Meet the Team

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Julie Sharp

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!

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Whitney Benge

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!

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Helen Porter, CDP, CADDCT

Generations Program Director

Helen Porter joined Integral Senior Living in October 2016 as the Generations Program director of The Pointe at Lifespring. Helen is a Nashville-native-turned-Knoxvillian who has a passion for encouraging people to fulfill their maximum potential. While pursuing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in recreation therapy at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, her concentration was devoted to children with multiple disabilities. After graduation, she was called into working with seniors at Clarity Pointe of Knoxville, where she continued her work as the director of Life Enrichment and as business office manager. With a love for education, she has become certified as a therapeutic recreation specialist, a certified dementia practitioner, and an Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care trainer. She’s also an active board member for a local nonprofit, and enjoys running, coffee and the word “enthusiasm.”
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Melissa Wynn

Business Office Director

Melissa Wynn joined Integral Senior Living in August 2018 as a certified nursing assistant, and now serves as business office director. Melissa spent the past five years as a CNA, but has 20 years of previous experience in office administration and human resources. Melissa has been married to her husband, Phillip, for 27 years and says that, to her, he is the glue that holds everything together. Melissa has two wonderful daughters, Megan and Kristen, and has one granddaughter named Hayden, whom she loves to spoil. Melissa loves caring for seniors, and her daily goal is to share a smile with everyone she meets. She is a Christian and enjoys sharing her love for Jesus. Her favorite word is “BELIEVE,” and if given the opportunity, she would be glad to tell you the story behind it.
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Vicky Edmonds

Concierge

Vicky Edmonds joined The Pointe at Lifespring team in January 2018 as the concierge. She is a graduate of Gibbs High School and currently resides in Corryton with her family. Vicky has worked in the health care industry for the past 23 years. She started as a CNA at Hillcrest, and after three years, she went into the admissions office. After moving to Amedisys, she worked for 13 years as a business office specialist. Vicky is passionate about working with seniors and loves to interact with people. Vicky and her husband, Kenny, have been married for 42 years. They have a daughter, Tiffany, and a grandson, Brayden, who is the apple of their eye. Vicky enjoys watching UT Football (GO, VOLS!!) and taking trips to the beach with her family and friends. She is active in her church, Bethel Baptist, where she serves as youth director. She also sings in the church choir and assists with coordinating the Women’s Retreats.