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Kristy Knutson, LNHA, Administrator

Kristy has worked in the health care field for over 20 years, starting first working as a CNA at age 16.  She has worked in cardiac rehab, home health, hospital, and hospice settings.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science/Physiology from Iowa State University and a Masters of Arts in Gerontology with emphasis in Advance Care Planning through St. Cloud State University.  Kristy enjoys time with her husband and three daughters, camping, scrapbooking, running, and tending to the garden and yard.          



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Linda Hewitt, Business Office Manager

Linda has worked in the business field for 16 years. From working at Gits Manufacturing to owning her own business for the past 8 years, she has experienced all aspects of business management. During the 80s, Linda worked here at Afton Care Center as a cook, caring for the residents and their dietary needs. Linda enjoys her grandchildren, gardening, quilting, and her machine quilting
                           business, which is located here in Afton, Iowa.



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Kelly Richie, RN, Director of Nursing

Kelly has been a registered nurse since 1999, starting her career at Mercy Medical center in Des Moines working in the Neurology Department. She has also worked as at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa, Homecare and Hospice before working at Lenox Medical Clinic. Before coming to Afton Care Center, Kellie worked at Vintage Park Assisted Living as Healthcare Coordinator. Kelly and her husband live in Benton, Iowa. They have two sons. She is looking forward to caring for the residents and staff at Afton Care Center. 


1marshaMarcia Larson, Activity Director

Marcia is always busy finding activities in which to involve the residents of the care center.  She enjoys her work and always has a smile for you.  Marcia is an outdoor person who has a large garden and cans the fruits of her labor.  She loves being a grandma to twelve grand kids.  She is a Certified Nursing Assistant and has completed the Activity Director’s course at Southwestern Community College.



Alissa Schmitz, Dietary Supervisor

Alissa is the mother of four children.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves the beautiful Iowa weather.  Alissa is excited with the opportunity to be the Dietary Supervisor at Afton Care Center.  Alissa completed the Food Services Supervisor Program at Southwestern
                           Community College



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Carla Miller, Enviornmental Supervisor

Carla likes photographing flowers, animals, and her beautiful grandchildren. She has a 16 year old lab. Most recently, Carla has moved from Winterset to Peru, a very small town North of Afton.