Shannon Tippette, President


Shannon Tippette is a Multimedia Executive with Seniors Guide/Ross Publishing/Ross Media Solutions. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in English and Psychology. In 1998, she discovered her love of helping seniors and their families and has dedicated her professional career to helping families find the right options for parents and loved ones through serving in the retirement housing, home care, and senior publication industries. She has been a part of the Seniors Guide team since 2012 and serves the Triangle NC and Wilmington markets.

She has been a NC Licensed Assisted Living Administrator and has served on the North Carolina Assisted Living Association board, and has been a board member, founder or facilitator for Chapel Hill and Durham Eldercare Resources (CHADER), Senior Connect Raleigh/Cary, Senior Connect Durham/Chapel Hill, Health Affairs Roundtable (HART), Senior Resource Alliance, AWARE, Fifteen Minutes of Fame and Alzheimer’s North Carolina Inc. In her personal time, she is an active member of Restoration Church, serves her community through volunteering and manages HIS Birdhouse Ministries.



Tara Edwards, Secretary


Phone: 919-971-3557

Tara Edwards is a Service Coordinator with Emerson Woods and Morning Glory Senior Apartments.  Tara assists residents with maintaining an independent living status, provides case management when needed, coordinates community resources, and promotes educational programs.  Prior to this, she worked in marketing and admissions in the nursing home industry.

She is a graduate of Barton College, in Wilson, NC where she received a Bachelor of Social work and a Certificate in Geriatrics and is actively working on her certification in Service Coordination.  She lives in Durham with her husband Geoff, and their two children Kaleigh and Riley.  She enjoys working with her church, Ridgecrest Baptist Church, watching her daughter do gymnastics and her son figure out what sporting event is for him.  Tara has over 25 years of geriatric experience in the Triangle market working to ensure that they have the highest quality of life possible.



Jasmine Thurston, Vice – President


Phone:  919-323-3693

Jasmine Thurston a Geriatric Care Manager/ Agency Supervisor for Wisdom Senior Care. Wisdom Senior Care is a 24 hour 7 days a week Home Care Company that takes pride in assuring that seniors are safe and happy in their home. As a graduate of Winston Salem State University I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology. The love that I have for the senior population intrigued me to go after this degree and become an advocate for seniors. I am a part of the National Geriatric Association (ALCA), and take pride in volunteering in the community. Also a part of the SHARP group as well.


Doug Koenig, Treasurer

I’m a Navy brat, said in the kindest of terms!  As a child in a military family, I understand the unique challenges of military life from that perspective.  Yes, moving all over the Gulf Coast, making new friends, and having dad deployed for long periods … it is what we all went through together.  And, as a result, as an attorney and a person, I appreciate the sacrifice of those who have chosen to serve in the armed forces. 

In 1976 I completed undergraduate work at Dartmouth College and hold a degree in Materials Engineering from Thayer School of Engineering.  I worked in the materials area for a few years until the siren call of computers grew too loud, and I started working for Digital Equipment Corporation.  One of my clients was Ford Motor Company, and eventually I settled there for the remainder of my career.  

Most recently, after retiring from Ford, I received my law degree from the Michigan State University College of Law where I was involved in the business law and alternative dispute resolution programs.

In 2010, I established a compassionate Elder Law practice, which is focused on planning.  My goal is to help my clients get to a place where they are comfortable with preparation for life’s transitions.  This is centered on Estate Planning, and includes Veteran’s benefits, Medicaid planning, and the related wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.   Now, I have added Kids Protection Planning for younger clients. 

I’m active in several organizations, currently serving as treasurer for the American Inn of Court (Craven Everett Inn) and CHADER.  I’m also a past-president (and president elect for 2019) for the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators (NCAPFM).  When appropriate, I offer time and expertise to various programs, including LEAP (via the NC Bar Association), Legal Aid of North Carolina, the UNC Pro Bono Cancer Clinic, and other organizations.  My other service time includes the Durham Downtown Rotary Club and the Gideons.

 Church matters are important too and so I spend time participating in and leading bible study groups (Bible Study Fellowships a wonderful organization!).  I also enjoy sailing, photography, traveling, and, of course, friends and family!  My wife and I have been married for 41 years, and we have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Davis Capps, Member at Large


Phone: 919-830-6478


Davis began his career in senior living in 2015 when Brookdale Senior Living hired him as their Business Development Director.  While holding this position for six plus years, Davis was responsible for initiating referrals to Brookdale’s independent living, assisted living and memory care communities in the triangle area of North Carolina. 

In March of 2021, Davis left Brookdale to start a senior living referral business named All About Seniors, Inc. with his wife Carla.  Similar to his role with Brookdale, he and his Senior Living Specialists now help families when widowed parents can’t safely live at home any longer or they’re starting to struggle with activities of daily living.  He and his team work tirelessly to help seniors locate and secure high-quality housing and care options when things can become quite challenging due to increased health concerns.

As an additional service for the families that he works with, Davis holds his Senior Real Estate Specialist designation and North Carolina real estate license so that he can help clients sell their current homes to finance their transitions into senior living.   

Davis earned his Business Management degree from North Carolina State University in 1989 and currently resides in Youngsville, NC with his wife of twenty-five years Carla and their three children

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