Our staff of professionals is trained in everything from the latest medical care and therapies to healthy and delicious meal preparation. Yet we make room for compassionate connection with residents to take precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions.
We are skilled professionals, yes. And we are here to connect with you in the spontaneous moments that make your life (and ours) more meaningful.
THE ASHTON GROVE EXECUTIVE TEAM
Executive Director: Jason Morgan
ason earned his Bachelor's of Business Managerial Finance and Bachelor's of Business Healthcare Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and was born and raised in Richmond, Kentucky. He has experience across the healthcare spectrum, from consulting to acute care to senior living.
"Serving seniors is where I find meaning, and Highgrove is truly a special community. Our residents share their journeys with us, special memories and lessons, joys and hardships. It makes us all better people to share these experiences. And when I can provide comfort and companionship in a moment of need it is my greatest privilege." Jason is a multi-generational Kentuckian and spends time with his family often. He and his one-year-old Weimaraner also love to navigate the backroads, hike and be homebodies together.
Memory Care Director: Jennifer Miller
Jennifer holds a degree in Business Management from Ashworth College. She is a state-registered restorative nursing assistant, served as a member of the Security Police in the United States Air Force and is CPR certified. Jennifer also served as Director of Social Services at a local skilled nursing facility and has more than eight years experience in Memory Care.
"After our children graduated high school, my husband and I both resigned our positions at Toyota to pursue careers in elder care. We find it incredibly rewarding to make sure our elders live their best lives and are treated with dignity and respect. I can be the voice and advocate for residents, and I like to start off our days together with love and positivity." Jennifer and her husband, Troy (a Dietary Manager at a skilled nursing facility), have two daughters. Ashley is an Alumni Coach for Teach for America, and Christyn is a NICU nurse."
Activities Director: Carrie Williams
Carrie graduated from Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY with a Bachelor's in English and a Master's in Literacy.
"I've always liked interacting with others and organizing activities. But what I love the most is seeing the joy on people's faces when they're engaged and living in the moment. We have a special energy and family atmosphere here and it's an honor to be a part of that." Carrie and her husband, Scot, have a 7-year-old son, two dogs and a cat.
Business Office Manager: Teresa Wolfe
Teresa holds an Associate degree in Business Administration from Marysville Community and Technical College. It was as the Director of Operations in another Assisted Living community that she realized working with seniors was something she loved to to.
"Seniors are a blessing in so many ways, especially with the knowledge and wisdom they are willing to share when someone is willing to listen. It brings such joy to my heart to show them love and compassion. I worked with our Activities Director to bring a busload of residents to my house for a cookout and lunch one day. It was wonderful and everyone had a great time. I realized how a small gesture can mean treasured memories for someone. I know it did for me." Teresa and her husband, Jack life in Lawrenceburg with their two fur babies, Brittnee and Charlie.
Executive Chef: Roger Cruz
Roger studied to be an agricultural technician, but changed his career path after moving to California and discovering his creative energy and joy for cooking.
"Cooking comes from my heart. I lie in bed at night planning what to make! The biggest blessing I can receive is to give and serve others. I am committed to our residents and families, my heart is with them every day and I am here to bring them joy, peace and love." Roger was born in Cancun, Mexico and believes that America is a dreamland, especially Kentucky. He has a brother in California, a sister in Mexico and lots of nieces and nephews who bring him joy.
Maintenance Director: John Goodman
John has been in the custodial field for 25 years, is a multi-talented handyman who enjoys the daily variety and thrives on the relationships.
"I really do love people, especially these people. There is one resident who enjoys his strawberry ice cream and who is always up for good conversation. I see him every morning when I first walk in. He sits by the fireplace and greets people. I love talking with him and meeting new people. This place is absolutely beautiful and very team- and resident-oriented. I enjoy keeping it looking its very best." John is one of 11 children and has been married for 26 years. He has two wonderful daughters who graduated from Georgetown and two beautiful grand babies.