Over a century of experience in caring for our seniors.



Greg joined MRC in 2017, bringing an extensive background in the hospitality industry, including positions with the Hilton North Hotel and Hotel Zaza in Houston as well as the San Luis Resort in Galveston. His experience with hospitality fits well with our mission to provide an engaging and amenity-filled quality of life for our residents. Greg holds a Masters of Business Administration from Florida International University in Miami and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.



Michael joined The Crossings team in the latter part of 2019 as the Healthcare Administrator after working for 8 years as an administrator for 3 prestigious not for profit CCRC’s located in the Houston Area. Michael is an active member of Leading Age Texas, serving on the organization’s Education Board focused on the improvement of healthy living for seniors. Michael was guided to senior care after a career as a commercial insurance underwriter, Risk Manager and a PGA of America Golf professional. Michael has a degree from the University of Georgia with a degree in Business – Economics. He also holds designations in Risk Management, is a certified Stephen Minister, and is a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA). When not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his family (wife and two kids), singing, reading, and is a professional Air Hockey Player. Michael is excited to be a part of the team at MRC The Crossings.



Melissa joined The Crossings team in 2019 as the Human Resources Coordinator. She is a native of the Houston area and has lived in League City since 2013. Melissa graduated from the University of Clear Lake with a BA in Humanities. She has been in Healthcare for ten years, working for UTMB and then Kindred Healthcare in multiple roles, including Human Resources and staffing. Melissa’s favorite part of Human Resources is celebrating employee successes. She looks forward to celebrating the many successes of MRC The Crossings employees.

Julie Crowell

Lifestyles Director

Julie is a long time Galveston County resident and alumni of Bay Area Christian School, located here in League City.  She comes to The Crossings with a Masters Degree in Fitness and Human Performance from University of Houston Clear Lake. She spent her years after Graduate School educating and instructing with the Physical Education and Health department at San Jacinto Junior College. After starting a family of her own, she began a local outdoor fitness company, which offered on-site classes and personal training. She has been able to bring a wide variety of Lifestyle programming and events to The Crossings with her vast knowledge and relationships in League City and the surrounding areas. Julie is a mother to three extremely active children, all who attend Clear Creek ISD schools and participate in variety of local sports and clubs.  She also had the unique opportunity to work in the community her very own Grandmother lived in.



Debbie Zienty joined Methodist Retirement Communities in January 2013, bringing to The Crossings many years of administrative marketing support experience. Her creative marketing strategies proved fruitful for her family-owned restaurant, which she and her husband operated as a town favorite from 1986 to 2001, until the family made a decision to move to Texas. As Marketing Director, Debbie enjoys showing off all the wonderful amenities and attributes of The Crossings.  She is great at capturing all of the good things going on at The Crossings and sharing it on social media so that all can see that The Crossings is a community where one can live extremely well.

Natalie Schutz

Director of Nursing

Natalie joined The Crossings team in 2017 and was immediately recognized as a strong leader and clinician. She was promoted from floor nurse to weekend supervisor but it wasn't long before her talents were put to work as the Assisted Director of Nursing. Natalie's enthusiasm and professionalism shines through which is why she was named Director of Nursing in 2020. Since that time, Natalie has lead the team to maintain a 5-Star rating for quality care as well as adopt the Eden Alternative culture to put the elder at the center of decision making and create an environment where the elder is able to continue to grow, despite age.

Leah Robinson

Director of Dining Services

Leah is originally from Northwest Houston. Until coming to The Crossings, she spent the majority of her career in College and University Dining. After graduating from Southeast Missouri State University, she and her family lived in six different states and found something wonderful about them all.  She returned home to Texas in 2019. The Crossings was her first adventure in Senior Living after becoming a Certified Dietary Manager. She is exceedingly happy that she made the change in her career. She will tell anyone who asks that she is certain she is right where God wants her. 

Jennifer Lines

Senior Living Counselor

Jennifer is a lifelong resident of Houston. She came to The Crossings in 2019 as a Concierge and joined our marketing team in 2020 as a Senior Living Counselor. Jennifer has been serving seniors for over 10 years, and is excited to share with everyone how much she loves being a part of our community.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as watch movies, read books and go on walks with her husband and children.

Jeff Avenmarg

Director of Physical Plant

Jeff Avenmarg came to Methodist Retirement Communities in 2015 when he was hired as the Director of Physical Plant for the new Crossings campus. His background is engineering, manufacturing and business. As the campus was driven to completion he hired staff, worked with the final build crews and set up policies and procedures for the campus. His focus well represents the ICARE values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability and Excellence.

Ally Williams

Social Worker

A Clear Lake native, Ally joined The Crossings team in 2017 as Social Worker. With both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work from Texas State University, Ally brings an incredible amount of passion and expertise to the role. Ally seeks to make a difference, one person at a time, through advocating for the highest quality of life possible. When not at work, you'll find Ally spending time with her adoring husband, daughter, and twin boys.

Sheila Castellano


Sheila Castellano has served as Chaplain (or Pastoral Care Director) at MRC The Crossings since November of 2018.  She has been a Licensed Local Pastor with the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church since June 2016. Previously, she served as Associate Pastor at Clear Lake United Methodist Church where she still holds a relationship and connection with the Hispanic Ministry, Celebración. Born in Cuba and raised in Florida, Sheila has lived in Texas since 2001 with her husband of 23 years and their three daughters.

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