Leadership Team

Chad Draper
Chad Draper
Executive Director

With more than 4 years of experience in the Healthcare community, Chad brings experiences stemming from; home health care, administration, sales, and marketing. Chad is dedicated to continuing the outstanding legacy of quality care and concern for the residents, staff, families, and visitors of Sterling Court. Chad is married to his wife Brady and they have one beautiful daughter named Madden. His love of seniors was fostered from a very young age. Chad was extremely close with his grandparents and loved listening to their stories and has fond memories of childhood vacations with them. This is something that has not wavered and he would love to see continue with all of our residents. Chad hopes to help continue the long last tradition of Sterling Court being the premier retirement living community in southern Utah.

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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.

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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.

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Cora Moore
Resident Care Director

Cora is from a small, beautiful town in Teton Valley, Idaho where she grew up as the youngest of three. She moved to St George, UT three years ago to start a new adventure and find her passion. She has always loved working with the elderly and learns something new every day that she spends with them! Cora first knew she wanted to work in geriatric care when her great grandmother went into a nursing home. As a child, she would visit her often and she always had so much fun visiting her and looked forward to the visits. Cora has worked at Sterling Court since the fall of 2017. She started as a CNA and soon went to being a MedTech. She is honored to take on her new position as the Resident Care Director. Cora loves the residents and her co-workers at Sterling and she looks forward to going to work every day.

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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.

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Brad Gutmann
Maintenance Director

Brad has been doing maintenance for 16 years. He started with an entry-level position at the Virgin River and learned everything he knows from working around other maintenance workers. When he started, he didn’t realize he had such a knack for fixing things but then fell in love with everything from repairing, projects, engineering and of course demolition. Brad enjoys spending time with his daughter, Phoenix and everything outdoors. He loves jeeps, motorcycles, and camping. Brad loves working with the residents and staff at Sterling Court.

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Kercia Hughes
Marketing Director

Kercia joins Sterling Court to guide families and potential residents through the move-in and transition process, as well as make current residents feel at home. Kercia has always had a passion for connecting with the senior community and hearing their life stories. She recently moved to St. George, UT with her husband. They are excited about the opportunity to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful golf courses in the area.

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Jaycee Nielson
Wellness Director

Jaycee started working in the kitchen at Sterling Court while getting her CNA license and has now worked here for 5 years as a CNA/ MedTech prior to being the Wellness Director. Jaycee LOVES the residents at Sterling Court. She enjoys talking to the residents and learning from them. Jaycee is currently going to school and is enrolled in pre-nursing. She loves reading and occasionally crocheting. While not at work, Jaycee enjoys spending time with her husband, and little dog Milo.

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Teresa Morales
Housekeeping Director

Tere has been working in housekeeping at Sterling Court for 2 years. Tere loves animals and was formerly a professional pet groomer. She loves to spoil George, the Sterling Court bird. Tere has an eye for detail and cleaning is one of her favorite things to do, she finds joy in doing it! Tere loves the residents at Sterling Court and enjoys her conversations with them.

Outside of work, Tere loves to travel everywhere, especially to Chile. She enjoys spending time with her family, decorating her house and knitting.

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Very professional environment with caring employees… I would encourage anyone who is looking for a wonderful place to live to visit Sterling Court before you make any final decisions.
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