Allison grew up in the heart of Berkeley County in the town of Moncks Corner. She has been in healthcare serving as a Director of Business Operations in skilled and assisted living for the past 15 years. Before changing her career path to long-term care, she worked for the State of South Carolina as an Economic Service Specialist for 14 years with the Department of Social Services and Department of Health and Human Services for Berkeley County. She began working for The Blake at Carnes Crossroads in May of 2017. She returned to college after a 24-year hiatus, which she had spent raising her daughters and building her career. Allison completed her degree in Human Resource Management in December of 2020. In May of 2021, she passed the State Board testing for Community Residential Care Administrator licensing. In June 2021, she landed in Panama City Beach, Florida, leaving behind the life she had always knows and bringing different challenges to her personal and professional life. For the past year, she worked with The Blake at Panama City Beach as the Director of Business Operations and mentor for company-wide DBO’s.
In March 2022, her road brought her back to Carnes Crossroads, where she serves as Executive Director. Since she was a teenager, she worked and served the residents of Berkeley County in one form or another, from volunteering for Salvation Army and United Way to helping with hurricane relief, so she is very excited to be back in Berkeley County to serve the residents of her home again!
Allison's most favorite part of this job is hearing the life stories and advice of the seniors, and their encouragement helps her to to keep doing what she is doing. Outside of working, she enjoys reading, trips with her daughters, and family time. She also makes household items, such as laundry detergent and soaps using her collection of essential oils. She has two grown, beautiful daughters. Her oldest followed in her footsteps and works for in serior living as well. Her youngest is working for a local corporation and finishing her BA, and she loves to listen to her sister and Allison talk about their industry.