Meet the Team

Jennifer Lester

2024 ISL Executive Director of the Year Nominee

Jennifer Lester

Senior Executive Director

Jennifer Lester is the executive director at Sage Spring Senior Living and has been with the community since its opening. She has worked in the senior living industry for almost two decades. She has experience in team building, training and business operations. Before she worked in senior living, she was a curriculum coordinator at an early childhood development center. Jennifer developed an understanding of working with families and empathy for those who cannot make decisions for themselves. She is a Certified Assisted Living Manager, a Certified Director of Senior Living, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer. Jennifer is passionate about helping families navigate senior living communities and finding the perfect home for their loved ones. 

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family at the beach.

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Lisa McGuire

Senior Director of Sales and Marketing

Lisa McGuire joins Sage Spring as the director of Sales and Marketing with 27 years of experience. She has spent the last several years working in San Antonio, Lubbock, Albuquerque and Santa Fe. While Lisa’s degree is in biology, she quickly realized that her true passion is working with seniors. After volunteering in a nursing home 27 years ago, she continued to develop her love for senior living through various positions in the industry. 

Lisa has a daughter who lives in Los Angeles and works as a publicist for HBO and a son who will graduate from St. John Paul II Catholic High School this spring.  

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Bianca Vasquez, LVN

Resident Care Director

Bianca Vasquez serves as the Resident Care director at Sage Spring Senior Living. She has worked in the senior living industry for over a decade. After attending nursing school and receiving her LVN certification, Bianca worked as the director of resident care at an assisted living and memory care community for several years. She discovered her passion for taking care of patients with dementia and helping families navigate the challenges their loved ones are experiencing.

 

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Porschee Bradley

Senior Vibrant Life® Director

Porschee Bradley is the Vibrant Life® director at Sage Spring Senior Living. She has over two decades of experience in the senior living industry. Porschee is from San Diego and moved to Texas in 2001. She began her career as a nurse; but later in her journey, she discovered her passion for bringing joy to her residents and shifted her focus to activities. Porschee’s enthusiasm and energy motivate residents to get involved in events. 

Outside of work, Porschee enjoys spending time with her family and Yorkie, Max.  

 

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Taylor Webb-Culver

EmpowerMe Wellness Director

Taylor Webb-Culver is the clinic director of EmpowerMe Wellness Therapy at Sage Spring Senior Living. She also serves as a speech-language pathologist providing speech therapy services to residents within the community. Taylor graduated with her master’s degree in communication disorders from Texas State University in 2020 with a focus on neurogenic disorders, voice and swallowing. Taylor has a passion for working with seniors and has provided speech therapy services at several senior living communities in central Texas since graduating. 

In her free time, Taylor enjoys camping, reading and playing video games. 

 

Jessica Salinas

Jessica Salinas

Senior Business Office Director

Working with Seniors has always been one of Jessica Salina's passions. She joins us at Sage Spring Senior Living with five years of experience working in senior living communities. She thrives in being the administrative support for not only our residents, but for the family members and staff as well. Jessica enjoys building relationships with everyone in the community, and is always ready to take on anything that comes her way.

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Gayla Thane, LVN

Generations Program Director

Gayla Thane is the Generation Programs director at Sage Spring Senior Living. She brings an impressive 30 years of nursing experience, having worked in hospitals, as a traveling nurse, in home health and in assisted living. In her new role, Gayla oversees care staff and ensures residents receive high-quality care in a safe and happy environment.  

In her free time, Gayla finds joy in taking care of her horses, goats, cows, peacocks, chickens, dogs and cats. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family. 

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Iris Ytuarte

Culinary Services Director

Chef Iris Ytuarte, the Culinary Services director at Sage Spring Senior Living, recently joined our team after spending most of her career working in the hospitality and restaurant industry. Chef Iris loves the atmosphere and comfort of working with seniors, and she’s looking forward to connecting further with the community through food demos, culinary activities or even just a chat! 

Cooking has been Iris’ passion ever since she was a toddler, and this Julia Child quote is one of her favorites: “People who love to eat are always the best people.” 

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Allen Todd

Building Services Director

Allen Todd is the Building Services director for Sage Spring and brings nearly three decades of experience in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and supervisory roles to the community. He is responsible for maintaining the functionality and safety of the buildings and grounds, keeping in mind regulatory guidelines, deadlines and budgetary restrictions. 

Outside of work, Allen enjoys reading, writing, gardening and cooking. He resides in San Marcos with his wife, five cats, 16 chickens, two goats and one dog. 

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