Samantha Brekken
Social Services Director

Hello! I am the new Social Services Director at Maple Ridge Care Center. I was born and raised in Barron County and attended university in Philadelphia before transferring to UW/Eau Claire, where I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. I have worked as a CNA in long term care and also completed my internship for Social Work at Dove Wissota Regional Care and Ventilator Center. I have been working in healthcare for over 5 years and chose this career path because I enjoy getting to know people and learning their life stories.  


When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have 2 young sons: Shiloh is 5 years old and Bohanan is 3 years old. We have fun together being outside whenever possible. My hobbies include reading, painting and kayaking. I am very much looking forward to getting to know the residents, families, and staff. Thank you for welcoming me into this community.