Colonial Oaks at Campbell Park

Sharnice Taylor

Executive Director

In 2006 I began an educational path in nursing. I always thought being a nurse was my passion, but soon after realized there were other plans for me. A  friend of mine had a relative that had a Dementia causing disease and needed special attention. This lead me to self-study, volunteer, and change my career path. I became so intrigued by the brain, how it functions and how people can manage, even with cognitive impairment. I started volunteering more in Memory Care settings and was offered an employment opportunity that was the start of my climb in this industry. In 2011, I began working as a full-time caregiver for individuals with Dementia and became certified as an MIM, Memory Care Engagement Trainer through the Alzheimer’s Association. I began to attend trainings and seminars. Some of my favorite were conducted by Teepa Snow.  I realized that being in the Senior Care industry was a true passion of mine. It makes me happy to bring moments of joy to the senior population with the work that I do.  In 2014, I became a Memory Care Director, where  I holistically studied the Memory Care Engagement program and implemented a way of life for our residents that gave back the life families thought were lost. I wanted to expand to assist with the entire Assisted Living population and became certified as an Assisted Living Manager. I am proud to say that I am now working for an awesome company that cares about serving our residents, families, staff as well as our community around us. I love our Campbell Park Family!

Lauren Saxon

Community Relations Director

I am honored to call myself a member of the Colonial Oaks family!  My personal mission in life ever since I was a child has been to help those in need and to make a difference in people’s lives.  I have 10 years of experience in the Senior Living industry and specialize in Memory Care. I began my personal journey in this rewarding career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). I take pride in my extensive background as a Texas Certified Activities Director for the Memory Care population. Memory Care is very dear to my heart and is what drives my everyday life.  One of my greatest accomplishments is to have earned my license as a Certified Assisted Living Manager in the summer of 2018.  In my free time I enjoy experimenting in the culinary world, reading a really good book, visiting my family in my hometown, Rockwall, TX, and spoiling my rather fluffy cat, Sebastian, whom I rescued in 2015.