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 – bio coming soon
Associate Wellness Director – My name is Rebecca and I’m excited to join the Creekside management team as the Associate Wellness Director. I joined the Creekside team almost 3 years ago as a caregiver and have worked my way up as a Med Tech and then Lead Med Tech since then. While working in our community I attended nursing school at Skagit Valley College and obtained my RN license in July of 2019. I look forward to assisting all of our residents in my new role and learning more about senior care from our WD, Catherine Bowman.
I currently live in Sedro Woolley and though I don’t have any children of my own yet, my four nieces keep me pretty busy. In my free time I enjoy reading, practicing the violin and hiking.
Dining Services Director – Juliana Myhre is the Dining Services Director at Creekside Continuing Care Community, where she oversees the department and develops and improves systems to provide exceptional dining experiences for residents. Juliana has worked with Location Gourmet to cater for motion pictures and television series, including the Fear the Walking Dead, among others. She helps kitchens and dining rooms execute their vision, train and develop staff, and achieve budget goals. Working with her, you can expect a gentle yet direct approach, transparency and a refined professional.
Juliana grew up in Boise, Idaho and developed a deep love of the outdoors and all animals. On her spare time, she is outdoors with her dog, Boo and her other half, Jacob Barry or cuddling one of her cats. She is excited to become part of the Creekside family and looks forward to getting to know all of you.
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 – Bio coming soon
Community Relations Director – Karen Ray joined Creekside Continuing Care in December 2019 as the Community Relations Director and will be working alongside Maggie Wallace. She is excited to join a team that is so passionate about helping seniors find a better quality of life. Creekside has a special place in her heart since her own mother lived here from 2009-2011. “My mom and her dog Tucker, who are both in heaven now, really enjoyed the caring staff, her comfortable apartment and the fun activities. I was always happy to join her for dinner after work since the food was so good and I loved the warm cookies after our meal.”
Being of service to and caring for people has always been an integral part of her work. Whether it be as a pizza entrepreneur, in hospitality, as a magazine publisher or a sales and marketing director, she knew the importance of making the people she interacted with feel comfortable. “Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything I do, both professionally and personally.” Karen studied Marketing and Business Management at Fresno City College and is a 2013 Graduate of Leadership Skagit.
She lives on north Whidbey Island with her long-time partner. They most recently added to their fur family by adopting two dogs from Texas. Her favorite past-time is being with family and close friends. When the weather is nice you can find her playing outside with her grandchildren, fishing or riding her Harley.
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.
Business Office Manger – Kim was born in Bremerton, she was raised in Renton Kim moved to Mount Vernon at the age of 15, she graduated from Mount Vernon High School. She began working at Haggen’s at a baker 25 years ago, she was hired as our night time concierge in September of 2016. Kim has two sons Adrian & Jacob, she recently was married this past April to her wonderful husband Wesley. May of this year Kim was offered a full time position at Creekside
Kim has a dog named Tucker, she likes to do anything creative, Kim is a professional cake decorator. Kim built her current residence with her own hands.
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.