"To serve seniors and their families with compassion and excellence."
Todd has a degree in organizational communication from Montana State University, a M.B.A. with an emphasis in management from George Fox Univeristy, and senior leadership training from Case Western Reserve. While at Montana State, he worked as an adjunct college professor. He has senior management experience with companies such as Black & Decker Corporation, Sherwin-Williams Corporation, and Valmont Industries. Todd has served on various community boards and has lead care groups with his church. Todd is a Certified Senior Advisor.
Kristi has a B.A. in elementary education and special education from Montana State University. She has a M.A. in early childhood development and has many years work experience in teaching, and developing curriculum. Kristi is a Certified Senior Advisor. She runs a non-profit, Teens Finding Hope, for teens suffering with depression. Website is: www.teensfindinghope.org.
Danielle has her B.A. in family and consumer sciences and psychology from Montana State University. She has her Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Danielle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Danielle is a board member of her mother's non-profit, Teens Finding Hope, and has a heart for helping others. She came to Home Instead in April 2015 and has served as our Recruitment, Engagement and Training Manager and Director of Client Care. Danielle is now our Managing Director. Danielle is a Certified Senior Advisor and is excited to be serving seniors in the community alongside her parents.
Nicole has a B.S. in Finance and worked in the financial industry prior to joining Home Instead in 2011. Outside of work Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, photography, reading, watching sunsets, and taking walks.
Jeremiah has a background in Management. He has been CNA certified. Jeremiah came to work for Home Instead in Sept of 2016. He has been in the Field Manager role, the Finance & Operations Administrator role, and recently transitioned to Director of Operations & Project Management. Jeremiah loves to Golf and play Cribbage. Jeremiah enjoys supporting Seniors in our Community with his parents and sister.
Corey was born in New Jersey and moved to Oregon in 1992 from Florida. Prior to Home Instead he was a CMA in pulmonary and sleep medicine. Corey has worked in family medicine at OHSU for several years. He loves to golf and has 12 years of work experience in that industry as well. He also has a wide array of carpentry skills. He enjoys having the opportunity to help others succeed in whatever they choose to pursue. Corey has always had a caring heart and is proud to be part of this great team.
Karen serves as our Office Manager, juggling a wide range of administrative and support related tasks for our entire team. Karen started with Home Instead in 2009 and has knowledge and experience in a variety of roles including marketing and client care. She is excited to continue her career as Office Manager and loves making a difference in the lives of others. Karen loves design, hiking and biking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Dianne has been with Home Instead Senior Care for over 9 years. She started with us as a full-time CAREGiver, moving to a role as Ambassador to Senior Retirement Homes, and was the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for a sister office. Dianne became our Community Relations and Events Coordinator and took over the growth and development of the Be A Santa to a Senior program (BASTAS). She is now a CAREGiver in the morning and in the office in the afternoons. Every Christmas (for the last 8 years) she has continued spearheading BASTAS. Personally, Dianne has one son and grandson, an identical twin sister in Vancouver and a brother in Boise. In her spare time, she loves to do lots of arts and crafts, including baking and her own version of "Flea Market Flip" items!
Jessica was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She started Caregiving in 2008 and has a special place in her heart for hospice work and dementia patients. In 2016 she was hired as a CAREGiver for Home Instead and has gradually worked her way from there to full time in the office. Jessica has been married for 11 years and has 2 beautiful children. She lives on 130 acre farm and enjoys family time, camping, all of her animals, and spending time outdoors.
Rebecca was born and raised in Michigan and has lived in Virginia & California. Rebecca has a B.A. in Gerontology, two AA&S degrees, and significant experience within home care. Rebecca is a tireless advocate of our vision to serve seniors and their families in our community with excellence and compassion. Rebecca is passionate about our many social purpose programs including Be A Santa To A Senior, Give 65, and many more. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, making Christmas ornaments, and snuggling with her two Pomeranians.
Erynn is originally from the Chicago area. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri and went on to earn her Master of Social Work from Columbia University in New York City. Erynn has joined the Client Care team with over 5 years of gerontological case management and community-based social service experience. In her free time Erynn is an avid reader, a spicy food enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her miniature poodle, Rosie.
Crystal was born and raised as an Oregonian. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and went on to earn her master's degree in Social Work from University of Southern California. Crystal has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. In her free time, she is a horror movie enthusiast, dog lover and loves spending time with friends and family.
Sarah was born and raised in Oregon. She earned her Bachelor and Master degrees in Social Work from George Fox University. She is a recent graduate with three years of experience working in case management in the healthcare and education systems. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking, spending time with friends and family.
Laken is originally from Palm Springs, CA. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Iowa and went on for her Master in Social Work from Augsburg University. Laken has over 5 years of social work experience in health care and hospice. In her free time she enjoys biking, hiking, and spending time with dogs.
Julie joined our team in June 2017 as Field Supervisor, writing up client care needs for CAREGivers. Julie checks in with both our CAREGivers and clients to make sure all is well. For 15 years, Julie has been a caregiver and schedule coordinator to field supervisors. She enjoys writing and is currently working on a Children's short story. Julie is also a co-founder of a feline rescue, Cat's Cradle Rescue, where she spends evenings and weekends volunteering.
Joni has worked with Home Instead since June 2011. She started as a CAREGiver, moved part-time as an On Call Supervisor, then Staffing Assistant/On-Call Supervisor and now holds the full-time position as Staffing and On-Call Manager. She misses her clients but loves working with the office team.
Joni has been married to Randy, they have 3 children, Josh, Jessica and Jacob. She is expecting her first grandchild in spring 2019.
Born and raised in California, Brandy moved to Oregon in 2017. She has two wonderful sons, 13 and 3 years old. Both have been diagnosed with Autism. Brandy graduated from MTI College in Sacramento, California in 2015 as a Medical Assistant and worked for 2 years in a private practice psychiatrist office after graduation. She started with Home Instead as a CAREGiver in 2017 and it was a great fit for her as most of the patients she had been with in the past were diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Both of her grandmothers had Dementia as well, so it is fulfilling for her to work with clients who also have the same diagnosis. Brandy's background in administration has helped her move into the office and she is now working in the Scheduling Department where she helps match CAREGivers with clients and assists in introductions of these pairings. In her spare time, she loves to knit.
Alicia was born in Livermore, CA, Bay Area. She has three years experience working in the special needs field with adults and children. Alicia enjoys to travel around the world and is an avid attender of her local church in Tigard. Alicia is excited to work with Home Instead due to her love for helping people and working for a business that has great morals and beliefs.
Pennie is originally from California and has relocated to Oregon five years ago. She is married with two sons and a granddaughter with a love for working with Seniors. Over ten years of experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant and CAREGiver, she considers it a privilege to continue to work with such a caring and dedicated staff serving Seniors in our community.
Miranda is a born Oregonian but grew up in Montana. There she graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from Montana State University but moved back to Oregon to be with family. She enjoys art, reading, and adventuring around the Pacific Northwest with her canine pal, Callie. Miranda is very excited to help Home Instead grow through her recruitment role and to show everyone what a great group of people work for Home Instead through social media.
Debbie was born and raised in California but has resided in Oregon since 1991. Both her sister and parents moved here as well so she is happy to have family close by. She was privileged to join Home Instead in 2019 and is excited to be serving our seniors! In her spare time, she is active in her church, enjoys trips to the beach, time with family, traveling, crafting and decorating. She is married to Ken, and raised 3 daughters- Claire, Katie and Kelsey. An empty-nester now, she and Ken have a sweet little rescue dog, Daisy.
Originally from the
East Coast, Lisa has called Oregon home since 1992. She has worked in
healthcare for over 20 years, focusing on the senior population for the last 10
years. As a certified Gerontological RN, Lisa has extensive knowledge in-home
care needs. Lisa spends her leisure time cross-country skiing, biking,
knitting, and hiking with her dog.
Home Instead has a team of people that really seem to care about your
needs and are very willing to work with you on concerns. They work hard
to make sure a caregiver is always available. I feel more relaxed
knowing they provide excellent care.