Balfour Senior Living Adds Phill Barklow, Sara Thom to Senior Leadership Team

Barklow, left, and Thom Barklow, left, and Thom

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — Balfour Senior Living, an owner-operator based in the Denver suburb of Louisville, has hired Phill Barklow as chief operating officer and Sara Thom as vice president of human resources.

Barklow is Balfour’s first-ever COO with more than 20 years of experience working in senior living. Prior to joining Balfour, Barklow served in leadership positions at high-end senior living communities across Southern California. 

Barklow attended Fresno State University where he studied gerontology with an emphasis in business. 

Sara Thom joins Balfour with 15 years of experience directing human resources and talent management across a diverse group of industries. Thom will work closely with the senior leadership team to drive Balfour’s strategies to attract, retain, reward and motivate top talent. 

Thom received her bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University and her master’s degree in human resources and change leadership from the University of Saint Thomas.

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