Serving as President, Les is responsible for offering leadership and guidance to all Thrive activities.

Previously, Les founded Burdenlight Memory Care, a unique small house concept, that maximizes freedom for people with memory loss. Les will continue this work at Thrive, bringing this unique vision to the Thrive portfolio. Prior to founding Burdenlight, he was the Chief Operating Officer for a Texas memory care operator. In addition, Les has led multiple sales-oriented organizations and has excelled at building profitable, people-centered culture in various environments.

Married for 15 years to his bride Emily; together they have four children – Carter, Micah, Tobias and Isabella. Isabella is the newest addition, adopted in 2014. Les has a BBA in Finance from Baylor University.