Meet Our Team at Amada Senior Care of Southern Utah

Ty Tippets  | President and Owner

A southern Utah native, Ty serves as the President and Owner of Amada Senior Care of Southern Utah, a top-tier in-home senior care company serving the needs of the elderly and disabled in southwestern Utah. Establishing Amada Senior Care Southern Utah in 2016, Ty strives to deliver the best in senior care by living the core values of compassion, charity, honesty, professionalism, and gratitude. Ty also serves as the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of the St. George Surgical Center.

Ty and his wife, Charise, have been married for 35 years. They have six children and six grandchildren, and are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Ty enjoys many outdoor activities including boating, camping, hunting, fishing, rappelling, canyoneering, and scuba diving. He and Charise live on an acre of land in St. George with their younger children, as well as two horses, three dogs, two cats (including a “mangy orange tomcat”) and a Nigerian Dwarf goat named Buckie.

Charise Tippets | Owner and Vice President 

It was only natural for Charise to follow the call of caregiving, as she is the eldest of 10 children. After earning an Associate Degree in Business Administration, she took a break from her studies to serve as a professional nanny before resuming her education at Southern Utah University.

A life of service defines Charise’s contributions to church, family and the community. She has held a wide variety of positions in the Parent-Teacher Association, the Boy Scouts of America where she committed 15 years in the Cub Scout program and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a teacher and leader. In addition, Charise is a hands-on executive at Amada Senior Care Southern Utah, where she leads the caregiving team as a client scheduler and senior care advisor.

Tawna Spoor | COO 

Tawna has worked in Business Management and Administration for over 30 years. She founded, owned and operated over 10 successful companies. Tawna has been a leader and mentor in the service industry for most of her professional career. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her forward-thinking and innovative ways to streamline business processes and practices, to improve revenue, and for accurate and expeditious corporate acquisitions and lastly, for her professional mentorship skills and abilities.

Tawna has always enjoyed serving the senior population, which was born out of the love and compassion she had for her great-grandparents and grandparents. Tawna moved to St. George in 2021 so that she could be closer to her mother, who she looks up to as her hero. Tawna has served on several charities that focus on children, seniors and pets. She has a genuine passion for life and her love and enjoyment for travel has led her to incredible experiences worldwide. Tawna believes in continuously engaging the mind, body and spirit. She enjoys learning new and improved methods to apply in her personal and professional life. Her motto is fashioned after Maya Angelou’s quote, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” When it’s all said and done, Tawna wants to know she has left the world as a better place for others. 

Cheyenne Nelson | RN Manager 

Cheyenne knew she wanted to be in the medical field after providing hospice care to her grandmother nearly 10 years ago. She began her career as a home health aide, and shortly thereafter became a CNA for a senior care company. She pursued her nursing degree while gaining experience in geriatrics, acute care, critical care, and surgical services. Receiving a BSN from Western Governors University in 2019, she continues to work in a hospital setting as well as expanding into IV therapy, and as part of the Amada Senior Care family.

Cheyenne anticipates obtaining a Family Nurse Practitioner degree at the end of 2022.

Margie Manuele | Training Coordinator 

A native of Southern Utah, Margie is the proud mother of eight children and 13 grandchildren. She is a 14-year veteran in the senior living industry with an emphasis on administration and human resources. A certified CNA, Margie is a true caregiver in every sense of the word. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, a special education teacher, traveling, and time in the beautiful St. George sunshine walking and bicycling. She believes in Amada’s core values, saying they truly reflect the compassion the organization has for its clients.