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 – Born and raised in New Zealand, Robyn began her career in finance. Moving to Australia she stumbled into the Senior Living Industry and thus began a 20 year career in an executive role. In 2005 Robyn headed to the US, becoming a Citizen in 2012 and has continued her career as an Executive Director and ultimately, the WA Regional Director of Operations for an Oregon based Senior Living Company. Living in Seattle, Robyn spent much time travelling throughout WA, so when the baby of the family went off to College, Robyn and her husband moved to Bellingham to be closer to his workplace. Being the Associate Executive Director at Creekside Continuing Care Community is what Robyn refers to as her ‘fun job’ – being able to interact with the residents on a daily basis and working alongside a fabulous team of employees. Now rather than leading from her desk, she is able to put her knowledge into practice by teaching others how to better assist and care for your loved ones, while ensuring we adhere to state regulations without the loss of compassion and kindness.
Associate Executive Director – My name is Jessica Lane and I am excited to join the Creekside team as the new Associate Executive Director!
I began my career at the age of 18 as a nurse’s assistant in a skilled nursing facility. After trying in home care, and then on to Assisted Living, I found my niche. I have worked as a caregiver, medication technician, resident care coordinator, assistant administrator and finally on to Executive Director. I feel there is no greater honor than serving our seniors and bringing them the utmost quality of life.
I have obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Healthcare Management as well as both Oregon and Washington Administrator’s certifications.
I reside in Bellingham with my significant other and our dog, Charley, and cat, Gremlin. In my free time I enjoy hiking, painting woodwork, and beginning to practice playing the flute again, as well as spending time with my nephew and nieces, ages 10, 3, and 1.
I look forward to meeting everyone and becoming a part of the Creekside family.
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.
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.”
Life Enrichment/EverFit 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.
Community Relations Director – 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.
Dining Room Manager – Hello, my name is Jared Ibarra-Flores. I am 19 years old. I started working Creekside at the age of 16 as a dish washer, then got to be a server for a couple of years, and now I got the huge opportunity to be a dinner room manager, especially at my age. I’m taking all my skills I’ve learned throughout these years and making the dining serves the best it can be.
Environmental Services Director – Hello, my name is Jamie Haines, and I have been with Creekside for over 10 years. I was here when they first opened the facility; I worked here for six years, left for three, and came back for ten. I love my job here as a housekeeper and manager.
I enjoy spending my days off taking my dogs for a walk in the countryside or spending time with my family, especially my son. I love living in Skagit county—it’s one of the best places to live.