Meet the Team

Marcus Gardner

Owner/Administrator

Owner of Always Best Care Senior Services in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. He was raised in East Texas and is a Graduate of Texas A&M University. Marcus’ passion has been people all of his life and he cherishes each client as well as every staff member that he is blessed to associate himself with …

Customer service is the heart of his vision and treating each individual with the highest level of
respect, dignity and excellent care has been and will always be our trademark.
Marcus has been married for nearly twenty years to his wonderful wife, Melissa and they have two children … Madison and Marshall

From everyone at Always Best Care … We thank you for the privilege to care for you and your loved ones … We are truly here to Serve!

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Samantha Stott

Samantha Stott

Operations Manager/ Alt Administrator

Samantha studied Health Care Business Administration in Omaha, Nebraska and is also a licensed CNA.

Samantha has over 18 years in the Health Care profession; specifically in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Care, and Private Practice Offices. During her tenure, she has held various roles such as Practice Director, Billing Specialist, Business Office Manager and Admissions Coordinator. Samantha has a Passion and Love for the Elderly and those with special needs. Samantha moved to Frisco, Texas 3 years ago from Nebraska. She is happily married to her husband David and they have 8 children and 1 grandchild. Samantha and her husband love giving back to their local community through youth philanthropy and mission trips with Omaha Rapid Response.

In Samantha’s spare time she loves watching her kids play sports, anything outdoors related – boating, Glamping, hiking and riding on the back of their motorcycle. Halloween is her all time Favorite Holiday.

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Brandy Bailey

Client Services Director

Brandy has 9 years of experience in the Healthcare field. Brandy has always had a special love for the senior community, and this is why Always Best Care is the perfect fit for her.
Brandy began her career in Dallas, Tx. working in a Long-Term Care/ Skilled Nursing Facility as the Director of Therapy.

Brandy was born and raised in Dallas, Tx. and proudly has two daughters, one son and Melvin her Goldendoodle. In her free time she enjoys bartending, singing karaoke and spending time with family and friends.

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Kemeia White

Finance Specialist

Kemeia began her Healthcare career as a Unit Secretary in the OB/GYN Clinic at Ochsner’s Medical Center (formerly known as LSU Conway) in Monroe, La.

Kemeia has 15 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry. During her tenure, she has held various roles such as Accounting, Implementation and Billing Specialist. She is proud to have joined the team at Always Best Care Services as the Billing/Payroll Finance Specialist.
She was her mother’s caregiver which helped her gain more compassion for patients with Lupus and other health conditions. Kemeia is also a volunteer for The Lupus Foundation in honor of her late mother.

Kemeia was born in Fort Worth, Texas and moved to Lake Providence, La at the age of 3 with her parents. Upon completion of high school, she moved to West Monroe, La to attend college where she remained until she moved to the DFW area in November 2017.

Kemeia has 3 beautiful daughters 24, 21, and 18 with the youngest graduating from high school this year. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, traveling, listening to music, spending time with family and friends and creating Tik Tok videos.

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Donna French

Director of Business Development

Donna has worked in senior living for over 20 years and is passionate about educating and helping others. Donna was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and married her high school sweetheart. They have two children, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter. Donna’s husband had a successful career with JCPenny and they moved often while raising their children. She has lived in 7 different states supporting her husband’s career, before their final move to Texas 15 years ago. While living in Stillwater, Oklahoma, after her children had left the nest, she attended Oklahoma State University and studied sociology and psychology. She has since gained experience working with seniors in a variety of fields, including home health, independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, hospice and her favorite field of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Educating others about the options available for their loved ones is #1 on her priority list. Donna and her husband live in Fairview, Texas. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to movies, sewing, and anything outdoors.

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Elizabeth Harkins

Compliance Specialist/ Admin Assistant

Elizabeth has been a stay-at-home mom while owning her own business most of her life. She managed and ran a quilt shop as well as a separate quilt pattern business with worldwide distribution. She taught classes for more than 30 years and this was really rewarding. She enjoyed seeing the light come on in people’s eyes when they “got it”.

She has worked as a Statistician for a major insurance company. She has also worked as an Accounts Payable Clerk for Homemakers Upjohn, a subsidiary of Upjohn Pharmaceuticals. And it was also in the Home Health Care field.

Having taken care of her grandmother and her mother as they got older and needed help was a rewarding experience of giving back. She enjoys helping people, but especially the elderly who need it the most. They deserve dignity and special attention. This makes her feel closer to her sweet grandmother.

Elizabeth has three adult sons (twins). Her oldest lives on a farm in Oklahoma with her two beautiful granddaughters. The twins live here in Dallas and are not married yet.

In her spare time, she enjoys creating jewelry, doing fiber arts, and spending time with the cutest little dog in the world, Willow. She is her 3.5 lb. bundle of joy.

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Angella Frederick

HR/ Recruiter

Angella has been in the Healthcare field for over 30 years. She studied Business Administration and Criminal Justice at Bluefield State College. She is also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

She has maintained her love for homecare serving as both an administrator and an alternate administrator as well as growing up watching her mother who worked as a nurse for over 40 years and her father working in the hospital and on the EMT team.

She has chosen Always Best Care to be part of her life and career due to the family oriented atmosphere and the main focus being on the clients and caregivers.

She has been married for 14 years to her husband Jeffery and between then they share 6 grown children and 8 grandchildren.

In her spare time she likes to watch and read suspense thrillers and spending time with her 2 white huskies Draco and Yuki.

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Denise Stock

Scheduling Coordinator

Denise has completed courses through the Department of Aging and Disability in the State of Texas for Alternate Administrator. She also was a Medical assistant for many Doctors from UTSW Medical School in Dallas.

She has dedicated 12 years in Personal Assistant Services for the Elderly. She literally went full circle in the industry having experience in every position from Administration, marketing, staffing, billing, and payroll. All the time caring for an elderly parent in her home for 17 years.

Denise loves people, and loves caring for everyone. She is an active grandmother and wife who spends her spare time feeding and clothing those less fortunate. She works with two non-profit organizations providing Hope for those in need. Her hobbies include sewing, quilting, and camping with her family.

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Lisa Santos

Scheduling Coordinator

Lisa started her career in the medical field in 2009 and has since served as a Manager in Primary Care offices as well as a Supervisor of group homes for several MHMR residents. Lisa has served great pleasure in being a caregiver in her past job history as well. Lisa is a hard worker with the mission of making every client happy and comfortable. She truly prides herself in serving seniors within our community with excellent customer service. Lisa joined our team May of 2022, and now has the ability to staff our clients with excellent caregivers that share her philosophy of superior customer service. Lisa has 3 children and 8 grandkids, and proud to be a grandmother. She loves cooking, spending time with her family, and planning events.

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Lacy Howe

Scheduling Coordinator

Lacy was born and raised in a small town in East Texas. She started caregiving at the age of 14, assisting with family members. Lacy moved to Arlington in 2019. She has a 12 year old daughter and a 9 year old son. Lacy has over 12 years of caregiving experience and has always loved helping the elderly and disabled.

Hobbies include cooking, painting with her daughter, taking her children fishing or just spending time outside. Lacy simply loves spending time with her children and family.

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