pugs and enjoys sports.