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About Us


The Magnolia Springs Way

Who says moving to a senior living community means giving up your sense of independence? Magnolia Springs embraces the fact you are your own person, different, unique, one-of-a-kind—with your own lifestyle, pursuits, and hopes for the future. Even better, we celebrate it! Each and every day. That’s just our way. The Magnolia Springs Way.


Management Team

You can be confident Magnolia Springs communities are well-run because they are managed by a proven local executive team and backed by a nationwide leader in senior living—Life Care Services, An LCS® Company.


Mission Statement

Magnolia Springs Mission is “to enrich our residents’ lives by fostering a culture and creating a community where everyone we serve is celebrated.” Magnolia Springs Core Values are as follows:

– Serve Others with Heart, Passion and Respect.
– Place Our Residents’ Needs Above All Else
– Provide Outstanding Customer Service and Hospitality
– Act with Integrity
– Provide a Positive Atmosphere for All
– Provide Our Residents with a Lifestyle that Promotes Independence and Choice
– Provide a Culture to Enrich Faith and Strengthen Connections to Family and Friends
– Create Multi-generational Engagement
– Provide a Safe and Secure Home

Patty Harper, Executive Director

PattyPatty worked in several occupations in the Washington DC area before moving to Louisville in 1984. After raising her children, she began her career working with seniors at Home Instead Senior Care where she earned the Caregiver of the Year Award. Most recently, she worked for Atria Senior Living at the Springdale location as Director of their memory care unit. Working with the memory-impaired senior population has become her passion and she joined the Magnolia Springs team on August 2, 2010.


Mary Rucker, Director Of Community Relations

MaryMary has over 27 years of experience working with seniors. Mary started her career as a charge nurse with Episcopal Church Home and worked 10 years as an LPN. For the last 17 years of her career, Mary has been in the sales and marketing side of the health care business including a position in regional sales management with Curative Health Care Services, and six years as Senior Community Sales Director with Atria Senior Living.


Bethany Beckham, Director Of Resident Services

BethanyBethany Beckham joined the Magnolia Springs Louisville team in October 2016. She comes to us with a wealth of experience and has been a Registered Nurse for 25 years. As an advocate for seniors, she has provided coaching to patients to improve their self-management of chronic diseases, thereby improving their quality of life. Bethany shares our passion for providing exceptional customer service and resident care in a safe, loving, home-like environment. She considers it an honor to work at Magnolia Springs with such active seniors and enjoys getting to know each and every one of our residents.


Melissa Coughenour, Director Of Memory Way

MelissaMelissa joined Magnolia Springs December 9, 2013 and brings 18 years experience in health care with her. She worked 10 years for an orthopedic practice in the south end of Louisville. She was employed by Vintage Care, Inc., a geriatric physicians group, for almost 7 years, and most recently worked for a local skilled nursing facility in the admissions department.


Nick Sears, Director Of Life Enrichment

NickNick began working in assisted living facilities when he was a junior attending St. Xavier High School. His employment with Magnolia Springs began in 2011 serving in the dining room and eventually progressing into the Activities Department. Nick graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Business Administration Degree in May of 2014. Working with seniors has taught him values and lessons that he will carry for the rest of his life. He greatly appreciates the time he spends with residents and looks forward to future adventures.


Amy Caroli, Business Office Manager

AmyAmy grew up in Northern Ohio and received a degree in Education from Ohio University. She built a career in restaurants both in Cleveland, Ohio and Louisville. Amy was a Manager and General Manager of The Bristol Bar and Grille in Louisville, for 14 years. After six years with Magnolia Springs as the Director of Culinary Services, she has begun a new phase of her career as the Business Office Manager. Amy enjoys the relationships she has formed with our residents and staff. Being a part of their lives is a privilege. Self-proclaimed “foodies,” Amy and her husband, Patrick, like to explore, relax on the beach, practice amateur photography, and spend time with their two dogs.


Jordon Holcomb, Director of Culinary Services

Jordon HolcombJordan Holcomb came to Magnolia Springs Louisville in April 2018. His love of cooking and tasty food came from his experience at Magnolia Springs East where he started his career as a server in 2012. He mentored there under Chef Bob of the famous Pendennis Club and was instrumental in getting the kitchen in our Florence, Kentucky location up and running. From there Jordan was promoted to Food Service Director at a Southern Indiana Assisted Living until he came back to his Magnolia Springs family in 2018.

Jordan is a Louisville native and did a stint in the Army Reserves for four years. While he was at Magnolia Springs East, he developed a passion for serving seniors and looks forward to building his relationships with our residents and families.


David Geoghegan, Director of Plant Operations

David GDavid comes to Magnolia Springs from Saint Matthews Imports where he worked for more than 35 years. David has a wide variety of mechanical and maintenance experience. He started as an ASE certified Master Mechanic working on all makes and models of cars. After several years, David entered the front office in charge of customer service and quality control. For the past five years, David was in charge of plant operations and keeping the building and equipment functioning properly.