Meet the Team

Jennifer Lester

Executive Director

Jennifer Lester is the executive director at Sage Spring Senior Living. 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.

Lauren Heywood

Director of Sales and Marketing

Lauren Heywood, director of Sales and Marketing, began her career as a surgical assistant. Later in her journey, she found a love for sales through designing and building custom homes. Working in senior living, Lauren blends her passions for clinical work and sales. She has experience as a caregiver and looked after her grandparents for eight years. Lauren finds joy in seeing the relief and happiness of families after finding the right community for their loved ones.  

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending quality time with her two dogs, Winston and Willow.

Leticia Ortega, LVN

Resident Care Director

Leticia Ortega is the resident care director at Sage Spring Senior Living. She has over two decades of experience in the medical industry. In 2018, Leticia achieved her goal of becoming a nurse. She has a passion for helping others and enjoys building relationships with residents, families and team members. 

In her spare time, Leticia enjoys attending church and spending quality time with her family. She also likes to hike, read and do word search puzzles.

Bianca Vasquez, LVN

Generations Program Director

Bianca Vasquez serves as the Generations program 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.

Porschee Bradley

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.  

 

Kasey Jaime

Culinary Services Director

Food and Family. Family and Food. These things go together so well. Chef Kasey Jaime fell in love with cooking for his family at a young age while helping his grandma bake cookies or his mom cut vegetables. Today, his passions lie in feeding folks like they’re family. Working at Sage Spring Senior Living allows Kasey to combine his love for food and family. Helping seniors feel like family since 2017, his passions have coalesced into the chef he has become. Feel free to stop Kasey to chat about food, recipes or life!

James Mason

Building Services Director

James Mason, Building Services Coordinator for Sage Spring Senior Living, began his career in the building industry. He spent 10 years leading multiple field crews, and seven years as the vice president of Development for Landmark Surveying, where he led all private sector commercial and residential development. During this time, he developed a land surveying student organization, and helped teach para-professional classes in geomatics and land law at the local college. Two years ago, James brought his expertise in building management to the senior living industry because of his own personal family experience with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

He believes the heartbeat, cleanliness, and ambience of a community is critical to the wellness and wellbeing of our residents’ lives. James starts each day wanting to make a difference in people’s lives.

Jessica Salinas

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.

Janie Moore, OTR

Director of Rehabilitation

Janie Moore is the director of Rehabilitation at Sage Spring Senior Living. She attended Texas State University for her B.A. degree in exercise and sports science and received her master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of St. Augustine. Janie works with adults and geriatric patients and has experience in skilled nursing, home health care, assisted living and inpatient rehab. 

Outside of work, she can be found on the soccer field. She is a lifelong soccer player and coaches a youth soccer club in Texas. Off the field, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, and their pets, Webley and Fergus.

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