Abbington senior living
St. George, UT
Hiring & Training
Dave has been with the company since 1999 and is responsible for the overall operations of the Abbington communities. During his time with the company, he has been part of opening and operating 12 senior living communities. His responsibilities include the direct supervision and training to all community executive directors as well as improvement of community processes, and hiring and training all employees. Dave has served as President of the Utah Assisted Living Association (UALA). He took an active role in defining and organizing UALA’s mission and purpose, organizing and promoting UALA’s annual member conference, and working with the State of Utah on the rules and regulations that govern assisted living communities. Dave was part of the original ownership group of Wentworth Senior Living Services, during which time they operated 9 communities in Utah. Prior to joining the company, he worked as a market research analyst and as a developer of retail centers throughout the intermountain region. His previous roles included land acquisition, lease buyouts, city entitlements, building design, and construction management. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Utah.
Jen has been with the company since 2004 and has worked to improve accounting processes, financial reporting, and streamlining coordination between the communities and the accounting department. Her responsibilities as Controller encompass the full scope of the financial management for the company including financial planning and operations. Prior to joining Abbington, Jen worked for a private construction company in their accounting department. She received her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah.
Finance & Budgeting
Rick joined the company in 2000 and is responsible for the oversight of financial processes and budgeting of the communities. During his time with the company, he has been part of opening and operating 12 senior living communities. His responsibilities include monthly and annual budgeting performance reviews at each community, investor communication, and the financial due diligence of new community development. Rick has served a two-year term on the board of UALA. He was part of the original ownership group of Wentworth Senior Living Services, during which time they operated 9 communities in Utah. Prior to joining the company he worked in various management positions over nine years with a publicly traded training and performance improvement organization. He was part of the leadership team involved in the strategic decisions of the company. Rick received his Masters of Business Administration from Brigham Young University and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah in health-related studies.
Private: Kathleen Walker
Kathy has served as the company’s primary community relations ambassador since joining the company in 2009. Her previous experience included owning and operating Meetings America, a convention services business which serviced thousands of visitors coming to the Salt Lake Valley. Kathy has also served as Chairman of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, board member of the Governor’s Mansion Foundation, board member of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, board member of Barnes Banking Company, and as a board member of Bonneville International. She is a graduate of the University of Utah.
Private: Richard Walker
Richard has served as the company’s investor relations liaison and legal advisor since joining the company in 2009. He has been in private law practice for the past 45 years, primarily handling real estate, probate, estate planning, contracts, formation of business entities, litigation, personal injury and general civil practice. Richard has experience in real estate investments, sales, and development, in addition to being the owner of numerous investment properties over the past 30 years. Prior to joining the company he was a partner with the law firm of Walker, Steiner & Schmidt, PC. He is a member of the Utah State Bar Association and is a retired Major in the U.S. Army having served for 24 years in the Utah National Guard. Richard received his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and his Juris Doctorate both at the University of Utah.
Russ joined the company in 2009 with 38 years of prior real estate development experience. His responsibilities include oversight of all new construction and remodel of existing buildings as well as new project development activities. Russ is also the founder, principal owner and President of Watts Enterprises, Inc. In his responsibilities with Watts Enterprises, he has developed and built many residential communities and commercial projects in the Salt Lake areas and western United States. Russ is a licensed General Contractor in the states of Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas and Washington. He is an active member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Salt Lake and is a graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in Finance.
Private: Greg Schmidt
Greg joined the company in 2009 and is responsible for legal oversight and new project development for the company. His previous employment includes serving as Corporate Counsel for Woodbury Corporation, as Corporate Counsel for NovaSource Management, Inc., and as managing partner in the law firm of Walker, Steiner & Schmidt, P.C. Greg’s areas of expertise include real estate development, leasing, and acquisitions. He received a Bachelors in Business Management from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School.
Development and Acquisitions
Matt joined the company in 2009. In his role, he oversees the new project development and acquisition opportunities for the company. His experience has helped him to obtain a working knowledge in many areas including development, sales and marketing, budgeting, recruiting and training, human resources, and development and implementation of company policies and procedures within large companies. Matt has over 10 years experience in owning and managing companies in various industries, which includes working closely with GM in the auto industry, as well as HUD’s Federal Government office in developing a multifamily inspection protocol that is used across the country today. He received his Bachelor degree from the University of Utah in 1999.
2123 E Pecos Rd
Gilbert, Arizona 85295
The Abbington stands out as a high quality Senior Living Community in Arizona. The beautiful decor throughout the buildings, a beautiful setting featuring incredible views, and spacious yet cozy apartments will invite you to stay and enjoy all of the amenities The Abbington has to offer. Some of the highlights our residents enjoy each day include the Ice Cream Parlor for gathering with friends, the delicious gourmet meals served in a restaurant-style dining room, and an enriching activities program. Whether you want to enjoy an independent lifestyle, need some additional daily assistance from our nurse, or need the option of Memory Care, this is Home. We invite you to come and experience The Abbington. Welcome home!
Call or Text 385-289-3700
5377 S. State Street
Murray, UT 84107
I was born in South Korea and moved to the US when I was very young. I grew up in West Jordan and now reside in Davis County. I’m married and have 4 children. I love sports, mainly football and Volleyball. I love to try and cook and enjoy being with my family. I have a bad obsession for Mountain Dew, and Korean food is my favorite. I graduated from Weber State with a Bachelors in Organizational Communications. I’m currently completing my MBA in Healthcare Administration. I have a passion for working with seniors and love to listen to the stories and experiences they have. I’m extremely excited to be a part of the Abbington family here in Murray.
It’s a life changing decision to move from your personal home to Assisted Living. It can be accompanied with fear and uncertainty. But transitioning to The Abbington has been a magnificent experience for my mother. She was greeted with gorgeous surroundings and accommodations, however, the heart of The Abbington is the phenomenal personnel they employ. Whether its her personal caregiver, the activities director, the housekeeper, the receptionist, the dining staff or the maintenance staff, each employee treats my mother as if their own. I never have a worry about her wants because they have already anticipated them and put into action what she needs. Mother is treated with great dignity, kindness, and compassion. Mother is home at The Abbington.
What a fabulous place for our Mom to be. It was an easy move in, everyone has been sweet, kind and caring. There's many social activites to keep Mom from being bored. The staff is very personable, and the dining is like being at a restaurant. They make the meals so fun and inviting. Abbington is clean and decorated nicely. I'm happy Mom call the place home!!
There are somethings in life that money cannot buy, such as love, friendship, genuine respectful treatment, and so on. The Family of Lila thanks you that we “got our money’s worth” and we received a fullness of the things of your hearts and souls, i.e. the things money cannot buy. That has made all the difference. That has made the service genuine. It takes the loneliness out of living in a care center because the other residents and those providing service and care feel real love and real friendship; a real sense of family. They mourn your passing. You cannot buy those things with money. You are among the best of the best people on this earth “and the angels in Heaven”. May you each be blessed for the regular daily habit of kindness shown to Lila and to one another. We love and adore you for it. Thank you!
I appreciate the care you gave my mom…she was treated with respect and kindness. I know she was happy there.
Abbington Senior Living is much more than a Senior Community, it is an elegant home. You’ll feel the difference from the moment you walk in the door. At Abbington Senior Living, you’ll enjoy comforts and conveniences that enhance your independence such as:
We will keep up with all of your regular cleaning tasks from mopping and vacuuming to dusting and linen changes.
Enjoy three delicious meals every day prepared by our community chef. You’ll never have to worry about shopping or cooking again.
If you choose to do your own laundry, our washers and dryers are easily accessible.
We’re ready to take you to medical appointments, cultural events, or just down to the mall for shopping.
A cozy movie theater that offers the best in comfort and entertainment selections for our residents and visitors.
Take your physical activities indoors with full access to our fitness center, including cycling, walking and weight machines to improve strength and flexibility.
Full service hair salon services available to all residents, schedule ahead or stop in and visit with a stylist anytime.
Find the perfect book or magazine and get cozy in one of our luxury loungers or private reading areas among the property.