Julie Taylor, Executive Director
Julie grew up in the Midwest and is a graduate of the University of Kansas. She has lived in Alpharetta/Johns Creek for 19 years and has two sons. Julie began her career managing extended stay hotels before transitioning to executive director in assisted living/memory care 5 years ago.
Julie believes in providing dignity and quality of life for seniors in a clean, safe environment and enjoys partnering with families to care for and give meaning to the lives of those they love.
Julie likes to spend time fishing, gardening and traveling.
Christine Miller, Admissions & Marketing Director
Christine was born in the windy city of Chicago and moved to Atlanta during junior high school years. She is a graduate of Georgia State University with a BA in Communications and Management. Her father was an Army veteran and mom worked in nursing care homes. Christine practiced real estate for several years and in 2010 found her passion working in the senior care industry.
She lives in the Peachtree Corner area with her 2 Jack Russell’s named Spanky and Rocket. Christine enjoys playing competitive tennis, snow and water skiing along with traveling.
Jerilyn Burchette, MSW-LPN, Resident Service Director
Jerilyn was born and raised in Montana. She completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work at Anderson University in Indiana before moving back to the Northwest to Seattle, Washington. A job transfer moved the family to the Tampa, Florida area where Jerilyn received her Master of Social Work graduate degree at the University of South Florida. Moving to the Atlanta area in 1996, Jerilyn worked as an adult mental health counselor.
Witnessing her beloved father’s struggle with Alzheimer’s along with other health issues, Jerilyn felt a calling to pursue a second career in nursing. Her career as a nurse in Assisted Living and Memory Care, as well as hospice, has been very rewarding and has dovetailed beautifully with her social work background.
Jerilyn enjoys spending time with her adult daughter and son. She loves travel adventures, music, the arts, any water and outdoor sports and activities.
Karen Crossen, Activity Director
Karen was born in Cape Cod Massachusetts and slowly moved down the east coast to Georgia. She and her husband settled in the Johns Creek area 17 years ago and have three daughters.
Karen is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a MAEd specializing in Curriculum and Instruction. After teaching and tutoring for many years, Karen found her passion working with seniors and hopes to bring as many moments of joy to them as they bring to her everyday. She loves to play tennis, read, travel and spend as much time with her family as possible!
Shahida Ascencio-Page, Chef
Shahida was born in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Atlanta 10 years ago. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from Le Cordón Bleu, she obtained her degree in occupational science and business management with a background in fine dining. Landing an externship in a 5star hotel in Buckhead, Shahida quickly made a name for herself and went from Chef de Partie to Chef de Cuisine in a short time. She eventually left the hustle and bustle of the restaurant industry to join the senior living industry as Director of Dining Services/Executive Chef. Shahida is a devoted wife and mother to three beautiful girls, loves to travel or anything that involves being in water as well as spending time with family.