About Us

Our Team

Larry Hill

CEO/Administrator

Bill Shelton

CFO

Leon Johnson

Operations Director
M.A. Ed.

Larry Baird

Quality Assurance - Nurse

Ann Sanchez

Office Manager

Debbie Pannell

Client Financial Assistant

Shelly Diaz

Administrative Assistant

Lazaro Martinez

Maintenance

Holly Grant

Admissions Director - HCS Services

Jesse Sanchez

HCS Program Director

Twila Walker

Program Manager - HCS Residential

Tiffney Collins

HCS Program Manager

Laura King

QIDP

Russell Cochran

Program Manager
Residential Services
Living Resources Sweetwater

Pete Brown

Program Director of Vocational/
Day Habilitation Services
B.S./QIDP

Amanda Lucy

Program Manager of Culpepper’s

Avalon Zakazakina

DON- RN

James Webb

Nurse/RN

Leah Stone

Nurse/LVN

Debra Banks

Nursing Support Staff

Stacy Dow

Psychological Associate

Jeanene Strickland

Psychological Associate


Our History

Hill Resources Inc. was founded in 1991 in Abilene, Texas, for the purpose of providing residential and day supports for the intellectual and developmentally disabled. Our management staff is directly involved in every aspect of the organization, from direct care services to senior administrative roles.

Many of our management staff members have experienced the impact of quality service with a family perspective having several of their own family members with disabilities. God has allowed us to become a living testimony of His provision. As written in the book of Philippians, our God continues to provide all of our needs according to his riches in glory. We have seen His hand in every area of this organization, even in the selection of our employees. We are truly blessed to have found key staff members who are like minded in our endeavor and who have played vital roles in enriching and supporting the people and families that we serve.

We believe God has purpose and a plan for everyone, it is amazing how God uses those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to teach others about real and lasting love.

1991

East Lake ICF-MR facility was opened licensed and certified by the state; a 6 bed group home.

1991

1994

Stepping Stones ICF-MR was purchased; a 6 bed group home. The Training Center was opened as a day program.

1994

1996

As the need for quality day programming increased, the Training Center moved to 234 Chestnut Street and the name was changed to Culpepper’s in honor of founder Larry Hill’s grandparents. Larry’s grandfather Cleve Culpepper was instrumental in starting the first apprenticeship program for the state of Texas helping to provide young men with technical skills and training necessary to have a career and provide for their families.

1996

1999

Culpepper Creek Farm was established to provide day habilitation and vocational training in a horticultural setting for those with developmental disabilities.

1999

2000

Living Resources, LLC, our sister organization, was formed to serve the people of the Sweetwater, Texas, area. Two existing ICF-MR facilities were purchased and remodeled.

2000

2003

Our organization experiences state funding cut backs, yet as always, God was faithful and provided for the organization’s needs through an unexpected avenue. Prior to purchasing the 6.5 acres in 1999 for the farm, Larry Hill and his wife Billie prayed for confirmation as to the location of the farm. A suitable location was found and the farm program began. In 2003 during state funding cuts, the decision to expand certain services at the farm was placed on hold until the needed funding could be secured. Within a matter of a few short months, a man representing a fortune 500 company approached Larry wanting to buy the property upon which the farm was located. Larry informed him it was not for sale; that the property was being used by a nonprofit organization which catered to the developmentally disabled. The man persisted in his request. He assured Larry that his was a family friendly company and that they would see to it that Hill Resources, Inc. had what it needed. Larry requested a price which also included new amenities which the organization needed. These amenities included a new 4 bay gutter connected greenhouse, larger dining room, additional office space and a new facility van. The sale price was immediately received. The company, it turns out was the Wal-Mart Corporation, which continues to be a good neighbor. God provided!

2003

2005

Moved Hackberry ICF Home in Sweetwater from leased property to remodeled Lakeview Home in a great residential neighborhood.

2005

2006 HCS

Certification obtained to provide a greater array of services for those living in Abilene, Sweetwater and the surrounding communities served by the Betty Hardwick Center and West Texas MRA centers. 3 and 4 bed residential homes, foster care, in-home support, day habilitation and supportive employment are all offered by Hill Resources Inc.

Opened HCS Foster Care/ Companion Program.

2006 HCS LICENSE

Opened Eastover Opened Foster Care Companion Program.

2006

2007

Initiated TaskMaster Pro web-based Sequel Database Software System aimed at reducing paper processing time, increasing accuracy of documentation and impacting the quality for our residents and staff. Opened Chriswood Opened Lakeview.

2007

2008

Opened HCS Residential Group Home – Chriswood and Byrd, Fall 2008. Expansion of Day Habilitation Program Culpepper Creek Farms

2009

Opened HCS Residential Group Home – Eastover and Valley Forge Fall 2009. Expanded HCS Host Home program.

2010

Opened HCS Residential Group Home – Clearwater and Continental Fall 2010 and Boston Spring 2010. Acquired AHS (American Habilitation Services) Abilene Program, 3 group homes and numerous Foster Care homes.

2008 - 2010

2011

Opened HCS Residential Group Home – Founders Summer 2011. Expanded HCS Host Home program.

2012

Opened HCS Residential Group Home – Legends Spring 2012. Expanded HCS Host Home program.

2013

Opened HCS Residential Group Home – Hollis Summer 2013. Expanded HCS Host Home program.

2015

Expanded Culpepper Creek Farms to include miniature horses and chickens. Expanded HCS Host Home program.

2016

Expanded Culpepper Creek Farms by adding raised irrigated vegetable and herb garden. Expanded HCS Host Home program.

2011 - 2016