Owner and Staff

David Hilliard


David Hilliard is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.  He also earned an accreditation from The Erickson School of Aging for Management and Operations of Senior Housing and Care. He began his professional career on Wall Street on the investment side in Institutional Sales/Equities with Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette and was also a Managing Director at Wachovia Bank. In 2000, he began working in the healthcare industry as an Investor/Adviser for Shelburne Bay Senior Living in Shelburne, Vermont.  Mr. Hilliard, in conjunction with a local partner, founded The Lodge at Otter Creek in 2006.  The Lodge at Otter Creek is located in Middlebury, Vermont and is a similar community to The Lodge at Old Trail. In 2007, Mr. Hilliard founded Piedmont Senior Living for the purpose of developing The Lodge at Old Trail, which opened in May of 2012.


Beth Barber

Executive Director

Beth’s career has focused on working with seniors in a variety of capacities.  Prior to coming to the Lodge at Old Trail, Beth served as the first Executive Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia.  She has also been a social worker in long term care, a private geriatric care manager, and the Program Director for Senior Center, Inc., now known as The Center.

Beth has served on many local boards of directors including JABA, Meals on Wheels, Martha Jefferson House, and Cville Village.  She was appointed by the Virginia Senate to the Commonwealth Council on Aging in 2008 and was elected to two terms as Chair.  Through her work on the Council she was involved in crafting of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Aging Plan as well as the Governor’s Conference on Aging.

Beth is a Charlottesville native who has personal experience in care giving for her parents. She knows firsthand the challenges, blessings and decisions that arise. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech in 1987.