The team at Pear Valley Senior Living

Our Team

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

Matt Tartaglio

Matt Tartaglio - Administrator

Matt’s career has spanned over 20 years in the multi-family Real Estate industry, building his own business for four years before moving to southern Oregon. Matt came into the senior living industry first as a Marketing Director, then as an administrator – then leading a successful Assisted Living and Memory Care development project from construction to opening and lease up in Central Point. In Matt’s free time he enjoys rafting, hiking, and spending good quality time with his daughters and wife.

Becky Pear Valley Senior Living

Becky Johnson – Assistant Administrator

Becky has been in the health care field for over 20 years and cannot imagine doing anything else. She started her career as a Housekeeper and worked her way up to Physical Therapy Assistant, Certified Nurse’s Assistant, Medication Technician, Resident Care Coordinator and now Assistant Administrator.

Becky moved to Oregon from California shortly after marrying her husband, Jason. Becky and her husband have nine children and can be found at her country home with their beloved Dachshunds and Goldendoodle. When not at work Becky enjoys reading, Motorcycle rides, is a known foodie, adventures with her children and going to her country cabin by the river.

Allyson Smith, Community Relations Director

Allyson Smith, Community Relations Director

Allyson started her career in Senior Living when she was a senior in high school as a CNA working in a skilled facility. While working as a caregiver, she quickly realized her love and passion for working with seniors and changed her degree to a health management degree. Allyson wanted to continue to grow and learn how best to serve the Senior Living population. She graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with her bachelor’s degree and was offered the Marketing and Sales position, which soon transitioned into the Memory Care Director position. Allyson has been working in Senior Living since 2015 and continues to have a growing passion and looks forward to helping make a difference.

In her free time, Allyson enjoys hiking, running 5K’s, and spending time with her family. She enjoys the outdoors and helping within the community. 

Kristina Tartaglio

Kristina Tartaglio, RN, BSN, Director of Wellness Services

Kristina has a passion for caring for people in general. Kristina earned her associates degree in Nursing in California and continued her education with a bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University of Arizona. Kristina has been making a difference in health care since high school where she started out in the Health Careers Academy to leading military wellness clinics in various locations throughout California. Her nursing career took off in home health with a big move here to Southern Oregon in 2013. Kristina has been the Director of Nursing of an assisted living community in Grants Pass. In this new journey at Pear Valley she is excited to build and mentor a team of care staff in providing person centered care. Her goal is to create a workplace where the True North can truly be expressed with compassion to our seniors.

In Kristina’s spare time she enjoys time with her spouse and three children Kaylah, Bianca and Peyton. As a family they like to swim, hike, bike, raft down the Rogue River and enjoy attending academic or sport events.

Employee Karla at Pear Valley Senior Living

Karla Fagan-Licensed Practical Nurse

Karla’s career in healthcare started in the 1990's in Southern California at a Regional Trauma Center. Karla’s experience includes administrative positions with a prominent Neurosurgeon and Orthopedic surgeon. After moving to Crescent city in 2010, Karla decided to expand her administrative capabilities and go to nursing school. It is there in Crescent City, that she graduated from nursing school and obtained her license as an LPN.

When Karla is not working, she enjoys reaching out to her three children and six grandchildren, exploring the many hiking trails and walking her Labrador Retriever, Hunter.

Marissa Drake - Health Care Coordinator

Marissa began her career in healthcare in 2016 as a caregiver on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Two years later, she found herself residing back in her hometown of Medford, Oregon working as a Medication Technician. Marissa demonstrated a keen ability to manage resident medications, and therefore, was promoted to a Lead Medication Technician. Given Marissa’s ongoing impressive performance she was later offered the position of the Healthcare Coordinator.

Marissa loves inspiring and helping people in all walks of life. She is energetic and passionate about any task she performs. Outside of work, Marissa enjoys being a mom to her son, Jordan. She loves to spend time outdoors with her family from white water rafting on the wild and scenic Rogue River to camping on the lake shores in Southern Oregon. Marissa believes Southern Oregon is the best place to live and lets her passion shine through in her work.

Joshua Vidalo

Joshua Vidalo - Dining Services Director

Josh has been in the restaurant and hospitality industry for over 20 years. He grew up in a family ran restaurant, starting off as a dishwasher and working his way up over the years to the title of executive chef. After many years with the family, he branched off and ran the kitchens of many popular restaurants and inns in the Rouge Valley. Since is now working in the retirement community scene to bring his many styles and flare of cooking to the beloved elderly. Josh loves to spend time with his wife, Alicea and their two sons, Skyler and Izaya. On his off time, he enjoys being outdoors fishing, playing football and relaxing. Josh inherits a happy-go-lucky attitude and a deep work ethic from his father who has been a huge motivation in creating Josh's passion for cooking and family.

Azra Azra at Pear Valley Senior Living

Azra Azra - Life Enrichment Coordinator

Azra works at Pear Valley as Life Enrichment Activities Coordinator. He is a happy-go-lucky kind of guy that is always looking for a new adventure. He would best be described as adventurous, happy, blessed, spontaneous and quirky. Azra views his life as a, “the glass is always overflowing” kind of guy. Prior to Pear Valley, he worked as a parker ranger assistant at Jackson County Parks and at a fitness facility for 8 years. Azra is working towards his N.A.S.M certification. Outside of work you can find Azra either outside, at a waterfront or playing with his dog and reading his bible. “We teach kids about life, while kids teach us about what life is about”, is one of his favorite quotes. Azra’s goal for Pear Valley is to bring smiles and fun to all the residents every day he goes to work.

James Van Horn, Maintenance Director at Pear Valley Senior Living

Jim Van Horn - Maintenance Director

Jim went to Medford schools and SOU in Ashland and began his career in facility management shortly after leaving college, with his last 20 in Senior Living. Jim and his wife Robin have lived in Central Point in the same home for over 30 years where they have raised 3 boys and a house full of pets. When Jim is not helping take care of the residents of Pear Valley, he enjoys hiking the beautiful Rogue Valley and traveling the world whenever possible. He also loves spending time with his family and friends, and especially his three grandchildren.