Our staff works hard to make everyone feel right at home. No wonder most residents of The Parke come as a result of a referral. People feel comfortable referring their friends and family because of the exceptional care they experience while here.
Our owners aren’t fond of the spotlight, but we can tell you this: The Parke was built by, and is still owned by, life-long Tulsans who saw a need for safe, comfortable assisted living in the Tulsa area. They take an active role in the maintenance and appearance of the building, and can often be seen in the dining room for a meal or at one of The Parke’s many social events.
Mike Lowe loves Seniors and wants to make every aspect of living at The Parke exceptional for residents. Mike was born in Tulsa and grew up on a farm near Springfield, IL. Following graduation from Illinois College, he moved back to Tulsa.
Mike and Martha have three sons: Mike Jr., Sara and 6-year-old Anna, Kel in Oklahoma City and Nathan who recently moved to Phoenixville, PA.
Mike and Martha are members of Joy Lutheran Church in Tulsa, where he directs the “Joyful Men’s Chorus.” They are long-time singers and soloists in the Tulsa All-Lutheran Messiah. Both sing in the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus.
Rachael is an Oklahoma transplant from the East Coast. In 2014 she married her husband, an Oklahoma native, and moved to Tulsa with her two grown children.
Rachael received her first CNA license in 1996, shortly after beginning college. She has been working in the Home Health field for over 21 years. Her endeavors started on the sandy shores of Rhode Island, stretching all the way to the beautiful mountains of Alaska.
In her free time, she enjoys swimming, boating, and gardening. She finds great pleasure in her job as the Admissions/Marketing Director and feels truly blessed to have become a member of The Parke Family!
Sue Harder, LPN
Director of Nursing
Sue has been a nurse for 30 years. She was born and raised in Tulsa, married David and together they have 4 children.
Her passion has always been working with seniors. Her love of seniors developed many years ago with her great affection for her grandmother Lois.
Sue feels the loving and nurturing atmosphere at The Parke is a perfect fit for her. She is dedicated to providing the best care possible to our amazing residents.
Her hobbies include gardening and fishing as time allows.
Shelley Brumbaugh Bailey
Shelley Brumbaugh Bailey is a 5th generation Oklahoman and was raised on a farm in Wagoner, OK. Shelley attended college at Oklahoma Baptist University and then finished with an accounting degree at NSU. She has worked for private companies, as well as CPA firms, but loves the sense of family at The Parke. The staff and residents make coming to work each day a wonderful place to be!
Shelley and her late husband David have two daughters Abigail and Hannah. Her daughters keep her busy with school and soccer activities. Shelley recently married Shane Bailey, whom she dated 32 years ago and they love traveling and spending time together, as well as attending family events.
Dining Services Director
Billy Bailey has been working in the Food Service Industry for over 20 years. He has a degree in Culinary Arts from OSU, Okmulgee, and holds several certificates in food service from various training classes.
Billy loves being a “big family man” with three sons, ages 17,13, and 10. Their favorite pastime is riding Go Carts with their dad. He also has a passion for riding his motorcycle in his free time.
Billy enjoys working at The Parke in a positive environment, with fun and caring staff and fabulous residents! Billy has a soft spot in his heart for Seniors, likely because of his Grandmother – who is now 105!
Julie moved from Great Britain to the US in 2001 and loves it here. She has lived in 4 different states and says that Oklahoma is her favorite. Her teenage son Christian, is the love of her life and keeps her on her toes.
Julie has worked with the senior community for ten years, most of that time with those struggling with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. She has been an activity director for the past five years and loves it. She says that being an activity director suits her crazy personality and feels that it is her calling. She loves to make sure everyone has fun and wonderful time.
Julie says she loves her job here at The Parke and has been made to feel very welcome and part of the family here. Her motto is “You are never too old to have fun or to try something new!”