Our Team

Learn more about our great Eureka Assisted Living team at Alder Bay Assisted Living!

Cheryl Dunphy, Activities Director  

Cheryl Dunphy is our Activities Director, she started at Alder Bay in 2011. Cheryl started as a Resident aide and Medication aide. Cheryl is the youngest of three girls. She moved to Eureka in 1991 and has stayed ever since. She has been married for fifteen years and has a twelve year old son. Her son often comes to help her out.

Some people know her as the guinea pig lady. She often brings them in for a visit. When Honu, Squeaky, Cinnamon, Sprinkles, and Speckles come to visit they always have a huge following.

Cheryl is often teaching herself new things so she can engage and share her knowledge with the residents. Cheryl is currently teaching herself to knit and crochet. Cheryl has also taught herself how to acrylic pour, which she is getting better at. Cheryl enjoys coloring and learning new crafts. Cheryl loves to grow orchids and has thirty seven of them at home. Cheryl also love to garden, go for drives and the beach.

Cheryl often says "I have to be silly to get you to laugh , then that is what I will do. If it makes you laugh than I have done my job.'

Life Enrichment Coordinator for Alder Bay Assisted Living
Maintenance Coordinator for Alder Bay Assisted Living

Kendsey McMahan, Housekeeping 

Kendsey McMahan is the Director of our Housekeeping department and one of our longest standing employees. She has been with the building for fourteen great years. Her specialty is tailoring the cleaning tasks to the exact preference of the resident and their families, particularly how each and every one of them want their beds made, down to the final touch of how to angle the pillows.

Happily married to her husband Gregory and proud mother of her 9 year old son Kayse who has been a frequent visitor to Alder Bay since the day he was born. He enjoys the extra Grandparents and is known to hand out a round of hugs to all he sees. Even if it’s a new face.

Joh-Nika Ivory, Business Office Manager

Prior to joining the Alder Bay family, Joh-Nika has over 6 years of sales experience as a car and life insurance agent as well as a loan specialist. Joh-Nika was born and raised on a farm in Middle Georgia. Go DAWGS!! Before moving to Eureka, she lived in Savannah, GA where she received her Bachelors degree in Epidemiology and Environmental Health. She attended Armstrong Atlantic State University where she joined the Idolized Iota Tau chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. as a Charter Member. Joh-Nika is used to hot and humid weather and thought that Oak trees were huge until she discovered the gorgeous Redwood trees and fell in love. She enjoys swimming and fishing so is adjusting quite well to the area. She is also a BIG sports fan. Her favorite teams are: College football, UGA; NFL, Dallas Cowboys; and NBA, LA Lakers. Due to the Redwoods she has now developed an interest in hiking and walking the local trails.

Patrick Sosa, our Administrative Assistant at Alder Bay Assisted Living
Maintenance Director at Alder Bay Assisted Living

Richard Burrow, Maintenance Director 

Hello everyone, my name is Richard Burrow. I am the Maintenance Director here at Alder Bay. I was born and raised in Humboldt County. I moved to Washington in 1990 and lived there for 20 years. I spent a decade in the construction trades, worked as an engineering Director and project manager. I am also a technical writer and a rookie CAD designer as well as an Operating engineer for the local 3 union. My hobbies are fishing, hunting, and anything to with been in the outdoors. I have traveled a full circle to get back to my roots and for the love of my community I grew up in. I am happy to be back in Humboldt and to be part of the Alder Bay team.

Megan Claybon, Resident Care Coordinator 

Hello please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Megan Claybon. Many of you know me as May. I have worked here at Alder Bay for the past four years as a caregiver. I am now stepping into the Resident Care Coordinator position. I am both honored and excited to take on this position. I would like everyone to feel free to reach out to me at any time with any questions, concerns, and or comments. I look forward to ensuring all care needs are being met, and always upholding and encouraging our mission statement of Joy, Independence and Wellness (J.I.W.).

Resident Care Coordinator for Alder Bay Assisted Living
Dining Services Director at Alder Bay Assisted Living

Cassidy Crawley, Dining Service Director

Cassidy Crawley is our Dining Services Director. He has been at Alder Bay for three and half years he has been the Dining Services Director for almost a year.  When Cassidy is not cook us delicious food he is out playing football or soft ball. Cassidy likes all things outdoorsy. Cassidy also collects agates from local beaches. 

Mark Stephenson, Interim Administrator

Mark was born and raised in Idaho.  He received his B.S. from Brigham Young University and his Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska.  He then completed a one-year clinical internship at the Indiana University Medical School Consortium.  Mark comes to Alder Bay Senior Living with 20 years of experience in senior care.  He has directed Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care communities in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Nevada.  He loves to cook and creates beautiful stained-glass pieces in his leisure time.

Osa Blanka the community puppy at Alder Bay Assisted Living