Dawn Cotter


After graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in business, Dawn moved to Georgia with her husband, Grady. She decided she wanted to serve her community using her business degree after raising her family, and North Georgia Assisted Living and Memory Care was born. Dawn says, “I noticed when seniors need assisted living they would have to leave their hometown and this often caused disruption in the family. I wanted them to have a place where families could see their loved ones frequently.”


Karen Spors

Resident Care Coordinator

Karen has worked in personal care homes and assisted living facilities for 36 years. She assisted with opening the first assisted living facility in Georgia with North Georgia Assisted Living being her third. Her credentials includes State Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, and Certified Medication Aid. She has been a Resident Care Coordinator for 7 years after managing several personal care homes. Karen says “I love working with the elderly population because I enjoy the time I get to spend with them listening to the stories they love to share.”


Andrea Black

Executive Chef

Andrea says, “The perfect meal for me is a recipe that a resident hands me, comes with a family story, and comes out perfectly.” She has worked in the commercial food industry for 12 years and has catered for 30 years. She is a true “foodie” and enjoys all aspects of cooking, baking and canning. This passion is driven by making people happy.


Mike Pascoe

Executive Director

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Everything at North Georgia Assisted Living is carefully planned to meet your loved one’s needs – from our elegantly detailed interiors and delicious, chef-prepared menus, to our outdoor walking trails which allow residents and guests to enjoy our tranquil setting.



It’s not only the residents who matter at North Georgia Assisted Living, it’s also their families.  That’s why we partner with families to not only ensure the best care for their loved ones, but also to provide them with peace of mind.



Whether it’s assistance with activities of daily living or providing special personal care for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, ours is a promise kept by kind, patient, and respectful people who thrive on bringing happiness into the lives of our residents


Our mission is to provide a home that our residents would be proud to call their own.  We have achieved this by creating an environment that promotes physical, social and spiritual well-being.   Providing such a high quality of live promotes dignified living, independence and lasting friendships in a family and home-like environment.

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