About

The Ashton Manor Experience

Our express mission and purpose is to encourage our residents’ own unique level of independence and to provide them with the perfect amount of customized assistance. Our Ashton Manor community has three distinctive “neighborhoods” that are occupied by residents with shared abilities. Private one-bedroom apartments are available within each neighborhood.

Support is provided based upon the particular needs of each resident. Our residents who require minimal assistance with day-to-day life can enjoy a feeling of independence akin to living at home, without the chores of managing a household. Residents with Alzheimer's and dementia are provided with higher levels of care and security, including individualized programs that enrich their lives and enable them to function at their highest possible level. 

Our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our Ashton Manor residents.  

Jay Tipton, Executive Director, Ashton Manor

As the executive director of Ashton Manor, Jay Tipton devotes himself to providing excellent assisted living and memory care services to his residents. Under Jay’s direction, Ashton Manor was awarded the Dementia Care Specialists’ Distinguished Provider award. Jay has been with Schonberg & Associates for over two years. Before he joined the Schonberg team, Jay was a residence sales director for an assisted living community, and an account manager for Synergy Health Care Group. Jay’s professional background is in marketing, but his love and compassion for senior healthcare led him pursue a successful career in the assisted living and memory care industry. He is trained in the Warchol Best Abilities Care Model, and uses the Allen Cognitive Assessment as an invaluable resource in caring for his memory care residents. Jay is married to his wife, Carla, and they have two children, Taylor and Sam.

Trudy Lopez, Activities Director, Ashton Manor

Prior to joining the Ashton Manor team as Activities Director, Trudy Kinler Lopez, a native of Hahnville and lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish, worked for the Parish. Her fifteen-year tenure with St. Charles Parish gave Trudy the opportunity to work extremely closely with its senior population, precious time that made her realize that working with seniors is her passion and purpose. Trudy has been part of the Ashton Manor family since the community’s inception, and she has established strong personal relationships with both residents and their loved ones. It is Trudy’s daily goal to create a family atmosphere that residents can truly call HOME. The love and devotion that she has for her residents is genuinely endless. Trudy is constantly coming up with crazy, exciting activities that engage her residents and allow them to bond with one another. Whether dancing to “Blueberry Hill,” auctioning toilet paper, or orchestrating a comedy fashion show, Trudy thrives on bringing copious amounts of laughter and joy to her residents. Trudy strives daily to ensure that each day is filled with the best of the best in meaningful and memorable She says that “it feels like a calling and a dream fulfilled to have the opportunity to give back to seniors who have given so much throughout their lives.”

Brenda Patrck, Director of Health & Wellness, Ashton Manor

Brenda Patrick has been a member of the Ashton Manor Team since the community opened in January of 2013. She is originally from Sterlington, Louisiana, and she moved to Luling in 2012. Brenda’s work in the medical field at both an internal medicine clinic and pharmacy is what inspired her to become a nurse. She graduated from Northshore Technical Community College in 2011, and she is currently working towards becoming an RN. Brenda has been married to her husband Kevin for 26 years, and they are the proud parents of their two sons, Kevin Jr. and Hunter.

Montana Becnel, Memory Care Director, Ashton Manor

Montana Becnel joined Ashton Manor as our Memory Care Director in July of 2016. Montana’s previous experience included working for Home Health Hospital and Behavioral Health. She is a nurse by trade, but she has a strong passion for helping individuals with memory impairment. Montana currently resides in Vacherie, Louisiana where she was born and raised. She and her husband Ryan have been married for seven years, and they are the proud parents of their son Cameron and their daughter Kennedy.