Family Is the Heart of Who We Are
Unlike our competitors, who take a cut-and-dried approach to management and operations, we take pride in putting people at the center of every choice we make. That’s because Larkspur at Shadow Creek is a hands-on, family-owned and managed community, built from the ground-up by a dedicated team.
At Larkspur, each resident’s voice and opinion matters. We strive not just to provide high-quality accommodation, but to foster a true community with vibrant programming and meaningful relationships in a boutique, resort-like setting.
Meet Our Team
Larkspur is the brainchild of the Drever Family, a tribe of seven children, all of whom are passionate advocates for healthy living and aging. Among them, there is a chef at a senior community, a yoga teacher and author, and an artist with a background in therapeutic art for seniors, and an elder-care attorney.
Maxwell’s third son, began his career in multifamily and senior housing developments, following in the family footsteps. He became passionate about active adult housing when he began to see the dearth of quality housing options available to the demographic of 55+ adults who are healthy, vibrant, and ready to begin a new chapter in their lives. Traditional senior communities are either prohibitively expensive or charge for care services that independent residents don’t need. Why not design and build a community specifically for retirement-age residents looking for fun, community, and a new lease on life, Noah thought—a place that could provide concierge and resort-style services within comfortable reach? Larkspur is meant to be more than just a place to live. It’s a space where residents can pursue their passions and fully explore a new chapter in their lives.
Noah believes in wellness and in staying active. He is a longtime surfer, a bay swimmer, and is an environmentalist. A licensed falconer and owner of a Siberian Goshawk, Noah is also a gardener and a beekeeper. His love of the environment makes him especially aware of the importance of making Larkspur a green and energy-efficient environment.
Carrie Ruckhardt serves as President for Drever Management Company and is responsible for providing operational oversight, leadership and support to the senior living portfolio. Carrie has over 19 years of experience in the senior living industry. She has worked in many facets of the industry and has a true passion for seniors. Over the course of her career, she has worked through many regulatory, occupancy and operating issues with a positive outcome. Throughout Carrie’s career, she has worked 1:1 with many state regulators for multiple states to overcome licensing challenges in senior living. She has also been a grassroots advocate to provide support with long term solutions in many areas the senior living industry faces. Carrie holds an MSW from Binghamton University, with an emphasis on Gerontology. Carrie is an active participant in Argentum, the leading National Association for Senior Living. Carrie actively participates in her local Rise Against Hunger Campaign and volunteers to support different community needs. Carrie lives in Upstate NY with her husband Michael and their beloved dog Mertaugh.