Discover our passionate leaders who make The Oscar at Georgetown a top senior living community in Georgetown, Texas
Brian is an experienced leader with over twenty years in the senior living industry. He was born and raised in the Austin area (the barbecue capital of Texas, Lockhart) and is a proud graduate of Texas State University. Brian is a two-time recipient of the Eli Pick Facility Leadership award and has led communities that were repeatedly acknowledged as Top Workplaces in Austin. He is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Certified Assisted Living Manager, as well as a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, and Certified Dementia Practitioner.
He has three children that keep him young and active, a son and twin daughters. In his free time Brian enjoys going to see live music with his wife, practice guitar, and just about any type of art project.
Brian has enjoyed the process of opening a new community, especially getting to know each new resident as they join, sharing their excitement, and being able to hand pick the team that will provide them with excellent care and customer service. His career path began many years ago when as a teenager he asked his uncle for help finding a job that was more meaningful than sacking groceries. As Brian says “That has become the understatement of a lifetime. I have had the privilege to spend my career in leadership roles helping others reach and maintain their highest level of independence and quality of life”.
Sales and Marketing Director
Mandy Hastings has worked in senior living in the Georgetown, TX area for 25 years. Mandy started her career when she was tasked with finding a business to be a college intern. The Lord had a plan, and her internship ended up in the sales and marketing department at a large senior living community. From that, she found her calling.
“I love being a guide and helping seniors through the process of deciding to move to a retirement community. It’s a huge decision. It takes time, a lot of emotions and thought and I am there every step of the way to give support.”
She has successfully increased and held communities to 100% occupancy. “To do this, it takes the dedication, loyalty and listening ear of a team and residents working together to create a culture where everyone thrives and is empowered.”
Mandy holds a BS with a minor in Marketing and is a Certified Senior Housing Professional.
When Mandy is not at work you will find her at the bowling alley with her sons, Milton and Wilks, spending time outdoors, or working out, trying her best to stay healthy and strong.
Business Office Coordinator
My hometown of Temple, Texas is where I started my career in senior living. My passion has always been to work with seniors.
I have over 31 years of experience working in senior living. I got my start working in the home health industry. The last 13 years I have held roles working in
Assisted Living and Memory Care communities as Business Office Directors and Executive Director. The biggest reward is being part of the residents and their families’ lives interacting with them daily.
In my spare time I enjoy time with my family, dancing and running.
Despite recently graduating from the University of Maryland, Eleanor already boasts 5 years of experience in Senior Living across several departments and loves her new role as The Oscar’s Move-In Coordinator.
She is new to Texas and is excited to combine her sales knowledge with her recently acquired degree, all the while leaning on previous experience in senior living to foster a lively, yet homey, feel to The Oscar at Georgetown for all residents and staff. Some people joke about how Luxury Senior Living operates something like a docked cruise ship. Unsurprisingly, Eleanor instead draws similarities between this style of living and being back in college dorms with your peers again. Of course, we have professional chefs instead of Dining Halls but other than that… Eleanor can’t wait to start moving people in!
Eleanor is most excited to get to know the residents as they settle into their new homes (she misses her grandparents back on the East Coast) and fully expects residents to stand in as quasi-grandparents. In her free time, she loves to be crafty; she recently made her own paper in a blender, and she plays for the Austin Valkyries Womxn’s Rugby Team after work and on the weekends.
My deep passion for senior living, cultivated over 15 rewarding years in the field, means that my work doesn’t feel like work at all; I genuinely enjoy it every day. I’m confident that life at the Oscar will be brimming with excitement, laughter, and a genuine celebration of living.
Beyond my professional life, spending time with my family and fur babies holds a special place in my heart. Whether it’s enjoying the great outdoors on camping trips or simply savoring moments together, these experiences remind me of the importance of living life to the fullest. In fact, my passion for this field has driven me to pursue a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, a testament to my dedication to enhancing the well-being of others. I can’t wait to bring my expertise and enthusiasm to the Oscar community, enriching the lives of its residents in every way possible.
They say to do what makes your heartbeat faster and that couldn’t be more true for my NEW role as a Sales Counselor with The Oscar at Georgetown. I am in my 20s but my entire career has been in senior living! I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Long Term Care Administration where I was honored to be the Student Ambassador for the College of Aging Studies, did my Nursing home Administrator in Training, and even studied with the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute.
I am no stranger to the different avenues of senior living and have worked in a nursing home, home health agency, and then my heart was forever changed when I found the vibrant life that a senior living community could offer! I started out in operations and was quickly pulled into the Sales & Marketing office to share with prospects why aging in place with a community was so great…or maybe I was called in just because I had dimples. Who knows!
I had so much fun learning from the sales team and meeting people as they became our new residents; my heart couldn’t be any fuller. Then my high school sweetheart came home one day with a job offer from Apple and said, “Hey, what do you think about moving to Austin?”
I didn’t know if I could find another community that was as dedicated to their residents, had inspiring yet down to Earth leadership, and strived towards the mission of offering the BEST standard of living to seniors. Then I found The Oscar at Georgetown with Atlas Senior Living and knew I wanted to part of this new standard they were setting. I am thrilled to be your new sales counselor and I cannot wait for all the friendships I am going to build here. Please reach out to say hello! Also, any advise on new married life would be great as well; as I married my, “corn muffin” in April of this year and though I love him…he still cannot load the dishwasher correctly. Any tips would be appreciated.
Thirty plus years’ experience in restaurant operations and culinary management. Leadership roles have included: Executive Chef/Director, Product Development Chef and Manager, Regional Manager, Head Chef, Culinary Entrepreneur, and Food and Beverage management. A CIA Graduate, Hill has been at the helm of many notable restaurants in Texas, Atlanta Georgia, San Francisco California, and Sacramento California leading the Farm to Fork dining movement for Chefs and Restauranteurs. Hill opened his very own restaurant in the Sacramento region, The Chef’s Table featuring sustainably farmed earthy regional American foods with a southern and ethnic twist on meats and seafood. After moving to Texas, he became the product development chef for Prepared foods for HEB as well as Regional Director for the Houston Division over 46 stores and Chefs. Hill’s latest positions were as Executive Chef with Compass Group/Morrison living at Blue Skies of Texas for over 700 residents and as a Traveling Executive Chef/Interim Director for the Texas Region and most recently with Watermark Retirement Communities as Executive Chef.
Hill’s Style of cuisine is earthy classic European with a familiar emphasis on seasonal-local products and farm specific foods. While always having a deep respect for the classical foundations, Hill is known for always putting a fanciful twist on his food. “Food should be fun”, says Hill, “it should not be over worked or architectural, by using the best and most local ingredients and flavors, blending in classical European techniques, and focusing on detail, the food will stand on its own and be spectacular.”
Media and Public Appearances
Food Court Wars, Food Network
Tyler’s Ultimate, Food TV
PBS Festivals Across America, Eggplant Festival
SOS Chef’s Night Off Inaugural Sacramento Dinner Coordinator
Memberships and Affiliations:
The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers
Slow Food USA
Research Chefs Association
Share our Strength/ No Kid Hungry
American Culinary Federation
Providing an exceptional customer service is my biggest priority. After 5 years on the field, I realize that take care of our seniors is my passion. At this point of my life serving and protecting our seniors is my lifestyle and I like to do everything I can to make them feel like they are at home.
I’m a family man focused on my children and wife, and working with seniors has helped me develop and maintain a strong sense of humanity and empathy for others.
I have a background in management, maintenance, construction, and life and safety inspections in senior living facilities.
When not working I like to spend time with my children, have some Italian food with my wife and grill steaks for my family on the weekends.
Experience the Freedom to Enjoy Life
Ready for a new home that connects you to amazing experiences, new adventures and camaraderie? We can not wait to welcome you. Call today to learn more about our pre-opening advantages and how you can become one of the first Patrons of The Oscar.