Our Team at Lassen House Senior Living in Red Bluff, California

Our Team

We have a great team at Lassen House Senior Living. Stop and visit us! We would love to meet you!

Esmeralda Matlock, Administrator at Lassen House Senior Living in Red Bluff, California

Esmeralda Matlock, Executive Director


Esmeralda has worked in the health care industry since 2005. She was the Office Manager/Accountant for Accent Care Home Health for 8 years. After volunteering at a senior living while going to college she decided that she wanted to work in the senior living industry.  Esmeralda loved the interaction with the residents and the atmosphere just felt right. On May of 2013 she became the Business Office Director, and two years later she was promoted to Administrator and has been at Lassen House ever since.

Esmeralda says, “I take pride and satisfaction working in an industry that takes care of seniors that can no longer take care of themselves. I care for the wellbeing of our residents, employees and community. I believe in treating everyone with respect and kindness. My leadership style is to always lead by example and to make sure that my residents are always cared for. I always trust, support and encourage my team to work hard and have fun.”

Esmeralda has a wonderful boyfriend that supports her in everything she does; and two wonderful smart sons that mean the world to her. She enjoys traveling with her family, going to church, running, hiking and spending time with her boys.

Deloris Rich of Lassen House Senior Living in Red Bluff, California

Deloris Rich, Memory Care Administrator


Deloris Rich also known as Dee is currently the Clare Bridge Program Coordinator and has worked at this community for over 18 years as of August 2020. Dee began as a caregiver, followed by a med tech position, and then a position like an RCC before being promoted to Clare Bridge Programs. She has also worked on both Assisted Living & Memory Care on all 3 shifts here. She is very flexible and always willing to help wherever it is needed. Dee is very dedicated to ensuring that our residents have the best quality of life at our community and truly enjoys being able to make a difference in the lives we serve here. She is a wife and a stepmother who loves spending time with her family, going for a hike with her dog, and trail riding with her two horses.

Patricia Howard, Community Relations Director at Lassen House Senior Living in Red Bluff, California

Patricia Howard - Community Relations Director


Patricia has worked in Senior Living for 16 years. She started as a dining manager then worked her way to community relations for 10 years. She loves what she does. There is nothing better than helping seniors. During her free time enjoys fishing, yardwork and spending time with her three grown children and six grandchildren.

Samantha of Lassen House Senior Living in Red Bluff, California

Samantha Sanchez, Business Office Director


Samantha started out as a volunteer activity assistant for skilled nursing in 2013 where she fell in love with helping others. She found it truly rewarding to spend time with the residents. Making them smile and helping them through daily life situations became a passion of hers. Samantha eventually got hired on as a full-time employee and was promoted to activities director until 2018. She took a short break and moved to Red Bluff in 2018. Samantha began as a receptionist at Lassen House and worked her way up to Business Office Director.

"I love the family-oriented feeling I get here. I like to motivate our team and encourage them by showing appreciation. Keeping a smile on everyone’s face is important. My husband is a cook here at Lassen house. On our free time we love to spend time with our children. Going for walks, traveling, fishing and exploring. Family is important and to us, the staff and residents are a big part of that. It is important to be kind and spread joy."

Nicole of Lassen House Senior Living in Red Bluff, California

Nicole Braswell, Wellness Director


For as long as Nicole can remember she has had a passion for helping people and a desire to be a nurse. Nicole has worked in the field of Geriatrics for over 10 years. She started as a nurse assistant while working her way to becoming an LVN. She most recently worked as a Home Health nurse and is now looking forward to working as a nurse in Assisted Living. Nicole enjoys working with the Geriatric population and hopes to continue for many years to come.

"I have a rambunctious and wonderful son and a wonderful and supportive family. I enjoy spending time with my son and family, being outdoors, gardening, and traveling."

Catherine Fantone at Lassen House Senior Living in Red Bluff, California

Catherine Fantone, Life Enrichment Director


Catherine is our Life Enrichment Director here at Lassen House Senior Living. Catherine’s parents owned a care home in Monterey, California. At a young age she was raised to always have love and compassion for the elderly. This is where she found her calling. She has worked in Memory Care and Assisted Living Communities for many years. Catherine is full of energy and laughter. She always makes sure to come up with great activities and ideas because she loves to see the residents have fun, staying active and being happy. She considers us as one big happy family here at Lassen House. She has two beautiful daughters and during her free time she enjoys shopping, spending time with her family and trying different kinds of foods from all over the world.

“I love my job as a Life Enrichment Director, and I thank God every day for blessing my life with joy and happiness. My purpose in life is to spread the love.”

Katherine Meraz of Lassen House Senior Living in Red Bluff, California

Katherine Meraz, Dining Services Coordinator


Katherine began in June 2017 as a dishwasher and worked her way up to dining service coordinator as of March 2020. Katherine really loves working in the kitchen and putting smiles on the residents faces with the foods that they enjoy. She lives in Red Bluff with her husband, bassett hound and 2 cats. During her free time, she loves to hike, camp, garden and cook all her fresh veggies.

Jonathan Clark of Lassen House Senior Living in Red Bluff, California

Jonathan Clark, Maintenance Director


Jonathan holds a business degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His focus was in business operations, international markets and economics. He also has over 15 years of experience in facility maintenance management and operations and has lead teams in New York and Pittsburg. Jonathan has a passion for technology, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.