The best part of life in one of our Conservatory retirement communities, 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 difference in the lives of 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.
Business Office Manager
Kim Lane is an Army Brat, born in California & raised all over the U.S.A. She is the mother of four adult children and grandmother (“Babette”) to two granddaughters. Kim just adopted a Basset Hound puppy named Mr. Potter. She is a retired home & birth center Midwife, who caught 2000 babies in her 24-year career. Kim is a die-hard Lady Gaga fan (a.k.a. a Little Monster) and loves to dance, play games, and spend time with her family. All four kids and two grandkids live here in Austin! Kim loves her job as Business Office Manager and enjoys being able to make a difference in the lives of Seniors every day.
Lauren is a Fitness Professional originally from Atlanta Georgia. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, her Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, and a graduate certificate in Gerontology from the University of Georgia. She has worked in older adult and medical settings to deliver fitness programs to a wide variety of clientele. Lauren loves to include music and dancing in her workouts to create a fun and encouraging environment to improve your health and fitness.
Director of Facility Operations
Born and raised in Southern California and Arizona along the Colorado River. Charlie meets his wife in high school, and they have been together ever since. They moved the family to Texas in 1998, as managing partners for Sonic Drive-ins. They have three grown children and now their first grandson. They are so proud of all of their children, as they are the first-generation Farris to graduate from “Texas” colleges. He has worked with The Conservatory, going on eight years. With two of those years at the National level with Discovery Senior Living. For his hobbies, he enjoys restoring classic cars, boating, golfing, and vacationing with his family.
Director of Celebrations
Marie recently began her position in Celebrations but is no stranger to Conservatory North Austin. Both of her grandmothers have lived here for 5 years! She was born and raised in Austin and you can find her riding motorcycles in her spare time. She loves to spend time outdoors grilling, hiking, and swimming on the Greenbelt. She fancies herself a movie buff and is a Texas State graduate. She loves Live music and frequents local shows and concerts. For travel, she loves going to different NBL and NBA stadiums across the country. Friends and family are everything to her.