Elaine Austin

Area Director of Operations

Elaine Austin

Why did you get into senior living?

After having worked in the hospitality industry, I love the ability to deliver excellent customer service. But I realized not only did I want to deliver excellent customer service, but I also wanted my career to have more substance, a way to give back, a way to serve from the heart, and to go home at the end of the day, knowing that I have made a difference in someone’s life.

Who inspires you?

My mother, I am the youngest of 8 children. I am in awe of how my mother had the patience to nurture us all, realizing we were all different personalities, and how she treated us accordingly, the love she gave and continues to give. She worked hard every day and didn’t complain, she always gave her best.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I lived in Puerto Rico for one year.

Beatles or Elvis?

Neither “Motown”. (If I did have to pick, it would be Elvis.)

How did you wind up at Inspired Living?

A recruiter contacted me several times about the position, I avoided speaking with him. Then an associate of mine contacted me about the position and convinced me to go for it, saying how much she loved the community and felt I would be a good fit. I contacted the recruiter, and the rest is history.

What do you want your legacy to be?

I want to be remembered for being a loving daughter, mom, sister, aunt, and friend. A person who made a positive impact on those I came in contact with.