Mr. Baker has worked in the senior living industry for more than thirty years. Prior to coming to The Pines in March 2021, he was Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Williamsburg Landing, Inc. in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he served for 3 years.  For almost 15 years, Mr. Baker served as Administrator, reporting directly to the Board, of Dogwood Village of Orange County, a senior living community in Orange, Virginia.  While at Dogwood Village, Vernon was able to expand and renovate the health care center and build a new assisted living building.  Prior to this, he served at American HealthCare, L.L.C. in Roanoke, Virginia, as Senior Vice President of Operations and Regional Director of Operations for a total of 4 years. Prior to that Vernon served as an Administrator of three single site health care centers ranging in size from 60 to 180 beds in Charlottesville and Brookneal Virginia.  For nearly twenty years, he served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Health Care Association/Virginia Center for Assisted Living, finishing up as Chairman and then Immediate Past Chairman.  Mr. Baker is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, more commonly known as Virginia Tech.