The best part of life in one of our Conservatory centers, according to our residents, is the personal relationships they develop with our team members. From warm smiles and laughter to support during your times of need, our residents receive individualized and attentive care so they can focus on the things that matter most to them in life. At Conservatory, we are all family.
Joe Eckert is a graduate of the University of North Texas and is also a talented artist, starting his career after graduation in software design. He also worked in the oil industry setting safety anchors, supplying generators and light towers for a number of years. Joe wanted to settle into a career that would allow him to connect with his community and help make differences in the lives for those he served and thus his senior living career began. Joe has worked in all areas of senior living including: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care and has served as an Executive Director for most of his senior living career. Joe says he is committed to providing a safe, caring and exciting environment to all of the residents and team members he serves and is excited at the opportunity to join our Conservatory family in North Austin.
Recreation and Events Director
Meredith Boccaccio has enjoyed working with our residents for over five years. Meredith’s professional background includes corporate training and recruiting and she is delighted to be able to utilize her Drama degree and musical experience here at the Conservatory. Working together with her team she supports groups and plans outings that best suit the interests of the community. Bridge, book club, fitness, choir, art classes are just a few examples. Meredith’s goal is to help residents get connected, enjoy their interests and have fun!
Director of Culinary Services
Jack Burkett has been at the Conservatory in North Austin for the past few years, bringing 17 years of Independent Living experience to our community. Knowing each resident personally is very important to Jack to understand the food preferences and create a menu that the residents enjoy. Jack is very proud of his culinary team with over 20 long-term employees that create a family-friendly atmosphere for
Jack and his wife Jeany have a unique and special hobby. They raise and breed rare tortoises from all over the world. Jack has hosted a live tortoise show here at the Conservatory in North Austin to a standing room crowd of residents each year.
Senior Lifestyle Counselor
Jodi Biewen’s 16 year career in Senior Living has encompassed working in CCRC, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. She started working in Activities, where she wrote two Word Game books for seniors, when she realized that activity materials were limited for that population. Her joy and passion for providing exceptional service to seniors led her to pursue Sales and Marketing within the industry. Using her extensive knowledge and compassionate understanding, Jodi has been a wonderful resource for seniors and their families, as they navigate the transition into their next home.