WHY BRIDGE THE GAP?

Inform

Current issues, events, and changes that impact the senior care housing industry.

Educate

Trends, best practices, and influential guest speakers.

Influence

Disrupt the industry by challenging the traditional way of thinking.

MISSION

Expose the most pressing issues around senior care ranging from the owner/operator to the resident by informing, educating and influencing the culture of senior living.

GOAL

Help shape the culture of the senior living industry by being an advocate and a positive voice of influence which drives quality outcomes for our aging population.

MEET THE HOSTS

Lucas McCurdy

Lucas McCurdy is a boutique general contractor for senior housing investors and operators. I have the best job in the world. I get to work for people that love grandmas and grandpas every day. I work for senior living.

I have found my life’s work and passion in the senior living industry and I want to use my time and talents to elevate and give back to the industry that gives so much to me. Working as a boutique general contractor for senior housing investors and operators is very rewarding. Executing construction projects in complex, delicate environments to ultimately make these communities safe and beautiful, is what I was put on this earth to do.

Successfully completing a construction project in a congregate care environment takes detailed planning, thoughtful execution, and at the core, an empathetic heart and mind to be part of something bigger than yourself. To bridge the gap between initial investment and ROI is a responsibility I take very seriously.

I was born in Texas, went to college at Winthrop University in South Carolina where I was a 3 time Big South Champion in cross country and track. My wife Danielle and I love spending time as a family with 4 year old son, and 1 year old daughter. We are advocates for adoption and for families with children on the Autism spectrum.

Our podcast was founded through collaboration and a foundation of passion for seniors housing, and Josh and I are honored for you to participate in Bridging The Gap. Let’s do it together!

Josh Crisp

Josh is a senior living executive with over 13 years of experience in development, construction, & management across the southeast. Josh is Founder & CEO of Solinity, a senior living development & management company designed to reshape the industry to better meet the needs of the aging & create intergenerational communities.

Prior to the inception of Solinity, Josh founded TLC Senior Living Management & Consulting which led to his leadership in Dominion Senior Living. In 2014, Dominion designed, built, & managed five new communities in East Tennessee & hired several hundred new team members. Josh also assisted other senior living developers & facility owners in various capacities from third party management to strategic consulting, & team building.

Josh is an active voice to legislature; he serves as Chairman of the Assisted Living Standing Committee & Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appointed Josh to the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities in 2014. The board provides regulatory authority over all licensed health care facilities in the state of Tennessee.

Josh has served on a number of civic & professional boards including a strategic committee for the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University & LeadingAge Tennessee where he served as Secretary for the Board’s Executive Committee & chaired the Public Policy Committee.

For fun, Josh enjoys working out & preparing for obstacle course races. His latest adventure is completing his second 1,098-mile bike ride with a group of cyclists who raised funds for the Alzheimer’s Research Initiative at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. In 2017 with the first event, the cyclists raised over $100,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation in honor of legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt’s 1,098 career NCAA wins. Josh co-founded Pedal for Alzheimer’s, Ltd., a 501c(3) non-profit organization committed to raising awareness & funds for Alzheimer’s disease by organizing & hosting cycling events.

In the spring of 2018, Crisp launched a podcast specifically designed to inform, educate, and influence the senior housing industry. The passion project is a partnership of several like-minded influencers that formed the brand: Bridge the Gap. The weekly show releases episodes in audio and video platforms including iTunes and YouTube and already has a great following and is creating a buzz among stakeholders in the senior housing and program services areas.

Josh resides in Fountain City, Tennessee with his wife, Lauren, & their three children.

Episode 76: Brandi Sharp