Guardian Residences Officers

President

Jack Bobo

Fincher G. Jack Bobo

President
Jack was born in Clarksdale, MS in 1954. He attended The McCallie School in Chattanooga TN and graduated from Lee Academy in Clarksdale, MS. He has an accounting degree and a law degree from The University of Mississippi. In over 30 years as a business lawyer, Jack has worked as consultant, attorney, and/or President for many developing or reorganizing companies. He was hired to turn around a failing Assisted Living Facility in 2006 and fell in love with senior care. He and partners purchased that facility and since that time has purchased and operated several others. He is a seventh generation Mississippi Delta boy and lives in Clarksdale with his wife Mary Martha. They have 5 children, Vicki, E'Lane, Mary Brock, John, and Robert.

Chief Operating Officer

Art Shannon

Art Shannon

Chief Operating Officer
Born and raised in Corinth, MS, Art attended Mississippi State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After college, he worked in the insurance industry in both Tampa, FL and Seattle, WA for a number of years before returning home to North Mississippi. Art discovered his true passion of caring for the elderly, however, when he partnered with his brother to build and operate an assisted living facility in Olive Branch, MS. Now, with over a decade of experience in development and operations in the Assisted Living Industry, he has assembled an excellent staff of administrators, managers and loving caregivers to make Guardian Residences the premier assisted living community in North Mississippi. Art and his wife, Rebecca, have two sons, Carter and Parker, and reside in Saltillo, MS.

Chief Financial Officer

Scottie Lawrence

Scottie Lawrence

Chief Financial Officer
Scottie attended Delta State University in Cleveland, MS where she was awarded a MBA, with an emphasis in accounting. Prior to that she had attained a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Her background includes serving as Controller of a Non-Profit governmental agency, a Cost-Analyst for a manufacturing firm and as Accounting Director for an area hospital. She joined Guardian Residences in 2009. Scottie is an enthusiastic member of the team and lives in Clarksdale with her husband Wes and their four children, Sara, Meri, Ely-Kathryn, and Wesley.

Administrative Assistant

Scottie Lawrence

Jeanie Christian

Administrative Assistant
Jeanie Christian joined the Magnolia Manor team in November 2008. Jeanie worked as a Resident Aid and then Receptionist. Jeanie's talents were noted from day one and when the position of Administrative Assistant became available, Jeanie was our first choice. In November 2011, Jeanie became the Administrative Assistant for Guardian Residences. Since taking that position, Jeanie has made her mark and made it clear that she was the best choice. Jeanie resides in the Longview community in Pontotoc, MS with husband, Roger Christian and two children, Hannah Christian and Cannon.