Our Staff

Stationed in Huntsville, Alabama, The Cottages maintain a small business feel despite having ten Cottage locations throughout the region. Our close-knit employees are dedicated to providing friendly, quality service to all Cottage team members, residents, and resident families. Our mission statement and core values remind us what we are striving to achieve daily.

To meet the staff at your local Cottage, simply visit the location page and select your preferred Cottage then click on the Meet the Staff tab.

Sandy Brackin
Vice President of Operations
A native of Auburn, Sandy Brackin began her tenure with the Cottages as Managing Director of Country Cottage in Russellville in 1999. Brackin filled two increasingly responsible positions in the Read More
Alan Hangartner
Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Alan joined the Cottage team in 2012, coming from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. While at Merrill Lynch, he honed his marketing and sales skills for the Huntsville, AL branch resulting Read More
Selena Jackson
Regional Managing Director
Selena is from Russellville, Alabama and first joined The Cottages in 1998 as the Resident Services Director for our Country Cottage in Russellville. Since that time she has been a Read More
Melinda Crawford
Regional Admissions Director
Melinda Crawford has been with The Cottages since 2008 and serves as our Regional Admissions Director. She is from Florence, Alabama and graduated from the University of South Alabama with Read More
Cheryl Westlake
Director of Operations
Cheryl joined Thompson White & Associates in 2000, as an Administrative Assistant. She quickly developed an interest in all aspects of the business, particularly marketing and operations. Cheryl was promoted Read More

Mission Statement

To provide exceptional care and service to our residents, families, and communities by promoting resident individualism, choice, and personal dignity in a comfortable, home-like environment.


Core Values

  • Resident Focus
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Quality
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Passion & Commitment

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