Our Team

Exceptional service and a warm smile never go out of style at The Lexington Assisted Living Center. Getting assistance with activities of daily living doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice independence or give up the feeling of home. The Lexington for ages 55 and up combines the best of all worlds: care, comfort, cost, convenience and community!

The handoff is crucial.

The Lexington Assisted Living Center is operated by partners who have had parents or loved ones in an assisted living facility. Their collective experiences inspired them to create an environment where aging adults who can no longer live alone, can still maintain a lifestyle of dignity and independence for as long as possible. Following their gameplan, our Team Members work together to provide seamless service at every level and at every opportunity to ensure exceptional care and satisfaction.

  • Candy Herzog
    Candy Herzog Administrator

    My personal mission: “Serve aging adults as I would serve my own family—with compassion, dignity and love.”

    • 20+ Years pioneering assisted living to aging adults in Nebraska and Medicaid communities.
    • Oversee all facets of providing services to 100 Residents and over 50 Team Members.


  • Eldonna Rayburn
    Eldonna Rayburn Marketing Director

    My personal mission: “Treat life as art. There is beauty and wonder all around us and within all of us. By taking the time to experience the art, you are always doing the most important thing at that moment.”

    • Over 20 years of experience in adult healthcare by providing communication, marketing and public relations support in adult healthcare.
    • Serve as your resource for services and tours, guiding you seamlessly through the application and Medicaid processes as well as getting assisting you to move in to your new home.


  • Julie Andresen
    Julie Andresen Activities Director / Administrative Assistant

    My personal mission: “To make it fun! The Lexington is not just what you see. It’s the laughter you hear, the love you feel and the peace of mind you enjoy.”11 Years at The Lexington with over 25 years of experience in the industry.

  • Ted Marxsen
    Ted Marxsen Maintenance Director

    My personal mission: “Helping other people. When I was young, I used to help my mom at home–in the kitchen, on the farm, taking care of my nieces and nephews, and with all sorts of other things. Now, my wish to help others has also grown to include helping others.”

    Over 10 years of experience facility, grounds and equipment maintentance.
    Manage all maintenance requirements for the facility and equipment and work with Residents, family members and Team Members on work requests.

  • Doug Push
    Doug Push Housekeeping

    My personal mission: “I am passionate about honoring our Residents and treating them as family. I am ninja-focused when it comes to maintaining a spotless community.”

    • Over 10 years of experience in the industry
    • Oversee the cleaning of 100 apartments by Resident Aides in a timely manner and in line with Resident expectations.


  • Pat Spencer
    Pat Spencer Bookkeeper

    My personal mission is to serve as a resource to Residents, families and staff. I have over 30 years of experience in bookkeeping support and have been at The Lexington since 2001!


  • Andrew Wiedman
    Andrew Wiedman Medications Coordinator

    My personal mission: “I am passionate about my family, my work with Residents and their physicians and pharmacists. I am also passionate about Nebraska athletics, tennis, playing my piano/keyboard, and as my Team Members know, Valentino’s.”

    • I started my career at The Lexington in 2011 as a Dietary Aide in the kitchen. From there I have been a receptionist, back-up van driver and Medication Aide before serving as Medication Coordinator.
    • I coordinate Doctor’s Orders/Prescriptions and ensuring those orders are accurately entered in the computer system for Med Aides. I also communicate Resident needs to their physicians and ensure those orders are communicated to our dedicated staff to ensure quality and communication at all levels.


  • Dee Smith
    Dee Smith Lead Receptionist

    My personal mission: “I love working and serving people! It warms my heart to see them smile, listen to their story or just give them a hug.”

    Worked in the healthcare field since age 14

    At The Lexington for over 3 years


  • Marilyn Lawrence
    Marilyn Lawrence Van Driver

    My personal mission is “to love what I do. I want our Residents to feel like this is their home. After all, it is about them. Caring for aging adults is in my blood. My first job was working as a nurse’s aide in a nursing home. ”

    15 Years at The Lexington

  • Chad Vanek
    Chad Vanek Chef

    My personal mission: “Serve high quality meals to our Residents who deserve the best food and service!”

    20 Years of Experience in the Industry

  • Jen Matthews
    Jen Matthews Activities Coordinator

    My personal mission is to coordinate and lead activities for our Residents that infuses faith, fun, music and wellness! For over 16 years, I have had the honor to assist Residents with chair exercise, devotions, Bible study, salon day, crafts, games and much more!