1538 N Old Castle Rd, Nixa, MO 65714
(417) 724-8188

Our Team


Terri Milsop

Executive Director

Terri joins our team with 27 years of senior living experience. She started her career in recreation and worked as an Activity Director for 10 years in skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania. She completed her degree in Health Care Administration in 2003 and has worked as a Nursing Home Administrator for the past 14 years before joining the Castlewood Team as Executive Director. Terri and her family moved back to MO in 2014. She has been married to her husband, Scott, for 20 years and they have 2 children. She enjoys spending time with her family and teaching Sunday School at her church.

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Courtney Darby

Wellness Director

Courtney always knew she had a passion for working with geriatrics from an early age. She has worked in healthcare for over 13 years and in 2009 she graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College with an LPN degree. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.

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Melody Gossau

Resident Services Director

Melody joins our team with 4 years experience in senior living communities. She has a strong passion for senior adults and making every day meaningful and fun. She is working toward developing her career in gerontology and is certified to coach others on the “Positive Approach to Care” for seniors living with dementia. She is passionate about enhancing the landscape of life enrichment for our residents here at The Castlewood. Melody loves making others laugh, enjoys all things crafty, and treasures time with her family and friends.

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John Finnem

Plant Operations

Jon joins the Castlewood team with over 15 years of maintenance and construction experience in a hospital setting. He recognizes customer service as a valuable tool to deliver overall quality and satisfaction. He was born and raised in Springfield, Mo, where he currently lives with his wife of 13 years and two daughters. He loves going to Kansas City Chiefs home football games with his family and friends.

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Ann Ladish

Care Coordinator

Ann has enjoyed working at The Castlewood since January 2018. She has worked in healthcare since 1997 and she became a nurse in 2006. Ann enjoys working as the Care Coordinator in our Wellness Department and the residents enjoy the themed dinners that Ann helps decorate for and host on Wednesday Nights in our Memory Care Community. Ann loves spending time with her loud, but loving, dog and traveling with family and friends. Ann is a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan and season ticket holder since 2002.

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Terrell Coleman

Culinary Director

Terrell has been with The Castlewood since we opened the doors in 2017. He has been a cook for over 10 years. He was a staff sergeant in the Marine Corp. before finding his passion in Culinary Arts. His favorite dishes to prepared are Thai cuisine and Italian foods. He has a passion for food, always finding ways to elevate a dish. He enjoys cooking and bringing smiles to his residents. Terrell has two amazing children, a daughter who loves to sing and ride horses and a son who enjoys helping his dad with yard work on weekends and playing with his car collection. Terrell enjoys watching Chiefs football, reading biography books, and watching Netflix shows.

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Beth Guse

Business Director

Beth joins the Castlewood team with over 10 years of Human Resources experience and a passion for working with Seniors. She has called Ozark home for 15 years and has been married to her husband Dave for 27 years. They have 4 children. She enjoys being with her family and traveling in her spare time.

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