The management team’s combined years of experience working with seniors brings a wealth of insight into making Promenade a community like no other. Their philosophy and passion for keeping people on a path to longevity, creates a one-of-a-kind community that caters to lifestyle needs of independent seniors.
Laurie M. Leonard
Executive Director and Director of Sales & Marketing
Laurie became Executive Director in December of 2011 and oversees the management of Promenade. She has been the Director of Sales and Marketing since joining Promenade in May 2003 and continues to handle all aspects of the villa apartment lease, beginning with introducing prospective residents and/or their adult children to the wonderful lifestyle benefits that come with living in an independent senior retirement community.
Originally from Northern New Jersey, Laurie has been a Reno resident since 1988 and worked in direct sales for over 10 years in advertising and telecommunications, before joining Promenade on the River.
Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, wine tasting and singing. Laurie is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Reno.
Jim Manson joined Promenade’s management team in November 2014, having been the Facility Supervisor for the University of Nevada Real Estate Department for 16 years. Jim oversees all aspects of facilities, maintenance and housekeeping and manages a staff of 5. At the core of his career success lies an unwavering work ethic guided by integrity and team values.
Candy grew up in Reno, Nv, and is a third generation Nevadan. When not providing cultural, historic, and exciting activities and outings for the residents of Promenade, Candy is out exploring the great basin and range, and producing oil paintings of various wildernesses.
Candy was previously in the educational field as an elementary academic teacher, as well as teaching art to various populations for over thirty years.
Nicole was raised in Santa Rosa, Ca and moved to Texas after graduating from High School. She has spent the last 25 years working in the medical field. In the last 2 of those years she worked in Assisted Living and Memory Care in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. After raising a family and living in Texas for the last 37 years, she has recently relocated to the Reno, Nevada area.
Nicole has a love for all animals, she has 3 dogs, loves to sing, loves movies, loves to shop at thrift shops, and loves the cooler weather of Nevada. Nicole is looking forward to visits from her granddaughter and family from Texas to share the beautiful Reno mountains.
An accomplished chef and General Manager of Food Services in the Healthcare industry for many years, Ron joined Promenade on the River in May 2007 and oversees the daily operations of the dining program. He is especially strong in public relations and customer service skills, in addition to effective personnel management, sales, quality control, inventory control and purchasing abilities.
He is a graduate of CCNY with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Managment. He was educated at the Lewis Hotel School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, NYCCC-AAS- Hotel and Restaurant Managment and the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park NY-Externship.