About Edgeworth Park at New Town

This all-new community provides the combination of service-rich, hospitality-based support and the amenities that residents desire—whether they need assistance with the activities of daily living or specialized memory care. Edgeworth Park at New Town captures the feeling of simpler times.

A Community Connected

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Every member of our team is passionate about serving seniors and thus is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our residents and their loved ones. We recognize that the expectations of today’s consumer are rapidly changing, and as a leader in the industry, we are dedicated to providing exceptional culinary experiences, innovative programming, and technology, as well as high-quality coordinated care to help our residents stay healthy, engaged, and fulfilled.


In April 2016, Adam leveraged his 15+ years of experience to launch Solera Senior Living, a next-generation senior living operations, development, and investment company with the goal of elevating the resident experience. At Solera, Adam identifies strategic growth opportunities, sets the vision for the operating model and program design, sources and structures capital relationships, evaluates innovative technologies, and is responsible for building a highly engaging culture. 

Adam received his BA from Cornell University, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Adam credits the constant love and support from his wife for his success to-date in building Solera. Outside of work, Adam enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three incredible children, two boys and a girl, socializing with close friends, traveling, reading, skiing, golfing, and fitness. 


Edgeworth Park is curated by an outstanding team of managers and staff

Leadership Team

The Edgeworth Park community boasts an on-site staff of excellent individuals. Our team is comprised of:

Jennifer Henning

Executive Director

Jennifer Henning

Family is very important to Jennifer, and it’s a big reason why she is thrilled to serve as Executive Director of Edgeworth Park at New Town. She loves how the community feels like a family, and how everyone works to build trust and love from the beginning of each relationship. In fact, Jennifer thinks the best staff, best residents and best family members are right here in Edgeworth Park. Her 13 years in Assisted Living and Memory Care and seven years in Hospitality give her the confidence to know how to work with others to build the right environment.

Jennifer lived overseas as a child. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University, and then went into hotel management with Hilton Hotels prior to transitioning to senior living. Her husband, Chris, has served in three branches of the military which took them to Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, and Virginia. She joined Edgeworth Park as executive director in 2018. These days, she likes to spend spare time with her husband and daughter on a beach, riding a Harley or in a Jeep. (And don’t forget Jarvis Jelly Roll, their beloved English Bulldog.)

Victoria Bowen

Director of Sales and Marketing

Victoria Bowen

Victoria Bowen knew it from the moment she first walked through the doors of Edgeworth Park four years ago:  this was the place for her. First as an intern, then Activities Director, and now as Sales and Marketing Director, Victoria can’t say enough about how Edgeworth is family. How it has the small-town feel where everyone knows each other and cares deeply for one another. As she puts it, “I gained a bunch of grandmas and grandpas. I love hearing their stories and learning from them.” In fact, Victoria’s favorite part of her job is meeting with families and listening to them, and helping them find their home in the Edgeworth Park community. And it doesn’t stop there for Victoria, as she continues those relationships, doing everything she can to make sure they are happy and living every day exceptionally.

Having lived in Williamsburg all her life and graduating from James Madison University, Victoria is grateful to be close and connected to her family. She and her fiancé love to camp with family, friends and River, her German Shorthaired Pointer. She also loves Italian food—bring on the carbs!

Don Agett

Director of Health Services

Donald Agett

With 40 years of experience in several aspects of nursing, Don Agett understands not only how to care for others, but also how to navigate the changes that occur with aging. In fact, as Director of Health Services, he considers it a privilege to walk this path with the residents of Edgeworth Park at New Town. He enjoys building relationships with residents and their families, believing that compassion must be at the heart of every interaction he has. In addition to becoming a Registered Nurse in 1982, Don has worked in senior living since 2009.

In his free time, Don loves to get in his family’s kitchen and create unique versions of favorite dishes—with mostly successful results. He mostly enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and their spouses, and seven wonderful grandchildren. And he won’t say no to a very quiet beach in a tropical setting.

Katie Barkley

Assistant Director of Health Services

Katie Barkley

Being at Edgeworth Park is a “coming home” for Katie Barkley, a native of Williamsburg and a person whose passion for working with seniors drives her every day. As Assistant Director of Health Services, she most enjoys taking care of people and making sure they are comfortable and happy. Her love of working with her elders stems from cherished time spent around her grandparents as she grew up. For her, residents of Edgeworth Park are extended family.

Katie has 14 years as an LPN, with 8 of those in senior living. She also has served as a clinic nurse and charge nurse in senior living, as well as a home health nurse. When she’s not on the job, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, her new granddaughter and her grandmother, and reading and binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix and Hulu (along with her poodle and maybe a few grand dogs). Perfect vacation? On an island with her fiancé .

Melissa Nelson

Business Office Manager

Melissa Gary

Melissa’s inspiration for senior living came early, with wonderful grandparents who helped raise her. She credits them for her work ethic and her commitment to care for others, which she carries over today in her position as Business Office Manager. For Melissa, being a part of the Edgeworth extended family gives her an opportunity to enhance the quality of someone’s life each day, whether it’s a resident or an employee. She particularly embraces the core value of communication in everything she does. Whether she’s assisting a resident with paperwork, or helping a team member, Melissa sees her role as not just a job, but a commitment to caring for the lives of others.

A perfect vacation for Melissa is a mix of serenity and activity. A beautiful beach for quiet and calm, but with lots of interesting shells to collect. Or camping and hiking with her husband as they explore new destinations.

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Activities Coordinator

Alexis Manuel

Enriching the lives of residents—helping them feel happy and loved so they can live long and sociable lives—is the perfect vocation for Alexis Manuel. And it comes with a big bonus:  a second family. That’s how Alexis feels about serving as Activities Coordinator for Edgeworth Park at New Town. She loves what she does, and she loves the residents as well as her fellow team members. She blends her experience as a certified activities director with six years in senior living to make a difference in every way she can.

Alexis is a self-described “shopaholic and loves being social herself. But she also enjoys being at home and watching the Steelers play or catching up on a favorite television program. Perfect vacation? Look for Alexis on the beach, without a worry in the world.

Chef Dan

Executive Chef

Dan Carr

For Dan Carr, culinary is both an art and a science. He understands how important it can be to have high quality food for residents, families and visitors. And, being Executive Chef at Edgeworth Park at New Town offers him the high level of resources that allows him to think outside of the box to meet those high standards. He feels privileged to use the skills he’s learned over 30 years of working with seniors in Hospitality.

For Dan, having a meaningful impact both on residents as well as fellow team members is always important. When he’s not in the kitchen, you might find Dan preparing his favorite dish, classic Italian spaghetti (“nothing could beat my Mom’s spaghetti and homemade bread”), playing percussion, or enjoying quality time with his wife, sons, and parents. Not to mention five ducks, eight chickens, and a very “Lucky” rescue dog.

Jason Marble

Maintenance Director

Jason Marble

Residents of Edgeworth Park at New Town know when they have a request that concerns maintenance, Jason Marble is going to get it done promptly and efficiently. Because he likes to make things happen. Maybe it’s because he likes extreme sports like skydiving, fishing for cobia and hunting. Or maybe it was having two strong-willed grandmothers who instilled in him a love for serving older adults. Whatever the reason, Jason believes in making a difference every day.

Jason’s goal is to maintain a beautiful community and keep our residents safe and comfortable. And when he’s not busy accomplishing both those tasks, he’s probably spending time with his beautiful daughter or playing with Buddy, his Norwegian elkhound. His perfect vacation? Tropical charter fishing all day and relaxing on the beach all evening.