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For us, you are everything. How you feel, how you spend your day, what makes you laugh, what you need, what you love to eat—we embrace all of it, because we are a community. We support one another and make the most of every single day, together.
Jean started out as a CNA in 1986, and was hooked. She has had different jobs growing up, but has always come back to nursing. She has worked at a hospital in a cardiac unit and in Post Anesthesia Care unit. She was working for another company doing MDS when she received a phone call to come to Morningside as the Nurse. She says it was one of the best decisions of her life. Jean is now the Executive Director of Morningside of Branson Meadows and loves the residents and the staff. She could not ask for a better group of people to spend each day with and truly love this place.
Candi has been a nurse for 16 years, having worked as the Assistant Director of Nursing at a skilled facility for seven years. She has also worked as a Home Health Nurse for 9 years and is now at Morningside of Branson Meadows. Candi is married with three children. Her two sons are in the Air Force and her daughter just completed Cosmetology School. She has a passion for animals, having raised several from cats and dogs to deer, raccoons and goats. She loves to watch football, go camping, float, and spend time with her family.
Holly is a recent transplant from Dallas, TX and is ready to explore all that the Ozarks has to offer. She is married to her wonderful husband and has two grown children, Amber and Brandon. Amber is serving in the US Navy and Brandon attends college full time. She enjoys spending time with her family and two fur kids, Milo and Mel Mel. Holly’s hobbies include, reading, crocheting, shopping and travelling. She has traveled to every continent except Antarctica, but has no plans to travel there. Holly is excited to be at Morningside and is looking forward to being a part of this family.
Ryan is originally from Louisiana and has been a nurse for a little over 4 years. He has done many jobs from construction to restaurant management. He has always loved helping people and that is what drew him to the medical field and be able to help people on a different level. His passion for helping and caring for people brought him to Morningside where he has been the Medical Secretary/ Nursing staff for the last year and a half. He absolutely loves working here and says everyone is like family, which he loves being a part of. Ryan has a beautiful wife and family. They live locally and love many outdoor activities, mainly fishing and going to the white sandy beaches in Florida. Ryan is looking forward to what the future holds at Morningside.
Janet loves to work at Morningside of Branson Meadows. She says everyone here is like family to her. Janet is from Fair Grove and is from a big family, having seven brothers and six sisters. She married her best friend Jim Pryor, has one son, two stepdaughters, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Originally from St. Louis, MO. Richard moved to Hollister, Missouri in 1979. After High School he went on to Missouri State University and took classes in Hotel and Restaurant Management. His first job in Branson was as a unit manager with CL’s incorporated and then went on to become Roy Clark’s Lodge of the Ozarks Food and Beverage Director for 15 years. He then decided to take a big step and open his own Restaurant, Happy Days. In 2002 Richard took the position as Head Chef and Kitchen Manager at Morningside of Branson Meadows. He is proud to be a part and enjoys the fine living and good people of the Branson area and his good friends and family of Morningside of Branson Meadows.
John entered the field of maintenance in 2005 when he joined the Army and became a generator mechanic. After 3 years in the military he went to college and studied HVAC and building maintenance mechanics. While still in college he landed a maintenance job at an apartment complex and was there for 2 years. 5 years ago he was offered a job as Maintenance Director for this community and have been here ever since. John enjoy working for the residents because they are always happy to see him and appreciate everything he do.
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