Meet the Team

Andrea D. McKinney

Generations Program Director

Andrea D. McKinney is the Generations Program director at Spring Cypress Senior Living and thrives on her passion for working with individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Her journey began at the age of 18, caring for geriatrics as a certified nursing assistant. Andrea’s experience in long-term care, skilled nursing, hospice and home health led her to obtain a bachelor’s degree in public health with a pre-nursing concentration from Sam Houston State University in the fall of 2018. In December of 2019, Andrea proudly accepted her first position with Integral Senior Living (ISL) at Spring Cypress as the Generations Vibrant Life® coordinator. She is excited about the privilege and opportunity of leading the memory care department along with support from the team of directors and staff at Spring Cypress. During her transition, she obtained a Certified Dementia Practitioner certification through the National Council for Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) and began serving as a committee member in the Alzheimer’s Association: Houston Chapter.

When she is not advocating for change, Andrea enjoys cooking and sharing recipes, running in marathons all over Texas, and spending time outdoors with her two sons and husband. Her long-term goals include obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing and excelling in her aspirations as an ISL leader. 

April Dennis

Director of Sales and Marketing

April Dennis joined Spring Cypress with 15 years of experience in the senior living industry. She has marketed all levels of care and will serve as Spring Cypress’ director of Sales and Marketing. April’s favorite part of working with seniors is helping them and their families find their perfect new home.

She loves painting and doing crafts, spending time outdoors hiking and camping, and watching Alabama football.

Shelli Smith, LBSW

Vibrant Life® Director

Shelli Smith joins our team at Spring Cypress Senior Living with more than 25 years’ experience working with senior living communities and their families. As Vibrant Life® director, she is able to enrich our residents’ lives through vibrant activities that revolve around their personal interests as well as help them explore a variety of fun and new pursuits.

Shelli and her husband, Brad, have been married for more than 20 years and have three children together. They also have two fur babies, Saylor and Demi. In her free time, Shelli loves spending time with family and friends, watching her sons play sports, and giving back to her community.

Tony Leon

Culinary Services Director

Fortified by his grandmother’s scratch home cooking, Tony Leon developed a love and passion for cooking. As the oldest of six, he had plenty of practice making family-style meals 

Tony has spent the last decade professionally cooking in various restaurants, the Hilton and the University Club Tampa. At the University Club Tampa, Tony honed his fine dining skills.

“Since starting at Spring Cypress, I’ve come to know the residents on a personal level. It’s like a second family. When my dishes make people smile, I know I did my job right.”

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