Mandy Curtis, MSN RN - Director of Health Services
Mandy joined the Seasons Living Management team in December 2018, bringing her extensive experience in nursing practice and operations management. Mandy earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing for Leadership and Management through Western Governors University and a Bachelor Degree in Nursing through Texas Tech University. Mandy worked within all models of care from critical care to home care, giving her a unique perspective how to support long-term health goals. Prior to joining Seasons Living, Mandy served as an Administrator with a focus on transitioning communities to higher level of care while improving resident satisfaction. She has also revamped Memory Care communities with personalized and engaging programming, care, and staff training. When not working, Mandy enjoys supporting the hobbies of her four kids: Macy, Layla, Shane and Colt.
Blake Beanblossom - Director of Finance
Blake joined the Seasons Living team in October 2018 after 12 years in various commercial real estate roles. Blake started his real estate career in 2005 with Standard & Poor’s conducting post-M&A real estate valuations. He then joined Duke Realty (NYSE: DRE) and assumed leadership responsibilities in its Financial Analysis group coordinating analysis and Investment Committee approvals for development, leasing, and asset management priorities throughout multiple nationwide markets. In 2011 he moved with his young family to Oregon to join a specialty real estate finance company, StanCorp Mortgage Investors, where he managed distressed debt, foreclosed properties, and investment real estate throughout the US. Prior to joining Seasons, Blake was a corporate real estate leader at Standard Insurance Company where his responsibilities included building operations and maintenance, construction management, and workplace solutions. Blake is a graduate of Gettysburg College and the University of Illinois School of Business.
Kristy Blizzard - Controller
Kristy has worked for Jacobsen related companies since 2000. Kristy has made her lifelong career in the accounting field. In 1979, she began her accounting career working alongside her family in the auto industry learning and mastering such jobs as Accounts payable/receivable, payroll, budgeting, financial statements, and year end reports for tax planning. Because of her experience, attention to detail, and organizational skills, it paved the way to her later becoming the controller to different businesses in the Portland area. Kristy has also operated her own accounting services business, serving such diverse businesses as graphic artists, restaurant/bar/comedy clubs, antique malls, rental agencies, real estate, construction, and senior housing companies.
Steven Bae - Director of Quality Assurance & Ops Support
Steven began his career in senior housing and healthcare in 1999 working as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at Heart of the Valley Nursing Home in Corvallis during summers between school years while attending college in Corvallis. This work experience inspired Steven to change his major field of study from Forestry to Healthcare Administration. Upon graduation, he went to work for Sunwest Management, Inc., heading up the sales and marketing effort at a newly opened community in Vancouver, Washington. In 2003, he moved to Sunwest’s corporate office as a financial accountant, preparing profit and loss statements, budgeting, bank reconciliations, and financial analysis for multiple properties. He then spent several years in development and acquisitions at Sunwest, preparing market studies, managing pre-development activities, and sourcing financing for new projects. He served as the Administrator in three different assisted and memory care communities. Steven is a graduate of Oregon State University with a major in Healthcare Administration, and a minor in Business Management. He has held his Administrator Certification in Washington, New Mexico, Hawaii, California, and Oregon. Steven is now primarily responsible for Season’s quality assurance and to provide support to operations.
Gary Brooks - Director of Culinary Services
Mix the cream cheese in a large bowl; Gary Brooks biography reads like a recipe book for his famous peanut butter pie recipe. Twenty-seven years of opening and operating kitchens for retirement, assisted living, and memory care communities, including hospitals. Add a sprinkling of west coast destinations of Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, and Hawaii, and you can see a common theme of Gary's kitchens. He ensures exceptional customer service standards and staff development which drives his passion for delicious food and excellent service that enriches resident’s quality of life. Gary credits his family for his love of food, cooking, and the desire of sharing new flavors and dishes with people. Now Gary, how about finishing that delightful pie recipe?
Sunny Kim - Senior Staff Accountant
Sunny joined the Seasons Living Management team in January 2018. She has been working as an accountant for almost 15 years. She started her career in a manufacturing industry and found her passion in Healthcare and landed in Senior Living community. Before she joined the team, she worked at Zynx Health Inc. and Avamere Health Services. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics with emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Eugenia Kelly - Operations Support
Eugenia started her career in real estate over 15 years ago investing in and professionally managing commercial and residential real estate along with representing clients. During this time she worked 7 years as an Assistant to one of Portland’s Top Real Estate Brokers. Prior to her real estate experience she served 5 years in the US Army as a commissioned officer working in Data Management and Health Care Administration. Eugenia holds a bachelors degree from Cleveland State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a major in accounting. She joined the Seasons Living Management team in 2012, and provides home office support for operations.
Hesper Johnson - Payroll Specialist
Hesper joined the Seasons Living Management team in January 2017. She has over 15 years of Administrative experience in various industries, including restaurant, mortgage and loan, and retail. Her background also includes seven years as a Project Coordinator for a medical recruiting firm, where she worked closely with hospital and other medical facility Human Resource Managers and department managers to help build their teams. She has experience with bookkeeping, payroll, daily business and invoices, as well as, data-entry, website maintenance, cost control and budgeting. Most recently, Hesper spent four years as a Kitchen Manager for The Old Spaghetti Factory, where she worked in seven different locations, and assisted in opening the Corvallis store. She grew up in Bend, then moved to Washington where she lived for 23 years, while raising her children, before returning to Oregon in 2015 to be closer to family.
Joyce Meyer - Staff Accountant
Joyce joined Seasons Living Management in October 2011. Prior to joining Seasons Living Management, she worked at Blackwell Book Services for 10 years. She held positions in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Staff Accountant. She worked in the retail industry for 4 years as the Budget Analyst for the Nordstrom's East Coast Distribution Center. Joyce also has several years in the medical field in different accounting positions.
Maria Niebla - Reception
Maria started her career in office management over 15 years ago working in senior care facilities as well as medical offices. She was born and raised in Arizona where she met her husband of over 18 years. Her husband’s work brought them to the Boise, Idaho area where she worked as a front office manager for a physical therapy office. After her brief time in Boise, she finally moved out to Oregon with her beautiful family of five. We were fortunate to have her join the Seasons Living team in June of 2017. Maria brings new energy and a can-do attitude to our front desk here and we are lucky to have her. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking outdoors, and connecting with new people.