At Lionwood, our mission is to create a warm, welcoming community that our residents can call home. Many of our staff have been at Lionwood for 15 years, ensuring that our residents receive experienced and consistent care. Our daily social calendar is packed with engaging activities that all of our residents can enjoy, from our Exercise and Movement program and local outings to our holiday celebrations and painting classes. When our residents aren’t taking advantage of our planned activities, they can enjoy a delicious meal in our elegant dining room or play a game of billiards in our game room.
Our community has a variety of floorplans to accommodate our residents’ preferences and lifestyles. Our apartments feature senior-friendly amenities, such as emergency call buttons and bathrooms designed for our residents’ safety. We also offer our residents’ the option to design and decorate their apartments so it feels even more like home.
Community Relations Director
Arrianne has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cameron University and her master’s degree in Gerontology from the University of Central Oklahoma. She had been a part of Lionwood since 2001, and loves being the first person potential residents get to meet when they’re deciding on a senior living community. Arrianne is passionate about fitness, nutrition, salsa dancing, traveling, and working with senior adults.
Building Services Manager
As the Building Service Manager, Rudy oversees and coordinates all building and unit repairs. He is the father of 8 children, seven boys and one beautiful girl, and husband to his beautiful wife Jenny. Rudy enjoys coaching his kids in football, baseball, and basketball over the last 15 years and, with his youngest being an infant, he will continue coaching for years to come. In his spare time, Rudy enjoys watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers while firing up the grill and cooking for family and friends.
Business Office Manager
Jeanie has worked in the medical field for over 23 years including senior living as well as corporate offices. She’s been a part of the Lionwood team since 2011. She loves her job because of the residents, and feels as though they and her fellow employees are part of her extended family. To her, the job is more than just a business – it’s about caring for each and every person she comes in contact with. When she's not at Lionwood, Jeanie loves to draw, cross stitch, and spend time with her husband of 26 years and her two sons, Ryan and Joshua.
Dining Services Director
Jordan, also known as Chef J, utilized the GI Bill he obtained by serving 10 years in the United States Army, to receive his culinary education at the West Virginia University Culinary Academy. He takes pride in the food he puts out of his kitchen and will always go the extra mile to ensure every single guest is happy. Jordan moved 1500 miles to be closer to his family which gave him the great opportunity to be a part of the Lionwood family. When he is not in the kitchen, he enjoys bowling, golf, playing music, watching sports and fast cars!
Zewditu has been with Lionwood for 16 years. As the housekeeping supervisor, she is responsible for the staff that clean the community and each resident’s private apartment. Zee, as she is known within the community, has relationships with residents as far back as 2002. She also serves as the Lionwood host for all new residents. She meets with them their first day, assisting in making sure they understand the routine, introducing them to their neighbors and other residents in the dining room. Zee has a grown son who just finished medical school and is currently investigating his options of where to complete his residency. She is happy to work with a group of wonderful people and residents.
Prior to joining Lionwood, Pattie had over 30 years of experience in the senior living field. Pattie is a Registered Nurse and a licensed administrator. She loves working with seniors and their families. Pattie is married to Jim and together they have four children and seven grandchildren. In her free time, Pattie enjoys fishing, fast cars and the outdoors.
Rachel worked at other senior living communities before settling at Lionwood Senior Living. She holds her Bachelor's in Gerontology and is currently working on getting her Masters. Her favorite thing about working for Lionwood is talking to the residents. "Each resident has such a unique story and I love each one. I am passionate about making our residents happy each day. I also thrive on helping residents stay fit and feel young."
In her free time Rachel enjoys reading, working on classic cars, and spending time with her husband and two dogs, Lucky and Lilly.