Meet the Team

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Clay Scruggs

VP Operations

Clay came to Always Best Care following 6 years working in Commercial Lending at a Bank in the Knoxville area. Clay loves the opportunity Always Best Care gives its employees to give back to our local Senior Community. Clay spends most of his time in the office but the opportunity to get out and serve is what makes this job special. When he is not working Clay enjoys spending time with his Wife and their bulldog Gus, and being outside on a golf course.

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Stefani Bunch

Director of Client Services

Stefani has spent her entire career assessing and providing compassionate, dependable, loving care to senior citizens and their families in East TN. Getting to meet and talk with seniors and their families has always put a sense of fulfillment and joy in her heart. She is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to the Always Best Care team and is especially looking forward to retaining and building client relations.

Stefani was born and raised here in East TN. In her free time, Stefani enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves TN football, her fur babies, candle making, and bicycling.

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Lynn Pique

Community Relations Director

M Lynn Pique, the Community Relations Director of Always Best Care of Greater Knoxville, came back home to the Knoxville, TN with a desire to serve Seniors with joy in her heart. Lynn works closely with families in the Greater Knoxville Area by helping with the placement of a loved one in an Assisted Living Community or Always Best Care Senior Services In home care services. Being happily married to Anthony E. Pique, they share two dogs, Molly and Cabbage, two precious Daughters, a wonderful Son n law and five adorable grandchildren. This caring foundation keeps Lynn focused on why we do what we do while caring for one another.

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Sandra Mendoza

Staffing Supervisor

Sandra Mendoza comes to Always Best Care Senior Services with fifteen years of Care Providing Experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She has been the Staffing Coordinator/On Call Supervisor for the past three years. This is a pleasure for Sandra as she knows firsthand the importance of quality care. The Elder Care field has always been a passion of Sandra as she still provides care for her Grandmother living here in Knoxville.

She lives in Knoxville with her spouse and two children. Family is very important to Sandra. Her work family is near and dear to her heart as well as the care providers and the families Always Best Care serve.

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Mikeala Lambertucci


Mikeala is Maryville native and a graduate of Maryville College. She and her husband share their home with three feline fur-babies and love to hike and be outdoors in their spare time. Her love of connection with others brought her to the field of recruiting and her passion for making a difference in people’s lives brought her to the caregiving industry. Being able to combine the two has made for an inspiring adventure!

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