Leadership Team

Lance Dearden, Executive Director

Lance was born and raised in Utah and attended the University of Utah for his undergraduate and graduate degrees in mass communication and occupational therapy, respectively. He began working at the University Hospital, then Primary Children’s Hospital before beginning his work in transitional rehabilitation in 2011. Lance enjoys working at Legacy Village of Taylorsville because the top priority is always residents and guests. When he's not at Legacy, Lance enjoys spending time with his family, running, U of U athletics, and going to the lake.

Kathryn Bennett-Hutchison, Admissions

Kathryn was born and raised in Firth, Idaho. She graduated from Utah State University in human resources with a minor in psychology, but her healthcare career began with a CNA position. She enjoys working with the elderly because there is so much to learn from their stories and experiences that could be applied to one's own life. Kathryn pursued her license in social work and now continues serving guests and families at Legacy Village Rehabilitation. In her spare time, she loves to cook, bargain shop, attend concerts, go to the movies and create memories with family and friends. A sweet tooth, Kathryn welcomes you to stop by her office, say hello and sample from one of her many candy dishes.

Becki Pulley RN, Director of Nursing

Becki has been a nurse for 18 years and has loved every minute of it. She started working in geriatrics, thinking it would be short term and that she would soon be off to a hospital setting. However, she fell in love with the people she worked with and found great rewards working in skilled nursing communities. Becki loves the care model of Legacy and enjoys the atmosphere. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, ATV rides, camping and spending any time she can with her family.

Kelli Smith, Director of Therapy Services

Kelli was born and raised in New Jersey, however has fallen love with everything Utah has to offer and now considers it "home". Kelli has been a Physical Therapist since earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University in 2016. Kelli loves working at Legacy Village for many reasons, but especially because of our Personal Touch Culture, focus on client outcomes, and the positive atmosphere. Kelli is an avid runner, and also enjoys skiing, hiking, and traveling.

Megan Whitbeck, Social Services Director

Meagan's favorite thing about working at Legacy Village is the team. She loves the way they work together to help guest's reach their rehabilitation goals. Her love for the senior industry began at a skilled nursing facility, where she first worked after graduating from BYU – Idaho in social work. She quickly found how rewarding working with the aging population could be. Meagan grew up in Dallas, Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, watching movies, and baking.

Danielle Mecham, Assistant Administrator

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Jami Boutsis, Business Office Manager

Jami was born and raised in Utah. She started her career in long term care working in payroll and human resources. Jami became a successful business office manager early on in her career and now enjoys being part of the great team here at Legacy Village. She is proud of the quality care we provide to our residents. In her free time she golfs in a women’s league and loves to travel to Texas to visit her son and spoil her granddaughter.

Shaun Huff, MDS Coordinator

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Eric Ramaekers, Recreation Director

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Brian Perry, Dining Services Director

Brian has always had a love of creating food and began developing amazing cooking skills in his own kitchen. He decided to make it his profession and attended culinary school at the Davis Technical College. After graduation in 2009, Brian was hired at Davis Hospital. He spent five years working as a Dietary Chef at the hospital and then took his skills to the senior living industry, where he has been able to combine his passion for making food and the senior community. Brian loves his job, the team he leads, and the residents he serves.

Terry Hutchison, Maintenance Director

Terry is very proud to be from Gerome, Idaho. Terry grew up working in the potato fields, and owning his own lawn care business during his high school years. He moved to Utah and worked for Aladdin IND Manufacturing for 35+ years. He attended Salt Lake Community College and received his business degree from Mountain West College. He is also a certified building inspector. Terry is excited to join the Legacy family, where he enjoys knowing that he can make a difference in the life of others. Terry loves his family, camping, and four-wheeling.