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Exceptional Assisted Living for Seniors

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Melissa Morales


Welcome to The Courtyard at Little Chico Creek,

It has been my privilege to work at The Courtyard since November of 2012. As someone who has worked in many positions within the organization before stepping into the Administrator role in 2018, I have a unique perspective on what it takes to make sure that your loved one and entire family is cared for and supported as you all take the step into assisted living.

Every family is unique and every resident brings different needs and experiences with them to The Courtyard. We are honored to be able to journey with you and serve your family. Each resident will be treated with kindness, dignity and warmth because of our dedicated and well-trained staff who are committed to our residents and our families.

We welcome you to come and tour our beautiful facility and grounds and see how we can come alongside you.

Meet Our Team


Michelle Sans-Cartier, Assistant Administrator and Resident Care Coordinator

Michelle serves as our Assistant Administrator and Resident Care Coordinator, embodying a compassionate approach cultivated through the diverse roles she has held since 2018. With a focus on resident welfare, Michelle coordinates comprehensive care needs, collaborating seamlessly with residents and families, medical professionals, and external healthcare providers as well as supporting Melissa in her role. Her dedication, supported by an administrator license, reflects a commitment to excellence, fostering a nurturing environment within The Courtyard community.

Brandy Amaral, Administrative Assistant

Brandy joined our team in 2018 and is our Administrative Assistant. She came to The Courtyard with 19 years of private and facility-based caregiving experience. She holds an Associate degree in Administration of Justice and Social Behavioral Science. Brandy has served in many different positions at The Courtyard, giving her a well-rounded understanding of how The Courtyard runs. Brandy is responsible for overseeing the front desk, as well as the day-to-day accounting and billing. Her knowledge and organizational skills help her with handling any task placed in front of her and achieving her goals: to give each resident, their loved ones and whoever walks through the front doors a high standard of service and to meet their needs.


WILLIAM FOX, Food Service Manager

William joined our team in 2022. He began his lengthy food service career at the age of 20 and has managed several restaurants and even owned a restaurant. He values hard work, organization, and integrity.  William's personal interests include family time- they are his biggest joy. They love games and going on trips to the beach. William says his wife is the greatest achievement in his life. He looks forward to a long career at The Courtyard and believes his current position is quite possibly the best employment opportunity that he has ever had.

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“My Mom moved into the Courtyard in September 2019. She had a stroke and needed an assisted living home. She has adjusted so beautifully because of the loving and caring staff. Mom enjoys the music, bingo, and the Sunday church services. My family and I so appreciate the welcoming feeling we have for the Courtyard. Thank you for the loving care you give to my Mom.”

– Jenna J.