Our People

Our staff of professionals is trained in everything from the latest medical care and therapies to healthy and delicious meal preparation. Yet we make room for compassionate connection with residents to take precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions.

We are skilled professionals, yes. And we are here to connect with you in the spontaneous moments that make your life (and ours) more meaningful.

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Executive Director: Abbye Crowe

Abbye holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Public Service Communications from the University of Kentucky and has more than 15 years experience in hospitality management. She was moved to change careers when her parents experienced health issues.

"As the child of a school teacher and state trooper, I was born into a family deeply committed to service. I feel that same level of commitment to caring for our residents. They are my family and my energy is focused on caring for them with the dignity they deserve." Abbye and her husband, Nate, their two children, Boone and Emmett and four-legged family members, Roland and Sgt. Pepper live in Lexington.

Community Relations Director: Shay Spradlin

Shay earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. She has spent most of her career in social service advocating for children and young adults. Shay is passionate about helping others and making our community a better place to live.

"I became the primary caregiver for my mother approximately two years ago when her sight became impacted by macular degeneration. My mom has been my biggest supporter and best friend, and has taught me so much about life, love and empathy. So, I am very excited to bring my skill set and passion to Highgrove! It is my honor to serve the residents and see them thrive and have fun in our community." Shay loves living in downtown Lexington and enjoys yoga, movies and spending time with her friends, family and two cats.

Wellness Director: Erica Russell

Erica has her LPN from KCTCS and is currently pursuing her RN degree at Excelsior College. Born in Joliet, IL, she has lived in Lexington the last several years and loves calling it home. She is the proud mother of her daughter, Sophia, her son, Evan, and three dogs. Her nursing career includes prenatal care through geriatric care.

"It is my honor and privilege to be a part of the Highgrove senior living community. My passion is bringing love and comfort to patients and their families, while providing professionalism, compassion, and emotional support."

Memory Care Director: Lisa Stamper

Lisa was born and raised in Montgomery County and received her Nurse Aid Certification from KCTC Community College. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).

“My goal as Memory Care Director is to create a structured and calm environment. I want our residents to feel safe and happy and I find that this comes naturally when you bring patience and sincere compassion to your job. I take great pride in what my team and I do." Lisa has two beautiful sons, Cadan (12) and Carson (10).


4251 Saron Dr
Lexington, KY 40515

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Highgrove at Tates Creek is located in Lexington, Kentucky. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Private Cottages in our senior retirement community. Nursing care and support, along with gracious amenities and lifestyle options are provided to our residents. We are an active adult community, within the Traditions Management family, that can help seniors with aging, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia care.