We offer support, community, and a
life-embracing atmosphere

Meet Our Staff

AJ Siegmann

Owner, Founder

For more than a dozen years, AJ and his family have provided the best in home care services across Oregon. He and his wife and 7 children have spent 7 years living on the coast, 7 years living in the valley, and now reside in the countryside outside of Bend, Oregon.

Sara Rice


Sara has served in multiple capacities since 2012. She came as the Vice President for Security at a large regional bank, helping with fraud prevention, protecting senior’s assets and educating them on fraud activities targeting the elderly. Sara brings vast experience in solving complex problems, innovation and challenging people to work to their highest potential. Sara oversees all daily operations for the agency, including managing administrative personnel, growth and strategy.

Jeff Valderrama

Co-Manager & Assistant Administrator

Jeff brings a solutions-centered approach from his background in multiple industries to Caring for the Cascades with an emphasis on family connections. Jeff prides himself on always putting others first and strives to do so everyday for both our clients and employees.

Hannah Grady

Co-Manager & Assistant Administrator

Hannah brings a caring, compassionate and clinical approach to her work at Caring for the Cascades. She comes to us from a rich background in individual empowerment and life coaching that makes both our clients and caregivers feel like they are her only priority.

Crystal Hernandez

Office Coordinator

Crystal was locally born and raised in Bend, Oregon. Her interest in caregiving spanned most of her life, including earning her CNA, and graduating at the top of her class. In the facility she was employed with, she had a resident with whom she absolutely deeply connected. Shortly after, she was asked if she would be willing to move in with her and take care of her full time. Crystal felt blessed to be able to give her the peace she needed to go. She was hired this spring as a bilingual Spanish speaking caregiver at Caring for the Cascades, and also assists office tasks and scheduling.

Sean Ake

Administrative Support

Sean has served as an advocate professionally in the home, hospital setting, and facilities for more than 16 years, five of them with Caring For Portland. His extensive training and CNA background bring a compassionate approach to his work while preserving the dignity and quality of care of those he serves. He is a military veteran who continues to put those before himself.

Caring for the Cascades is a leading provider of in-home care for seniors and the disabled in Central Oregon.

About Caring for the Cascades

Caring for the Cascades, LLC and its sister companies, Caring for the Coast and Caring for Portland, are family-owned, family-focused in-home care agencies that have been providing outstanding, trained caregivers at affordable rates since 2007 .

We delight in providing clients peace of mind, affordability, relational compatibility, and dependable service that will exceed expectations. We treasure the contribution that this older and wiser generation has made, and gratefully serve through every changing season of life, and we understand the value and importance of being in a place that is familiar, comforting, and often the backdrop for wonderful memories. Caring for the Cascades maintains a specific focus – only caring for our clients in the place they love most and feel safest.

We offer support, community, and a life-embracing atmosphere for seniors. Our careful matching of each caregiver-client relationship provides the personal, loving touch on which we have built our trusted reputation. With our affordable care options, we are able to provide the perfect amount of assistance that you need, whenever you need it.

Providing the BEST Care at Home, Because There’s No Place Like Home!

Caring for the Cascades


916 SW 17th St, Suite 204
Redmond, OR 97756

Caring for the Coast


1008 Commercial St.
Astoria, OR 97103

Caring for Portland


6990 NE Cherry Dr. #H305
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Caring for the Hoosiers


2429 Tulip Blvd.
Goshen, IN 46526