Kelly & Mark Watson, Founders & Owners: College friends turned sweethearts, Kelly became a corporate designer and Mark, an engineer. Having lived abroad and traveled extensively, the couple transformed their love for London’s Kensington Palace and Gardens into their own spectacular, custom interpretation on 27 lush acres of woodland in Gig Harbor, Washington. For seven years, the estate was an award-winning venue for elegant, fairytale weddings. But Kelly and Mark were soon inspired to shift their professional focus. After ten years of personally caring for their own aging family members, they realized their talents and unique philosophy of care could meet a need in the assisted living Gig Harbor and Tacoma communities. Kensington Gardens Resort Living Community and its highly personalized model of luxury senior care in an intimate, home-style setting were designed to care perfectly for their loved ones—and yours. Kelly and Mark treat each resident like family.
Our Care Staff: Many were first drawn to this vocation by caring for aging loved ones at home. Our screening standards are meticulously high and it shows in the maturity, professionalism, and positive attitudes our hand-selected staff members bring to their work. Low employee turnover translates also to superior continuity of care, which is especially important when transitioning our residents from daily assistance at home to skilled personalized care at Kensington Gardens.