Our Team at Maple Ridge Senior Living in Ashland, Oregon

Our Team

We have a great team at Maple Ridge Senior Living. Stop by anytime so we can connect in person. We would love to meet you.

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 Addie Gould

Addie Gould, Administrator

Addie’s introduction to Senior Living was in 2011, when she began working at an Independent Living community in Eugene, OR. Over the years, Addie had the opportunity to work in many aspects of the community from the Concierge, Activities, Community Relations, and Assistant Administrator. With a love and passion for people, Addie thrived and fell in love with residents and team alike. She loves making connections with people, knowing each individual is special and unique.

Originally from Montana, Addie moved to Oregon in 2007. She is inspired by her children, who are the light in her life, and she is guided by her faith. Addie loves to have fun, is always laughing, and telling jokes. People are her passion! She loves to travel, write, craft, and loves the arts. Addie is rarely idle and is always looking for a challenge.

Addie loves learning something from everyone she comes across and every experience she has. Through her experiences, she has learned that leaning into joy will always lead you in the right direction.

Brittany Byrd of Maple Ridge Senior Living in Ashland, Oregon

Emily Eisenberger, Community Relations Director

Emily joined our team in 2020 after spending over 5 years in Marketing and Sales. She brings along her strong interpersonal skills, a desire to understand our residents needs and a big smile that is hard to miss. 

Originally from Buffalo, New York, she moved to the Rogue Valley in 2017 after accepting a previous career opportunity. Since then she has established roots in Southern Oregon, enjoying our warmer climate and beautiful views. 

When Emily is not at work, you’ll catch her watching football (she is a huge Buffalo Bills fan), relaxing with friends and family, or playing with her boisterous cat Barrett.

Randee Sunden of Maple Ridge Senior Living in Ashland, Oregon

Cyndy McCollum, RN Wellness Director

Cyndy has spent a large portion of her adult life overseas. She enjoys diversity and has experienced several different fields of nursing in her career. Her introduction to a career in senior living was in 2018 and she has fallen in love with the people she has met in residents and staff. She loves the daily real-life connections she builds in her position as Wellness Director, finding great value in every person she serves.

Cyndy loves to have fun and laugh! She is relational to the core, whether playing the piano, cooking for someone she loves, singing, or taking a walk in nature with her boyfriend. She has two adult daughters who live in the Rogue Valley, and can’t wait to be a grandmother! It is easy for her to find delight in the little things of life, like literally stopping to smell the roses.

Cyndy considers herself a life-long learner. You will probably hear Cyndy say, “There are always options!” She believes there is always a solution to a problem, it just needs to be discovered.

Marcy Ellison, Business Office Coordinator

Marcy Ellison, Dining Service Director

Marcy Ellison comes to Maple Ridge from a long career in the health and food service industry. From high end restaurants to working with preschoolers, she brings a wide array of experiences and a passion for serving others. Throughout the years, Marcy has always seemed to gather around her a community of seniors. Marcy’s parents were older, and she took an active role in their senior lives; traveling in their retirement, transitional living, and end of life care. To this day, Marcy counts many seniors among her dearest friends and mentors.

Born and raised in Medford – with a 20-year California hiatus – Marcy and her husband now raise two busy daughters. Together they love all kinds of music, the theater, exploring the Pacific Ocean, and hosting lots of fun family gatherings!





Jessica Blaszak, Life Enrichment Director

Jessica joined our team at Maple Ridge in the Summer of 2021. She is a Southern Oregon native, spending over 25 years in the Entertainment Industry regionally. This included appearances at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre here in Ashland.

As a certified yoga instructor, Jessica has taught a variety of fitness classes in the last 16 years. She is excited to expand on our current exercise programs in the community, including our True North Yoga.

Jessica has over 10 years of combined experience working with seniors and is excited to be part of our extended Maple Ridge Family. When she is not at work, she can be found spending time with her son, Cooper, and her family which she is very close to.


Mike Gould, Maintenance Director of Maple Ridge Senior Living in Ashland, Oregon

Mike Gould, Maintenance Director

Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Mike Gould comes to Maple Ridge with a 20+ year career and background in construction. From high-end homes to restoration, Mike brings a detailed, creative passion to all he does. He enjoys the challenges and problem solving that his work brings- always keeping him busy and on his toes. Mike lights up when he is around is family- and football (Go Ducks!). He has an incredible passion for cooking and is always trying something new.

Mike finds joy when he is able to help others whether it be through his work or just with a joke. He feels most accomplished when someone truly enjoys and sees the true caring and efforts he has put in.

Shawn Taylor of Maple Ridge Senior Living in Ashland, Oregon

Shawn Taylor, Salon Owner/ Cosmetologist

Shawn was born and raised at the base of Mt. Shasta in Northern California. Shawn lives on her family ranch on the Klamath River spanning 4 generations where they raise Dexter Cattle, Fallow Deer and have a vineyard. Shawn graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Business Administration with an emphasis in Investigations. Later she decided to pursue a career in Cosmetology and graduated from Oregon Institute of Aesthetics as well as Oregon Institute of Cosmetology. Shawn is bi-licensed in Oregon and California.

Shawn grew up very close to her Grandmother who, unfortunately, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Dementia in her senior years. She was fortunate enough to be on the family ranch and helped to take care of her Grandma along with the rest of her family. The experience of being a part of her Grandmother's final years helped to propel Shawn into specializing in Senior Care in the field of Cosmetology.

In her spare time, Shawn loves to travel with her husband, Salmon fish, quilt, cook, read, and love her 4 Dachshunds. Shawn is also a volunteer for Madrone Hospice.