Meet the Team
Rebecca Mills has over 15 years of experience in the senior living industry. An East Tennessee native, Rebecca was raised in Kingsport, Tenn. Her mother was the director of nursing at a local nursing home, which is where Mills initially discovered her passion for working with seniors. She attended East Tennessee State University, and earned a degree in health care administration. Prior to joining The Pointe at Lifespring community, she held the executive director role for a skilled nursing home for 14 years. She has also served as the activity and social service director for a senior living community.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Julie Sharp is our director of Sales and Marketing here at The Pointe at Lifespring. Julie brings more than 18 years of marketing and sales experience to this position, including five years in the health care industry. A passionate, motivated individual who is eager to make a difference in every life she touches, Julie will help make this transition to senior living easy and enjoyable. She loves The Pointe at Lifespring and the passionate way we promote active, engaged lifestyles with fun-filled activities.
She has served on the board of directors for the Halls Community, has volunteered for Alzheimer’s Tennessee and is a member of Akima in Knoxville, as well as an active member of Fellowship Church in Knoxville. However, her favorite role is being a mother. Her favorite people call her “Momma Jules”! She has two children who live in the area, both of whom are happily married. Julie is an enthusiastic traveler, fun-seeker, cheerleader, lake-lover and Volunteer who yells, “Go, Vols!” louder than anyone in Neyland Stadium!
Vibrant Life Director
Whitney Benge joined Integral Senior Living in August 2017, as the Generations Vibrant Life coordinator. In April 2019, Whitney transitioned to the Vibrant Life director at The Pointe at Lifespring. Whitney was born and raised in Knoxville, and has a passion for working with individuals with disabilities. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy from the University of Tennessee, she found her love and passion for working specifically with the senior population.
Whitney and her fiancé, Matt, have been together four years and are proud parents to Aspen, their Siberian husky. She also worships at Faith Promise Church and enjoys spending time with family, being adventurous and cheering on the Vols!
Generations Program Director
Nikki Lowe joined The Pointe at Lifespring in January 2020. Born and raised in East Tennessee, Nikki comes from a long line of nurses and is a fifth-generation registered nurse. She began her career as a pulmonary nurse before transferring to hospice care, where she found her passion for providing care for families affect by dementia. Shortly after, Nikki completed her trainings to become a certified dementia practitioner.
Nikki and her husband, Rick, have five children and are always on the go. They are active members of the community, and you can often find them at church functions or a sports practice for one of their children.
Business Office Director
Culinary Services Director
Andrew White joined The Pointe at Lifespring in October 2019 as the culinary services director. Originally from Stratford, Ontario, Andrew moved to the United States in 1995 to begin his culinary career. He has a wide variety of culinary experience as he has worked in resort dining, health care dining and senior dining. Andrew is known for his specialty salads and desserts.
Andrew and his wife, Jennifer, have three children and two grandchildren. They enjoy going to the movies, fishing and caring for their two dogs.