The experience of our staff contributes to the high quality care we offer.

Senior staff, led by Steven Jewell, have made The Pines their personal mission.

The mission-driven goals of The Pines cannot be reached without senior staff who approach their jobs as more than a way to earn a living. Look at the tenure of The Pines staff and their record of customer satisfaction. When you do, you’ll feel comfortable asking for more information about vibrant living in a college community.

“Having long known about The Pines before moving here, it was still a pleasure to discover the high level of respectfulness that characterizes The Pines. The respectfulness extends across and to all levels - staff, employees, residents. It creates a very comfortable atmosphere in which to live and, I imagine, to work. Furthermore, in addition to respectfulness, graciousness permeates our living here, and that is another genuine asset.” - a resident of The Pines

Steven H. Jewell
President and Executive Director


Mr. Jewell has served as the President and Executive Director of The Pines since July 2015.  In this role, Mr. Jewell oversees operations of The Pines.  Mr. Jewell has more than 27 years of management experience in the retirement community industry. 

Prior to The Pines, Mr. Jewell was the Executive Director of Park Pointe Village in Rock Hill, SC.  Park Pointe is an affiliate of ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, Inc., which has an investment grade rating from Fitch Ratings.  Mr. Jewell also previously served as Executive Director of Kendal at Lexington, a continuing care retirement community in Virginia, from 1999-2012. At Kendal at Lexington, he oversaw the successful opening of the community and led subsequent expansion efforts, including a capital campaign.  Mr. Jewell was the Administrator for Health Services at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach, VA from 1996-1999 and the Health Service Administrator at Presbyterian Homes, Inc.’s Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm, MD from 1993-1996. In addition, Mr. Jewell served as Vice President for Operations for the Upper Chesapeake Health System’s Fallston General Hospital in Fallston, MD.  Mr. Jewell is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator by both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina.  He received a Master of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA and a B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.  Mr. Jewell has served on a number of professional organizations, including Rotary International, and as an Elder of the Lexington Presbyterian Church.

David C. Rainey
Vice President, Assistant Secretary & Director of Financial Services


Mr. Rainey is licensed by the State of North Carolina as a certified public accountant and is licensed by the State of North Carolina as a Nursing Home Administrator.  He has served as The Pines’ Director of Financial Services since May 1988.  Prior to working with The Pines, Mr. Rainey worked as a bank officer in the Financial Accounting Services Department of First Union National Bank for three years and as an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Company for three years.  Mr. Rainey has a B.A. in Psychology from Davidson College and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He has served on the Finance Committee of the Lake Norman YMCA and Davidson College Presbyterian Church and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Mr. Rainey has served as Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop Number 58 in Davidson.

Karen Frazier
Assistant Director of Financial Services


Mrs. Frazier is a certified public accountant.  She has been employed by The Pines since May 2014.  Prior to working with The Pines, Mrs. Frazier worked as a consultant for Monaghan Group, a division of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and worked for six years as CFO for Winston Packaging.  Mrs. Frazier received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She is a member of Davidson United Methodist Church and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Amy Craven
Director of Nursing


Mrs. Craven joined The Pines at Davidson in 2015 as our Assistant Director of Nursing.   Prior to joining The Pines at Davidson, she worked as ADON at Genesis Healthcare (Mooresville Center) from 2012 to 2015; RN Supervisor at Abernethy Laurels from 2009 to 2012; medical/surgical/telemetry RN at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center from 2008 to 2009.  She graduated from Mitchell Community College in 2008 with an Associate Degree in nursing.  She is enrolled at Gardner Webb College where she is in the process of obtaining her BSN while working full-time.  Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Amy worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Abernethy Laurels from 2004 to 2008. Mrs. Craven came to The Pines at Davidson with ten years long-term care experience. She is a CPR Instructor certified by American Heart Association and a member of The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care.

Angela Blackwell
Assistant Director of Nursing


Mrs. Blackwell joined The Pines at Davidson in August 2018 as Charge Nurse.  Prior to joining The Pines at Davidson, she worked as Charge Nurse at Huntersville Oaks Health and Rehabilitation from 2017 to 2018; Nursing Coordinator at Meadowood Behavioral Health from 2011 to 2017; and, as a Registered Nurse II at Christiana Care Health Systems, Emergency Department from 2010 to 2017.  Mrs. Blackwell graduated from Delaware Technical Community College in 2009 with an Associate Degree in Nursing; and Wilmington University in 2017 with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing.

Stephanie Clontz
Director of Resident Services


Director of Resident Services and Assistant Nursing Home Administrator.  Mrs. Clontz has worked at The Pines since 1999.  She graduated from Appalachian State University with a social work degree, minoring in sociology and psychology.  She served as Health Center Social Worker for 14 years prior to her promotion as Director of Social Services in 2014.  In 2016, Mrs. Clontz was appointed Assistant Nursing Home Administrator of The Pines.

Pamela Heyward
Schramm Health Center Social Worker


Ms. Heyward became the Schramm Health Care Center Social Worker in October 2014.  A Deans List Honoree Graduate of South Carolina State University, Ms. Heyward obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Prior to joining The Pines,  Ms. Heyward worked in the fields of Long-term Care and Hospice serving the Geriatric Population of the Lowcountry Region. Originally from Ridgeland SC, Pamela now resides in the Charlotte NC area.

J. Paul Keiser
Director of Culinary & Dining


Mr. Keiser moved from California to attend Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte where he graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts.  Prior to obtaining his culinary degree, Mr. Keiser completed a two-year faith-based mission program in Honduras, Central America, where he learned to read Spanish and speak it proficiently.  Following his mission program, Mr. Keiser worked for the Carpenters Trust Fund for five years where he was a benefits analyst and translator.  He worked at The Point Lake & Golf Club in Mooresville (now Trump National Golf Club Charlotte) for six years, including as Executive Sous Chef.  Following his tenure at The Point, Mr. Keiser worked in food service management with the Compass Group for six years in positions of increasing responsibility from Executive Chef to General Manager, responsible for managing operations of “cook-from-scratch” dining facilities with culinary budgets ranging from $4 to $12 million dollars.  His clients included Emory University, Lowes Corporate Headquarters, Kohl’s Corporate Headquarters and Duke University.  Mr. Keiser left his account at Emory University in order to return to this area to help care for a family member.  In August 2018, after a brief period of working outside of the food service industry, Mr. Keiser returned to the culinary field as a District Manager with Trinity Services Group, a national leader in correctional food service.  In this role, Mr. Keiser oversaw high-volume production, retail food and “cook-from-scratch” dining operations at 19 accounts in North Carolina and Virginia with annual revenues of $27 million dollars.

Jamie Bostian
Executive Chef


Mr. Bostian attended Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Service Management and an Associate degree in Culinary Arts.  Mr. Bostian is certified as a Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation which requires at least 5 years of supervisory chef experience and pass written and practical (hands on cooking) exams.  He is a member of the American Culinary Federation.

He has worked as the Executive Chef at the Peninsula Yacht Club for 11 years in positions with progressively greater responsibility, including most recently as Executive Chef.  Prior to working at the Peninsula Yacht Club, Mr. Bostian worked The Point Lake & Golf Club in Mooresville (now Trump National Golf Club Charlotte) and the Charleston Grill in Charleston.

Mr. Bostian resides in the Statesville area with his wife and child.

Corey Ferris
Food & Beverage Manager and Assistant Director of Culinary & Dining Services


Mr. Ferris is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he received a B.S. in Environmental Science.  Prior to joining The Pines in September of 2019, Mr. Ferris worked as the Assistant Clubhouse Manager at the Gaston Country Club, for five years, as the Dining Room Manager at the High Hampton Inn and County Club for a year and a half and as the Assistant Clubhouse Manager at The Chattooga Club for a year and a half.  As the Food and Beverage Manager at The Pines, Mr. Ferris reports directly to the Director of Culinary and Dining Services and serves as the Assistant Director of Culinary and Dining Services.  On a day-to-day basis Mr. Ferris is responsible for the general operation of all Independent Living front of the house operations.  Mr. Ferris has an extensive knowledge of wine having trained for two years with a certified Sommelier.  In addition, Mr. Ferris has been an active member of the Club Management Association of America for five years.  Mr. Ferris lives in North Charlotte with his wife and enjoys hiking and outdoor activities.

Karen Paulus
Dietary Services Manager


Ms. Paulus received a BS in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina – Coastal Carolina, and later, graduated a one-year culinary program from the Los Angeles Culinary Institute with honors. 

Ms. Paulus worked for 12 years for a utility company in customer service and marketing, then went to culinary school for her love of cooking.  Over the next several years, she worked at 3 restaurants, did catering and worked as a personal chef.  Karen began her work in senior living, earning her Certified Dietary Manager certification at a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).  Subsequently, she served as the Director of Dietary Services at The Inn at Sarasota Bay Club, in Florida, for over 11 years.  The Inn at Sarasota Bay Club operates 45 nursing and 15 assisted living private rooms.  The Inn at Sarasota Bay Club is associated with the Sarasota Bay Club which operates over 300 independent living apartments.  While there, Ms. Paulus upgraded the quality and nutrition of the food, introduced the dietary role to residents and performed nutritional assessments.   Ms. Paulus also worked as Director of Dietary Services for 3 years at Lutheran Haven Nursing Home and Assisted Living in Florida, where she was responsible for operations and clinical duties.

Jennifer Hewey
Medical Nutrition Therapist


Mrs. Hewey is a Registered Dietician who earned a Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics from James Madison University and a Master's Degree in Nutrition from Mississippi State University, where she also completed her Dietetic Internship.  She came to The Pines in 2016 with 14 years of experience in the dietetics field.

Scott Chinery
Director of Plant Services


Mr. Chinery is a graduate of Clemson University where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering.  He is a licensed civil engineer and has worked with civil engineering firms as an owner and member of senior management for over 27 years.  Mr. Chinery has provided civil engineering services to the Pines since 1998.  He is active in The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) where he has served as an Elder and Deacon.  Mr. Chinery has also led mission trips through his church to Costa Rica, Kenya, the Gulf Coast and other locations.

Stuart McCachern
Senior Groundskeeper, Horticulturist and Safety Officer


Mr. McCachern is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where he received a B.S. in Horticulture.  Prior to joining The Pines in January 1994, he had experience supervising landscape installation and construction.  Mr. McCachern is a certified plantsman and a certified pool operator.  His responsibilities at The Pines include supervising the maintenance of the grounds and installation of new plantings, assisting in fire control, safety and operation of the Warm Water Therapy Facility.  Mr. McCachern has served on the Board of Deacons and was on the Grounds Committee at First Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Carolyn Picton
Director of Sales and Marketing


Mrs. Picton has been employed by The Pines at Davidson since June 2011.  Prior to moving to Davidson, she worked as a Sales Counselor at Westminster Retirement Communities of Florida.  Mrs. Picton has almost 22 years’ experience in healthcare-related sales and marketing, including hospital relations, employee recruitment and pharmaceutical sales.  She was a Senior Pharmaceutical Consultant for Glaxo SmithKline where she was the recipient of many awards and recognitions.  She has a B.S. degree in Journalism and Public Relations, with a minor in Marketing, from the University of Florida.

Theresa Frey
Sales & Marketing Representative


Ms. Frey is a graduate of Western Carolina University, where she received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.  Prior to joining The Pines she worked in advertising and marketing in Charlotte, until she moved to Davidson in 1994.  Ms. Frey first came to The Pines as an employee of First Charter Bank, managing the branch located on site for six years.  She continued her banking career becoming the Assistant Branch Manager and Bank Officer for Aquesta Bank in Davidson.  She returned to The Pines in December 2011.  She is a member of Davidson United Methodist Church and volunteers with Hospice and Palliative Care of Lake Norman.

Motria Procyk
Director of Development and Communications


Prior to moving to Davidson, Ms. Procyk worked as a fund raiser at the Columbia University School of Law in New York City, where she served as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Associate Director of Development and Director of the Capital Campaign.  Earlier, she served as Assistant Director of Corporate Relations at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.  Ms. Procyk has a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University and an M.A. in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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