REIMAGINING SENIOR LIVING
MorningStar Senior Living is a leading developer, owner and operator of premier communities within the senior living landscape.
Our portfolio encompasses 40+ communities in operation or under development representing 5,000+ units with an ownership interest in the majority. Whether for a new build, acquisition or turnaround property, MorningStar consistently delivers operating margins above industry norms and exceptional overall returns to investors and partners.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, MorningStar executives support local operations with a significant degree of touch and an array of centralized resources for its geographic footprint in the western half of the U.S. (Find Your MorningStar). Offering independent living, assisted living and memory care, MorningStar is privileged to elevate life for those who taught the rest of us how to live.
Ken brings over 25 years of operational experience in the senior living industry, including successful startups, acquisitions, turnaround of distressed properties and multi-site leadership. Earlier in his career, he held executive level positions where he was responsible for operating 50 communities in the western United States. From 1998 to 2002, Ken served as VP of Operations for Sunrise Senior Living, where he was responsible for the successful startup of 17 new communities.
Their united efforts have propelled MorningStar to national prominence as a brand that is successfully blending margin and mission. The platform has become a fully integrated developer, owner and operator of first-class senior living communities.
Today Matt serves as Managing Partner of MorningStar and Ovation, MorningStar’s affiliated real estate investment and development arm, which he founded in 2011. Under his leadership, the portfolio has grown to over 30 properties in the western half of the U.S., comprising over 4,000 units for independent and assisted living and memory care.
Managing Partner Matt Turner describes the powerful blend of Mission and Margin that has made MorningStar successful.
STEVE H. MARTIN
Steve speaks to his underlying motivation: “Boyhood summers were spent with my grandparents in East Tennessee. My deep admiration and love for “Mamaw” and “Papaw” was formative not only of my character but of my life’s work. In college I sealed my professional path on discovering a new program in the School of Business for Long-Term Care Administration, the first of its kind in the nation.
As to seniors, close relationships with the elders in her family significantly shaped Tracy’s childhood. She was impacted by a strong bond with Great Aunt Anne and Uncle Frank. “They encouraged me always and loved me unconditionally.” In later years, watching her mother struggle through the challenges of advanced age, Tracy’s respect for seniors deepened, as did the desire to return to them the respect and rewards they so richly deserve.
As Chief Strategy Officer, Tracy brings to MorningStar Senior Living a deep reservoir of knowledge in healthcare, marketing and strategy-driven leadership. Hers is a 20-year career in building strong partnerships that leverage the full capabilities of an enterprise for customer-centric, profitable growth. Tracy delights in using data to discover the path forward, combining intuitive creativity with strong analytics and a holistic understanding of the voice of the customer, all to open areas of greatest opportunity.
Eric’s career in finance and accounting spans over 25 years. Early in his career, at Great West Life, he led a financial analysis team that identified and corrected system issues that impacted clients group health insurance plans. Next, he served as Assistant VP of Budgeting and Forecasting and as Assistant Controller for GMAC/CapMark which ranked #3 on the Fortune 500. There, Eric performed modeling and forecasting within its real estate investment banking division.
An accomplished and impassioned professional, Chris has worked in his chosen field since 2001, managing the many facets of human resources for companies with upwards of 50,000 employees. Among them have been nonprofits and property management firms with multi-state operations. For a year he was Director of HR for PreCare, engaged in the design of safe workplaces, then investing another two years as Regional HR Director for a large hospice. For five years Chris was HR Director for PASCO, a home healthcare company with 1700 employees.
“I want to be a part of something that’s more than a thriving business enterprise. My personal values insist upon it, and MorningStar is on such a course. Our values are more than just words, our authenticity and integrity are at the root of what we do, and our faith and actions are there for all to see. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far together and I’m proud to work alongside a team that’s committed to hold ourselves to the highest standard. Read More
With positive intensity and a dynamic style, she approaches challenges head-on and leads with heart. The exceptional results of her teams are a credit to Javi’s analytical skills rooted in a focus on healthy, collaborative culture.
MELISSA CLEMENT, RN, MSN
Melissa joined MorningStar in 2020 with proven executive leadership in project management, staffing, budgeting and finance, team building, strategic planning and decision making. She reflects, “I was drawn by the company’s core values and its emphasis on servant-leadership. Ours is such a collaborative team, always looking for the next opportunity to improve.”
First as a Regional, now as Senior Vice President, Melissa engages in multi-state oversight of clinical programs, works with risk management to strengthen resident outcomes, implements QAPI programs and coaches a growing team of nurses and care managers in 11 states.
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