About Spring Gardens of Holladay
Research has shown that social connections are extremely important to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of seniors. We see how vital this is every day in our community. At Spring Gardens Senior Living, we seek to help each resident feel connected by fostering daily opportunities for residents to build friendships. In addition to caregiving services, we offer a wide range of amenities to help your loved one thrive while getting the help he or she needs. We love serving families in the areas of Holladay and East Millcreek.
Our amenities allow each resident to enjoy the benefits of a community while also maintaining independence. For example, we offer a full schedule of engaging activities that connect our residents, help keep them active, and allow them to choose the activities that appeal to them. Residents can gather together in our gourmet, restaurant-style dining room or for treats in our ice cream parlor. We also offer wellness programs that focus on exercise, education, and activities to help our residents maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our range of options ensures that each resident will find something he or she loves to do and build friendships with others who have similar interests.
We are blessed to have an incredible team of people working in our assisted living community. From taking good care of residents to preparing restaurant-quality food, our team consistently goes above and beyond to serve our residents and their families! Meet the team that makes it all possible and read their bios here:
Kim Gladstone–Executive Director, RN
Kim was born and raised in Southern Alberta, Canada. After graduating from nursing school, she moved to Utah and has been working as an RN caring for seniors for the past twenty-five years. Kim spent twenty years in skilled nursing until she found her passion for assisted living in 2016. Kim has been with Spring Gardens since its opening in 2016. She began as the Director of Nursing and in 2020 she became the Executive Director right at the start of the pandemic. One of Kim’s many accomplishments is that she has been successful in keeping Spring Garden’s COVID FREE since the beginning of the pandemic.
When Kim is not at work, she can be found spending time with her husband and 4 children. She loves being outside and playing or watching most sports.
Bethanny Taylor–Director of Nursing, BSN, RN
Bethanny grew up in a military family and had the opportunity to live all over the world. Her desire to become a nurse began when she was in fifth grade and started working as a hospital volunteer at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. It was there that she first observed the value of teamwork and compassion when caring for our nation’s Wounded Veterans. Her first job following high school was as a Certified Nursing Assistant at an assisted living community in Roy, Utah. Since then, she has worked in the hospital, skilled nursing facility, home care, and hospice settings. Bethanny earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing at Weber State University, Ogden, and will be finishing her Master’s Degree in Nursing in the Summer of 2021. Bethanny’s passion for senior care enables her to work with enthusiasm and innovation in caring for Spring Garden’s residents.
Bethanny enjoys learning how to play the piano and spending time with her husband. Together, they enjoy traveling, trying new foods, and outdoor recreation. Some of Bethanny’s life goals include learning how to speak Spanish and serving on a medical mission in Bolivia.
Hailey Stevens–Marketer, B.S.
Hailey has been with Spring Gardens since 2019. She began as a Certified Nursing Assistant, then moved to Activities Assistant and later to Resident Care Coordinator. Her love for the community and its residents has led her to her current position as our Marketer. Hailey earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies with an emphasis in Outdoor Recreation and Stress Management from Weber State University. Hailey’s career goal is to become an Executive Director and continue to work in the assisted living setting.
Prior to working in healthcare, Hailey served as a tour guide in Ketchikan, Alaska. It was there she gained an appreciation for the Alaskan oceans and enjoyed meeting people from around the world. Through college, Hailey ran on Weber State’s track team. Hailey’s other hobbies include camping with her family and being on the beach.
Jenna Ivins–Resident Care Coordinator, CNA
Jenna was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She came to Utah after marrying her husband in 2016. Jenna is currently attending Salt Lake Community College as she pursues her nursing degree. Jenna’s love for helping and serving others brought her to Spring Gardens as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2016. In 2020, Jenna took over as Care Coordinator. Her competence, compassion, and efficiency ensure that resident’s care needs are not just met, but are exceeded.
When Jenna isn’t saving the world, she enjoys returning home to Louisiana to visit her twin sister and two brothers. Jenna also enjoys spending time with her husband, whitewater rafting, and laughing!
Seth Williams–Lifestyles Director
Seth is a Holladay, Utah, native who began working with the Spring Gardens team in March 2019. Seth started as a dining room server and now assists residents with scheduling and transportation to and from their numerous appointments and outings. Seth graduated from Olympus High School and is now at Salt Lake Community College studying Psychology. He hopes to one day manage senior living communities.
In Seth’s free time he enjoys sports, boating, fishing, country music, and spending time with his two older brothers.
Kiley Brinton–Activities Director
Kiley began working at Spring Gardens in 2017 as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Her cheerful attitude, organizational skills, and excellent resident relationships make her a perfect fit for the Activities Director position. In this role, she enjoys working with residents to plan individualized activities, games, entertainment, and outings. Kiley’s love for building close relationships with others has led her to pursue a degree in Recreational Therapy through the University of Utah. Kiley will graduate in the Summer of 2021.
Kiley enjoys everything outdoors. Her favorite activities include camping and hiking in the lovely Utah wilderness with her friends and dog, Gypsum.
Justin Burr–Maintenance Director
Justin joined the Spring Gardens team in 2018. He has over twenty years of healthcare experience that greatly contributes to his expertise in managing the appearance, functionality, and safety of our beautiful community. Justin is a Salt Lake native and attended Salt Lake Community College and Weber State University.
Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. Together, they enjoy camping. Justin’s personal hobbies include building and flying model airplanes and beekeeping.
Kathryn Richardson–Business Office Administrator
Kathy has been with Spring Gardens since its opening in 2016. She is a Macon, Georgia, native who came to Utah in 2001. For the past twenty years, she has worked in long-term care communities in various roles including a Certified Nursing Assistant, Marketer, and Office Manager. Kathy’s attention to detail and unparalleled organizational skills help ensure our community runs smoothly and efficiently.
Together, Kathy and her husband have six children and thirteen grandchildren. They love traveling and visiting their family in Georgia. Kathy enjoys University of Utah football, Atlanta Braves Baseball, hiking, as well as some Southern favorites – Diet Coke, grits, fried okra, and Georgia peach cobbler.
Bo Schiers–Food Service Director
Bo is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. His experience as a Chef has taken him all over the Western United States and he has cooked in every kitchen from fine dining restaurants in resort towns to mom-and-pop diners. In 2019, Bo joined the Spring Gardens team. Much to our gratitude, Bo’s 13 plus years of experience and passion for food ensure that every meal served is truly delicious-just ask our residents!
Bo originates from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He fondly recalls spending much of his youth outside over an open fire. As a result, his favorite dishes are Dutch-oven dinners, fresh fish, free-range game, and seasonal vegetables.
Stephanie Ray–Lead Med Tech, CNA
Stephanie has assisted with medication management and Med Tech training since Spring Gardens’ opening day in 2016. Stephanie has 7 years of Certified Nursing Assistant and Med Tech experience. She earned her Associate degree in Occupational Studies and Medical Studies from Stevens Henegar in 2015. She is currently at Salt Lake Community College pursuing a nursing education. Stephanie’s excellent customer service and passion for what she does ensures that all of our resident’s medication needs are met.
Stephanie’s favorite hobbies are reading, hiking, and spending time with her friends. Her dream vacation would be to visit Germany and Australia. She looks forward to one day working as a Registered Nurse in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
Fernanda Leal–Memory Care Coordinator, CNA
Fernanda has been with Spring Gardens since 2018. She has worked with the elderly in assisted living communities for the past 8 years. She has experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Medication Technician, Assistant Administrator, and multiple care coordinator designations. Fernanda has a special love for our residents affected by Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Her experience, paired with tremendous patience and genuine love for her residents, is what enables our memory care residents to thrive.
Fernanda enjoys spending her free time camping, hiking, overlanding, kayaking, and other lake activities. She also loves taking her dogs on all of her adventures!