Meet our Staff

Our Somerset staff wants to give you a warm welcome!

Our Somerset staff would like to extend you a warm welcome. We hope you enjoy your new retirement home and look forward to getting to know you. Here are a few fun facts about our staff.

Staff member at Somerset assisted living home in Longview, WA


I look forward to greeting you and meeting your needs!


Staff member at Somerset retirement home in Longview, WA


Carylyn is proud to have worked for Bond Properties since 1998. Carylyn’s passions include classic cars, drag racing, boating, camping and fishing. She enjoys telling the residents about her adventures in the great outdoors and takes pleasure in hearing them reminisce about the outdoors in the “good old days”. Carylyn says “There is no better blessing than being a grandmother of 13 beautiful grandchildren.” Carylyn always enjoys learning from her residents’ wealth of lifetime experiences. I thank God everyday for allowing me to be a part of their lives.


Visiting at Somerset


Mariisa has worked for Bond Properties since she was a young girl in her teens and she started as Administrator of Somerset Senior Apartments and Assisted Living when she was just 23 years old. Mariisa enjoys traveling and has lived several years overseas in Japan as a college student and JET teacher. She and her husband are proud parents of two beautiful little girls. Each fall, Mariisa and her family enjoy traveling to Mexico for visits with her husband’s family. Mariisa also enjoys helping her father Charles with all of his challenging projects


Staff members at Somerset senior housing


Vera was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota to a family of five girls. She has an identical twin sister, Vicki, who is also a nurse. She spent her childhood years growing up in Minnesota and North Dakota, and then moved to Walla Walla, Washington during her high school years. Vera’s nursing career has included working in hospitals, traveling as a nurse for Community Home Health and Hospice, and teaching educational classes for Elder Options.
For ten years, from 1997-2006, she worked just across the street from Somerset at Westgate Terrace as their service coordinator. Vera and her husband, Carl, reside in Longview with their dog, Barney, and their cat, Penny. Her hobbies are golfing (any chance she gets) and traveling (anywhere and anytime someone says let’s go!)



We are very proud to announce that Jenn was awarded the Assisted Living Nurse of the Year award in 2011 by the Washington Health Care Association. Jenn has been a LPN since 1992. She loves taking care of the seniors and has worked in Assisted Living and Home Health Nursing. She states “I love the challenges and adventures of both.” Her passion is for medical missions! She has traveled to Jamaica and Egypt on mission trips and is dreaming of a trip to South Africa. She has two beautiful, amazing children: her son Zach -16 and daughter Brooke -13. She states “They fill my life with incredible joy! We do everything together.” She loves designing / creating flowerbeds and being in the outdoors, especially in the summer! And also enjoys snow skiing. She loves her family, wonderful mom, sister, brother-in-law, nieces, and nephews. She states “I LOVE LIVING LIFE FOR MY HEAVENLY FATHER AND AM THANKFUL FOR EACH DAY HE GIVES”.


Staff member cooking at Somerset senior apartments


Liz was born in St. Helens and grew up in Rainer, Oregon, just across the river. Her husband and her met and married when she was 19 and they are proud parents of twin boys and a daughter, and they now have 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Liz loves sewing, baking, and cake decorating. She has even made several cakes for weddings and baby showers that have taken place at Somerset and New Westside Terrace over the years. Liz has been part of the Bond Properties family since Somerset first opened in 1998 and she was instrumental in getting the New Westside Terrace satellite kitchen open and running.


Staff member smiling


Linda is a long time resident of Kalama. The home that Linda and her husband Richard built 16 years ago overlooks the beautiful Columbia River. Linda loves her country home, where her husband and her raised their two sons and where their three grandchildren come to play. Linda’s home is decorated with many antiques and a collection of interesting western items. Her favorite past time is spending time on the trail with her two quarter horses, Star and Traveler, who is a reining champion and cutting horse. Her favorite yearly vacations are to the Pendleton Round-Up and the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Linda also enjoys classic cars and owns a black 1966 Chevelle that she calls Black Beauty. To learn more about Linda and her many interests, drop by coffee hour for a chat.

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