Meet the Buckner Calder Woods team!

Here at Buckner Calder Woods in Beaumont, our goal is to provide a personal experience that inspires happiness in you. We strive to know each resident by name, so no matter where you go in our community, you’ll always be greeted with a friendly face. From our Executive Director to our certified nurses and culinary staff, all Buckner Calder Woods employees are dedicated to meeting your needs with top-notch care and hospitality, every day.

David Ummel

Executive Director

Linda Bennett

Director of Nursing

Linda comes to Calder Woods with many years of varied nursing experience, including critical care in a hospital setting, infection prevention, and quality improvement. A nurse educator, she previously served as a hospice nurse and is a certified end-of-life educator. She currently teaches Allied Health classes on a part-time basis at Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont. Linda is dedicated to her faith.

Linda’s motto is “Do what’s right and God will take care of the rest” .

Michel Brodnax

Business Office Manager
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Michel has been part of the Buckner family since 2015. Prior to working with Buckner’s senior living staff, she worked as business office manager at another local senior living community.

“I love helping people. I love my team, and Buckner is a great place to work!”

Aaron Campbell

Marketing Coordinator
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Born and raised in Beaumont, TX, Aaron Campbell joined Calder Woods in 2019 with more than 12 years of healthcare marketing experience. Aaron enjoys working with residents and their families to ensure they find the perfect area of care at Calder Woods. Aaron has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Lamar University.

“I believe, do for one what you wish that you could do for everyone”.

Daniel Carpenter

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Daniel joined Buckner in 2019 with over 15 years of ministry experience. Daniel graduated from Lamar University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. In 2013, he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. An ordained minister, he is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

David Long

Director of Sales and Marketing
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As a member of the Calder Woods senior leadership team, David Long has been the director of sales and marketing for 14 years. He has worked in the senior living industry for 22 years with a primary focus in marketing, communications and public relations. David views his work as a ministry and enjoys welcoming new residents to the Calder Woods family.

“I love working with elders because they remind me of my two favorite people – my mom and dad!”

Chelsey Musick

Assistant Director of Nursing
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Chelsey Musick has served as the assistant director of nursing and MDS Coordinator for three and a half years. She has worked as a healthcare professional for 10 years and is a graduate of Lamar University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

“I love the fact that we learn from our senior adults and can serve them in their time of need.”