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Sherry Tabor

Executive Director

Sherry Tabor, has worked in senior living for more than 15 years across several roles including VP of operations, regional director of operations, and executive director. As a young child her household was impacted by dementia with her father’s shocking diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in his early thirties. After college she was an educator for many years in the public and private sector. She then spent many years combining her two passions shaping her early career as a caregiver: education of dementia and desire to help others. Sherry provided hands-on training sessions in senior living communities across North Carolina to support caregivers who care for residents with dementia and other memory-relation conditions. She had various opportunities to sharpen her leadership skills, developing a successful management style, team building, and various strategic critical thinking skills. Sherry loves time with her family whether it be fishing, relaxing on the beach, or traveling. Her wife Robin and son Gator are supportive in her work and love participating in events at TerraBella Northridge. Originally from Elizabeth, New Jersey, she loves a good New York bagel or pizza!

Laurie Poole

Laurie Poole

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Laurie Poole, has been in the Senior Living industry for many years. She has had several roles including opening a new community from the ground up to a Senior Sales role to increase occupancy for several Assisted Living/Memory Care communities. After college she worked in a middle school with Autistic kids in a self-contained classroom.  She was exposed to Alzheimer’s with her grandmother in her early 20’s and she knew from then on that assisting families to find the proper placement would become her passion.   Her first job is a Mom to two boys Noah and Dalton.  Every year she let them take a day off to participate in the Special Olympics and help their grandparents in between college and work. They definitely share her love for seniors.  On a day off you may find her playing with her little doggie Stella, reading a good book, taking care of her flowers, and spending quality time with her boyfriend Alan and her loved ones.  Originally from upstate New York but has lived here long enough to call her home North Carolina.  She loves life and likes to share her smile wherever she goes!

Victoria Griffin

Victoria Griffin

Senior Lifestyle Coordinator

Torie joined the TerraBella Northridge team in 2022 as Senior Lifestyle Coordinator. From a young age, Torie has been passionate about working in the senior living industry and helping seniors after witnessing her father’s experience with early onset Alzheimer’s. Witnessing firsthand the compassion and honesty needed to guide families through these difficult decisions, Torie decided she wanted to do the same and pursued a career in sales.

Torie holds a degree in gerontology and a minor in social work. In her personal life, Torie enjoys spending time with her husband, who she met in another senior living community, spending time with her two rescue dogs, and travelling to Disney World!

Abbey Bailey-Gutierrez

Abbey Bailey-Gutierrez

Director of Celebrations

As the Director of Celebrations, Abbey’s goal is to have fun and spread positivity.  She has known her whole life that she wanted to be in a field where she could make a difference.  During her college years, she worked as an Activities Assistant in a Skilled Nursing Facility.  It was here that she realized her passion and fulfillment came from working with the senior population.  With degrees in Recreation Therapy and Leisure Service Management, as well as being a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, Abbey is uniquely qualified to provide joy and happiness to the lives of our residents.  Originally from the Midwest, she now enjoys trips to the beach and the mountains, none of which she had in Missouri!  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Sal and her son Michael, as well as gardening, landscaping, and watching Game Show Network.

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Tiffany Utley

Director of Health & Wellness

Director of Health & Wellness, Tiffany Utley, has more than 15 years of direct care and leadership experience. Tiffany has traveled through many avenues of healthcare from long term care, substance abuse, home health and memory care. With a passion for serving and caring for others, her daily mission is to see the smiles of the residents and team members. Tiffany is a certified dementia practitioner and initially joined the TerraBella Northridge community as the Memory Care Director before finding her calling in wellness. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time with her family and two pets, Happy and Brownie.