Meet Our Team
“I have over 30 years of experience with Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Rehab operations. Graduate of Ferris State University and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. I live in Pennfield and raised three children with my husband of 38 years, and rescue Senior Weimaraners and Beagles. I love to spoil my 6 grandchildren and rescue pups, and spend as much time as possible in Florida.”
Monica Davis-Cruz, RN
Director of Resident Care
"I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. I served faithfully in the United States Marine Corps for sixteen years. I live in Portage, Michigan and have three sons."
“After having worked in assisted living for several years, I came to discover that I have a passion for serving the aging population. Assisting both residents and their families with office support and general guidance is very fulfilling to me. I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate to be a member of the Vineyard team as it gives me the ability to be able to do what I love and also be in fellowship with the residents. Outside of my time at Vineyard, my husband and I enjoy staying active with our four children, family and friends”
“My favorite part of my job is to serve residents--and I do that by baking and cooking up something delicious! I have been in assisted living food service for eight years and I love making residents happy through food. I was born and raised in Decatur, Michigan and I have a large loving family-- I have been married to my husband Ron for 38 years and we have two daughters and two sons. In my free time, I enjoy raising chickens, fishing, going for walks and mushroom hunting. I also recently took a trip to Key West and it has been my favorite destination as of yet!”
Alex Strein is a transplant to Kalamazoo, coming to Vineyard from Lexington, Kentucky. She holds a Bachelors in Psychology, a Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies, and she will complete her MBA in Healthcare Management in spring 2021. She and her husband, along with their two cats and two dogs, live in Portage.
Life Enrichment Director
Chloe Cramer joined the Vineyard team in November 2020. She brings with her 5 years of Life Enrichment Experience and a degree in Recreational Therapy from Central Michigan University. When not at work, she loves spending time outdoors and hanging out with her Siberian Husky.
Carl Austin has over 40 years of construction and maintenance experience. He and his wife have three kids and four grandkids that they cherish deeply. When not at work, you're very likely to find Carl outside in a deer stand or ice fishing.