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Executive Director

Nicole Briggs

Nicole is a Tri-Cities native and comes to us with a wealth of experience having previously served as an administrator in Assisted Living and Memory Care. She is also a Licensed Health & Life Insurance Agent.

Nicole began her career in senior living with the hope of making a difference in the lives of others, not realizing the profound difference that those she serves would make in her own life. She looks forward to building a community in which both our residents & our team members can grow and thrive. Nicole strives every day to exemplify the core values of Blake Management Group which include: accountability, compassion, integrity, joy, fun and leadership.

Nicole and her husband, Jimmy, live in Johnson City and stay busy with their five children, Brittany, Chance, Gavin, Jada and Angel. She is passionate about serving others, especially children and the elderly and enjoys organizing and leading ladies’ retreats in her spare time.

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Director of Sales

Kellie Weaver

Kellie is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio (Go Reds)!! She moved to Kingsport, Tennessee after graduating college and has resided in the area ever since. She thinks it’s a great place to live as well as raise a family. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee, majoring in Mass Communications. After graduating, Kellie worked for over 25 years at State Farm selling various types of insurance.

Kellie appreciates the opportunity that The Blake has provided for her. “Their core values: fun, compassion, accountability, integrity, joy and leadership mean so much to me. It is an honor to represent a company that believes in promoting lifelong learning, safety and love to our senior community.”

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Director of Wellness

Kim Sisley

Kim Sisley brings over 20 years experience to The Blake at Kingsport. She grew up in Pleasantville, PA and studied practical nursing at Venango County Vocational Technical School in Oil City, PA. Prior to working at The Blake, Kim served as the Director of Nursing in an Assisted Living and Memory Care facility. She has experience in independent and assisted living facilities; long-term care; acute care; medical-surgical; telemetry; cardiopulmonary; pediatric home care; and school nursing.

When asked what she loves about the Blake, Kim says “It means a lot to me to work for a company that share values that are as equally important to me. I also enjoy working with a team that shares the same vision and mission as I do. Her favorite part of working with seniors is seeing them smile, listening to their life stories, ensuring they are provided with quality care, receiving the respect they deserve and being an advocate for the residents she serves. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, weekend getaways, Bible studies, exercising and landscaping.

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Assistant Director of Wellness

Diamond Bowery, R.N.

Diamond Bowery, R.N. serves as Assistant Director of Wellness and will work primarily in our memory care community. She received her LPN in 2013 and graduated in 2018 with a BSN from ETSU.

Diamond is pleased to work for a company that truly cares about the needs of the residents and the quality of their life. She finds it refreshing to be able to work with such a supporting team that is driven by the same mindset and goals.

In her spare time, Diamond is on the go with her two year old son Easton who loves to be outdoors. She has a passion for traveling because she believes so much of who we are is where we have been and what we have seen.

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Director of Business Operations

Donna Roberts

Donna Roberts serves as Director of Business Operations. She grew up in Alcoa and recently moved to Kingsport from Knoxville where she spent the last 5 years working as Business Office Director at an Assisted Living & Memory Care Community. Donna graduated from ETSU and has over 27 years of experience in office administration. She loves working with seniors because she never feels like she is “going to work.” She feels blessed to be able to listen to the many stories of wisdom and faith that are shared by residents.

Donna is very excited to join our team at The Blake and loves the positive energy that surrounds each member of our team. She is truly honored to be a part of our leadership launch team and loves getting to see the excitement of the entire Kingsport community about our upcoming opening.

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Director of Dining Services

Matt Ball

Chef Matt Ball leads our culinary department as Director of Dining Services. Chef Matt comes to us with 17 years experience and a tremendous enthusiasm for serving seniors. Chef Matt is from Kingsport and received his culinary education at Walters State Community College after graduating from Sullivan North High School.

When he’s not serving up delicious meals in our kitchen, you can find him camping, fishing and playing video games with his kids.

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Director of Activities

Cindy Lemons

Cindy Lemons is The Blake at Kingsport’s Director of Activities and a native and lifelong resident of Kingsport. She studied Elementary Education at Tennessee Wesleyan College and has over 20 years experience planning events for community boards and organizations.

Cindy is a foodie at heart and loves collecting recipes and cookbooks, reading magazine about cooking and baking and cooking for family and friends.

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Move-In Coordinator

Theresa Redmond

Theresa Redmond has joined The Blake at Kingsport as Move-In Coordinator and will later transition to our full-time Concierge. In this role, she will work with residents and families coordinating move-ins and making sure their transition to The Blake is comfortable and seamless. Theresa is from Bristol, TN and comes to us with 10 years experience in senior care

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