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Promoting Core Values and Promoting Our Sales People

Traditions Management communities practice our core values daily to maximize the quality of life for our residents and provide the highest level of care and service. Our team members honor our values by recognizing important versus necessary actions, serving with dignity and building lasting and meaningful relationships with residents and families.

With these core attributes in mind, we proudly highlight the following members of our Traditions sales team who have been promoted from within.  Each of them focuses on being a trusted resource to potential residents and families at every stage of the decision-making process and creating a seamless, positive and personal move-in experience.

Congratulations Kelly Schwartz, Mandy Dryer, Davonna Saier, Kelsie Hulett, Max Kirby, Allison Brown, Stephanie Brannon and Kate Ford! We are grateful and blessed to work alongside you.

Kelly Schwartz

Community Relations Director/Middleton Senior Living

Kelly has been an LPN serving the geriatric population for more than 25 years. She has been awarded the Hospice of Central Ohio Compassionate Care Partner Award and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She began with Middleton first as a floor nurse, then was promoted over the last several years to Memory Care Director, Move-in Coordinator and, most recently, to Community Relations Director.

“I understand and empathize with families when they need to make difficult decisions. You have questions and often need reassurance that you are making the right choice. I am honored to be in the position to help families learn all of their options and ways we can support them and their loved one.”

Mandy Dryer

Move-in Coordinator/Highgrove at Tates Creek

Mandy is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and is pursuing a degree in business at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. She began her career at Highgrove as a CNA and was promoted after a year to Move-in Coordinator.

“I think communication is one of the most important things when it comes to our residents and families being comfortable at Highgrove. It’s important to me that families are aware what is going on with their loved ones. I love being one more person they can count on.”

Davonna Saier

Executive Director/Ashton Grove Senior Living

Davonna earned her BA in Communications from Georgetown College and her Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health. She serves on the Board of Directors for Women Leading Kentucky, the Lexington Forum and the Georgetown United Fine Arts Academy and is a graduate of Leadership Lexington. She has also co-chaired an Adult Children of Aging Parents support group for a large Lexington hospital and founded a geriatric care consulting business called Eldercare Ease.

“I began my career as a Patient Advocate for a large hospital and that’s when I realized I could make a difference for patients and families. I joined Traditions as a Community Relations Director at Highgrove at Tates Creek and was promoted to Executive Director at Ashton Grove Senior Living earlier this year. I consider it an honor to support seniors and their families in any way I can.”

Kelsie Hulett

Independent Living Director/Highgrove at Tates Creek

Kelsie graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College and grew up in a neighborhood close to Highgrove. She began with Highgrove as a part-time receptionist and was promoted to Move-in Coordinator shortly after. She was recently promoted to the community’s first Independent Living Director role.

“I’ve traveled and lived in different places, but I’m always drawn back to my Kentucky home. I have been blessed with a caring heart, and am happy to encourage, uplift and bring joy to seniors as they take courageous steps to a better quality of life. Traditions has helped me every step of the way, giving me tools and resources to be successful, and for that I am forever grateful.”

Max Kirby

Independent Living Director/Middleton Senior Living

Max was born and raised in the Philippines where she earned her BA in Communications from the University of the Philippines and her MBA from the De La Salle University Graduate School of Business. She joined Middleton as a Community Relations Director and in 2017 was awarded the Honoring Excellence Award by the Ohio Assisted Living Association. She recently accepted the position of Independent Living Director.

“This is a close-knit community. And it’s a great honor to be introduced by residents and family members as a friend. We are here to make everyone feel welcome and special.”

Allison Brown

Community Relations Director/Traditions at North Willow

Allison is a graduate of IU Bloomington with a major in Healthcare Management and Policy, minor in Human Resource Management and she is a Licensed Residential Care Administrator. She was promoted earlier this year from Move-in Coordinator to Community Relations Director at North Willow.

“I am constantly interacting with residents and families—their feedback is what makes us better at our jobs. I know how important it is for residents to feel comfortable and well cared for. I am here to make sure the generations before us feel that care, love and respect.”

Stephanie Brannon

Executive Director/Traditions of Beavercreek

Stephanie was born and raised in Dayton where she graduated from Wright State University with a BA in Psychology. She was promoted this summer from Community Relations Director to Executive Director.

“I can truly empathize with families who visit Beavercreek and will do whatever I can to help them, whether they choose to live in our community or not. When we see someone struggling at home thrive in our community, surrounded by support and care, it feels good. And it gives their loved ones peace of mind.”

Kate Ford

Sales Specialist/Traditions Management

Kate has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education from Wright State University. She began with Traditions as a Community Relations Director, was promoted to Executive Director and earlier this year was promoted to the role of Sales Specialist.

“I decided I wanted to pursue a meaningful career, and Traditions took a shot with me back in 2017. I’m so thankful because this career path has provided fulfillment like none other. In this role, I have the opportunity to train and coach Community Relations Directors through the Sherpa sales process, a process I believe in wholeheartedly because I’ve seen how personalized and effective it can be. It’s great to see CRDs connect the dots when a resident moves in with us and their life improves dramatically.”