Meet The Team

Meet the Team - Thrive Senior Living

Atlanta, GA is the birthplace of Thrive. It’s our Thrive Hive. You will find some of the most joyful, hard working, servant-minded men and women in America in this office. Simply put, our leaders believe that if we love and lead our team well, they will, in turn, love our residents well.

Jeramy Ragsdale

Jeramy Ragsdale

Founder

Visionary. Trailblazer. Navigator. Lone male in a family of five awesome women. Private pilot. “Slow” marathon runner.

Les Strech

Les Strech

President

Maker of leaders. Convivium Creator. Flattener of hierarchies. Little league coach. Second grade spelling champion. Pocket square enthusiast. Husband to Emily. Father of fearless four.

Sebby Kannukkaden

Sebby Kannukkaden

Chief Operating Officer

Operational architect. Red tape cutter. Appreciator of Excel spreadsheets. Father-daughter Top Golf Sundays. Rabid Wolverine. Speed junkie. Aspiring Atlanta Braves bullpen catcher.

Allen Burke

Allen Burke

Chief Financial Officer

Strategic finance guy. Risk manager. Forecaster. Cat herder. Distance Runner. Reader. Husband and Dad to two of the worlds cutest kids.

Alan Moise

Alan Moise

Chief Investment Officer

Leader. Fundraiser. Investor. Caffeinator. Home entertainer. Game night enthusiast. Texan. Milk-phobic. Church mentor. Limbo champion.

Balencia Thomas

Balencia Thomas

Director of People Experience

Human Swiss Army knife of job functions. Collaborator. Cheerleader for good performance management. Sunday school teacher. Shopper. Second oldest of eight siblings.

Scott Hundley

Scott Hundley

Managing Director of Development

Paradise creator. Development doer. Protector of Thrive brand. Navigator. Dad. Husband. Skier.

Charlie Sabin

Charlie Sabin

Managing Director of Development

Builder. Bricks and sticks guy. Developer. Reading insomniac. Grandad to four. Blessed man.

Cindi Echelson

Cindi Echelson

Operations Lead

Imaginator. Idea implementer. Community supporter. Aunt of nine. Yogini. Foodie. Green thumb. Admirer of the color yellow.

Cade McDonald

Cade McDonald

Continuous Improvement Lead

VIP worker bee in Thrive Hive. Trailblazer. Fast pitch assistant coach. Proud mini-van owner (17 cup holders). ChapStick addict.

Kim Gebert

Kim Gebert

Operations Lead

Precision-driven process pre-opener. Groundbreaking coordinator. Party planner. Technology lead. Outdoorswoman. College soccer player. Animal lover. Dog sitter. Peanut M&Ms fiend.

Catherine McDonald

Catherine McDonald

Operations Lead

Diva of details. Partner to PPMs. Community Fun-ologist. Gym rat. Bargain hunter. Ovarian cancer survivor. Triathlete.

Shari Sargon

Shari Sargon

Controller

Numbers geek. Collaborator. Team builder. Wife. Mom. Voyager. Long distance walker. Emory grad.

Kayla Meek

Kayla Meek

Program Coordinator

Educator. Advocate. Cheerleader for active living. Nursing student. Animal lover. Netflix binge watcher.

Brittany Mays

Brittany Mays

People Experience Lead

People person. Motivator. Ball of sunshine. Coach. Passionate for Elders. Christ follower. Wife to high school sweetheart. Mom.

Chanaay Thomas

Chanaay Thomas

People Experience Lead

Benefits coordinator. Workers comp wrangler. Passionate about People. Traveler. Bookworm. Ambidextrous.

Sebastian Medina

Sebastian Medina

Analyst

Doyen of dollars. Budget forecaster. Data diva. Playmate to my dog. Fluent Spanish speaker. Amateur chef. Professional eater.

Burdette Tatum Jr.

Burdette Tatum Jr.

Accounting Manager

Leader. Trainer. Yardi guy. Workout warrior. Family man to wife, four kids, and one dog. Ambidextrous.

Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Senior Property Accountant

Accountable accountant. Troubleshooter. Nature nut. Volunteer. Mountain woman. Jeep driver. Mom to two Golden Retrievers.

Leslie Harper

Leslie Harper

Property Accountant

Numbers nerd. Guru to business office managers. Social activity director for son Harrison.

Ken Franklin

Ken Franklin

Property Accountant

Numbers cruncher. Cash reconciler. Conduit for Hive and BOM’s. Closer. Navy veteran. Outdoorsman. Husband and father to four. Former college football player. Captain of calm.

Cassandra Johnson

Cassandra Johnson

Staff Accountant

Human cash register. Intercompany billing guru. American Express administrator. Wife and playdate for three daughters. Yoga procrastinator. MacGyver to her friends.

Kesha Johnson

Kesha Johnson

Accountant Clerk

Payables processor. Vendor builder. Q&A person for all things vendor. Roller-skater. Runner. Aspiring florist.

Sierra Jenkins

Sierra Jenkins

Office Manager

Social network guru. Resource manager. Birthday reminder & planner.
Wife of Sampson. Dog mom to Beauregard Bandit Jenkins. Orange flavor enthusiast.