Our Team

Peggy Masterson
Executive Director

Peggy has been a licensed Executive Director for over 6 years and has managed two different properties during that timeframe. She has worked for both Independent Owners and larger corporations and is so excited to get back to working with independent ownership at Inlet Coastal Resort.

Peggy is currently a Nationally Certified Trainer and Manager with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. (NCCDP). In addition to her administrator experience, she has been the director of a Memory Care Community in Greenville, SC.

She brings a very diverse background to the practice of senior care. Peggy refers to this portion of her professional life as her “2nd Half” as she spent her 1st career in the consumer products marketing and sales profession. She spent over 28 years building brands for large Fortune 500 companies in the consumer products business and has a deep understanding of marketing strategy, team leadership and customer service.

In addition to her corporate experience, Peggy has developed a parallel career path as an entrepreneur. In the spirit of “giving back” to her local community, she created her own marketing agency to focus on making marketing expertise both accessible and affordable to small businesses. She also started a local non-profit to assist seniors and their families in obtaining access to vetted service providers in the Upstate.

Peggy has been personally impacted by the effects of dementia as she cared for both of her parents for over 8 years as they traveled through their dementia journey. Her personal experience changed her life and set her on a mission to assist others dealing with dementia. (Thus the name of her dementia training LLC). This 2nd career is more of a personal calling for Peggy.

When Peggy is not working, she will be found gardening, refinishing furniture, attending
an estate sale, golfing, spending time with her family or playing with her beloved chocolate labs and goofy Bloodhound.

MJ Buckley
Activities Director

Mary Jo (MJ) has had a long, varied career and has worn many different hats.  After college graduation, MJ worked as a Corporate Trainer, first in banking and then in the healthcare industry. 

One of the most interesting and challenging jobs was as a Special Investigator for the NJ State Office of the Attorney General where she was a management auditor.  With her team, she audited the training programs offered by various divisions within the Department of Law and Public Safety.

Before stepping down to raise her children, MJ was a Corporate Trainer for an Insurance/Healthcare provider. Her programs included Team Building, Customer Service and changes in laws regarding Insurance

Working part-time while her children were in school, MJ gained experience in office work, marketing for a small business and working as a Teacher’s aide in a school for Autistic Children. 

When her children got older, MJ branched out and earned, Health, Life and Real Estate Licenses in the State of New Jersey.

MJ moved to South Carolina in 2017 to get away from snowy winters and began her new career as an Activities Director.

Stephen Stricker
Food & Beverage Director

Stephen has been in the foodservice industry for 30 years now,  with the last 12 mostly focused on senior living. 

Stephen first learned how to cook in high-end restaurants around the resort community that in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. After a few years, he moved on to Six Flags where he was the catering manager and special events coordinator, where he gained experience in high volume cooking for holidays and special occasions like weddings.

Stephanie soon began working in senior living communities.  He has enjoyed the relationships that he has had with my residents.  It brings him much joy to provide good food to the people who we help take care of. 

While he has enjoyed the journey and for all of the different culinary positions he has had, working at ICR now is the most rewarding.