Missy joined the marketing and sales team at Galloway Ridge in 2013 and was promoted to Director in 2016. She brings over 25 years’ experience in gerontology and marketing to her current leadership position. Before moving to North Carolina, Missy honed her skills as editor for All About Seniors, a community senior resource magazine serving the upstate of South Carolina. As a founding partner for All About Seniors, she developed her entrepreneurial spirit and her desire to serve the aging population. She also established fundraising and community recognition events, including the Upstate Caregiver Awards.
In addition to a life-long passion for working with the aging community, Missy also has a strong commitment to advocacy for quality of life issues. She has served on the board of directors for Alzheimer’s Association-South Carolina Chapter and Meals on Wheels-Greenville. She also shared her expertise through volunteering as a member of the Bon Secours St. Francis LifeWise advisory committee, Senior Action marketing committee, Arthritis Foundation Gala committee, and the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee. Missy has been recognized as one of the Best and Brightest by Greenville Business Magazine and a Dream Achiever by the YWCA.
While earning her Masters of Developmental Psychology and a Certificate of Gerontology from University of Georgia, Missy focused on research and development for successful aging and cognitive aging. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including behavioral health, assisted living, and Life Plan communities. Her passion is evident in her ongoing relationships with Galloway Ridge residents, who always find her door open to them.