Tim Painter, MBA, MM
Tim Painter has been serving as an advisor to families and individuals regarding their financial and life planning needs for over 30 years. His passion has always been serving as a guide to his clients as they plan for their futures. Many of the families he has served have turned to him as a resource as they were seeking a senior residence and care communities for themselves or loved ones. Tim’s expertise in financial planning includes tax and estate planning, and investment management.
The challenge of finding good care for seniors hit close to home when Tim’s father and step-mother could no longer maintain the level of independence they had enjoyed at their home in rural Tennessee. That is when Tim and his brother offered to move their parents to Dallas so the family could better care for them.
When they began their research, Tim and his brother realized there were an overwhelming number of senior residential communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and there was no easy-to-access, up-to-date database or free resource that met Tim’s rigorous standards of excellence to find care for his parents.
Tim, his brother and the employees of their advisory firm conducted hours of original research, first narrowing by geographic location, then by types of communities, then by care levels provided, which still left them with over a dozen places to tour. After Tim and his brother toured almost 15 communities, they finally found the right fit for his parents. Tim’s father asked the question, “How do families who don’t have the time and resources to conduct original research find a good place to live?”
Tim realized that he could apply the high standards of advice and care he had been providing to families for over 30 years in helping seniors and their families find a community to call home.
Tim is eager to bring his customized, high-touch concierge style of serving clients to the senior referral arena and using a no cost to seniors and their families’ business model.
Chelsea Neal serves as Senior Advocate and Marketing Director for Alcove. She holds a degree in Psychology from Texas State University and previously worked with a financial advisory firm where she supported the advisory team to help families identify and meet their financial and life goals.
Chelsea’s personal experience with nursing care communities started eight years ago after becoming close friends with an individual who had suffered a spinal cord injury. Over the next few years, Chelsea spent countless hours with him in the various care communities where he resided and saw firsthand how care can vary across communities or within a community when it undergoes a management or ownership change. She strives to apply her experience on behalf of Alcove clients.
In addition to serving as an Advocate for Alcove clients, Chelsea serves as Marketing Director. Her responsibilities include ensuring the Alcove message and mission are communicated to those who need it most. Chelsea has been instrumental in providing input on the business fundamentals, client experience, and community evaluation process to assure the individuals and families we serve are afforded the highest level of knowledgeable assistance and service.
Heather McKinney, Legal Counsel
Heather is a registered investment adviser and an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas. She earned her law degree from Southern Methodist University, where she served as an intern at the Federal Trade Commission in its Bureau of Consumer Protection. She has devoted her professional career to serving as a resource to families as they navigate challenging times in their lives.
Like millions of families, Heather and her family faced the challenge of finding care for a family member. Her beloved aunt was diagnosed with a rare degenerative neurological condition just as she hit retirement age. In addition to visiting her aunt weekly, she helped screen and evaluate prospective senior care communities that would meet her aunt’s needs.
By participating the search for a place for her aunt, Heather recognized what mattered most to families: treating clients with respect, helping maintain a client’s dignity, fulfilling a client’s care requirements but also appreciating a client’s personality and preferences, and finding a place that is comfortable for our client and gives peace of mind to their family.
Heather is prepared to guide your family through this transition phase and help you find a place that the whole family is comfortable calling home.
Scott has a passion for helping people, especially seniors and their families. He has served in the Senior Living Industry as an Activities Director for both memory care and independent-living residents. He has also served senior communities and their residents on behalf of a local pharmacy focused on serving seniors.
Scott and his brother Tim became totally immersed in the Senior Living Industry when they began the search for the right community for their parents. Scott led the field effort – identifying and personally visiting senior communities that offered both independent living and memory care to accommodate their parents’ different level of care and desire to remain together in the same community.
Prior to joining Alcove Senior Advocates, Scott served as a Financial Advisor, providing customized investment advice and financial guidance for families and individuals. He is a licensed insurance agent with the ability to review and evaluate various categories of insurance products including Long-Term Care Insurance and Health Insurance policies. Scott has experience creating client-specific comprehensive financial and investment plans and provided consulting, coaching, and support for client families.
Additionally, he served as an Assistant Vice President at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Dallas, Texas where he served as an Incident & Problem Manager for the Worldwide Securities Services, Institutional Trust Services, Treasury Services, and Commercial Banking lines of business. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, magna cum laude, from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Scott is married with two teenage children. He is active in his church and community, and serves as a soccer referee with his community’s soccer association.
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