Jay joined Hickory Senior Living in June 2015. He was born in Memphis, TN where he attended Memphis University School after which he graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Economics. Prior to joining Hickory Senior Living, Jay was the Director of Capital Markets at Kimco Realty Corp in New Hyde Park, NY where he facilitated the execution of over $4B in capital raising. Prior to that he was a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Charlotte, NC serving as an originator of CMBS mortgages facilitating the origination of over $2B in commercial real estate debt over his career. Jay and his wife Abbay reside in Memphis, TN with their son, Walker.


Regional Operations Director

Born and raised in Corinth, MS, Art attended Mississippi State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He worked in the insurance industry in both Tampa, FL and Seattle, WA for a number of years before returning home to North Mississippi. Art discovered his true passion of caring for the elderly, however, when he partnered with his brother to build and operate an assisted living facility in Olive Branch, MS. Now, with over a decade of experience in development and operations in the Assisted Living Industry, he has assembled an excellent staff of administrators, managers and loving caregivers to make Hickory Senior Living the premier assisted living community in North Mississippi. Art and his wife Rebecca reside in Saltillo, MS with their two sons, Carter and Parker.


Regional Executive Director

Cortney started her career in 2008 at Dogwood in Fulton, MS as a Resident Assistant. Cortney received her Associates Degree in Nursing in 2010 and began serving as an RN for Dogwood Fulton. In 2013 Cortney was promoted to Executive Director at Dogwood Fulton and in 2017 was again promoted to Executive Director of Magnolia Manor Tupelo, Hickory Senior Living’s largest Assisted Living Community. We are excited to have Cortney’s extensive experience and skills as part of the Regional Management Team which serves 10 locations throughout Mississippi. Cortney has proven to be an integral part of the Hickory family over the years. Her compassion, knowledge and extensive insight into the operations of Hickory Senior Living brings an added level of expertise to the HSL Management Team. Cortney is married to her husband Dustin Gasaway and they have three children, two boys (Bryson and Jace) and one girl (Kalee).