Like every family, we all make a difference in many unique ways…
… from a hug to celebrate a grandbaby
… to the best birthday cake
… to helping others in a time of need
… because love knows no limits.
Diane Hooper is the Executive Director at Sugar Creek Senior Living Community. Born and raised in Haywood County, Diane joined the team at Sugar Creek in 2000 as the Administrative Assistant. During that time, she was able to expand her knowledge of the senior care industry and, more importantly, realize her love for the residents of Sugar Creek. In 2003, Diane became the Executive Director and made it her goal to build strong relationships with the residents and staff. Diane is dedicated to the individual care of each of her residents and hopes her passion for what she does is contagious to others.
Diane is also active within the community and has served as a board member for Brownsville/Haywood County Chamber for three years, along with serving as the President of the Brownsville Business Association. In 2008, she graduated from Haywood County Leadership and is now a member of Brownsville Rotary. Diane is also a 2015 recipient of the Paul Harris award.
Diane has been married to Terry Hooper for 41 years, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
Tara Johnson, LPN
Tara Johnson joined our Sugar Creek team in June 2014 as our full time nurse. Born in Memphis, TN, Tara lived in Southaven, MS until she was the age of 13. She and her family then moved to Bells, TN where she completed her schooling and received her high school diploma in 2000. Tara knew from the time she was eight years old that she wanted to be a nurse. So after high school, she pursued her nursing degree and received her license in 2004. Tara is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children and now lives in Brownsville, TN. Tara comes to us with 10 years of nursing experience, 8 of those years were employed at Humboldt General Hospital on the Medical/Surgical unit. While still employed by the hospital as registry, she became the Assistant Director of Nursing for Humboldt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center which is a long term care facility. Since coming to us in June, she’s made some positive changes and the residents love her dearly. She has been a true asset to our team here at Sugar Creek Senior Living.
Jessie Carter, RN
Jessie Carter joined our Sugar Creek team in May 2014 as the Administrative Assistant. While employed with us, she attended nursing school and graduated in December 2015. As of January 2017, Jessie has expanded her role here at Sugar Creek and joined our nursing team as the registered nurse.
Born and raised in Brownsville, TN, Jessie received her high school diploma in 2002. After high school, she pursued her business degree. She obtained her associates degree from Jackson State Community College in 2004 and then went on to get her bachelor’s degree from Bethel University in 2009. She came to us in 2014 with 2 years of sales and marketing experience from a local manufacturing company and 6 years of management experience from a home health agency. While working in home health, Jessie realized she was sitting on the wrong side of the desk. She had always wanted to be a nurse but took a different route after high school. In 2012, she made the decision to pursue her nursing degree. Since graduating in December 2015, she has gained a great deal of nursing knowledge with experience in hospital and dialysis. Jessie married her high school sweetheart in 2009 and continues to live in Brownsville, TN.
Katie Campbell joined our Sugar Creek team in August of 2017 as our Activity Director. She was born and raised in Brownsville, TN, where she graduated from Haywood High School in 2010. Katie attends Holly Grove Baptist Church, where she currently assists with the youth ministry as well as the praise team where she plays the keyboard and sings. Katie graduated from Tennessee Tech at Ripley/Bells Campus as a Patient Care Technician. Katie worked with home health for a little over a year and then decided to work for a hospital. It was here where Katie realized that God has given her a love and passion to bring joy and happiness to senior citizens through entertaining with music, crafts, and games. Katie got married in June of 2017 to her best friend, JT Campbell, and they are currently living in the Holly Grove Community.
15+ Year Employees
Here at Sugar Creek, we are so proud to say we have four employees that have been with us for 15+ years! Learn more about our beloved employees/family below.
Sitting Left: Alberta Woods joined our Sugar Creek family in September 2001. She is a full time cook and is well known for her delicious chicken and dressing and chocolate pies…..yum!!
Standing Left: Tamekia Reid joined our Sugar Creek family in June 1999. She holds the title of resident attendant. Our very first resident that moved into our community gave Tamekia the nickname Fifi and from that day until now she is still known as Fifi.
Sitting Right: Lula Dotson joined our Sugar Creek family in June 1999. She is our resident attendant with a warm heart who gives her love to all.
Standing Right: Annie Williamson joined our Sugar Creek family in August 1999. As a resident attendant, Annie has exemplified great love and patience in assisting our residents with the activities of daily living.