Meet Our Staff
Formerly the Managing Director of our sister Cottage, Country Cottage - Corinth, April brings over ten years of experience working with Residents in their Cottage Home. She has worked in the Cottage in a variety of roles, giving her a unique perspective and a true understanding of what challenges our Seniors and their families face. She even tailored her college education specifically to her role caring for Residents at the Cottage.
As Managing Director, April is excited to help Huntsville families find the right solution for caring for their older loved ones, and forging new relationships with the caring professionals in our community. "This is so exciting for me," says April. "Huntsville is such a great city, and I am looking forward to this new opportunity in helping even more families!"
April Davis was born in Booneville, Mississippi, and grew up in Corinth with two sisters, her twin Amanda, and Melissa. In 2011 she moved to Huntsville, AL with her two children, Alyssa and Jackson. We are so happy to have April in our Cottage family and are so proud of her success!
Resident Service Director
Huntsville native Tracy joins the Cottage team as a graduate from JF Drake State Technical College and Snead State. She has been a Licensed Practical Nurse for over ten years, most recently using her skills at Valley View Health and Rehab as a charge nurse and wound/treatment nurse.
When not caring for our Residents, Tracy can be found spending time with her husband and 3 children or painting and practicing photography.
Her favorite thing about working for Country Cottage is the opportunity to care for seniors and help them maintain independence as long as possible.
Shanna was born in Arkansas, but with her father in the Army, her family moved around frequently during in her childhood. In 1992, Shanna landed in Huntsville and has stayed ever since. Shanna attended Calhoun Community College and has 11 years experience working with seniors. Before coming to the Cottage, Shanna worked for Fair Haven Retirement Community in Birmingham.
Shanna has four children, three boys – two identical twins – and one girl. She enjoys Alabama Football, visiting the beach and spending time with her family.
“I work with seniors not as a job, but as a mission,” Shanna says. After her grandmother developed Alzheimer’s, Shanna knew that she had been called to work with seniors. “I enjoy hearing their stories and their history. By getting to know them, I am able to help them find the best solution for them and their family.”
Shanna attends Willowbrook Baptist Church and is a member of the Council on Aging.
Sandy Brackin, RN
Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance
Sandy has been caring for seniors for over 20 years, and has worked for the Cottages for over a decade in various roles. She attended Auburn University and graduated from LPN school at Wallace Community College in Dothan and RN school at Northwest Shoals Community College in North Alabama. She is a licensed administrator for Assisted Living and Specialty Care Assisted Living.
“I believe in what the Cottage stands for and always have. I enjoy working with seniors but also like being able to teach and train others on how to care for them the right way.”