Richmond's Premier Senior Living Community
LEGACY CLUB (DINING)
The Dougherty and Brown family are like a Brady Bunch family. Their passion, their soul, and their mission is devoted to serving their community one meal at a time. They take great pride in what they do and believe that their dedication shines through every dish that they create. They look forward to meeting each and everyone of you, contributing to the upscale atmosphere, and being a part of the family here at Legacy Club.
OWNER OF SALON LEGACY
Melanie was born and raised in Mechanicville, Virginia. She is a mother of an amazing son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 guinea pig. Before opening up her salon, she worked on our campus at our concierge desk and provided supportive and compassionate customer service to all. Melanie wanted to combine her passion in cosmetology while maintaining her purposeful connection with our campus so she opened Salon Legacy. She has been a licensed cosmetologist for 26 years and enjoys every minute of it. Her years of experience have allowed her to develop extraordinary skills in cuts, color, perms, and styling for men and women. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family at the river.
RESIDENT SERVICE COORDINATOR
Casey was born and raised in Highland Springs, Virginia. She is a mother of 3 and enjoys spending her free time with her family. Casey has worked at this campus since 2016. She loves helping residents transition into their new home independently while developing a personal connection that impacts their lives.
RESIDENT SERVICE COORDINATOR
Larry was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but was raised in Richmond, Virginia. He is a father of 2 and is very family oriented. Larry has worked at our campus since 2014 . His passion towards his family drives him to make a difference in seniors' lives. Larry truly believes in treating our residents how he treats his family with compassion, respect, and dignity.
ASSISTANT MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR
Kay was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from James Madison University. Kay has always had a passion for being more hands on so he decided to leave the accounting field and work in construction and maintenance. Kay has worked at our campus since November 2021. His dedication to leading a helping hand to seniors makes him a vital contributor to the success of our campus.
DIRECTOR OF LIFESTYLES
Whitney was born and raised in Glen Allen, Virginia. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her passion is devoted to working with seniors. After graduating she received her certification as a Dementia Practitioner and a National Activity Professional. Whitney previously worked as a Physical Therapist Tech, Activities Director, and a fitness instructor. She has worked at LIV since April 2021 as our Director of Lifestyles. Her goal at LIV is to create a healthy, fun and active lifestyle for all residents to enjoy.
Director of Concierge Living
Lauren was born and raised in Virginia. She has two boys that keep her energetic. Lauren has worked at this campus since 2014 and enjoys every minute of it. Her comfort and care she provides has enriched the lives of many residents, family members, and staff. During her spare time she loves spending it outdoors.
Business Office Manager
Marie was born and raised in Virginia. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 20 years and is a mother of two beautiful children. Marie has worked at this campus since 2018. Her hard work, dedication, and passion has made a significant impact on our residents, family members, and staff. During her spare time she loves camping, fishing, and traveling. Marie’s goals in life are to build her dream home, buy a boat, and watch her kids graduate.
Regional Director of Operations
Steven obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Tiffin University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology from Longwood University. He has over 25 years of professional experience and 5 years of senior living experience. He was also the 2019 recipient of Virginia Assisted Living Association Executive Director of the Year and was elected to the Virginia Assisted Living Association Board of Directors in 2020. Prior to working with seniors, Steven worked 22-years in law enforcement. He is a father of 4, a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Nebraska football, and Dallas Cowboys.
I always try to use sports analogies to help others understand life lessons. Being a “baseball guy” means that I find ways to use baseball to deliver the lessons. I was blessed to be able to intern with the University of Virginia Head Baseball Coach, Brian O’Connor. It was during this time that I was afforded the opportunity to sit in on team meetings and the delivery of their philosophies to the new players. One of the life changing things I learned was about having an approach to hitting so you aren’t guessing at what the pitch is going to be and then trying to react. This, simply put, means having a plan. I was able to meld this with one of my other main leadership principles…looking for second right answers; 3 + 1 = 4 and so does 2 + 2. This means keeping an open mind when it comes to decision making. There are certain processes where there isn’t a second right answer. When putting together a motor, it has to be done a certain way. However, in other situations we are afforded the opportunity to look for alternate ways to getting something accomplished. Legacy at Imperial Village is absolutely one of those situations.
So many of our residents have similar stories in that they had a home and raised a family and their home became as much a part of their family as their children. They loved their home. They nurtured it. They created lasting memories in their home. Some of our residents were ready to stop having to worry about taking care of their homes and others have struggled to let go of their homes. This is where the two leadership principles meld. Having an approach to aging along with being open minded to a second right answer allows a transition to LIV to become a reality. LIV has been the second right answer for thousands of seniors since the late 1960’s. Our Village is a place where living is exactly that…LIVing. This is a community rich with tradition and character. When opening your mind to a second right answer of where to call home, LIV is here for you. It is important to acknowledge that no one is saying your current home, where you have raised a family, hasn’t been one of the right answers. However, LIV can also be that place where traditions and memories are created. 2 + 2 = 4, but so does 3 + 1. Neither is wrong, but having an approach to looking for second right answers opens you up to the possibility of LIVing your best life.
The poet Erin Hanson wrote, “There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh, but my darling, What if you fly?”