Creekside Continuing Care Community provides a great family atmosphere. Our licensed and insured service oriented staff will make certain your new home lives up to your high expectations. Contact us today for more information.
Executive Director – Dave and his wife Linda hail from the greater Chicago area where he spent 15 years as General Manager of luxury class hotels and has spent the last 15 years in Senior Housing at the Executive Director level, the past 7 1/2 of those years with Cascade Living Group in Northern Nevada.
He attended the Cornell University School of Hospitality and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He brings a hospitality focus to the senior living industry.
When not at work, Dave’s time is spent as a doting Grandpa to 11 and father of 6, and enjoys fine cigars and now, exploring great Washington State Wines. As an avid off-road bicyclist, he looks forward to conquering Washington’s scenic altitudes.
Wellness Director – Catherine has worked with seniors for the past 14 years. She started off as a caregiver in an Assisted Living community and became a nurse in 2007. Since that time, she has primarily worked in Dementia care as a Nursing Director. Catherine lives on Whidbey Island with her 15 year old son Jared.
Dining Room Supervisor – Crystal has lived in Skagit Valley her whole life and has been with Creekside for 8 years. She has maintained a strong dedication & commitment of excellence to our residents and community. She has set a high standard for dining at our community and will work with the Dining staff to create an elegant setting, while including the “at home” feel to personally make everyone feel welcome. At home, Crystal has a family of four grown children and a husband who calls Skagit Valley their home.
Plant Operations Director – A native Colorado, Rick was born in the small town of Rifle. He studied both the building and electrical trades before entering the US Navy. He was deployed to the Philippine Islands and further honed his mechanical skills there working as a jet engine mechanic. In the late 1990’s Rick permanently relocated to the Skagit Valley where he opened a custom door company with his father Ronald. He also returned to school and earned a degree in Marine Maintenance technology and worked for a yacht company. The extensive experience education and experience Rick has accumulated in his career are a perfect fit for his role at Creekside.
“Wherever you go, there you are.”
Business Office Manager – With over twenty years as a caregiver and three additional years as a resident services director, Lisa has been in senior housing for the majority of her career. She began in the kitchen at Creekside, then later segued into concierge and lead receptionist before becoming the business office manager in 2015. Born in Canada, she maintains dual citizenship and enjoys spending time with her extensive family and her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Autumn. Her absolute favorite pastime is watching her kids who are very active in numerous sports like snowboarding and skateboarding.
Dining Services Director – Beginning at the age of seventeen, Charlotte started her first cooking job and knew she’d found her niche. Over thirty years later she is still making delicious food for residents from her kitchen. Although her favorite thing is to make desserts, Char learned early on that baker’s hours were not her favorite. Instead, she endeavors to find ways to create amazing dining experiences and indulge in her love of baking periodically. A Sedro Woolley native, Charlotte can trace her family roots back to the early 1900s when her great grandfather brought his family over from Germany. In her spare time she loves to ride her horse around the fantastic local trails.
Life Enrichment Director – Hello, my name is Leanne Hickman. I am 51 years old. I have been married to my husband, Bob, for 32 years. We have 3 children (Erin, Derek, and Kyle) and a 2 year-old grandson (Mason). I started getting interested in fitness in 2007. At 215 lbs. I knew I needed to change my lifestyle. I started to walk and eat healthier. I started working out at the Skagit Valley Family YMCA in 2009. Shortly after, I was asked to teach exercise classes. Since 2007, I have lost a total of 80 lbs. My desire to help others with similar goals inspired me to become nationally certified as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. In December 2014, I completed the Health and Fitness technician program at Skagit Valley College. I have taught aqua classes, a boot camp-style class, strength and core classes, and Silversneaker classes. I have enjoyed working with older adults for the past five and half years and am very excited to get started with all the fitness activities at each community.
Now a third-generation Skagit Valley resident, Maggie relocated from Pennsylvania to Mount Vernon in 2001 to be closer to aging parents.
“My Mother is 90 years old. I try to give the same care and attention to detail to the families I meet at work as I would want for my own Mother.”
She graduated from Penn State after studying Marketing and Communications, was a Manufacturer Rep in the Lawn & Garden industry, and most recently, worked locally as a care giver and active supporter of quality living options for older adults.
A life-long outdoor enthusiast, Maggie is a runner who enjoys hiking, traveling, history, and spending time with her friends, family, and pets.