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.
Resident Care Director
Alan Soledad, Resident Care director at Spring Cypress Senior Living, brings with him years of experience as a licensed vocational nurse and a passion for establishing and nurturing relationships with our residents and their families. His experience includes working in skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation facilities and teaching a class for the nursing board for several years. It wasn’t until working in his first assisted living and memory care community that Alan found his calling, and he went back to school to pursue a degree in health care administration.
“I’ve been asked multiple times why I became a nurse, and the response I’ve always given is I truly believe nursing chose me. The very first day of clinical rotations was the day that my life changed forever. After learning from a certified nurse assistant the whole day, we were doing our last rounds when one of the residents of the skilled nursing facility reached out, held my hand, looked me in the eye and said ‘thank you,’” Alan said.
At Spring Cypress Senior Living, Alan ensures our residents are in a warm environment where they are happy, are well cared for and are living vibrantly.
Business Office Director
Tarreta Wood has been in the medical field for more than 20 years, beginning her career as a certified nursing assistant. She later obtained her associate degree in medical office and phlebotomy. She’s worked with Alzheimer’s and dementia residents for more than six years. Tarreta’s passion is in the health care industry. She’s currently enrolled at St. Leo University to obtain her bachelor’s degree in health care administration with a concentration in management.
Tarreta is a proud mother of five children (only four living) and grandmother of two. She loves to spend quality time with her family, cooking, traveling, horseback riding, walks along the beach and many other outdoor activities. She has been with Spring Cypress as the BOD since Aug. 6, 2019.
Business Service Director
Jeff Burnside, Business Service director at Spring Cypress Senior Living, has worked in this industry for more than 10 years. He is passionate about finding solutions to challenges, interacting with our residents and building bonds with them. His goal is to make sure our residents feel comfortable coming to him with any problems or issues.
Jeff was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and is the youngest of three siblings. He is also a former Marine and lives by the motto “All for one and one for all!”