Our Team

It’s only natural to feel helpless over what to do about the medical and care challenges that have overtaken the life of your loved one. Fortunately, Highland Court can be part of the solution. Our team is here to provide caring support to your loved one. More importantly, we provide experience and understanding. Let us help you and your loved one obtain the care and service that you need.

Get To Know Us

Come visit us and meet our team!

Executive Director
Kristine Clawson

Kristine has been in the long term care industry for 11 years starting her career as a caregiver. She loves working with the senior population and finds joy in helping them and their families.  After taking a break to raise her young children she went back to school and got an associates degree in administrative healthcare. Following her schooling, Kristine started working again in long term care at an assisted living community as a Community Relations Director and was then promoted to Executive Director. Kristine has been with Highland Court Memory Care since before it’s opening and looks forward to continuing working with seniors and their families who have been effected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.



Maintenance Director
Rick Briley 

Rick has approximately 45 years’ experience in the construction field including framing, drywall,  painting, decks and remodels. He has done maintenance on buildings for 25 years. Rick has very good people skills and has supervised several employees in a few companies he has worked for. Rick owned his own handy man business for fourteen years. He has a lot of compassion for seniors, taking care of his mother for 3 years before she passed away taught him a lot about care giving. He feels it is an honor to use his experience to help the residents any way he can. Rick has been playing guitar for fifty years and is the worship leader at his church and he brings church to the residents every other Sunday and leads them in songs and Bible scripture.



Business Office Manager
Rachel Parker

Rachel joined the Highland Court team in September 2017. Over 10 years of customer service and office work has given her extensive experience with all administrative tasks. After a few years in the banking industry, she decided to get in to the healthcare field working at a local pharmacy, which led her to Highland Court. She has a great amount of respect and compassion for the elderly community and looks forward to the time spent with Highland Court employees, residents and families!



Community Relations Director
Bryanne Stewart

Bryanne Stewart moved to Port Angeles after graduating from Clallam Bay High School 15 years ago. She loves the PNW and couldn’t imagine a better or more beautiful place to raise her two daughters. Bryanne’s back ground is in children/family based social work as a behavioral health specialist and parent educator. She received her BAHS through Western Washington University. Helping people who may not be able to help themselves has always been her passion. So, when the opportunity to work with a different population came up, she jumped at the challenge. Bryanne states that she couldn’t have imagined how parallel the two would be. Working for a place like Highland Court fits ideally with her servant heart.



Resident Care Manager
Helen Milligan

Helen has been in the long term care industry since she was 23 years old starting out as a CNA working at an adult family home. Through the years Helen has found many opportunities in the medical field including caregiving, volunteering as a fire fighter and EMT and CPR and First Aid instructor through the red cross. Helen started at highland Court as a medication tech and because of her experience, attention to detail and caring nature was promoted to Resident Care Director. The elderly population is special to Helen because it gives her great joy to bring a smiles to her residents. During her first year, Helen was a crucial part in Highland Court receiving a deficiency free survey.



Executive Chef
Bill Graham

Bill has around 40 years in the restaurant business from mom and pop restaurants to 5 star fine dining and he is a certified working chef through the American Culinary Federation. He enjoys playing competitive darts, boating, fishing and camping. Bill accepted a position at an assisted living community to get out the restaurant rat race and fell in love with working with the elderly population.



Activities Director
Heather Green

Heather joined our team last year as our Activities Assistant and started her new position in December. She was born and raised here in Port Angeles and enjoys being a part of our community.   Heather has previous experience working as a Certified Nurses Aide and also has a passion for helping others in need. She enjoys blending her other passions of music, art and crafting in her new role. Her favorite thing about her position is being able to bring joy to our residents and getting to spend time getting to know each of them. She enjoys hearing stories from when they were young as well as seeing their creativity thrive in activities.



Nurse Consultant
Missy Wagoner RN

Missy has been a registered nurse for 35 years. She specialized in neo-natal intensive care for over half of her career and the remainder has been focused on community health and geriatrics. She moved to Washington in 2008 from Nashville, TN to focus on and care for her aging family. She has grown to love the Olympic Peninsula and plans to retire here.  Missy loves the family atmosphere at Highland Court and loves how Highland Court gives her the opportunity to use her servant heart for the elderly community in Port Angeles.