TT_Meet the Team_SHINE Director, Tanya Taylor

Tanya Taylor

Lead Care Giver

Tanya has been with The Trace as a Care Manager since April 2016. She truly cares about her residents and their happiness. In March 2020, Tanya was promoted to Memory Care/SHINE Director. Tanya says “Make no mistake, this job is not for everyone. I love helping residents who are “fading away”. It’s an important responsibility. It may be difficult for residents to reach me but I enjoy reaching out to them. I love every difficult, odd, impossible, funny, combative and sweet one of my residents.”

Thomas Epstein Culinary Services Director at The Trace Senior Living

Thomas Epstein

Lead Care Giver

Thomas Epstein is the Culinary Director at the Trace. He’s been with us for two years. He was born and raised in Mandeville, and returned home after working in Austin, Texas for 15 years.   He has decades of experience in restaurants and senior living communities. . Apart from a passion for cooking and service, Thomas also loves camping and hiking. He has found a unique sense of fulfillment in serving the residents at The Trace, and he hopes to be with us for a long time.

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Stacey Barci

Memory Care Director

My name is Stacey Barcia. I am blessed mother of 2. I have a son that is 16 and a daughter that is 15. I have worked in customer service since I was 15. I enjoy working with the public and being able to help people in any way I can. I started at The Trace as a Resident aid in Memory Care and fell in love with the residents and found my passion. I was given the opportunity to grow with The Trace as the Memory Care Director in September 2021. I am excited to be a part of this team.

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Kiara Garrett

Director of Celebrations

Kiara is a mother of two, with whom she loves dearly. Kiara has been with Trace since September 2021. She has been in this field for 6 years now. Kiara offers an abundance of ideas that enriches the lives of all residents. She is a well-rounded, self-taught gardener, a master crafter, and has an extreme soft spot for the elderly, which makes her the perfect person to craft exceptional activities and events programs that provides exciting, engaging  lifestyle for our residents here at The Trace. Kiara is a mother of two, with whom she loves dearly. She enjoys traveling, “doing brunch” with friends, and being outdoors when the weather is good.