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The Blake at Panama City Beach’s management team is made up of industry professionals with years of experience providing exceptional senior services and care. We are committed to raising the bar on quality living for seniors, and we’re proud of the work we do every day.
Director of Sales
Carol is the Director of Sales here at The Blake at Panama City Beach. She is originally from Columbus, GA, and has two sons and four grandchildren.
Prior to making the move into the Senior Living Industry, Carol held the position of Operations Manager at Aflac for more than two decades. Following this, she ventured into Property Management. After witnessing her mother's battle with dementia, Carol recognized her desire to pursue a career in senior living, driven by her aspiration to positively influence the lives of others.
Carol's favorite part of working with seniors is hearing their stories and seeing them appreciate everything. She loves how they never take anything for granted.
When she is not working, Carol enjoys spending time outdoors. One of her favorite places to be is the beach, where she enjoys walking along the water, as well as boating. Carol also enjoys spoiling her 5 lb. Biewer Terrie, named Mila
Director of Business Operations
Sophie is originally from California and moved to Florida in March 2020. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a B.S. in Family Consumer Sciences in December 2020 and is currently getting her MBA from LSU-Shreveport.
Sophie started with The Blake in 2021 as the Assistant Director of Sales, then was promoted to Director of Recruitment and Retention, and is now our Director of Business Operations. Her favorite thing about Senior Living is all the people she gets to meet. During her free time, Sophie enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her boyfriend, Riley, and 2 cats, Professor Dave and Sweetbean.
Assistant Director of Sales
Carolyn is the Assistant Director of Sales here at The Blake at Panama City Beach. She was born in Harlem but raised in Brooklyn up until the age of 17 when she moved to Florida.
Prior to making the move into the Senior Living Industry, Carolyn worked in Property Management for 20 years. She was dedicated to helping others and obtained many certifications in her field. She is excited to learn all that she can about Senior Living while providing excellent customer service to our families.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her spouse, her two sons, and her two wonderful grandchildren. She also loves playing with her rabbit, Sheila.
Assistant Director of Wellness
Christina is from Panama City, Florida. She originally served in the United States Army from 2005 to 2007. When she got out, she worked as a manager and loan officer for a Credit Union for 10 years. Christina then decided to attend nursing school at Gulf Coast State College and graduated in 2021 with her LPN. While in school, Christina started working at The Blake at Panama City Beach as a Personal Assistant, then a nurse, and now the Assistant Director of Wellness. Her favorite thing about working with seniors is that they give her insight into knowledge and wisdom from their life experiences. In her spare time, Christina loves to spend time with her family.
Director of Activities
Jessica is the Director of Activities here at the Blake at Panama City Beach. She was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida but moved to Panama City Beach in August of 2022. Jessica wanted to step out of her comfort zone and move away from her hometown.
Jessica graduated from the University of West Florida in December of 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology. She also holds certificates in Life Purpose, Emotional Intelligence, and Happiness Life Coaching.
Jessica enjoys reading, cooking, and longboarding on local trails in her spare time. She considers herself to be patient, compassionate, and dependable. Jessica is excited to be a part of The Blake community.
Director of Facility Management
Drake was born in Knoxville, TN but has been a Panama City Beach resident for over 20 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida State University Panama City Campus in 2012. He spent the last 8 years in the residential audio/video field. He also has experience in service management, construction, and equipment maintenance. Although he is new to working with seniors in this setting, the opportunity to work at The Blake and interact with the residents has been thoroughly enjoyable for him. Our team of people that we have at The Blake is always friendly, willing to help in many areas, and provides a welcoming environment for employees and residents alike.
In Drake’s off time, he enjoys playing music, spending time at the beach, playing disc golf, and being outdoors with his family. He is excited to embark on this journey with the team at The Blake!
Director of Dining Services
Ricky was born and raised in Texas and has always had a passion for cooking. He has over twenty years of chef experience working for Omni Hotels, the Dallas Cowboys, Hilton and Timarron Country Club. He previously worked as a corporate traveling executive chef for Civitas Senior Living and Watermere at Southlake. He is also classically trained in French cuisine
Ricky moved to Panama City Beach with his wife, Rebekah, and children, Abigail and Isaiah.
He believes that seniors are one of the greatest generations of our time and it’s an honor to serve them. He enjoys learning and growing from the wisdom they have. Ricky is excited to bring The Blake residents a great dining experience as the Director of Dining Services. When Ricky is off work, he enjoys quality time with his family at the beach and going fishing.