Welcome to Altum Senior Living

“Altum” encompasses our company goals and our overall philosophy: to Reach Higher.

From creating extraordinary lifestyles to providing exceptional care to developing innovative programming to delivering first-class customer service, we promise never to settle and always to Reach Higher – the seniors and families we care for deserve nothing less.

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Who We Are

Altum Senior Living is a senior living operations and management company whose leadership team enjoys a long, successful history of providing incomparable senior lifestyles around the West Coast. The team at Altum, together, have over 40 years of experience working in the senior housing investment and management industry. Our team believes that collaboration, as well as communication and honesty, is the key to what has created our success and reputation in the industry.
With an unprecedented commitment to customer service, Altum’s mission is to advance the well-being of the seniors we serve. We accomplish this by creating a vibrant, family-focused, fulfilling, and purposeful lifestyle. Additionally, we support, honor, and protect dignity while also celebrating individuality.

What We Believe

We believe that if you care about your staff, they will provide better care for the residents. So we focus on our staff’s happiness and fulfillment just as much as we do for our residents’.
We treat everyone – staff, residents and their families – as though they were members of our own families. It’s not just something we say; it’s something we practice every day. And, it’s something you feel from the moment you enter an Altum community.
At Altum, we’ve established a reputation for creating caring environments, engaging lifestyles, and thriving communities that promote activity, vitality, and well-being where residents – and their families – are happy and proud to call home.

Our Culture

Through effective leadership, collaboration, staff appreciation, best practices, and great passion, we embrace a culture built upon respect, reliability, loyalty, and pride. Seniors who choose to call our communities home can – and do – enjoy a true sense of purpose by leading happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. Our residents’ environment of daily living is our number one goal.

Our Team

Our leadership team has decades of collective experience in the senior living and senior care industry. Most importantly, they share a passion for seniors and a genuine desire to create communities that empower them to live a full, meaningful, and fun life.

Tod Murray

Tod Murray, President

Tod Murray – As President Tod leads the Altum field operations team working directly with community leadership to achieve desired results and quality resident care.
Tod has worked in the Senior Care Industry since 1992 working as a Healthcare Administrator, Executive Director, Area Manager, Regional Director and Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Altum, he spent eleven years with one of the nation’s largest Senior Living Operators where he managed multiple service levels ranging from Skilled Nursing, CCRC, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Tod has a passion for excellence in serving the seniors entrusted to our care and believes that leadership by example is critical to the success of the organization. He is considered to be results-focused and strategic- minded with a proven track record of building and managing successful operational teams.

Jennifer Jones, Vice President of Accounting

Jennifer is a commercial real estate accountant with decades of experience in senior housing and capital markets. Most recently, Jennifer managed the accounting practices for a portfolio of 60 senior housing communities and was an integral part of daily operations including, systems management and human resources. Additionally, she served as lead transitions and systems coordinator for more than $150 million in senior housing acquisitions providing pre- and post-acquisition stabilization support. With her vast experience, Jennifer is establishing financial best practices and analytical tools across the Altum portfolio that provide operational insights used to promote performance success.

John Murphey

John Murphey, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

John has been in the Senior Care Industry for over 25 years, ranging from home care and skilled nursing to independent living, assisted living and memory care. With experience in every aspect of sales and marketing in senior living, he has worked in 14 states with a consistent record of coaching his teams to success and driving occupancy through collaborative teamwork while embracing a servant leadership approach. John has worked with both national and regional providers where his innovative and non-traditional sales and marketing methods were routinely emulated as industry best-practices. He holds master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA in Management and Marketing), Strategic Intelligence and Strategic Studies, and also serves as a Colonel in the US Army Reserve.

Ignacio Williams, Culinary Services Specialist

As Culinary Services Specialist with Altum Senior Living, Ignacio strives to elevate the communities’ dining experience for all residents. Educated in Paris, France, and in Sonoma, California, Ignacio believes excellent food is essential nourishment for both the body and the soul, and that presentation matters because people “eat first” with their eyes. During his childhood in Mexico, Ignacio’s mother taught him the importance of using fresh, local ingredients and, using techniques learned in Belgium, he also finds joy in creating beautiful artisanal chocolate. For the past ten years, Ignacio has provided Seniors with nutritious and diverse cuisine presented with fine dining standards. As good food brings us together, excellent food inspires happiness.

Asuka Smith

Asuka Smith, Elevate 360 Specialist

“There is nothing in the world that gives me the feeling of gratification like engaging with my residents. Creating meaningful, person-centered individualized programming is what I was meant to do!” Asuka’s journey with senior care began as a companion providing one-on-one life enrichment activities to her friend’s mother, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 8 years prior. That is when she had realized that building an active and stimulating person-centered engagement serves as an essential part not only for those coping with Alzheimer’s and dementia, but all seniors. Asuka now serves as the Elevate 360 Specialist, part of Altum’s exceptional life enrichment wellness program. She holds a Certification of Dementia Practitioner from NCCDP and currently works in one of our Memory Support communities.

Ana Verduzco, Business Operations Specialist

Ana has worked in the Business Office at Crescendo since 2014. During her tenure with Crescendo and Altum, Ana stands out as a leader amongst her peers, excelling in absolutely every metric for which she is responsible. Ana has over a decade of financial experience, and prior to joining the senior living industry she worked in banking with Citi Group in Florida before relocating to sunny Southern California. Ana has a can-do attitude, does not hesitate to problem solve when she encounters challenges, and has her RCFE credentials.

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