Bryson is a West Tennessee native, being born and raised in Tipton County. He and his wife Linda brought Home Instead to Jackson and West Tennessee over a decade ago, in 2008. Bryson has worked in the senior industry for over 25 years, helping families navigate the complex issues that arise in the aging process. His heart is to see seniors well-prepared and well-served during their most vulnerable years and to help families know what resources and options are available to help. He loves family time, traveling, RVing, grilling and serving people. He has a daughter and son, who both work in the business, and a Shih Tzu named Buddy.
Linda McQuiston was born and raised in Michigan, but has family roots in West Tennessee. Linda has served in various capacities in the business over the last decade and enjoys making the office setting a place of peace, comfort, and hospitality. To prove it, you are welcome to drop by the office and check us out!
Mike Murphy was born and raised in Nashville, TN, and currently resides in Covington with his wife, Sam, and his son Jack. Mike attended Bethel University in McKenzie, on a Musical Theatre scholarship. While in school, Mike's love for ministry blossomed and he has worked primarily in churches and non-profits since. He loves impacting lives and having relationships with people, which makes Home Instead a natural fit. Mike finds joy in his interactions with clients and CAREGivers as he gets to watch them change each other's lives. In his spare time Mike likes sports (primarily the Vols, Grizzlies, and Predators), playing drums and guitar, board games, and spending time with his wife and son.
Amanda Barlow-Leitch is a Middle Tennessee native, being born and raised in Overton County. She joined the Home Instead family January 2018 after making her new home in Parsons Tennessee. Amanda has worked in the aging community for over 15 years with the past 11 years serving as the Alzheimer's Tennessee Cumberlands Area Director. Amanda has a passion for the Alzheimer's community and a heart to serve individuals and their families who are battling this long disease. Her role as Home Care Consultant / Education Specialist allows for daily opportunities to bring education to our community, training to our caregivers on ways to better interact their clients and bring awareness to the many services that Home Instead Senior Care can provide. Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband TJ, their families and their two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Cocoa and Sadie Rose. During her spare time, you will find Amanda exploring antique stores, trying out a new recipe, or traveling to new places.
Kayla was born in Memphis, Tn and was raised in both Savannah and Jackson. She is currently working on a degree in Healthcare Administration, and has developed a passion for seniors throughout the years while working in the medical setting. "I truly believe in Homeinstead's mission and providing quality care to every client", she says. Kayla enjoys crafting, cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her rescue dog-Honey.
Cayla was born and raised in Memphis, TN and currently resides in Atoka. She has worked in social work as a Case Manager and, after moving around a bit with a ministry called Life Action, she landed near home in the city of Atoka. Cayla attended Bethel University and received a degree in Psychology. She has had a heart for senior care since she was a child and strongly believes that everyone has a purpose and reason for living, no matter their age. One of her favorite things is coming alongside people to help them best succeed. She is passionate about God and people, and she is quite fond of chocolate. Cayla enjoys watching the sunrise, though she admittedly doesn't see it as much as she'd like. She appreciates good music and attempts to play the violin from time to time. Though she's not a coffee drinker, one of her favorite things is sharing time in coffee shops with loved ones.
Kayla Kerlec comes to us from Dyersburg, TN and joined the Home Instead family in September 2016. She has been a CNA since 2013, Kayla came to us from Volunteer Private Duty where she was offered a scheduling position after many months of CNA work. Kayla found her passion for scheduling which is something she loves and enjoys. She not only helps families in need of care but also caregivers who are in need to make a difference in someone's life. Kayla enjoys going to the beach and spending time outdoors with her husband Travis.
John grew up in the heart of Jackson, Tn although he now lives in Henderson, Tn. He owns a home with his wife Elizabeth and Daughter Sophia, and is a graduate of Union University with his Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership. He has a caring heart and enjoys being able to help make others' lives better. In his free time he enjoys kayaking and fishing at the river, spending time with family, and interacting with others. His dream is to go back to school in the near future and get his Master's Degree and to serve the Lord through his work every step of the way.
Charlie McQuiston, son of owners Bryson and Linda McQuiston, was born in Memphis, Tennessee and came to Jackson when the local franchise was opened in 2008. He attended Union University for four years and graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Business Administration. Charlie has a wonderful wife named Angel who also attends Union and will graduate in May 2019 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He chooses the mountains over the beach 100% of the time, as his favorite hobbies are hiking, camping, and adventuring with friends. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and Shih-Tzu named Buddy. Charlie has worked at Home Instead on and off for over 6 years, but has been working full-time for over a year now—he claims he has loved every minute of it!
"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.