Cheryl Jaskiewicz, CDAL

Chief Operating Officer

Cheryl Jaskiewicz and her husband John, proud residents of Longview, Texas. With two children, Tyler and Dawson, keeping them on their toes, their home is always buzzing with youthful energy.

Cheryl is more than just your average community member – she's a beacon of compassion and expertise, especially when it comes to seniors. With over 19 years of professional experience, Cheryl's passion for serving the elderly knows no bounds. As a Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL), she's dedicated herself to upholding the highest standards of care in the industry.

Her leadership is evidenced by her accolades, including the ALFA Best of the Best Award in Human Resources. Cheryl's commitment to excellence doesn't stop there; she's also spearheaded innovative programs like the Ambassador program, ensuring top-notch training and mentorship for new staff members.

But Cheryl's true measure of success lies in the heartfelt connections she fosters with families and residents alike. Having experienced the impact of Alzheimer's Disease firsthand, she understands the importance of empathy and support in difficult times. It's no wonder she's been honored with the ALFAs Champion award for her unwavering dedication to seniors.

Beyond her professional achievements, Cheryl remains deeply rooted in her community, serving on the Longview Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, serving on the East Texas Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors, and actively participating in organizations like Argentum.

And when it comes to senior health services, Pinnacle Senior Living in Lufkin stands out as a beacon of excellence. With open arms and a warm welcome, they invite you to embark on a new chapter of your life – one filled with care, compassion, and a sense of belonging. Join their family, and let every day be the best day yet!


Kandes Holbrook

Executive Director

Kandes Holbrook and her husband Ross are residents of Nacogdoches, Texas in the Woden Community. They are proud parents of a blended family of 5 children. All of which are grown adults and leading lives of their own. They also have 7 grandchildren ranging in age from 20 years of age to newborn. Kandes enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Kandes and her husband enjoy water sports during the summer. She enjoys working in the senior community and has a passion for making a difference in the lives of the residents she works with.

Kandes’ career has been focused on the senior community beginning in 1988 in long term care. Her career began in Housekeeping and Laundry. Quickly, she moved up to coming a Certified Nursing Assistant, specializing in assisting residents on Physical Therapy Services. As her love for Seniors became evident she was given various opportunities within the community, further expanding her knowledge of senior living and leaving her with invaluable experience in the field.

In 2013, she received her Activity Director Certification from Angelina College. She became employed at a local retirement community and in 2014 became Certified with the State of Texas as an Advanced Professional Activity Director. In 2016 she became certified nationally, and in 2018 she received her certification as a Certified Dementia Practioner. Then in 2019, she took classes from Texas Assisted Living Association to become a Assisted Living Manager.

Because of her own personal experience, Kandes has a lot of compassion for families that are affected by dementia. She has the desire to help not only the residents, but also their families. She strives to be a team player and will ensure the residents have the dignity and respect they so deserve.


Gail Cook

Lifestyle Director


Maegan Brown, RN

Vice President of Operations

Maegan Brown and her husband Tony live in Hallsville. She has two grown children, Slade and Lexie, and two granddaughters, Kinzley and Adley. Maegan is a Registered Nurse bringing 18 years of expertise in the fields of Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Geriatric, Cardiac, and Critical Care. After working with many diverse groups, she has developed a passion for caring for our seniors and is dedicated to preserving their dignity while providing the exceptional care they deserve.

Maegan has worked with residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care for many years as Wellness Director as well as Executive Director and understands the importance of including their families in all aspects of the development and implementation of the plan of care for the resident. She makes it a priority to be available to staff, residents and their families to secure their trust that not only are their physical needs being continually met, but that their emotional needs are met as well.


Ricky Eckles

Maintenence Technician