Our wonderful staff at The Village of Bedford Walk comes together every day to
provide a level of care and service that goes well beyond a job requirements list.
“Every day is a new day.”
Laura Roeder is an energetic and positive person with a love of arts and creativity, as she earned a BFA in Performing Arts from Stephens College. Laura puts her enthusiasm for the city of Columbia’s abundant cultural riches to good use, designing events and programs that offer a rich mix of possibilities for The Village of Bedford Walk residents. Her background in fitness and event planning over the last 16 years helps ensure and reinforce the community bonds she creates. Laura’s personal mission for the residents of The Village of Bedford Walk is to engage, inspire and explore through creative and inspiring activities. Laura finds inspiration from everyday interactions with people and welcomes each person she meets to contribute to new ideas.
“We cater to the needs of our residents to customize their experience.”
Ashley Steiner’s passion for her job stems from her deep connection with the company’s mission, “to develop, build, manage and invest in quality housing where our families would be proud to live.” Ashley has been a member of the JES Holdings family for over a year now. Her personal belief is that a home is very sacred and important for a happy and fulfilling life. Ashley finds great joy in placing seniors in well-designed quality homes. Ashley is a graduate of The University of Missouri, where she studied Communication and Sociology.
“I like taking care of people.”
Rick Gray is a jack of all trades as the Maintenance Technician for The Village of Bedford Walk. He discovered carpentry in high school. As a trainee, Rick gained new residential construction experience. After working as a district manager for Wendy’s in Springfield for 10 years, he moved back to Mexico, Missouri, and founded Rick’s Construction and Flooring, which is still in operation today. In his free time, he enjoys going to estate sales, camping, slow rides on a pontoon and wood working projects.
“My biggest role is to listen.”
Karen Hayes brought many years of interior design experience with her when she became the Move-In Specialist at The Village of Bedford Walk. As the Move-In Specialist, Karen assists with the transition to the retirement living community, often by visiting a future resident’s current home and helping them evaluate how their furniture might best be arranged in their new home. She provides floor plans and multiple furniture layouts for potential residents to choose from. She then ensures that residents feel comfortable and that their new luxury senior living homes fit their unique style.
Before joining the team at The Village of Bedford Walk, Karen was a Manager at Columbia Performing Arts Centre and a Co-Owner of CMD LLC where she did home staging and interior design. In her free time, Karen volunteers as a Board Member of True North Columbia and enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and grandchildren.
Community Relations Liaison
“I find the right lifestyle for independent seniors in their prime.”
As Community Relations Liaison for The Village of Bedford Walk, a JES | Prime Senior Living community, Brittany Lambiris actively guides future residents through the move-in process while developing partnerships throughout the Columbia community.
After graduating from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing and a minor in communications, Brittany started her career as a Public Relations Specialist for North Florida Women’s Care. In this role, Brittany was responsible for planning and managing all marketing and community relations efforts for 12 medical providers across four different locations. She then moved on to a career as a Marketing Strategist for Florida Hospital – East Florida Region and later became an Account Manager for Hayworth Public Relations.
“My purpose is to assist you in the ‘little extras’ that enrich your life.”
As a concierge, Lisa Coday is the face that welcomes all to The Village of Bedford Walk. Ensuring our residents enjoy a vibrant lifestyle is at the heart of what she does. Lisa is happy to make recommendations on what is happening around town, make dinner reservations, secure tickets to events or create a private dining experience for friends and family. Let her take care of the details so you can live life your way!