Our Team

Learn more about our great Boulder City Assisted Living team at Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City!

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Ellie Ricks - Director for Sales & Marketing

Ellie’s experience in Sales and Marketing extends over twelve years, her career in senior living began in 2004 at a premier 55+ Independent Living Resort Style Community in Bullhead City, Arizona and five years in Las Vegas, Nevada at Carefree Senior Living as a Lifestyle Specialist.

A desire for comprehensive industry knowledge, coupled with passion for serving seniors, led her into the assisted living world. Driven by a commitment to generate a positive impact in challenging environments, her achievements include significant census growth and expectations in independent and assisted living communities from 97 to 400 units.

Her work ethic is based on a foundation of trust and total commitment to community, residents, families and teammates. “I believe that community success is built upon a foundation of God-given talent, commitment and passion – and teamwork is the keystone that solidifies its structure,” says Ellie. Her accomplishments have been recognized by industry leading companies and include numerous sales, operational and customer service awards. Her talents for sales growth, census management, and market strategy have resulted in company-wide implementation of personally developed annual business and marketing plans, competitive analysis, and sales event planning practices.

Ellie and her husband have been together more than two decades and have lived off and on in Nevada since 1994. Blessed with two wonderful sons, and four amazing grandchildren, they enjoy family gatherings and getaways together whenever possible. Her family and faith are first and foremost in her life. Some of her favorite pastimes include: watersports, off-roading, Nascar racing, shows, music & concerts, sports & travel. Ellie also has a passion for interior design and fashion.

Jean Bickford, Food Service Director

Jean is a self-taught chef and “foodie.” She feels that working with seniors is the greatest and most rewarding experience of her career. Jean delights in getting to know the residents on an individual basis and hearing their amazing life stories. She finds the interaction both educational and fulfilling. Jean relishes giving back to the generations who have gone before her. Infusing the meals she prepares with affection and caring is her specialty.

She began her work in the senior living field in Michigan, continuing work when she moved to Nevada. Jean is a married lady who is close to her nieces and nephews. When not cooking up a storm for residents at LVT, she can be found shopping, swimming or baking.

Life Enrichment Coordinator for Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City
Emily Oxford, Business Office Manager at Boulder City

Emily Oxford, Business Office Manager

Emily was part of the Ridgeline Management family from 2012 to 2015, serving as the Business Office Manager at Lakeview Terrace. She transferred to a sister community in Las Vegas in 2015 where she was the Community Manager.  In 2017, when she was offered a position back here at LVT, she said “It feels like I’m back home where I belong again.” Emily has served in the senior living field for over five years and loves supporting residents.

As the single mother of two boys, she is kept quite busy, but still finds time for fun pursuits, such as camping, travel, wine and canvass painting, plus spending time with family.

Shawn Turner, Maintenance Director

Shawn began at Lakeview Terrace as the bus driver in 2016 and was promoted to the Maintenance Director position. He handle all maintenance issues of the community. Shawn’s HVAC Certification and computer knowledge certainly come in handy. He loves to help out with whatever the residents need and has a big heart for seniors. 

Shawn is the single dad of one daughter. In his free time, he enjoys water sports, camping, fishing and spending time with family.

Shawn Turner, Maintenance Director at Boulder City