FirstLight is About People
Home Care is Not a Career, It’s a Calling
We know your first priority when choosing a home care provider is finding someone you can trust and rely on… someone who will care for your loved one as you would, and as we would our own. We’ve been where you are, and this is one of the main reasons we chose to be in this business.
Stacey received her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 1998 from the California School for Professional Psychology-Los Angeles. Over the last two decades, her clinical experience has extended from the mental health field to the business world. With personal growth being at the center of Stacey’s passion, she has worked with individuals, children and their families to bring about lasting change in the family system. In the business world, she has worked with countless customers and employees to create a culture of excellence in the field of customer service, employee growth and job satisfaction.
Personally, Stacey’s hero is her father who has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for the last twenty years. This progressive degenerative disease of the brain has left an indelible mark on her heart as she continues to learn what it is to thrive as she endures “the long goodbye.” Moreover, FirstLight Home Care has been a blessing to Stacey as her mother has suffered unforeseen health challenges and required their services. The care she has received has ultimately allowed her more quality time with her Mom, which to Stacey is priceless!
In her free time, Stacey enjoys hiking, gardening and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her best friend and life partner, Chad and their feisty Olde English Bulldog, Gracie.
Amber McIlreavy: Caregiver Relations Specialist
Amber is married to Evan and has three children: Isabella (9), Sterling (7), and Emily (2). As a family they really enjoy the outdoors including hunting, fishing, and hiking. Their favorite animal to hunt is deer, “because it tastes the best.” Amber loves to learn new things. She plays the violin, loves to write non-fiction, and enjoys coloring.
Jennifer Vest: Scheduler
Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing and Information Design from Brigham Young University in 1999. Throughout her career, she has held many jobs using the organizational skills she learned as a Technical Writer. Her passion lies in designing information, and has used those skills in both volunteer work, and her career. One of her greatest achievements was helping open Hayden Canyon Charter as a member of their founding board. More recently, she assisted in writing and promoting a book called “rePURPOSE Your Mind.” In January of 2021 she wanted a job where she could give back to the community, so she joined the FirstLight team as a caregiver. Three months later, she joined the office staff as the Scheduler.
Jennifer is married to Jason and has 2 adult children, Robyn and Lawson. Her family also has four “adopted” Foreign Exchange Students, including: Oline from Norway, Nemo from Taiwan, Marco from Italy, and Cedric from Switzerland. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, digital scrapbooking, knitting, hiking, camping, frisbee golf, and traveling.
Nicole Norton: Care Coordinator
For 13 years, Nicole Owned and operated The Kitchen Engine. She loves caregiving and earned her CNA in 2017. Once she earned her CNA she began working at the VA hospital as a float CNA in the ICU. She is passionate about collaborating with others, customer service, creative structure, and she loves working with people and making connections. She chose to join the FirstLight team at the beginning of 2022 as a care coordinator because she loves the energy of the staff. She loves that everyone on the team is fully engaged in their effort to grow.
Nicole has two growing active teen boys. Together, they enjoy riding dirt bikes, skiing, and pretty much doing any outdoor activity. Nicole loves to cook, and bake for others. She is a music connoisseur. She loves to sing, play guitar, play the piano, and write music. Her most recent adventure is learning to fly. She is compassionate and kind, and loves to see people succeed.