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The Alura By Inspired Living Executive Director

Our team of highly trained professionals is dedicated to providing our residents, families, and guests with endless hospitality and attention. Alura By Inspired Living strives to employ associates who are passionate about careers in senior living and who inherently have the skills to thrive in a senior-friendly working environment. We are proud of these men and women and the work they do every day in an effort to exceed the expectations of our residents, families, and guests at Alura By Inspired Living.

Meet Your Executive Director

Kelly Shovlin

Why did you get into senior living?

I got into senior Living because I wanted to do something in my career that is challenging, interesting, and makes a difference in people’s lives daily. Dealing with residents and their families and helping them through what is often a difficult time for them is extremely satisfying for me. 

Who inspires you?

To be honest, instead of looking for role models, I try to become one. I would love to be an inspiration for people around me, for people in work. How do I want to do it? I want to try my best in job each day, be attentive to the needs of my colleagues, enjoy my time in work, bring some positive energy to the office.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I was born in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area and I lived there until my early 20’s. I decided to move to the space Coast in 2004 where I attended UCF and obtained a Bachelors in Science along with a nursing degree. Most people who have met me know I am a science geek. I’m someone who is analytical and likes to understand how things work, not just that they work. I am a very curious person.

Beatles or Elvis?

I would have to say Elvis for sure being born in the 70’s my father would frequently play his music in our home. Growing up I also have memories of my family watching all his movies my favorite Blue Hawaii. In my opinion Elvis changed not only the face of music, but the culture of the entire country.  Elvis made an imprint on the world of pop music unequaled by any other single performer.”

How did you wind up at Inspired Living?

I have opened up several other assisted living communities in the Brevard County Florida area and an associate of Inspired living reached out to me with an opportunity for a new build in Rockledge called Alura and yes you guessed it the curiosity in me wanted the challenge to be part of a great company with great leaders. I have been with the company since day one of this project and look forward to watching it grow into the best community in the area.

What do you want your legacy to be?

l want to be remembered for something, to be known as more than merely ordinary, to be seen as someone who truly made a difference. I want to be known as someone who truly made a difference, to leave an imprint on this world and to leave behind something that can make the future a little brighter. 

Executive Director Alura
Kelly Shovlin
kshovlin@inspiredliving.care
(321) 335-2041

Meet Your Sales Director

Melissa Alonso

How did you get into senior living?

While working in the hospital system, I saw a number of senior patients that needed additional services at home, but didn’t know what to do or where to turn in order to get the help they needed. Seeing this, I wanted to help make a difference and decided to enter the world of senior living. Everyone is someone’s grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, someone’s loved one and should be treated as such. I have always loved helping others and what better of a population to focus those efforts on than our seniors; those that helped my generation get where we are today.

Who inspires you?

My grandmother and great uncle played a big role in my childhood. They were always there for me, supporting me, cheering me on, and now that they are older and are in need of help, I am the one there for them, doing anything I can for them. This is my chance to show them how much I truly appreciated what they did for me while I was growing up.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

Living in Florida my entire life, born in South Florida and raised in Brevard, I have never seen snow.

How did you wind up at Inspired Living?

I was raised and have spent a good majority of my life in Rockledge. Alura is just down the street from my home and I have watched the building being constructed for months. From the beginning I could tell it was going to be beautiful, something special, and I wanted to be a part of it.

What do you want your legacy to be?

I want to inspire my son to be the best person he can possibly be. Showing him, by example, that he can help make this world better and kinder. If I can help make the life of one senior, one family, one person, better, then all the long days and late nights have all been worth it and I have done my job.

Sales Director Melissa Alonso

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Regional Vice President

Mark Pulaski

mpulaski@validusseniorliving.com
(813) 205-3807 (cell)