Our Team

Andy Palmer, Executive Director
Andy Palmer
Executive Director

Andy Palmer has more than 8 years’ experience in the healthcare industry including acute care, home healthcare, administration, sales, and marketing. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. He is dedicated to continuing the outstanding legacy of quality care and concern for the residents, staff, families, and visitors of Sterling Court. His warm smile, charismatic personality and leadership qualities assist Sterling Court in being the premier retirement living community in southern Utah.

Kori Leverington, Business Office Manager
Kori Leverington
Business Office Manager

Kori Leverington has held positions in the medical administration field for over 8 years with a degree in health science and various medical certificates. Kori loves to travel to the Caribbean with her family, and spend every possible weekend with her husband, daughter and 2 boxers living life on the lake.

Nina Heck, Marketing Director
Nina Heck
Marketing Director

Nina has worked in the Public Relations, advertising, and marketing fields for over 30 years. She has made a life out of assisting others, building goodwill and motivating people to engage in their communities.

She is the type of lady who would prefer to conduct business on a hug rather than a handshake. That's just her style. "The most important things in life are the relationships we create."

Residing in Southern Utah with her husband, Mike, they are the parents of seven boys and one girl (yours, mine, ours, theirs and someone else's) and have Seventeen grandchildren. Sharing her heart, she has been a foster parent for many years. One of her many talents is her proficiency in sign language and her ability to assist the hearing impaired. Her dedication began with the birth of her second son, Joshua, who was born deaf.

Today you will find Nina continuing to give back. She is on Leadership Dixie's board and just finished her time on the St. George Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the second time, Dixie Sunshiner, past State President of the Utah Business Women UBW/BPW and past local president of UBW. You will also find her volunteering every year for the St. George Marathon and the Ironman. Huntsman World Senior Games where she is in charge of the parade of athletes.

She is passionate about St. George and the community. She loves getting involved in EVERYTHING. She loves her friends and how our community comes together to help each other out. This is home.

Jeanette Hughes
Activities Director

Jeanette joined Sterling Court 10 years ago in the activity department. Jeanette creates programs to meet the needs of the mind, body, and spirit of our residents and their families, focusing on events in-house and in the community. Her fulfillment is being with the residents and offering them many different activities to choose from, they are part of her family. (She loves her job) We have done many humanitarian projects for the community and for the military deployed. Jeanette has been married for 37 years and has five daughters and five beautiful grandchildren.

She enjoys traveling, reading, sewing, collecting vintage items, shopping for bargains and spending time with family and friends.

Jennifer Kayser, Director of Nursing
Jennifer Kayser
Director of Nursing

Jennifer is the Registered Nurse at Sterling Court. She worked with the residents as a C.N.A. for nearly two years before graduation from Dixie State University with her nursing degree. Jennifer loves working in healthcare and connecting with the residents. When not a work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, swimming, and enjoying the outdoors.

JaDee Stewart, Resident Care Director
JaDee Stewart
Resident Care Director

JaDee has been part of the Sterling Court family since 2014. Through her years with us she started in the dietary department then shortly after found her passion for caring for the elderly and became a C.N.A. and now her new title is Resident Care Director. She oversees resident care plans and medication management. Supervising a full staff of C.N.A.’s and Medication Technicians she also works closely with our residents daily. When JaDee is not at Sterling Court she enjoys softball, volleyball and spending time with family, friends and her dog.

Kortney Ahlstom, Dietary Supervisor
Kortney Ahlstom
Dietary Supervisor

Kortney developed a passion for food and service at an early age while working at his family-owned restaurant in Tropic, UT. In 2004, he began his employment at Sterling Court as Dietary Manager. During his nearly 9 years at Sterling Court, he helped establish and raise the bar for fine dining. In 2013 Kortney moved to North Dakota to work as a floor hand for Unit Drilling. He then accepted an Executive Chef position at a fine dining restaurant back in his hometown of Tropic. After a year of working as the Executive Chef, he decided to move back to St. George to be closer to family and returned to Sterling Court as the Executive Chef in 2016. Kortney and his wife have 4 children. He enjoys motocross and riding with his family on the weekends.

Brent Nichols, Maintenance Supervisor
Brent Nichols
Maintenance Supervisor

Brent has been a part of the Sterling Court family since 2007. He is responsible for the structural and operational integrity of the community in accordance with federal, state and local standards and guidelines. He is beloved by residents and staff and works closely with all departments to ensure the community is safe and functional.