The vision of Peachtree Hills Place is to provide amenity-rich, independent living for discerning adults in a life plan community, born out of the personal experiences of the family of Ed and Julia Isakson after their difficult search for a community that would provide an active lifestyle combined with on-site health care.
Peachtree Hills Place Operations Team
Stephanie serves as one of our friendly, caring, helpful and Member-centric Concierges.
Rick Burkholder joins our Culinary Services Team with over 35 years of restaurant experience. His career has spanned across the East Coast, from his hometown in Pennsylvania, traveling to South Carolina and then settling down in Atlanta where he has spent his last 20 years. Rick has developed an unparalleled level of hospitality which is evident through his interactions with guests, and also observed through his training and development process with associates.
Rick’s first notable opportunity took him to the Kiawah Island Resort, where he worked at the Jasmine Porch for approximately 10 years. Rick was introduced to amazing guests and colleagues and formed lasting relationships he still cherishes today. After many years on Kiawah, and a turn of events, Rick’s personal life brought him to Atlanta where he reconnected with a former manager that offered him a position should his path ever lead him to this city. He began working under Atlanta restaurateur Steve Simon at South City Kitchen in Midtown. He spent time there, with continued education in his trade, and
then transitioned to an opportunity at Mumbo Jumbo. The restaurant closed after 3 years, and his next venture brought him to Peachtree Hills, where he worked at Phillipe’s Bistro, and then as the restaurant changed hands, working at Paul’s, under Chef Paul Albrecht.
Rick continued his time at Paul’s for the next 10 years where he worked closely alongside our Culinary Services Director, Amanda Dumich. Rick considers Amanda and the community from Paul’s Restaurant as extended family. Rick has now come full circle back to the Peachtree Hills Place community, and he feels a true sense of returning home. He looks forward to this new path and developing meaning repours with his colleagues and our members.
Rick credits two very special people in his life for molding him as the individual he is today; his mother and grandmother, with whom he learned gratitude and patience. In Rick’s free time he enjoys cooking his grandmother’s recipes, going to theaters and movies and also dining out at the wonderful restaurants in Atlanta. He is quoted saying “life is like a great book- many paragraphs, chapters and most of all a strong hard cover”.
Steven Campbell, our new Security Supervisor, was a police officer in Washington, D.C for 12 years. He handled patrol duties, answered a variety of 911 calls for service, and assisted with traffic control, and security for the Presidential motorcade. He relocated to Georgia 2 years ago and decided to switch from policing to firefighting. He is currently a firefighter with DeKalb County where he is involved in managing emergency calls including but not limited to medical calls and structural fires. Additionally, with his career change, he also became a certified EMT and enjoys the medical side of helping people and plans to continue his education in this field by becoming a medic.
That’s what he “does”, but who is “he”?
Steven likes to spend time with his family and friends, riding motorcycles, hiking, and lifting weights. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. This area is also known as Westchester County and 20 minutes outside of NYC. Some of Steve’s favorite childhood memories are attending sporting events such as NY Yankees and NY Knicks games with his dad. He played a lot of organized sports(football, basketball, baseball, and lacrosse) as a youngster.
Steven’s 15-minutes of fame came from saving a woman’s life. While he was a part of the police force in D.C., he was sitting inside my patrol car on his lunch break in Anacostia Park and observed a car speed by, jump the curb, and plunge into the Anacostia river. Steve immediately called for Harbor patrol and police backup. While trying to figure out a plan of action to get to the car in the river, a small boat with two construction workers who had been working on the nearby bridge approached. Steve hitched a ride on the small boat, got to the submerging vehicle, and broke out the back window as it was going under the water. Then the vehicle fully disappeared. A moment later a female came up from under the water. Steven pulled her into the boat and saved her life. Later on, it was discovered that the woman had a medical emergency and passed out while driving. She stated the water coming in from the broken back window woke her up. Steven received a life-saving medal from his police department. He says, “it felt good to help save this individual. It seems like I was always in the right place at the right time as a police officer to always be involved with these situations.”
Steven looks forward to bringing his police, fire, and EMT skillsets all together to help best serve the members of PHP.
Brian Cook joins our Peachtree Hills Place family as our Director of Facilities. He oversees our Security Team, Maintenance Team, Environmental Services Team as well as Grounds Crew. Brian brings more than 20 years of experience in Facilities Management Operations and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. Born and raised in Alabama, Brian has spent the last 8 years in Georgia. Brian is very motivated and when asked what drives him each day his immediate response is Member and Associate engagement, superior customer service and project management. He loves having a vision and seeing it completed. His passions are process improvement, teamwork and collaborations while ensuring there is continued effective communication. This will certainly prove successful as Peachtree Hills Place continues to evolve. Outside of work Brian enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, social activities such as dining and flight simulators. Brian has a passion for his work and is very excited about his role and to meet our Members and his fellow Associates!
In her role, Amanda brings more than 15 years of management and operations experience in the food and beverage industry. She first discovered her niche for the industry working a part-time restaurant position while attending college for her Communications degree. She quickly moved into the catering division assisting with offsite private events. After graduation, Amanda transitioned to a catering company in Buckhead and began working in their operations department. At that same time, she accepted a position in Peachtree Hills at Paul’s, a fine dining restaurant formerly owned and operated by Chef Paul Albrecht. While at Paul’s, Amanda began working several different positions and moved into management quickly, as well as event planning and overseeing the wine program. For 10 years Amanda oversaw the operation until its close in December of 2015. From there, Amanda began working as a Catering Sales Manager at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, the 3rd largest convention center in the nation. A few months into the position, she was presented with an opportunity to oversee the Restaurant Services Department where her scope of work included the public foods operation, in its entirety. As the Director of Restaurant Services, Amanda has had the opportunity to play a role in such events as Microsoft, large trade show and medical conventions, and most recently noted, the Super Bowl.
Amanda is looking forward to coming full circle and returning to the Peachtree Hills Community and being part of the Peachtree Hills Place Family. Her expectations operating fine dining for years has prepared her for this role, and she shares an understanding of the standards that will be expected at Peachtree Hills Place. She will also return as a familiar face to those members who dined at Paul’s in years past. Amanda’s passion for the food and beverage industry, along with her dedication and work ethic will reconfirm she is a perfect addition.
Amanda currently resides in Buckhead. She enjoys running, spending time with her 3 nephews under the age of 7, and dining at all of the amazing restaurants in Atlanta.
Brad Fowler serves as the Director of Accounting for Peachtree Hills Place. He previously worked for Cherry Bekaert for five years as a manager and senior accountant. He has had prior experience with Ernst & Young and Moore Colson and Company. He earned his CPA in 2009. Brad has a wealth of experience in accounting, financial policy, and auditing, but what makes Brad unique is that he has a desire to make things better and will find ways to do so.
Christopher Hedgepath joins the Peachtree Hills Place community as our Culinary Services Manager. Born and raised in Greenville, SC, Chris attended The University of South Carolina before moving to Atlanta to further his education, pursuing a passion for Art, at The Art
Institute of Atlanta. While attending the Art Institute, Chris began his career in the hospitality industry assisting the Surin family and launching Atlanta’s first reputable flagship Thai restaurant, Surin of Thailand. As the General Manager for 18 years, Chris grew the business through his strong management skills and standards of exemplary service. Along with those skills, superb food quality, a repeated exemplary Health food rating, and a renowned reputation, Surin of Thailand won various awards, such as Atlanta’s Favorite Thai Restaurant, in the Creative Loafing and Zagat publications. After many years with Surin of Thailand, an opportunity presented itself at the Shed in Glenwood, to help build the restaurant’s concept into a profitable restaurant through a marketing approach using social media by increasing menu exposure. Through various wine dinners and other social events, the neighborhood bistro gained tremendous popularity among the locals. Outside of the restaurant, Chris has a passion for art through photography and floral design, receiving his BA in Commercial Photography at the Art Institute. Chris enjoys creating elaborate and beautiful live floral arrangements which are displayed in various homes throughout the city and foyers of various condominiums and businesses throughout Atlanta. We are excited and honored to have Chris as part of our community, and as part of our family.
Derek Larsen joins the Peachtree Hills family as our Executive Chef of Culinary Services. Derek previously trained at the Art Institute of Atlanta and has worked in the field of Culinary Arts for the last 20 years. His experience has spanned from private catering services to a variety of upscale dining establishments throughout Atlanta. Derek thrives off new challenges and thoroughly enjoys experimenting with new cuisines. In his past experiences, he has trained under many local Atlanta chefs, such as Chef Paul Albrecht. Derek considers Chef Paul as a mentor and even more so like a father and recognizes that his old school German techniques are unheard of in this day and age. Throughout the past two decades Derek has assisted in the opening and operating of multiple restaurant locations. His knowledge of regional cuisine has molded his own unique style of cooking. His passion and attention to detail flourish through his culinary dishes and he delights in creating memorable dining experiences for his guests. He looks forward to this new venture with Peachtree Hills Place and connecting with its Members. Chef Derek Larsen is a native of Staten Island, NY and moved to Conyers at the age of 13. Outside of the kitchen, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 12 years, Diana and his children Nicholas and Noah. He often spends time with his children enjoying their hobbies, football and video games. He has a love for the outdoors and taking trips to the mountains, as well as watching soccer games at Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Favorite foods: Any and all home cooked/homestyle meals. A Whole roasted chicken and potatoes. My mom’s chicken Parmesan with angel hair pasta. Just find comfort and reminds me of childhood.
Food bucket list: I want to make it to Spain and Italy. Spain because of my recent venture at Under the Cork Tree, showed me the culture in which they eat, the small plates, family, social gathering, everyone shares around a table full of different varieties of food. Italy for homestyle meal feeling, like the saying every great Italian kitchen has someone grandmother in the back making her family recipes.
Food guilty pleasure: Would have to be Krispy Creme Donuts and a Woodfire Pizza. Those warm donuts right out the fryer hard to resist. And light crispy almost burnt wood fired pizza can never turn down.
Rick Longmire brings over 20 years of experience in Facility Maintenance to Peachtree Hills Place. His career has spanned opportunities at the Centers for Disease Control, Emory Healthcare, Signature Healthcare and WellStar; and those opportunities have equipped him with the knowledge and tools necessary to elevate Peachtree Hills Place to the next level. He is a friendly, energetic individual who appreciates challenges and says, “it is not how you start, but how you finish.”
David is our fitness center manager and also is a certified personal trainer. David holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in exercise science and a Master’s of Science degree in sports management. He’s been committed to health and wellness his entire life. It’s his passion. In 2009, he developed his fitness philosophy. He believes in focusing on the continual evolution of physical health in the human body while it ages, while empowering adults with knowledge, skills, support, guidance, and resources.David’s most recent job was with the City of Anniston Aquatics and Fitness Center. He ran the “Senior Sneakers” program, coached basketball for 6-14 year olds, and implemented therapeutic programming for seniors. He spent 18 years with the City of Anniston. When we interviewed David for our position, we asked him what makes his heart sing and what would pull him away from his current job. He told us that he gets great satisfaction and joy from coaching and supporting someone to achieve their fitness goals in a caring, fun, and energetic atmosphere. And, that he has always wanted to run his own center.
A little bit about David. He grew up in Lawrenceville as one of three siblings – the middle child - and his Mother’s favorite. She describes him as “humble, patient, and compassionate”. David says he learned a lot from his older brother and from having to take care of his youngest sister. He went to school at Jacksonville State University to play football where he was a 3- year starter. In his senior year at college, his wife became pregnant with their son. It was a pivotal moment as David had to decide if he was going to be a family man or continue his football career. He quit football his senior year to take care of his wife and son. His coach supported his decision to leave football while continuing his academics and graduating with a degree. David has been married for 21 years to his lovely wife, Quatrina. They have two children – Derek and Aniya.
David’s aspiration is to aid and inspire adults on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. He looks forward to partnering with you on your journey.
Jayne Ann serves as one of our friendly, caring, helpful and Member-centric Concierges.
Xan Payton joins our Peachtree Hills Place family as our Culinary Services Director. In Xan’s role, she works closely with the Executive Chef and Leadership Team on the Independent Living Culinary Dining Program, and also Culinary Services for the Terraces. Xan’s most recent accomplishments include working as a Chef for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority at many high profile events throughout Atlanta, and the country. She also spent time as a traveling Chef reorganizing Culinary Services programs when new clients were acquired through the Food Services provider. Xan was involved in many wonderful events such as the College Football Playoffs, Super Bowl 2019, Grammy Awards and cooking for President Trump to name a few.
Prior to those endeavors, Xan spent time as a Culinary Instructor for high schools and colleges, where she was able to compete in state and national culinary competition and won several metals. She loves working with students that have the same passion for Culinary as she does.
Xan started her career in hospitality right out of high school, she has always loved the industry and has served in many roles, everything from being a hostess, to bartending, waiting tables and managing several restaurants in Alabama where she grew up. Xan moved to Atlanta to attend Le Cordon Bleu where she graduated second in her class. Xan went on to be the Pastry Chef for Emeril Lagasse here in Atlanta. Xan loves to play golf, tennis and travel. Her passion is her work and she is so excited to serve our Members!
Lauren is an integral part of Member's experiences at Peachtree Hills Place and orchestrates Member events and socials ensuring all Members have valuable experiences engaging with neighbors and other Peachtree Hills Place staff.
Angel, always seeking to grow, serves as the Director of Move Services for Peachtree Hills Place and is excited about the adventure ahead. She cannot wait to help you settle comfortably into your new home.
Peachtree Hills Place Residency Team
Members immediately feel at home from the moment they engage with any member of the Peachtree Hills Place Residency Team. Learn why each team member is committed to your Peachtree Hills Place experience.
Members are invited to explore the beautiful surroundings and upscale features of Peachtree Hills Place when meeting with Charlotte. She contributes knowledge as an Atlanta native, and her past experience with the Bobby Dodd Institute and Fox Theatre have helped her create an engaging discovery process that shows Members what they can anticipate. Charlotte is eager to introduce you to Peachtree Hills Place:
Members experience a positive home buying experience when working with Karen. She brings a strong real estate sales background to Peachtree Hills Place and delights in helping our Members enjoy their home purchase. Karen looks forward to guiding you throughout your home buying process:
Making decisions at the Peachtree Hills Place Design Showroom is nearly effortless and so enjoyable with Selena's assistance. She walks Members through the downsizing process and oversees their move into the new residence, including arranging furnishings, unpacking and hanging pictures:
Soukhy Clark, a servant leader comes to Peachtree Hills Place with over 20 years in the health care industry. To date she has amassed various leadership roles for over 15 years. Ms. Clark has served in the position of Executive Director/Administrator in both Florida and Indiana at CCRC /Life Plan Communities. She has also served as an Executive Director in various standalone assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing communities. Soukhy brings with her a profound commitment and advocacy in serving the needs of seniors and their families. Her commitment to serves is also seen in her leadership and working with associates, and other key stakeholders. Originally, from Laos, Soukhy comes from a political family that served under the Royal Lao Government. She is grateful for the life of freedom that she and her family have experienced in the United States of America. Soukhy’s commitment to community can also be seen in her service of volunteering in community events. Soukhy believes that one of God’s greatest gifts is a life lived to serve others and she has a genuine desire to see that all individuals she serves are treated with compassion, respect, and dignity. She is excited to be the Healthcare Administrator, overseeing the operations of The Terraces at Peachtree Hills Place. Soukhy holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Recreational Therapy from the University of Memphis, a Master of Public Administration in Health Care Administration from Long Island University, and she is in the process of completing her PhD. (dissertation) in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. In her free time, Soukhy enjoys serving others, reading scholarly journals and books on aging, long-term care, and servant leadership, spending time with her husband, daughter, other extended families, attending church services, volunteering, and traveling.
Dr. Alexandra Evancho, PT, DPT: Alex Received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham and her undergraduate honors degrees in Spanish and Psychology from the University of Georgia. She specializes in working with individuals with neurologic diagnoses including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson's disease and she also has experience rehabilitating individuals with both acute and chronic orthopedic diagnoses. She is passionate about providing PT services in the Wellness Center setting and is continuously pursuing further education to ensure that she is the high quality provider that her clients deserve. When she is not practicing PT, Alex enjoys walks around the Peachtree Hills neighborhood with her husband Adam and her two dogs Gandalf and Sequoia, traveling, and practicing yoga!
Dr. Eleni Footman is the Medical Director of Peachtree Hills Place and is part of the healthcare team at The Terraces and the Health and Wellness Center. Dr. Footman comes to Peachtree Hills Place with various experiences in serving the needs of Members within a senior living community. Dr. Footman’s most recent experience was in the position of Outpatient Geriatrician at the Emory Clinic. Dr. Footman also served as the Medical Director in the Domiciliary House Call Program at Emory. Additionally, Dr. Footman has served as a preceptor for the Geriatric Fellows and she has given her time and talents by providing lectures, seminars, and workshops for the Emory medical students. Dr. Footman attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. Thereafter, she completed her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at New York Presbyterian University/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Footman is excited to be part of our team and collaborating to delivering service excellence in the healthcare needs and services for the Members at Peachtree Hills Place.
Terri Nabritt is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner currently serving as the Director of the Health and Wellness Program at Peachtree Hills Place. Terri has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry with 20 of those years as a Registered Nurse working in a variety of settings including long term care, critical care, home health, telemetry, medical review, and as a state surveyor. Terri received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from South University in Savannah, Ga. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, indulging in health/fitness activities, and volunteering in her community. Peachtree Hills Place attracted Terri due to a shared passion for detailed, individualized patient care plans and exceptional customer service.
The Terraces at Peachtree Hills Place Team
Shenna Scott Heyward is the Social Services Director at The Terraces. She comes to Peachtree Hills Place of 35 years of experience. Shenna’s most recent position was providing support and advocacy as the Social Service Director at Powder Springs Transitional Care and Rehabilitation which comprised of 208 bed facility. She enjoys assisting Members with their unique needs and providing community resources as needed. Shenna is delighted to be part of the healthcare team at The Terraces at Peachtree Hills Place.
Elizabeth Perez is the Director of Nursing at The Terraces at Peachtree Hills Place. Elizabeth is excited to join the healthcare team at Peachtree Hills Place. She arrives to Peachtree Hills Place with over 40 years of nursing and leadership experience. Elizabeth enjoys being around the aging population because of their life experiences and wisdom. She looks forward to meeting and providing quality care for the Members of Peachtree Hills Place.
Remarkable experiences often originate from a need close to someone’s heart. When it came time for the Isakson family to search for a community for their parents, Ed and Julia Isakson, they were faced with no available alternatives.
Rather than settling for what currently existed in the marketplace, the Isaksons saw an opportunity to help others who found themselves in the same situation. Their goal was to create tasteful living environments within amenity-rich communities, empowering seniors to continue living vibrant lives in warm and secure settings with wellness and care continuum access if required.
Leveraging their knowledge of real estate markets and residential housing, the Isakson Living team pursued a solution for a growing niche of the population who desired the same level of living they had achieved as professionals and community leaders.
Park Springs, in Stone Mountain, was the inaugural project, attracting more than 600 Members and recognized with multiple awards for design, lifestyle and resident satisfaction. Now, Peachtree Hills Place expands to offer an unprecedented model of carefree home ownership for those 55+, with concierge-level services rivaled in the finest clubs, along with engaging social activities to nurture camaraderie among Members.
The Isakson family and Isakson Living team encourage you to experience this unmatched way of life at Peachtree Hills Place.
Each detail has been meticulously crafted by an extraordinary team of professionals who possess a deep knowledge of what our Members desire and need to feel at home. They have assembled a dedicated Peachtree Hills Place Residency Team to serve Members by helping to create delightful experiences and warm memories. You are invited to step inside Peachtree Hills Place and contact one of our Residency Team members.
Isakson Living Leadership Team
The future of the senior residential market will forever be impacted by Andy's leadership. Building upon his commercial real estate development experience, Andy opened the Park Springs senior living community in 2004. His insightful expertise helped navigate through the 2008 recession while continuing to deliver impeccable service. He continues to live out the Isakson family vision of serving needs to impact local and national communities.
Isakson Living has extended its reach throughout metro Atlanta to serve 55+ individuals as Kevin (nephew of Andy and son of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson) acts upon his proven track record of success and experience to oversee the growth of the brand for those seeking distinctive retirement living.
Maricita is passionate about creating uniquely appealing and exquisite environments in partnership with the Isakson Living construction team. Member input is thoughtfully considered when creating the vision for the “look and feel” of Peachtree Hills Place and other Isakson Living communities.
With more than 30 years of management and leadership experience, Moore brings valuable expertise to the Isakson Living team. She oversees operations and works closely with the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director in charge of health services at Peachtree Hills Place.
Kathryn has been responsible for the administrative duties of Isakson Living for nearly 20 years. With a background in property management and residential real estate appraising, she understands the market and Members find peace in knowing their investment is proactively protected and valued.
Theresa Smith works closely with the Peachtree Hills Place Team, the contractors and the subcontractors, and she is involved with day-to-day construction activities on site. Theresa has been in the construction industry for nearly forty years, having started her construction career with The Flagler Company, a well-respected Atlanta-based firm that built several office buildings and shopping centers for Andy Isakson early in his career.
Members appreciate the flawlessly executed details they are surrounded by in the beautifully constructed homes of Isakson Living communities. Brian brings his long-standing skilled, executive knowledge to oversee internal design, primary construction and upgrades.
Members and their families benefit from Dave’s availability and wealth of knowledge from his long career as a financial resource officer. He ensures that the value of Peachtree Hills Place Membership is clearly communicated and understood.