Meet the Team

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Clay Scruggs

VP Operations

Clay came to Always Best Care following 6 years working in Commercial Lending at a Bank in the Knoxville area. Clay loves the opportunity Always Best Care gives its employees to give back to our local Senior Community. Clay spends most of his time in the office but the opportunity to get out and serve is what makes this job special. When he is not working Clay enjoys spending time with his Wife and their bulldog Gus, and being outside on a golf course.

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Courtney Coleman

Director of Client Services

Courtney is a graduate from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and has spent the majority of her professional career in the healthcare industry, including working with families and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has a true passion and willingness to help others in need and improve our neighbors’ quality of life in Knoxville and the surrounding areas. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys reading, spending time on the lake and enjoying the company of her family and all of the farm animals.

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Lynn Pique

Community Relations Director

M Lynn Pique, the Community Relations Director of Always Best Care of Greater Knoxville, came back home to the Knoxville, TN with a desire to serve Seniors with joy in her heart. Lynn works closely with families in the Greater Knoxville Area by helping with the placement of a loved one in an Assisted Living Community or Always Best Care Senior Services In home care services. Being happily married to Anthony E. Pique, they share two dogs, Molly and Cabbage, two precious Daughters, a wonderful Son n law and five adorable grandchildren. This caring foundation keeps Lynn focused on why we do what we do while caring for one another.

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Leslie Hobbs

Scheduling Coordinator

As a Loudon County native, Leslie has spent 20+ years serving our senior community as a certified nurses assistant. She is a proud mother to two young men who serve in our military. In her free time Leslie enjoys local shows, movies crafting, and watching her favorite college football team. “Roll Tide” She lives by her favorite Bible verse that says “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 KJV. Leslie is looking forward to serving our Knoxville community and building new friendships with our clients and caregivers.

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Mirsada Barnhardt


As the first generation born in America in my family, Tennessee has been and always will be my home. My entire career has been clinical based in geriatric healthcare, spending many years as a Certified Nurses Assistant in Hospice. If I live by any rules in life it’s to love like Jesus and do all things with joy. God blessed me with two beautiful little girls and we call ourselves the strongest team of three. I’m looking forward to growing in our Knoxville community with Always Best Care, with the hope that Jesus can touch lives through me.

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