Mr. McClellan spent ten years as founder and President of McClellan Health Systems Inc. (MHS). Through strategic acquisitions and development, MHS grew from a single, skilled nursing facility to a leading regional healthcare provider with six full service retirement communities, caring for over 650 residents. The company philosophy was simple: create a supportive family environment where staff members and residents are treated with dignity and respect, and encouraged to celebrate life each day. This philosophy was emphasized by a commitment to find, develop and retain the best people, and through continual investment in its communities.
As President of MHS, Mr. McClellan was responsible for the direction and leadership of over 700 MHS staff members and an operation budget of over $35 million. MHS offered a full range of senior care options including skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted and independent living services.
In June, 2006 Mr. McClellan successfully negotiated the sale of all MHS communities to Trilogy Health Services of Louisville, Kentucky. In 2008, Mr. McClellan founded Azura Living with the purpose of Transforming the Culture of Care.
As a result, he designed, developed, opened and operated Azura of Lakewood — Rehabilitation Suites, a 108 suite skilled nursing facility providing short-term, transitional rehabilitation services transforming the culture of rehabilitative care in the Denver area.
In addition, he began to branch the exceptional services provided by the Azura Living family of care into serving those with memory loss, creating Azura Memory Care.
Because of this commitment to quality Azura is actively seeking new development opportunities and management agreements with developers who are in need of their services to manage their senior living communities. Mr. McClellan serves as President and CEO of Azura Living.
Mr. McClellan is a licensed nursing home administrator. He earned his M.B.A from the University of Findlay in 1999 and a B.S. from the Ohio State University in 1995. He is active in several trade organizations including the Colorado Health Care Association, the American Health Care Association, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Young Presidents Organization.
The success of MHS led to several local and regional recognitions including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner for Northwest Ohio in 2002. Mr. McClellan and his wife Stacy have four children, Maxwell, Cade, Avery and Emerson. They currently reside in Niwot, Colorado.
Jill has been with Azura Living since the spring of 2010 when she joined as Accountant. She now leads the Accounting & Finance team that supports all billing, accounts payable, financial reporting, budgeting, and payroll for the Home Health, and Memory Care divisions of Azura. Prior to Azura, Jill worked for several years as an Accountant within the ski industry. Ms. Kreider received an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver and a B.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. Kreider and her husband Jonathan currently live in Lakewood, CO and love to travel.
Mr. Lyons joined Azura Living in 2014 as the Director of Development. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Lyons has been active in debt, equity, structured finance, investment and development of commercial real estate assets. He brings this experience to Azura Living to facilitate growth through the development of new opportunities for Azura to provide exceptional care to seniors. Mr. Lyons currently resides in Lakewood, Colorado with his wife Audrey and two daughters, Evelyn and Jocelyn.