Brian Anderson came to Quail Park after working locally for the past few years in two locations with the largest Assisted Living provider in the U.S. He was drawn to the contrast of working for a smaller, locally owned and operated company, and he loved the philosophy of care at Quail Park. He also has worked with key members of our team in the past, and has said that with Dawn Schaper at the helm, there is nothing in the realm of Memory Support that we cannot do!
He became a nurse during his stint with the U.S. Army, where he served as a nurse in combat zones of Iraq. Though nothing he gets to work with in Assisted Living compares to what he dealt with on his tour of duty, he says that what he truly values in this work is the relationship he can develop with each resident, and the support he can offer to families and his team. And perhaps his military experience contributes to his demeanor: He brings a level of composure, calm, and compassion unrivaled among his peers.
He was born and raised in the Central California Valley…where he met his bride, Jamie. She works locally as a Veterinary Tech in an Emergency Clinic. They share a love of caregiving, and of critters: There are currently four dogs, one large orange cat, and one anxious chinchilla living in their West Seattle home. Brian has a quirky sense of humor, an amazing bedside manner, and a passion for managing the health concerns specific to people with a dementia diagnosis…and ensuring the highest quality of life possible from a medical perspective. He also believes in communication with families as the foundation of great care, so if you have ever had a negative experience with an out-of-touch medical team, just know that you’ll be hearing from Brian frequently. You will definitely meet him in the course of joining our community, and we are confident that working with him will be a highlight of your experience with us!