Hello and welcome to Traditions. I’m Karen and I’m the Executive Director and Nurse at Traditions Senior Living and Memory Care. I started here almost two years ago as the Wellness Director on a new adventure in my nursing career. Although Traditions was my first experience in an assisted living community I quickly grew to love it and all of our Residents. When I had the opportunity to step into the Executive Director role, I quickly earned my assisted living manager certification and recently earned that promotion and I couldn’t be happier.
I’ve been working in healthcare for over thirty years with over half of that in nursing. I love taking care of people and strive to make a difference in the lives of our Residents every day.
We have an amazing team here at Traditions and each one makes every Resident their priority. Our goal is always to exceed your expectations and bring a smile to our Residents’ faces every day.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren.
I’m looking forward to meeting you and can’t wait to show you our beautiful community.
Hi, I’m Kathy and I’m the Activities Director here at Traditions. It truly is a joy to work with our Residents. I became interested in this type of work when my husband was ill and needed to rehabilitate in a community. I fell in love with the Residents and knew this was what I wanted to do.
Seeing our Residents laugh and smile and enjoy every day is a gift to me. Whether it is a planned activity or just something spontaneous, we always have fun! Our Residents are part of my family and I love each of them.
I recently earned a promotion to expand my role here at Traditions. Now, in addition to keeping all of our wonderful Residents entertained and engaged, I get to reach out to the Texoma community and tell everyone who will listen about how great life is here at Traditions.
The other loves of my life are my three children and six grandchildren. I spend as much time as I can with them and cherish every minute. Since my kids are grown, I now have two adopted Lhasa Apso children at home who are spoiled rotten!
I’m originally from Tulsa but have lived in the Texoma area for over 20 years now.
Come visit us at Traditions and meet our amazing Residents and wonderful staff. We look forward to meeting you!
Dining Services Director & Chef
Hi, I’m Gail. I started at Traditions as a cook and quickly earned a promotion to Dining Services Director and Chef. I’ve cooked professionally for over 20 years now. I really enjoy cooking for our Residents and one of my favorite things is trying new recipes with them. I’ve loved cooking all my life and am lucky to do what I love for a living.
I was born and raised in California before moving to Sherman 25 years ago. I’ve lived in Sherman since and this is where I raised my family.
When I’m not working, I spend as much time as I can with my grandchildren.
I love the Traditions team and all of our Residents. I can’t wait to serve you.
Hi, I’m Amber and I’m the Community Coordinator here at Traditions. I really enjoy working with our Residents. It’s my job to make sure everything works smoothly here at the community.
I’ve worked in assisted living communities for over 13 years. You name it and I’ve done it—from working as an aide, to passing medications, cooking, cleaning, computer work and even fixing clogged drains—I’ve done it all. I’ve worked the last five years here at Traditions and know we have a great team.
I’m proud to call Sherman, Texas home. I was born and raised here. I love this city and the great people in it.
When I’m not working hard to make sure our Residents have everything they need, I am spending time with my son going to sporting events or movies.
I love working here and being a part of the Traditions team.
Hi, I’m John and I’m the Maintenance Director here at Traditions. It’s my job to make sure everything works—or when it breaks, it gets fixed right away. I’ve done just about every kind of construction work and metal fabrication you can think of in the past.
I’ve been here a little over a year now and the thing I enjoy most is the people. It’s like I’ve just added 45-50 more people to my family. I get to spend my day working with folks that have become the grandparents I never got a chance to know.
If I’m not at Traditions, I’m probably coaching one of my son’s teams or doing something outdoors—playing sports or spending time on the lake.
Resident Care Coordinator
Hi, I’m Mindy the Resident Care Coordinator at Traditions. I started working at Traditions over 5 years ago and have done just about everything here. I’ve worked as an aide, cooked, passed medications and then earned a promotion to Resident Care Coordinator.
Before joining the Traditions team, I worked for another assisted living community and have worked in healthcare for most of my adult life.
I was born and raised in Sherman and have lived in this area all my life.
When I'm not working here at Traditions, I try to keep up with my husband and 4 kids and spend time with family and friends.
We have a great team here at Traditions and I can't wait to meet you.
Hi, I’m Richard and I’m the Activity Coordinator here at Traditions Senior Living & Memory Care. I’ve worked here for over 3 years starting as an aide, earned a promotion to become a Lead Aide supervising others and passing medications and now am working in Activities. I love getting to spend time with my Residents!
I’ve worked in healthcare over 25 years in many different settings, but I’ve found a home here at Traditions.
When I’m not entertaining my Residents and anyone else that walks by, I enjoy spending time with my dog Kasey, my friends and going to the lake.