Elderly Ladies

We’re not boring…

We’re Inspired!

Our Mission

To enable an abundant life for all residents, colleagues, partners and their families.

The Farms at Puryear was founded to create a holistic living experience that is comfortable, feels like home and is FUN!

We are committed to providing memorable life experiences and value our residents, colleagues and their families who make our The Farms at Puryear family strong.

Our services, dining options, activities and health-focused initiatives are exactly what we want for our own family.

We operate The Farms at Puryear with the heart of servant leaders and we believe our dedicated team of professionals serve a higher purpose – that of caring for our cherished families.

Employees that truly care are what make our atmosphere one of comfort and home. We value their health, families and overall quality of life – just like we do for our residents. Our Birds of a Feather colleague program is designed as a support system for those very people that are dedicating their lives to serving others.Feather

Everyone has times in life when they are challenged. We know that providing temporary support through our colleague assistance fund for unforeseen circumstances makes a difference to our team and their families.

Growth and a lifetime of learning feeds the mind and soul. Our educational fund encourages colleagues to expand their knowledge, training and education.

The Colleague Wish on a Star program is similar to the resident program and supports the dreams of our star performers.

Welcome to Our NEST!

(Nashville Experiences Support Team)

Daniel Stockdale, II, CEO

Daniel Stockdale, II

Chief Executive Officer

Having grown up in the industry Daniel Stockdale, II has a unique perspective of senior care rarely found in senior housing leaders today. At the age of 25 Daniel was already licensed in 3 states and was a seasoned leader with oversight of more than 125 employees and $10 million budgets. Now he is taking his hands-on approach to seeking qualified acquisitions for The Farms at Puryear. As he travels the country networking with other leaders in the post-acute space, his passion is to grow a company that will extend our quality culture to others. Daniel is definitely hands-on as he is often seen eating dinner with residents or engaging in conversations with the members, guests and colleagues of The Farms at Puryear’s communities. Daniel’s vision is to facilitate acquisitions where the TSC culture of caring and respect permeate throughout to all members, guests and colleagues.

Karen Lancaster

Karen Lancaster

Vice President of Health, Happiness & Wellness

Karen Lancaster’s life exemplifies her calling. “It’s all about meeting individual needs in a dignified manner,” says Karen. When visiting The Farms at Puryear’s communities, she can often times be seen tending to a resident who simply needs an extra blanket or who wants a hand to hold as they stroll to the lunch on the garden patio. As a registered nurse Karen learned first-hand how to provide extraordinary direct care to her members as well as how to lead a team of front-line colleagues. As a Director of Nursing, Karen embodied the ideals of the profession with a compassionate heart. As a licensed administrator responsible for overseeing SNF and ALF operations, she has developed a depth of operational understanding unseen in the industry. Caring, Committed, and Compassion are her mantras.

When she isn’t working Karen enjoys listening to Irish folk music and traveling to see the artists wherever they are performing. One of her favorites is Daniel O’Donnell.

Aidan Scott, JD, General Counsel

Aidan Scott, JD

Vice President of Legal Affairs

Ashley Herbst, Director of Human Resources

Ashley Herbst

Director of Human Resources

Ashley is fueled by her passion for understanding the needs of the ever-evolving people industry. She received her degree in Marketing and Human Resources but considers herself a “forever-student”, eager to learn and build upon her academic foundation. Her hunger for knowledge and determination have contributed to her most recent success with Tennessee Valley Authority, Target Corporation, and now The Farms at Puryear. By focusing on the team first, Ashley has been able to implement award-winning retention strategies for a large national corporation. Ashley strives to model her career after this quote, “With confidence, you have
won before you have started.”

When Ashley is not in the office, she loves to spend time with her family (the feline and canine kind, too). She loves the creativity of interior design and loves helping others create a suite home where they will love life for years to come.

Wayne Franklin, CFO

Wayne Franklin, CFO

Chief Financial Officer

Wayne has been a financial and operations consultant for nursing homes and assisted living centers since 1976. He received his CPA and went to Washington DC to work for the National Association of Nursing Homes. He has been very active throughout his career with both state and nationally associations. He currently serves on two national committees (Health Information Technology and Finance/Reimbursement). Wayne is the author of a program for the AICPA on how to prepare Medicare cost reports and improve the financial integrity of nursing homes. He has also taught classes on this subject matter for over 35 years.

Wayne’s reputation in operations and related payment by Medicare and Medicaid has enabled him to successfully shepherd communities throughout the growth phase and the related challenges encountered by cutting edge leaders.

Wayne serves as a member of the clergy and is an avid golfer.

Caleb Phipps, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Caleb Phipps

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Chef Brian Batson

Brian Batson

Executive Chef & Certified Dietary Manager

Director of Dining Experiences & Culinary Happiness

Director of Dining Experiences & Culinary Happiness Chef Brian’s years of experience as an Executive Chef in the senior housing market lay the foundation for diverse menus that are prepared to meet the individual tastes of every resident. Special requests? No problem. Brian’s attitude toward creating the perfect, individualized dining experience for every resident is what makes him a superstar in the culinary arts arena. He brings his breadth of experience to The Farms at Puryear as he leads our culinary team and embodies the call for meals “Well-Prepared. Beautifully Presented. Served with Style!

Jackie Lienneman, COTA

Vice President of Jukin’ and Givin’ and
Director of Return-to-Home Happiness

Robin DeLeary, RN

Director of Reimbursement