The team at Blossom Vale Senior Living

Our Team

We have a great team at Blossom Vale Senior Living. Come meet them in person.

Picture of Ashley Goetz at Blossom Vale Senior Living in Orangevale, California

Ashley Goetz: Administrator

Ashley discovered that serving others was a passion of hers when she was a young girl. She would jump at any opportunity to help her grandparents volunteer in their community by providing meals, school supplies, holiday baskets, and support services to any person or family who could use a helping hand. 

Ashley’s career in senior care began in 2001, when her mother hired her to wash dishes and do laundry in a nearby assisted living community. In the years leading up to her time with Blossom Vale, she had the great privilege of serving seniors with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Blossom Vale has been Ashley’s extended family since 2012. Ashley says, “What I love most about Blossom Vale, is the opportunity to serve such a great group of residents, their families and the amazing team members every day.”

The greatest loves in her life are her husband, two sons, daughter and two big cats. In Ashley’s free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her family, hosting game nights, reading, and exploring the beautiful sites California has to offer.

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Danielle Shanklin: Business Office Coordinator

Danielle began working at Blossom Vale in 2014. Throughout the years, she has had the privilege of meeting so many families and to care for their loved ones. It brings Danielle happiness to know that she can make a difference in someone’s life by a small gesture and positive attitude. 

Danielle started her career at Blossom Vale as a caregiver. As time went by, she moved from a Caregiver, to Lead Medication Technician, Resident Care Coordinator and now she is the Business Office Coordinator. Having the ability to grow within a senior living community has given Danielle an overall appreciation of Assisted Living and excitement for what is next to come.

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Brenda Steele: Sales Manager

Brenda has been in senior housing since 2011 and she joined the team at Blossom Vale in 2019.  She loves being a resource to families, helping them navigate through senior housing options. 

Dogs, cooking, entertaining, swimming and reading are a few of her passions. When not working you will likely find her involved in one of these pursuits!

Matthew Hernandez: Wellness Director at Blossom Vale Senior Living in Orangevale, California

Matthew Hernandez: Wellness Director

Matthew is the Wellness Director and Nurse at Blossom Vale. Being at Blossom Vale gives him the chance to serve and build close relationships with the residents, and their families. Matthew enjoys the rewards of being a part of this journey in our resident’s lives and ensuring they are receiving the best quality of care that can be provided. 

Matthew has been a nurse since 2015. In his spare time, he enjoys visiting with his family, playing guitar, and spoiling his Chihuahuas. Matthew says, “If you are interested in the care services provided at Blossom Vale, please drop by, or please call me to schedule a time to meet. I look forward to meeting you!” 

Jenna Taylor: Wellness Coordinator at Blossom Vale Senior Living in Orangevale, California

Jenna Taylor: Wellness Coordinator

Jenna started her career at Blossom Vale in 2017 as a Caregiver, then she became a Medication Technician, and once given the chance, has grown into the role of Wellness Coordinator. 

Being at Blossom Vale has allowed Jenna to meet so many wonderful people; residents, family, and staff alike. Jenna says, “I love being able to collaborate together to provide quality care and compassion to all members of our community.” 

In her free time, Jenna enjoys discovering new places with her husband, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Picture of Regina at Blossom Vale Senior Living in Orangevale, California

Regina Taimanlgo: Resident Programs Coordinator

Being a part of the community at Blossom Vale gives Regina the opportunity to fulfill a need within her to serve others. Providing life-enriching relationships and programs gives her a sense of purpose and belonging. Regina says, “Working for Blossom Vale Senior Living is not just my career, this is my second home, my family.”

Regina comes from a tiny island in the Western Pacific Ocean called Guam. Ray is her lifelong partner and they share a precious, little love bug, named Issa Rae.  Regina says, “The person I am today, stems from the culture and traditions I was taught growing up, all of which equals “respect” and most especially to our elders."

Picture of Patrice in dining services at Blossom Vale Senior Living in Orangevale, California

Patrice Scott: Dining Director

Patrice began working at Blossom Vale in 2008. It has been an incredible experience for her. According to Patrice, “I can truly say that I have gained another family.” Patrice feels strongly that the residents at Blossom Vale have made a tremendous impact on her life. 

Patrice began working in assisted living part-time as a utility worker while attending culinary school at San Joaquin Delta Collage. Shortly after graduating from the culinary program, she was offered a management position. In 2002, Patrice had a son, and said, “With all the great wisdom each resident has shared over the years, I have raised one incredible kid headed to pursue a career in engineering.”

One of Patrice’s favorite things to do at Blossom Vale and also during her free time is to host events. Seeing everyone come together, enjoying the food, and creating great memories, is a great feeling.

Picture of the Maintenance Director, Jeff, at Blossom Vale Senior Living in Orangevale, California

Jeff Soloski: Maintenance Director

Jeff grew up on a ranch on the Coast of Sonoma County. He began working at an early age, milking cows before school. With a strong work ethic, he became a journeyman carpenter as well as a college scouted football player before he was 18. After graduation he started his Electrical career working in Marin county and San Francisco. After 16 years of dedicated work he pursued his electrical contractors license C-10 and began his own company in 2016. His care, pride, and love for others, has always been at the core of his life’s work. 

Jeff has been with Blossom Vale Senior Living as the Maintenance Director since 2019. He enjoys family time and his hobbies include hunting, fishing, and camping under the stars surrounded by redwoods at his family’s ranch in Mendocino County. Jeff also volunteers with California Department of Forestry and is a certified Hot shot. With a love for animals, he just welcomed a new member to his family, “Mallie Mae” a female English Black Labrador.

Matilda, The Basset Hound, at Blossom Vale Senior Living in Orangevale, California

Matilda: a loyal team member

Matilda is the fur baby to resident Joyce at Blossom Vale. This is Joyce’s sixth basset hound.  Joyce adopted Matilda at 8 weeks old from Oregon. Joyce and her son drove 9 hours and handpicked Matilda out of a litter of 6 puppies. She is a very lovable and loyal companion. Matilda loves to greet people with hugs, kisses and lots of affection. One of Matilda’s favorite treats is bacon and She loves her stuffed toy fox. She can’t resist a good scratch behind her ears and a rub on the belly.