Leadership Team

Lin Neff, Executive Director

Lin, after a leave of absence, has returned to work as the Executive Director at Legacy House of Taylorsville. Lin has worked for Legacy Retirement Communities and Western States Lodging & Management since 2002 and opened Legacy House of Taylorsville in 2004. His professional career has spanned 40 years in the healthcare industry with the majority being in long-term care. Lin is a strong advocate of our Personal Touch Culture, a hallmark at Legacy Retirement Communities. He is committed to the highest standards of care for residents, resident families, associates and their families and for the community. In his spare time, Lin enjoys spending time with his wife Carri, his four children and grandchildren, traveling, singing with the Choral Arts Society of Utah, family history, and playing “a little golf every now and then.”

Michele Cockayne, Marketing Director

After being a stay-at-home mother for 16 years, Michele decided that she would venture back into the workforce. She began her career at Legacy House of Taylorsville with the desire to touch the lives of each resident. To her great surprise, the residents have been the ones to touch her life. She loves to laugh with the residents, cry with them and spend time talking to them. Michele feels so fortunate to glean from the wisdom the residents have gained during their lives. She feels very fortunate to be able to work in a community that she absolutely loves and that blesses her life so much. She has been married for 25+ years and is the mother of four children, and loves spending time with them and her grandchildren.

Misti Bird, Assistant Administrator

Misti has always been interested in the healthcare industry, her mother is a nurse and her grandmother worked in the emergency department until she retired. Misti has worked as a C.N.A for the last two years. Caring for the residents and working with the families here at Legacy House of Taylorsville is something that is dear to her heart. From the first moment she stepped into the community, it felt like home. She loves to listen to the residents stories and learn about their lives. Misti is the mother of seven children. She enjoys spending quality time with her grandchildren and family. Misti is excited about her new role as Assistant Administrator at Legacy House of Taylorsville.

Rose Draper, Administrative Assistant

Rose knows firsthand what it is like to have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease—both her father-in-law and mother-in-law were former residents at Legacy House of Taylorsville. Rose is proud to work in a community with associates who truly care for its residents and their families and provides a safe environment where there is a real sense of caring and love. Rose shares with families that are thinking about placing a loved one in a community that Legacy House of Taylorsville was a lifesaver for both of her in-laws and for her family. Rose has been with Legacy since 2006, but has been working in the healthcare industry for the past 20 years. Rose enjoys camping and traveling with her husband and children.

Trista Matheson RN, Resident Care Coordinator

Trista has been working for Legacy since she was 18 years old. She worked as a CNA, Med Tech and Assistant Resident Care Coordinator at Legacy House of Taylorsville, before becoming the Resident Care Coordinator at our Spanish Fork community. She attended Weber State University where she became a licensed Registered Nurse and later received her bachelor's degree in nursing. Trista has grown to love caring for the elderly. In her spare time, she loves traveling with her husband, four-wheeling, swimming, and hiking.

Candi Ingraham, Dining Services Director

Prior to joining the Legacy House of Taylorsville team, Candi worked at our sister-community, Legacy Retirement Residence of South Jordan. Candi has worked in catering and also as a sous chef. She loves to share what she has learned in those roles with her team. She especially enjoys working with the elderly because she didn't have any grandparents growing up. Candi and her husband have two wonderful children. Candi enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking with Project Life, all sports, camping, fishing, hiking and animals.

Emily Schmitt, Recreation Director

Emily was born and raised in Utah. She became interested in working at Legacy House of Taylorsville after seeing the care and love that was shown to her grandmother, H. Schmitt, in the last few years of her life. Emily loves bringing joy to others through fun and engaging activities and makes an effort to treat each resident like her own family. She loves learning about the residents’ past adventures and hopes to give them new adventures through activities. Emily enjoys camping, hiking, days at the lake, and going on runs with her husky.

Lee Crawford, Maintenance Director

A Utah native, Lee was born and raised in Salt Lake City. He graduated from South High School, Salt Lake Community College and University of Phoenix. He also attended Columbia College. Lee has a bachelors degree in business management and is currently working on his masters degree. Lee has worked 25-30 years in the construction field and 12 years in the senior living industry. He enjoys working with seniors and especially listening to the great stories they have to share. Lee is married with four grown children, two girls and two boys. Lee enjoys spending time with his family, especially his many grandchildren.