Shannon Farthing joined the Waterstone on Augusta team as Executive Director in February 2019. Originally from Iva, SC she currently lives in Anderson, SC with her daughter. She is dually licensed in South Carolina and has worked in skilled nursing facilities over the past 20 years. She went to Lander University where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in Healthcare. She enjoys working with seniors and being an active part of their everyday lives. She is excited to be a part of the Waterstone on Augusta team and being an integral part of growth and development. She looks forward to serving the residents and their families daily. She also is very active in her church and enjoys traveling with her daughter making memories together. We are very excited to welcome Shannon to Waterstone on Augusta.
Laura B. Horton, RN, BSN
Laura joined our family as the Director of Nursing in October 2017. Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Clemson University. With over 16 years of experience in an intensive care setting, Laura looks forward to working with our team and our residents’ families to improve our residents’ quality of life.
Christy Chambers joined the Waterstone on Augusta team as the Director of Marketing in August 2018. Originally from Atlanta, Ga, Christy and her family moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 2015 to be closer to family. Following in her mother’s footsteps of 25+ years’ experience, Christy has a true passion to serve the senior population, as it was instilled in her at a very young age. Formally from another senior retirement community, Christy was excited about the opportunity to join Waterstone on Augusta due to the amazing culture and diverse team. Christy has many hats, as she serves as Chair of Upstate Senior Network and she is on the Logistics Committee for the Alzheimer’s Association. With Christy’s knowledge and experience of the Senior Living Industry, she will be a huge asset to Waterstone on Augusta and the senior population. In her spare time she enjoys being on the lake, boating, horseback riding, shopping and most importantly spending time with her family. Christy is looking forward to serving you and your family at Waterstone on Augusta.
Rhonda joined the Waterstone on Augusta family in March 2017 as our Memory Care Concierge. After some time in the position, however, she showed a desire to work as our Business Office Coordinator. Rhonda brings with her over 20 years of experience in office management, sales, and financial services. Rhonda has a true servant’s heart and loves building special connections with residents and their families.
Chef Obediah has been with Waterstone on Augusta since March 2017 and helped to prepare us for opening as the Sous Chef. In December 2017, he was promoted to his current role. Obediah pulls from his experience as the Sous Chef at the Hyatt Regency Greenville and from his tenure as the Sous Chef at Soby’s New South Cuisine. He has a passion for bringing the freshest ingredients to the table and partnering with local farmers to deliver an amazing dining experience. Obediah is excited to be a part of our team and to bring a taste of true Southern Hospitality to our residents.
Santino joined the Waterstone team in May of last year. Originally from New York, he has lived in Greenville for three years now and worked in customer service for the past ten years. He was beyond excited for the opportunity presented by Waterstone on Augusta. Changing to a new field of work is always nerve racking, but he has loved every minute and respects our residents so much. He says that working with a community as exciting as Waterstone fills him with constant joy. He now knows his purpose in life and wants to continue making a difference in others’ lives.
Santino had this to say about working at Waterstone on Augusta: “I’ve had the pleasure to work with amazing leadership and learn a lot about holistic wellness. I feel it’s most important to have balance in one’s life, no matter the age. Focusing on the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of our residents’ well-being. I specialize in holistic wellness and create many opportunities to engage and promote the full wellness umbrella. What’s most important to me is being creative and engaging. My passion to serve seniors comes from the relationship I have with my grandmother, whose journey with Alzheimer’s has just begun. Learning about Alzheimer’s has given me more understanding and opened my eyes. I want to give that knowledge and attention to our community.”
Jerry joined our family as the Director of Maintenance in October 2017. He is responsible for overseeing the continuous improvement of our physical plant operation. With many years of experience, Jerry utilizes his wide range of related experience to maximize his impact on our community and residents’ lives.