Information about the staff at Midland, TX senior living

Meet the Staff

Our community has the greatest staff members around, whose daily desire is to make TODAY a wonderful day for our residents. As energetic as they are fun to be around, our staff at Legacy Ranch really enjoy working together! After all, when working together is fun, the joy is contagious! The energy created by our team is what breathes life into our community… and what a difference we make! We live for the opportunity to make our residents feel noticed and special.

our team at Legacy Ranch in Midland,TX

Jennifer Galyean – Executive Director

Early life experiences often steer the path of a career.  That rings true for our Executive Director, Jennifer Galyean.  As a young child, Jennifer spent time helping her grandma to serve the elderly in a retirement center by serving drinks and making beds.  She remembers “having so much fun” as she and her sister helped out.  Although she didn't realize it at the time, those early impressions led her to pursue nursing in college, taking a particular interest in the geriatric studies of her education.

Born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, Jennifer later moved to Oklahoma where she earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Western Oklahoma College, and her Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  She and her husband made their their home in Oklahoma, before moving back to West Texas in 2016 with their young daughter.  Jennifer has been in the long-term care industry for the past nine years, working as a caregiver, medication aide and registered nurse until completing her education to become an Administrator.

Jennifer loves to travel with her family, play golf and attend all of her daughter’s events and activities.

Cecelia Hughley – Leasing Director

Cecilia has lived in the Permian Basin since 2011 and has enjoyed the senior health care and senior living industry.  She served as the Community Liaison for Oceans Behavioral Hospital, educating the community about Mental Health and the role it plays in geriatrics – specifically dementia/Alzheimer’s.  Her journey with senior care led to a position as the Community Relations Director for a Permian Basin community.

At Legacy Ranch, Cecelia loves to share with families and referral sources the benefits of social style living for both Assisted Living and Memory Care residents.  Alzheimer’s has affected various people in Cecelia’s life and her work at Legacy Ranch allows her to serve seniors and their families with firsthand knowledge about what this disease entails.

“Legacy Ranch Memory Care Community is a safe place for residents with memory issues to reside and socialize with other residents, families and staff,” say Cecelia, who embraces Legacy Ranch's mission toward helping seniors to thrive in community.

Kimberly Bautista – Resident Care Director

Kimberly loves working with our Residents and dedicates her time to providing exceptional and personalized care to our Legacy Ranch family.  A nurse for over four years, Kimberly has always worked in geriatrics, specializing in Memory Care.  “I chose caring for those suffering with Alzheimer’s due to a family member that had the disease.  It is an honor to care for those in need,” says Kimberly.

When not busy as a nurse, Kimberly says she enjoys traveling, shopping for shoes and spending quality time with her family.  She has been married for nine years and has two beautiful daughters.

“I am very excited to be a part of our care team and want to help provide the best quality of care to the Residents of Legacy Ranch.”

Stacy Childs – Activity Director

With her passion for seeing smiles on the faces of our Residents, Stacy Childs is a bright ray of sunshine in our community.  As Legacy Ranch's Activity Director, she organizes and guides our Residents through each day's planned adventures, organized activities and events.

Stacy was born in Henderson, Nevada, and raised in Midland.  She's enjoyed working with seniors for the last 20 years, serving as a Certified Nursing Assistant, before taking classes to become a Certified Activity Director.  Prior to coming to Legacy Ranch, Stacy served as Activity Director for a local nursing home.

In her spare time, Stacy enjoys cooking, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.

Jeannie Feaster – Assistant Activity Director

Working closely as Stacy’s “right hand”, Jeannie Feaster absolutely loves working with our Residents.  Whether it's getting her hands gooey with chocolate cake mix as she and a resident prepare to bake a cake, or helping a group learn how to grow succulents in a homemade terrarium, Jeannie can always be counted on to be “All In” and all about helping to enrich our Residents’ lives throughout each day.

Jonathan Boyance – Dining Services Director

Chef Jonathan Boyance loves great food and has a passion for serving great food to others.  Originally from Houston, Texas, and close to his culinary cajun roots, Jonathan has lived in the Midland/Odessa area since 2013.

“I have enjoyed doing just about everything in the culinary field,” says Jonathan.  Indeed, some of his career highlights include working as a Chef at the Hilton Americas, Hilton Medical Center in Houston, and cooking for MLB’s Houston Astro’s and the NFL’s Texans franchises from 2006—2009. 

As good nutrition and healthy diets are vital to fueling athletes toward their success, Jonathan enjoys knowing his work serves to benefit the health of our Residents and their enjoyment of life at Legacy Ranch.  We all love to savor Jonathan’s amazing culinary creations!

In his spare time, Jonathan serves as a volunteer and pastor-in-training for the Church Under the Bridge in Midland.

Kari Baxter – Business Office Manager

After working more than 20 years as a full-charge bookkeeper, Kari changed professions and received her certification as a Basic and Advanced Activity Director in 2010.  That would lead her to take numerous classes and attend various seminars on the care of Alzheimer’s patients, including workshops with the Alzheimer’s Association to teach activities for people living with Alzheimer’s.

Following her certification, Kari began working in long-term-care where she saw a need for compassionate, dedicated and educated people to care the elderly, especially those with Alzheimer’s/dementia.  Kari's career has led her to positions in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care.  ”My passion is working in Memory Care,” says Kari.

Most recently, Kari has moved into her new role as our Business Office Manager, where she can still be involved in the care of our Residents and assist with activities when needed.

Kari has one son and a granddaughter who she says is the “light of my life and makes everything worthwhile!”

Kurt Holden – Maintenance Director

From indoor climate control to exterior landscape, furniture to fixtures, maintaining a community of our size takes a special person with a number of special skill sets.  At Legacy Ranch, that individual is Kurt Holden.

Born in Rutland, Vermont, and raised in Los Angeles County, California, Kurt’s life experiences and personal hobbies have prepared him well for his work as our “go-to-guy-for-everything.”

Kurt is a veteran who served 21 years in the US Air Force as a Fighter Jet Mechanic.  A graduate of Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education, Kurt also earned five (yes, 5!) Associates of Applied Sciences Degrees.  He says with a smile that he couldn’t decide what he wanted to do when he grew up!  But eventually he decided that he loved working with the elderly and has been working in this field for the last eight years.

He’s been married to his wonderful wife, Michelle, for 24 years and they have six children and seven grandchildren.  Kurt enjoys spend his leisure time with family, finding time for his hobbies which include woodworking, cooking, and “wrenching on anything mechanical.”