Christina Ciotta

Executive Director

Christina Ciotta, brings several years experience and a wealth of senior living knowledge to our community. For over 15 years she has served seniors and their families. Christina looks forward to getting to know all our residents and their families and working alongside the Keller Town Center team.

Kaycee

Kaycee Fabe

Celebrations Director

Kaycee was born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts, a small, New England town just outside the Boston city limits. She attended Northeastern University and studied Mass Communications and Journalism. For 20 years, Kaycee enjoyed her career as a Flight Attendant with TWA and United Airlines. During those years traveling the world, she met her husband, and they just celebrated their 28-year wedding anniversary. They have two wonderful children, Michal and Noah, as well as a furry little Corgi-mix named Max.  

Kaycee was led into senior living almost 8 years ago, and says one of her favorite things is getting daily opportunities to “Make It Count!” Kaycee says the ‘It’ is the overflowing joy one receives from a social or educational event, or a special outing.   

On any given day, you will find Kaycee hosting a party, fitness class, or dancing in the hallways. She believes that socials and parties, along with learning events, fitness and spiritual activities will nurture the mind, body, soul and spirit. As the Director of Celebrations, Kaycee’s vision is for perpetual opportunities to engage with life and one another and to enjoy life’s blessings each and every day.

ZACH EVANS

Director of Culinary Services

Zach Evans found his calling to cuisine in 1985 when he joined The United States Navy. He began working on the large Navy Ships cooking for hundreds of his shipmates, and served for 10 years in our US Military. Zach earned his Culinary Arts Degree from Johnson and Wales College. Upon graduation he secured a position for as Chef at the Flamingo Hilton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. He quickly became an indispensable asset to the Hilton, and spent 8 years bringing his exquisite palate and creativity to everything he touched. Chef Zach joined the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Center as Executive Sous Chef overseeing the Hilton Banquets. Zach showed an unwavering focus on the use of the best, seasonally sustainable ingredients. He was honored with invitations to banquet incredible venues including Maggiano’s Italian cuisines in Plano, Texas. What led him to Senior Living? While at The Hilton, Zach was asked to showcase his culinary skills at a Christmas Banquet for a Senior Living. They enthusiastically received his presentation, and subsequently, they offered him a job as their Executive Chef and Dining Services Director. He has enjoyed Senior Living for over 20 years, and has continued to delight his residents with his refined, contemporary cuisine. On any given day Chef Zach can be found creating culinary dishes. He believes the most flavorful cuisine is made simply with the best, highest quality products. It is Zach’s vision as The Culinary Director at The Conservatory, to bring you attractive, savory tasting foods, and deliver the highest level of customer service. His goal is for you to feel proud of your dining experience every day. Zach is looking forward meeting you and hearing your thoughts!

James-Ashby

James Ashby

Director of Facility Operations

James was born in “Corn Husked” Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in a military family where he spent most of his youth in both Wyoming and Nevada. James is a Veteran of the United States Army and where proudly served in our military for 6 years. About 34 yrs. ago James began his career in Facility Operations. His background in Facility Operations ranges from Schools, Businesses, and the past 5 years he has served in Senior Living facilities that ranged from Independent Living to Assisted Living and Memory Care. In James’ spare time he cherishes every moment with his family. When at home James enjoys golfing, cooking, watching sports, and BBQing with family. James says his favorite thing about working in Senior Living is to interact, serve and make a difference while ensuring a safe and functional living environment for our residents. James brings us a strong commitment to excellence and we are thrilled to have him here making a difference to our residents.

Cecily Marcus

Cecily Marcus

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Over 17 years ago Cecily Marcus found her calling when she personally experienced helping her own Grandmother search for a senior living. It led Cecily to find her passion in helping other seniors also find the right place to call home. Cecily is a native Texan, born in Houston, and later moved to the Keller Southlake area, graduating from Southlake Carroll High School. Cecily married the love of her life 26 years ago and they have a beautiful 7 year old daughter. She’s been an active member of the Keller United Methodist and First UMC of Hurst. In her spare time Cecily enjoys singing in the choir at church, and spending time with her family and friends. Cecily has a servant heart and truly enjoys helping seniors. She says her favorite thing about working in Senior Living is experiencing a resident move in and watching them realize how much they love it. It is a joy to see them thrive making friends, participating in Celebrations, and enjoying life. On any given day you can find Cecily making a difference at the Conservatory at Keller Town Center. Please stop by and meet Cecily, she is eager to learn more about you and she will make you feel right at home!

MELISSA COLLINS

Fitness Coordinator

Melissa is originally from Detroit, Michigan. She has lived in Texas for about 11 years. Melissa grew up with a passion for fitness, and at a young age enjoyed swimming, and running track. At the age of 14 Melissa began dancing in Ballet. It was her love of dancing that led her to fitness. While Melissa was in high school, she began volunteering for a Senior Living and she really loved the environment.
Melissa graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science. While attending college, Melissa danced for 4 years at Midwestern State University, and was their University captain from 2009-2010. She also achieved her Masters of Science in Kinesiology from Dallas Baptist University. Soon after, Melissa started Personal Training, and ever since then she has pursued her career in the Fitness and Wellness Industry.
Currently she is a (NASM) Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified trainer, and CSM Certified Health Coach. She has also served as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist, and Fitness and Nutrition Director. Melissa has worked in Weight loss management for over 11 years, and she is very passionate about helping others achieve their goals. In her spare time Melissa enjoys cycling, dancing, cooking and learning new recipes. Melissa also values spending quality time with her friends and family.
Some areas Melissa implements with our residents, are Strength and Condition training, Muscle Maintenance, and Blood Pressure Maintenance. Melissa also implement programs that decreases Skeletal muscle function deficits. She says these can be common in seniors, and are often solved with Resistance training. Melissa’s vision for you at The Conservatory Keller is to implement a fun and diverse approach to Health and Wellness. She wants you to enjoy what you are doing, and at the same time achieve your goals. Melissa will make sure that while we are focusing on your health, we also make it fun and goal worthy for you!
We welcome you to visit Melissa in our Fitness Center, she is looking forward to helping you reach your health and fitness goals!

AMY MULLINS

Amy Mullins

Business Office Manager

Amy is a native Texan, and grew up in Grapevine, Texas. She was born and raised on a working ranch on the Grapevine Coppell border.
Amy always knew she wanted to be in a business role and originally started her degree in business management. Amy comes to us with a Business background of over 15 years and found her calling when she began running the Business Office in Senior Living. Amy’s favorite thing about working in senior living is talking with the residents and getting to hear their stories. She believes seniors are a wealth of knowledge. Amy says, “I love what I do, and you will always find me smiling. I’m a big believer in sharing my smile, it could change someone’s day!” When Amy is not working she loves spending time with her extended family. She has two beautiful daughters and 1 precious grandson. In her spare time Amy enjoys journaling, spending time reading scripture, sewing and baking. While at home she also enjoys working outside in her flower beds, or reading a good book. Amy’s vision as the Conservatory Keller’s Business Office Manager is to be a positive example of honesty, integrity, attitude and work ethic, while putting our residents first every day.

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