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.
“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!
Resident Life Coordinator
“I love being a part of our residents’ lives as they support each other, laugh together and transition from neighbors to close friends.”
In her Concierge & Marketing Associate role at The Village of Bedford Walk, Rachel Grant manages two large roles in the community. As Concierge Services, Rachel’s main responsibilities involve answering residents’ questions, assisting in resident requests and ensuring residents live a carefree life. In her Marketing Associate role, Rachel captures and shares residents’ day-to-day lives on The Village of Bedford Walk’s digital and social media platforms.
After graduating from the University of Missouri with her bachelor’s in Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Rachel began her career as the Community Relations Specialist for the City of Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau. In over five years in this position, Rachel gained experience in marketing and learned more about the Columbia community in general.
Rachel’s favorite aspect of The Village of Bedford Walk is that it offers beautiful living spaces and fantastic amenities, but more so than that, it offers a true community.
“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.
“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.