Meet Our Family

Like every family, we all make a difference in many unique ways…

… from a hug to celebrate a grandbaby

… to the best birthday cake

… to helping others in a time of need

… because love knows no limits.

Dawn Rowe
Executive Director

Dawn Rowe is the Executive Director at Poplar Estates Senior Living Community. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Dawn comes from a very close-knit family. She feels blessed to have received a Christian Education, which her parents worked very hard to provide for her and her three sisters.

Dawn attended Dordt College, located in Northwest Iowa, where she received her Associated of Arts Degree. She started working in Long Term Care when she was 14 years old and has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1988. Dawn has worked the majority of her career as the Administrator of Skilled Nursing Facilities located in Colorado and Tennessee.

In 1999, Dawn moved to Tennessee when she requested a transfer with the current company she was with at that time. The reason was because she had fallen in love with the South. Dawn moved to the south and began working at Poplar Estates Assisted Living in August 2008. She holds a very special interest in Dementia and Hospice Care.

Dawn is married to her husband, David, and they enjoy country living outside of Columbia. She loves to bake in her spare time and shares treats with the residents and staff. Dawn still values the close knit relationships she has with her family and travels home to Colorado frequently to see her daughter and grandson, as well has her Dad and one of her sisters. Dawn travels the journey that many of the family’s at Poplar Estates travel with their loved ones as her Mom is a resident in the dementia unit at The Garden’s.

Tammy Green
Poplar Estates Resident Services Director

Jennifer Diehl
The Gardens Resident Services Director

Eddie Rogers