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/Advisor 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.


Judy L. Bowes, LNHA

Executive Director

Judy Bowes

Judy Bowes has over 10 years of experience managing retirement communities. Early in her career she opened and operated an assisted living building within one of Charlottesville’s premier continuing care retirement communities. Due to a family illness she relocated to Florida and eventually northern Virginia where she operated an independent and assisted living community for retired military.

Among her successes Judy counts a strength and balance program designed for assisted living residents which was selected as an AAHSA “Best Practice”; the successful evacuation of a Florida assisted living center from Hurricane Frances; and most importantly the partnerships she helped facilitate with universities, hospitals, and the community which were designed to find new ways to improve life for seniors everywhere.

Judy holds a BBA in Health Care Administration from Marymount University. For her internship Judy assisted the Project Manager with the construction and opening of Georgetown University Medical Center’s Ambulatory Surgery Center. Her previous career was as a Legal Assistant to a Presidential appointee at the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board in Washington, D.C. She also is a Leadership Charlottesville graduate.

Judy lives in Charlottesville with her husband Dave and Labradoodle Elmo. Dave and Judy have two daughters, both Western Albemarle High School graduates. The eldest recently graduated as a chef from the New England Culinary Institute and has relocated to California and the youngest is a marketing manager for a McLean, Virginia bank working on her graduate degree.


Shelli Schinkus                                                                        

Marketing Director                                                                              

Shelli has been working in sales and marketing for retirement communities in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia since 2003.  She spent her childhood in the Midwest, where she was exposed to the hospitality industry in her parents’ motel business.  She earned an AAS degree in Hospitality Management in Kansas and, in 2015, an ADN Nursing Degree in Virginia. Upon school completion in Kansas, it led her to Vero Beach, Florida where she worked in various sales and marketing roles for Walt Disney World Resorts and the Los Angeles Dodgers, during spring training.

Shelli’s senior living career began after she sustained severe injuries from a car accident in 2001, which put her in a skilled nursing/rehabilitation facility where she underwent months of therapy.   Her experience recovering at that facility is what she attributes her passion for retirement communities to as well as her genuine understanding of the peace of mind that senior communities provide residents.  Shelli spent 8 years with Oak Harbor senior community in Vero Beach, FL, where she served as a Real Estate Broker/Sales and Marketing Manager. She later worked at Legacy at Mills River in Mills River, NC and National Lutheran Communities and Services in Virginia in sales and marketing roles.  She is also a Florida, North Carolina and Virginia Real Estate Broker and Registered Nurse.

Her passion for health and fitness and all the outdoor activities the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer, make the Crozet area a perfect fit.


Teena Hall

Director of Nursing


Teena’s leadership experience combined with her years of working with seniors as a Nurse makes her the ideal fit at The Lodge. Her excitement of working with our new technology in this exceptional senior living environment is wonderful.

A resident of Crimora, Virginia, Hall comes to The Lodge at Old Trail from Royal Care Management of Staunton where she was Administrator and Director of Nursing. Earlier in her career, Hall was with the Shenandoah Nursing Home in Fishersville. She is a Licensed Assisted Living Administrator and Registered Nurse.