About Us

MEET OUR TEAM


Mike Champagne
Executive Director

Prior to joining Magnolia Brook Assisted Living, Mike worked as a Regional Director of Sales and Regional Director of Operations for Holiday Retirement and as a Regional Director of Operations for Senior Lifestyle Corporation.  A majority of his experience was accomplished during his first six years in the senior care industry, specifically overseeing independent, assisted living and memory care communities, in 13 and 19 locations, respectively, in Louisiana and Texas.  Mike has a passion for helping seniors and their families during a time when many emotional and practical issues must be considered.

Mike credits his success with his ability to bolster a team who understands that having an attitude of gratitude can be the difference between providing acceptable and memorable service.  His goal is to provide a clean, fun and friendly environment for both his employees and the residents he and his team serve by empowering his team members to have the courage to do what it takes to make things right.

“Not too many people get to do what we do on a daily basis.  We become a part of our residents’ lives and they become a part of ours.  It is not only a privilege but a blessing to be able to spend the better part of my day and work for the Greatest Generation.”

When Mike is away from work, he enjoys attending LSU football and baseball games, reading and taking his two dogs, Izzy and Chloe to the dog park and most of all spending time with his two daughters, Taylor and Cameron, and his wife, Lauren.

Teri Brantley
Sales & Marketing Director

Teri began her career in helping seniors and their families to live a better life at Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area.  She transitioned from there to A First Name Basis as their Marketing and Sales Director, and then to Sunrise Senior Living as their Sales and Marketing Director where she was able to enjoy building relationships with residents and their families.  As the Sales and Marketing Director for Magnolia Brook, she is responsible for helping potential residents and their families navigate the complex world of senior living communities.

Her 10 years of knowledge in the needs of seniors span the care continuum from assisted living to memory care and beyond.  “When seniors need care as they age, it can be a very chaotic and stressful experience.  It can lead to many feelings of frustration, hurt and the fear of uncertainty.  When families allow me to help them choose a senior living community, it is a privilege to be part of that journey.”

She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has enjoyed living in the Baton Rouge community for 27 years.  In her own words, “I feel like I’ve lived here forever.”  Teri believes that everyone should have a little joy in their everyday life and working in senior living communities is one of her passions.  Sharing her talents and resources is a great way to connect with people in her everyday life.  Connections are the best way to make a difference in our community.

In her free time Teri enjoys reading, designing jewelry, running and spending time with her family and dogs.