Legacy Village of St. George

Leadership Team

Jason Erickson

Executive Director

Jason has been in the senior living industry for over four years. He has a passion for helping families produce the best solution for their loved ones. His favorite part of the job is getting to know new people. Jason is originally from Rigby, Idaho, and attended BYU-Idaho and ISU. He loves horses, golf, pickleball, and going to his children’s soccer games.

Kamie Hunter

Director of Sales and Marketing

Hailing from Hooper, Utah, Kami Hunter, Director of Sales and Marketing, brings a blend of rural roots and academic rigor to her role at Legacy Village of St. George. A graduate of Utah Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in population health and a focus on healthcare administration, she discovered her passion for seniors through a college job as a CNA. Since then, she’s spent over four years as a dedicated sales leader, navigating challenges like the onset of COVID-19 with resilience and compassion.

With a management philosophy centered on empathy and understanding, Kamie believes in the power of storytelling to forge connections among colleagues and residents alike, fostering a culture of compassion and camaraderie. Beyond work, she finds joy in soccer matches, outdoor adventures with her boyfriend, nurturing her home garden of nearly 100 plants, and spending time with mini schnauzer puppy, Ashy.

Dani Manumaleuna

Assisted Living Director

As Assisted Living Director, Dani Manumaleuna, oversees assisted living level of care which supports residents with daily living support. No matter what stage of life we’re in, maximizing independence, maintaining dignity, and having choices are important at Legacy Village of St. George.

Amanda Padilla

Memory Care Director

As Memory Care Director, Amanda Padilla, oversees our memory care community and our professionally trained caregivers who provide specialized care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and memory loss. Our expert caregivers help residents with memory support as well as assistance and supervision for daily activities such as personal care, medication assistance, and meals. 

Brianne Maurer, RN

Wellness Director

As Wellness Director, Brianne Maurer, RN, plays a pivotal role in enhancing the living experiences of senior living residents, helping them thrive in whole-person wellness. Here at Legacy we distinguish ourselves by embracing a Personal Touch Culture which strives to make loving and meaningful connections with associates, customers and partners. Our associates make heart-to-heart connections with every resident and get to know them on a deep, personal level.

Miranda Ekblad

Resident Services Director/Administrative Assistant

Miranda Ekblad grew up in an Air Force household where she spent most of her life living all over the world. She is a recent graduate from Utah Tech University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in business. As a collegiate athlete and military child, she has developed a passion for having a stake in the mission and creating a successful work environment. Miranda loves that her role allows her to contribute to Legacy’s mission of creating genuine connections with residents and associates. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling where she can create memories on the go.

Kortney Ahlstrom

Dining Services Director

Meet Kortney Ahlstrom, a culinary master with roots tracing back to the charming town of Tropic, Utah, nestled in the breathtaking valley of Bryce Canyon. Raised amidst the hustle and bustle of the family-owned business, Doug’s Place, which encompassed a gas station, grocery store, motel, and restaurant, Kortney honed his culinary skills from a young age. It was here that he discovered his passion for cooking, eventually taking the helm as manager and chef of the restaurant before embarking on a journey to La Verkin with his beloved wife. His career path led him to Sterling Court, an Assisted Living Community in St. George, where he ascended to the role of executive chef, delighting residents with his delectable creations and innovative events.

Having traversed various culinary landscapes, Kortney found his calling in the vibrant atmosphere of assisted living communities, where he thrived on crafting mouthwatering meals and orchestrating memorable events for residents. At Legacy Village of St. George, Kortney finds fulfillment in curating exceptional dining experiences, infusing joy and flavor into every dish. Guided by the philosophy of “Enjoy The Ride,” he embraces life’s challenges with a spirit of adventure and exuberance, believing that every moment is an opportunity for joy and growth. Beyond the kitchen, Kortney loves motorcycles, the meticulous craftsmanship of building and racing RC cars, and cherishing precious moments with family and friends.

Vaughn Olsen

Maintenance Director

Vaughn Olsen took apart a lawnmower when he was eight years old, just to see how it worked. Ever since then, he never stopped tinkering and has made a career out of fixing things and helping others. After owning and operating a commercial bakery repair business in northern Utah for 30 years, he was ready for a change and moved to St. George. Vaughn has been a maintenance director at other large-scale facilities in town and brings a wealth of knowledge to Legacy!

When he is not at work you will find him relaxing by the pool, exploring southern Utah on his side by side, or spending time with his friends and family. Vaughn is married and has two children and seven grandchildren.