Meet Your Senior Living Team in Butte

We have chosen to work at The Springs at Butte because it fulfills more than our need to make a living, it fulfills our desire to serve others.

Sbu Lauren Kippen@2X

Lauren Kippen

Executive Director

Lauren has been part of The Springs Living communities in Butte and Billings since 1999. She is passionate about serving her community and doing the right thing for the residents and employees. She also enjoys golfing, hiking and spending time with her family.

Sbu Christine Markland@2X

Christine Markland

Business Office Manager

Christine has been with The Springs at Butte since 2012. She loves helping staff and residents thrive in the community. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her granddaughters, skiing, camping and working on the family cherry farm.

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Annalee McCarthy

Director of Community Relations

Annalee has been a member of The Springs at Butte since 2016. She loves her work and the community, here on top of the Continental Divide. When she’s not working, she’s often traveling across this beautiful state to watch her boys participate in some sort of sporting event.

Tonya Kish

Tonya Kish

Director of Life Enrichment

Tonya has been with The Springs at Butte since 2008. She enjoys bike rides, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.

Benno Garwood

Benno Garwood

Food and Beverage Director

Originally from Canada, Benno has many years experience in the hotel and restaurant industry. He choose to work at The Springs at Butte after experiencing the kindness and care given to his wife's grandparents. When not working, he enjoys many outdoor activities.

Brian Driscoll

Brian Driscoll

Director of Plant Operations

Brian is a Butte native and has worked in the trades for more than 20 years as a licensed plumber. When not working, or visiting his mom who is a resident of The Springs at Butte, Brian enjoys camping, running, and spending time on the water.

Aimee Charon

Aimee Charon

Resident Services Coordinator

Aimee has been a valued team member of The Springs at Butte since 2016 and became the Resident Services Coordinator in 2018. She loves spending time with the residents and their families. Her favorite hobbies are camping, floating, fishing and spending time with her three children.

Ashleigh Preston

Ashleigh Preston

Memory Care Coordinator

Ashleigh Preston has been with the Springs Living in the memory care community for 7 years and this year has become the Memory Care Coordinator of Footsteps. She makes a difference each and everyday in the lives of our residents. In her spare time, Ashleigh shares her love of bowling with her son Daxton.

Jessica Cotton

Jessica Cotton

Director of Health Services

Director of Health Services, Jessica Cotton, RN, joins The Springs at Butte with a passion for geriatric nursing. Jessica went to nursing school with the goal of caring for the senior population. She began her nursing career in skilled nursing and long term care, then transitioned for a stent to primary care. After spending two years in Kodiak, Alaska, Jessica found her way back to Butte to be a grandma and to her nursing roots. Jessica has three children, and two granddaughters that are her pride and joy.

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