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About Us

Welcome to Holland Farms

Holland Farms is Norwalk’s newest senior living community. We opened our doors in May 2021. We’re pleased to offer Carefree Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care all in one beautiful community. Located in Norwalk, IA, right next to Elizabeth Holland Park, Holland Farms provides easy access to walking trails and great views of the Echo Valley Country Club and the Des Moines skyline.

To learn more or schedule a tour, contact our Senior Living Consultant.

Community Leadership

Each member of our team has been carefully selected. We look for individuals that embrace our core values: professionalism, integrity, commitment and compassion. In addition, empathy, great communication and willingness to go the extra mile are key for all who serve residents of Holland Farms.

“I am excited and blessed to work for a company that mirrors my core values. I chose to come to Holland Farms, because of the opportunity to achieve my personal and career goals. I plan on working to instill a culture that all employees want to be part of and create a community that I'd want my parents and grandparents to experience.”

Alexis Morrow

Executive Director

Alexis Morrow joined the Holland Farms team in June 2022. 

An experienced leader in senior living, she was Executive Director at a neighboring community for the last two years. Prior to that, she served in a Marketing Director role in senior living for three years.

Alexis is a veteran of health care, starting first in the industry as a caregiver while in high school. She has a great love for serving seniors, and enjoys the opportunity to create happiness for residents each day. 

Alexis and her two children, Kaitlyn and Jaxson, make their home in Bondurant. The family enjoys spending time with their sheepadoodle, Bella, and a munchkin cat named Missy. 

  

“I chose to work for Agemark and Holland Farms because I feel like this company and community share my same values. I care deeply for seniors and Agemark does too!”

Jaime Paca

Senior Living Consultant

A Norwalk, IA native, Jaime Paca joined the Holland Farms team as Senior Living Consultant. In her role, Jaime works closely with families and residents who are considering making a move to Holland Farms, walking hand-in-hand through the process of choosing their potential new home.

Jaime has more than 20 years of sales experience, including 10 years working in medical and pharmaceutical sales. Through her experience, she was able to make connections with many seniors. This experience, combined with her love for her grandparents and an overall passion for assisting seniors, prompted her to make a career move to Agemark Senior Living.

Jaime and her son, Frank, make their home in Norwalk. She enjoys animals, cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and the Norwalk Warriors and reading historical mysteries.

“I am honored to serve the residents of Holland Farms and am proud to be part of this team!"

Misty Alberigo

Director of Nursing

As our community’s Director of Nursing, Misty Alberigo is tasked with overseeing wellness personnel and ensuring the physical wellness of all Holland Farm’s residents. 

She began her career in healthcare at age 14, working first as a dietary aide in a long-term care facility, before serving roles as a CNA, LPN and RN. With well-rounded experience including stints in long-term care, home care, hospice, acute care, psychiatric, optometry and post-surgery, Misty offers a wonderful perspective. Seniors hold a special place in her heart, and she greatly enjoys building relationships with those in her care.

Born and raised in Iowa, Misty is a graduate of Des Moines Area Community College and Dallas Center-Grimes High School. She is married to Rich and has a daughter, Lyric. Together, the family enjoys spending time with their seven pets, kayaking, and traveling.  Music is a huge passion for Misty and she also enjoys attending concerts. 

 

Sarah Bennett

Marketing & Sales Assistant

Bio Coming Soon.

 

“I'm so excited for the opportunity to grow in my career here at Holland Farms. Agemark is providing me an opportunity to make that growth possible, and I'm thrilled to work for a company with such an outstanding company culture and philosophy.”

Karin Price

Life Enrichment Coach - Memory Care

Karin Price joined our team as a Life Enrichment Coach in June 2022. In her role, she will primarily direct Life Enrichment for The Homestead, our memory care neighborhood. Karin will work to ensure the physical, spiritual, intellectual and social wellness of all residents in her care. 

Karin brings a variety of experiences to our community, including past roles as a Life Enrichment Coordinator in senior living, as well as a Child Educator, Freelance Artist, Production Assistant and a Paraeducator. She greatly enjoys working in senior living, and takes pride in the opportunity to create happiness for seniors in their last stages of life. She strives to help them feel purpose, personhood and dignity. 

A graduate of Nebraska-Wesleyan University, Karin earned a degree in Music with a minor in Communication. She is a certified Activity Director. She and her husband, Marcus, have three children: Lydia, Wesley and Flossie. Marcus is a band director for Ankeny Community Schools. The family has two hound dogs and as native Nebraskans, enjoy rooting for the Cornhuskers. In her free time, Karin enjoys cake decorating and other artistic and musical pursuits. 

"I have met some of the most wonderful people while working in senior living. I am so honored and proud to be part of the Holland Farms and Agemark team!"

Katie Salinas

Memory Care Director

Katie Salinas was promoted to Memory Care Director in 2022. Previously, she was the Life Enrichment Coach for residents of The Homestead. In that role, she ensured that residents are participating in life-enriching activities which address their physical, social, spiritual and intellectual wellness. In her current position, she’s responsible for all oversight of The Homestead Memory Care.

Katie enjoys making connections with residents, and finds she’s learned many life lessons by spending time in the presence of seniors. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree from William Penn University and an associate’s degree from Iowa Central Community College. After graduation, she took a chance on a career in senior living, which she says is the “best decision she could’ve made”. Prior to joining the Holland Farms team, she was activities director at a senior living community in Indianola for three years. She enjoys being part of the Agemark Senior Living family of communities and feels that the family atmosphere and values they demonstrate are unmatched.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking and being outdoors.

Julie Smith

Life Enrichment Coach - Assisted Living

Bio Coming Soon

 

"I joined this community because of the core values the company has put in place. Since I've been here, I've been treated like family. That means so much to me."

David Wright

Dining Service Manager

David Wright stepped into the role of Dining Service Manager in May 2022. Prior to leading our culinary team, he was a Sous Chef at Drake University for three years. Before that, he was a Sous Chef and Kitchen Manager for two local restaurants, was a Sous Chef for Facebook Data Center, and served as Executive Chef at Greek House Chefs and the Hilton Garden Inn. 

David is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas, where he earned an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts.

He appreciates the atmosphere and work/life balance that Holland Farms provides. He also enjoys meeting and learning about residents of our community, and works to improve their days and touch their lives through creating wonderfully delicious meals.  

A native of Altoona, David makes his home in Ankeny. He has a son, Gavin. His hobbies include fishing, soccer, video games and cars.