Meet Our Staff
With a desire to be a nurse, Vickie attended John C. Calhoun Community
College and graduated with her Associates Degree in Nursing. From Eva,
Alabama, she moved to Birmingham and worked at Carraway Methodist Medical Center on the trauma team. Vickie completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
As Director of Nursing in a skilled nursing home and as Nursing Home
Administrator, she has skilled experience prior to joining the Hoover team as Managing Director. “Serving our senior population is my passion,” Vickie says.
Resident Service Director
Geannie grew up in the Birmingham area and has ten years experience with pre-hospital emergency medicine. She holds an Emergency Medical Technician
license from Tuscaloosa Fire College and is completing a nursing degree at Bevill State Community College.
Geannie has a strong passion for helping the surrounding community during times of need. She and her husband treated
injuries after Hurricane Katrina and also assisted during the recent tornado
“I feel that ‘The Cottage Way’ has all the fundamentals of truly caring for our residents. The mission, vision and value statements say it all.”
Country Cottage in Hoover welcomes Geannie as Resident Service Director.
Senior Managing Director
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Leslie developed an affinity for spending time with seniors through her mother, who loved to include her children in volunteering at local nursing homes.
Love took Leslie to southern Illinois where she spent fifteen years. She graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology and Counseling and became a licensed Assisted Living Administrator. Leslie managed three assisted living communities in Illinois.
She truly has found her passion and has devoted her energies to working in the senior housing industry.
Family brought Leslie back to Alabama in November of 2011, and today, Leslie says she loves Alabama and is happy to be home! “The people here are so welcoming and friendly,” she says. Leslie looks forward to each day at the Cottages. “It doesn’t feel like work. I truly enjoy coming to the community every day and visiting with our Residents. I learn so much from their stories and life experiences. It is an education that
cannot be taught or learned in the classroom.”
We are excited to welcome Leslie to the Cottage team. As Senior Managing Director, Leslie will spend half of her days in Hoover and half in Mountain Brook.
Regional Managing Director
Greg comes to the Cottages with over 12 years of experience caring for seniors in a variety of environments including rehabilitation, independent care, assisted living and more. He has a true passion for helping families make the right choice for caring for their loved ones. He attended Troy University and is a licensed Assisted Living Administrator. Before joining the Cottage family, Greg has helped provide care to seniors in a variety of settings.
“I love the Cottages' commitment to caring for our residents,” says Greg. “Through ‘The Cottage Way’ we are truly able to help them remain independent and care for them in a truly personalized way, and I think that is key to making them feel at home and happy.”
At home, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura, and two children, Evan and Laura Beth. He loves to garden and spends much of his time outdoors growing lilies and roses. He also enjoys golfing with his son. He and his family attend Church of the Highlands on Grants Mill Road in Birmingham, AL.