We Love What We Do

The Inspired Living Ivy Ridge Executive Director

Our team of highly trained professionals is dedicated to providing our residents with top-notch hospitality and individualized care. Unlike the common practice in other communities where universal staff work across all departments and care levels, we designate specialty teams under each department. Inspired Living Iyv Ridge strives to employ people who are passionate about senior care, and our team represents many of the industry’s best and brightest talent, working at the top of their game. If you would like to join our team, apply here!

Meet Your Executive Director

Leslie Edwards

How did you get into senior living?

When I was in elementary school my grandmother worked as the cafeteria manager at the church where I attended elementary school. I always enjoyed helping her prepare meals for the evening events and weekend events that the church would have and quickly fell in love as a child with the elderly. I got my first job while I was in high school as a dishwasher at a local nursing home where I had an ED that believed that everybody including residents and staff needed 12 hugs a day. I knew then I wanted my career to be in senior living.

Who inspires you?

The residents inspire me each and every day to have the ability to be able to make a difference in their lives and know that I am truly making a difference.

Beatles or Elvis?


How did you wind up at Inspired Living?

I worked for a large company for over 18 years and then made a decision that I needed to find my happy place and my forever home. I wanted to downsize to a smaller company so I could have that feeling of family. I worked for Zach (Zerbonia, our COO) previously and he called and told me about the opening. I interviewed and really truly felt like I had found my true happy place.

What do you want your legacy to be?

My legacy is pretty simple, anybody that knows me knows that my favorite saying is, People don’t care what you know until you show them how much you care. People might not always remember what you did but they always remember how you made them feel.

Inspired Living Ivy Ridge Executive Director
Leslie Edwards
(941) 465-4141

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Regional Vice President

Lisa Baty

(813) 765-0281 (cell)